100 episodes

Philadelphia's longest running music podcast (we think), with your host, Dan Drago. Conversations with artists and community, intimate musical performances, in-depth discussions on performing, touring, recording, and being alive.

25 O'Clock Daniel Drago

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    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

Philadelphia's longest running music podcast (we think), with your host, Dan Drago. Conversations with artists and community, intimate musical performances, in-depth discussions on performing, touring, recording, and being alive.



    Dan talks with Wilmington, DE native IVA about growing up singing opera and jazz, being the first of her very musical family to pursue music as a career, being a repeat player on Late Night with Conan O'Brien in the early 00s, working for Sony Classical, living and making music in Sweden, writing songs in Nashville, and her new EP, 'Nobody's Woman', produced at Turtle Studios by Philadelphia all-star Ross Bellenoit. 'Nobody's Woman' is out now, and is available wherever you get digital music. 

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Tim Hause

    Tim Hause

    Dan talks with Tim Hause about growing up in Roxborough, writing music his older brother, Dave Hause, playing with The Bouncing Souls when he was just 10 years old, running a record label, his debut solo LP, working with Will Hoge in Nashville, and the ups and downs of touring life. Tim's debut LP, 'TIM', is out now on Blood Harmony Records. Tim and Dave have teamed up with Rising Sun Presents to bring the Sing Us Home Festival to the Manayunk neighborhood of Philadelphia from May 5th-6th, featuring Drive By Truckers, Kathleen Edwards, The Tisburys, Catbite, and many more. 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Scarlet Hernandez

    Scarlet Hernandez

    Dan and Scarlet Hernandez have been mutual fans of each other for a while, and only in the summer of '22 did they finally meet (almost accidentally) in person. Scarlet talks about growing up in Newark, New Jersey, booking national bands at her high school radio station, doing everything under the sun in the music industry to find what she liked, hallowed Philadelphia venues like the Electric Factory and the Trocadero, managing artists like Max Swan, and her role as the membership director at REC Philly.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Lisa Schaffer

    Lisa Schaffer

    Lisa Schaffer has been to more shows than you have, for sure. Dan talks to the hardest working photographer in the Philly music community about her love of music, records, live shows, and how seeing Philly artists like Ben Arnold and Hezekiah Jones in the early 00s put her on her path. She's also an accomplished vinyl DJ, so we talk records, how she ended up working in a record store in her 40s, where to start with legacy artists, her daughter's obsession with Eartha Kitt, and so much more. Check out Lisa's extensive portfolio on her website, and follow her on IG to find out where she's spinning next. 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Autumn Luz

    Autumn Luz

    Dan talks with Autumn Luz about "starting late" as a musician, using the pandemic as a jumping off point where she gave herself permission to make music, her love of ballet and dance, working with Philly producer Sam Rosen and bassist Mitch Beer, and finding her collaborator, Sam Esquith, who joins us in the conversation. We talk dark, moody vibes, digital collaboration, and the joy of finally putting it all together in person. Autumn has two singles out curently with videos, "Heat" and "Speed", available at her website and wherever you get digital music. 

    • 51 min
    Rumi Kitchen (Michael Baker)

    Rumi Kitchen (Michael Baker)

    Dan talks with Rumi Kitchen, aka Michael Baker, and it's a conversation that's been meaning to happen for a long time. Michael talks about growing up in Kentucky, touring in Moscow in his previous band, The Spinning Leaves, being given the character of Rumi Kitchen as a way to explore being a frontman in a different way, his current band OOLALA, Johnny Showcase, and his newest collaboaration with West Philadlephia Orchestra on an EP called 'Cosmic Trilogy'. The EP is available via Giving Groove records, with all the profits going to Rock To The Future. 

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

heykitzy ,

Best Philly-centric music podcast!

Dan claims that this is Philadelphia’s longest running music podcast. I don’t know if that’s true, but I do know that it’s my favorite Philly-centric music podcast!

saute_gai ,

Beautiful expression

This podcast is nothing short of incredible. The exposure for Philly artists is incredible and as a someone who strives to find new music across all genres this is one of the most amazing podcasts to do so! If you haven’t subscribed already, do so immediately.

mojopin12 ,

Great Podcast

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.

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