About- Ellie Thompson
Despite the bipolar weather we’re experiencing here in Chicago, hints of sunshine and warm weather are starting to emerge. To accompany — and embrace — this seasonal change, we’re resurrecting our summer wardrobes and …
We’re very excited for all of the music festivals coming up this year, which is why we’ve started pulling together “prep” for all y’all! (If you haven’t already seen our 2016 Music Festival Roundup …
David Bowie was a cultural chameleon. To understate, he was an imaginative musician and fierce fashion icon who’s brilliance touched generations upon generations. We pay tribute to him at PorchDrinking.com with a playlist of some of our favorite Bowie anthems.
Gracing us with its presence (at last!) the season of pumpkin-flavored-everything is upon us. Within the realm of beer, pumpkin is not making its debut this year, but rather confirming its foundational role in brew-making by marking a record high in pumpkin craft. This week, we curated a pumpkin-ale-consumption-worthy playlist, perfect for nascent fall.
With a fantastic line-up for this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival (e.g., Wilco, A$AP Ferg, and Jamie XX to name a few) we couldn’t resist putting together a playlist! The Chicago concert weekend commences this Friday in Union Park.
In just two weeks, thousands of musicophiles will flock to Eau Claire, Wisconsin for the inaugural Eaux Claires music festival. Curated by Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and Aaron Dessner (The National) in an effort to showcase the city’s “deep-Wisconsin” beauty, this festival features an all-star line-up, chock-full of indie artists such as: The Tallest Man on Earth, Spoon, Sufjan Stevens, Sylvan Esso, Poliça—and of course, Bon Iver and The National—just to name a few. This playlist highlights a few of our most anticipated acts of the upcoming Eaux Claires Festival, in which listeners of all varieties can enjoy.
From “tropical house” to “west coast gothic”, electronica enthusiasts will endure the genre’s gamut at Electric Forest Music Festival next weekend. Of course, at all concert weekends there are …
Indecisiveness can be quite crippling, can’t it? One recent, important decision-making moment that comes to mind was when I was tasked with choosing a jar to drop tip money at a coffee shop: Kanye or Jay Z?
With nascent summer finally upon us, enjoy this synthesized list, chock full of luscious acoustics and opulent timbres that are perfect for soaking up the sun by the pool, or imbibing in your favorite beverage on your porch.
Have you ever imagined Beethoven as a homebrewer? Or perhaps ever considered Vivaldi’s ale of choice? As one of the most historically rich beverages, beer, more specifically, “ale”, has been …
This week’s playlist has nothing to do with basketball. BUT, it has everything to do with March, and everything to do with (music) madness. In truth, it is a hodgepodge of new and old music, spanning the genre spectrum from hip-hop/rap to indie-pop. Regardless of your music taste, there’s something on this March Madness playlist for everyone!
Sylvan Esso, an electro-folk-pop duo hailing from Appalachia, is currently making headway in their tour of the United States; this past weekend they sold out The Metro in Chicago (a venerable feat for a group that formed in less than two years ago). In the upcoming months they can be found performing for millions of musicophiles at Coachella, Bonnaroo, Hangout, Firefly and Eaux Claires music festivals. This playlist pays homage to Sylvan Esso’s roots, bands Mountain Man and Megafaun, in addition to music groups that have similar electro-poppy and folksy vibes.
It’s quite amusing to consider the evolution of specific music genres, one in particular being that of British rock. In the early 80’s, a new-wave of pop-rock engulfed the UK, most admirably spearheaded by the lovable duo Tears For Fears. However, throughout the decade others joined in on the parade morphing the poppy synthesized sounds into “trip-hop”. An integral player in this movement is the seasoned musical group Massive Attack, and this playlist pays homage to their dramatically atmospheric dynamics. The successful contribution of Massive Attack spans far outside their notoriety as the credit-song for the TV show House MD.