Conversations with artists of all kinds, intimate musical performances, in-depth discussions on performing, touring, recording, and just generally being. Based in Philadelphia, new episode every two weeks, with your host Dan Drago.
Dan talks to Doug Keller, member of such killer Philly bands as The Tisburys and Riverby, about his project Duke Maroon and their newest LP, 'A Duke Reunion'. Doug discusses his long history in the Philly scene, how he keeps all the songs straight, and how lucky he feels to be involved with such great musicians. 'A Duke Reunion' is out now, get it at Duke Maroon's Bandcamp and wherever you get digital music.
Dan gets down to it with one of the busiest cats in the Philly music community. Charles D'Ardenne has been helming their own Comprador project for nearly a decade, plays in Best Bear and Humilitarian, and sits in with folk like Riverby and The Lunar Year when they get a chance. We talk songwriting, how to keep all your projects straight, Cincinatti, our love of Guided By Voices, and much more. Comprador's latest LP, 'Don't Worry About It', is out now everywhere you get digital music.
Andy Hurwitz (Love From Philly)
Dan talks to Andy Hurwitz about the upcoming Love From Philly festival, making it's real-life debut in the world after two years as a digital fest. Andy talks about the planning of the fest, his non-profit 30 Amp Circuit, plus founding Ropeadope Records back in '99, working with Pearl Jam during the Ticketmaster hearings, Knitting Factory Records, DJ Logic, Snarky Puppy, teaching music business, and so much more. Love From Philly is Saturday, June 11th. Go to their site for more info.
234. David Jamison
Dan talks to David about his new LP, 'Late Bloomer', growing into being a band leader, the institution that is Time (a jazz club in Philadelphia, for those unfamiliar), the importance of calling your mom, and so much more. 'Late Bloomer' is available everywhere you get digital music, and is a must-have for any Phill jazz-head for sure.
233. Kevin McCall
Kevin McCall has a lot going on: frontman of Andorra, artist manager, booker and promoter at the Grape Room, and so much more. Dan and Kevin talk new Andorra music (spoiler: they're all rockers), helping artists navigate the music biz, how to make a killer email, the Manayunk vibe, and more.
232. Max Swan
Dan gets all the details on saxophonist/songwriter/producer Max Swan's newest LP, 'Slow Jail', studying with Lenny Pickett (SNL, Tower of Power), his love of Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder, messing with genre, grief and how to deal with it, and his never ending search for his dining room table that he lost when his house flooded last year. 'Slow Jail' is out now and available anywhere you get digital music, pre-order the upcoming vinyl edition at Max's Bandcamp.
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The opening theme, the interviews, and the host Dan Drago, make this podcast Great! Even not being from Philadelphia, Dan does a fantastic job creating an interest in the music scene, and art world, around the Philadelphia area. It has helped me find some great local music acts to listen to. In the sad continental desert that the commercial music scene has become, Dan marks the small pockets of oasis that is being born in the Philli area. Check it out, and find some new things you might otherwise not find without the Drago compass that is, 25 O’clock.