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PorchDrinking Playlist | Songs of Summers PastJuly 28, 2015 | Jessica Wailes
What are some songs you remember from summers past? I bet you can name a few that likely have a good story to match.
I’ve made a lot … Read More
*UPDATED 7/26* 2015 Underground Music Showcase PreviewJuly 26, 2015 | Tristan Chan 1
* This post will be updated daily w/ must see bands and daily highlights to check out *
It’s 11 p.m. on a Wednesday night and I am absolutely … Read More
PorchDrinking Playlist | Covering The BeatlesJuly 21, 2015 | Chris & Sylvia Hollands
What does a music nerd need more than anything? Boom! A 99₵ three month subscription to Spotify Premium. Legal access to tons of your favorite artists. Who wouldn’t want that?! Insert my credit card number, pay my 99₵, buy a $299 bluetooth speaker and we are raring to go. Spotify Premium has it all — or does it? Wait a minute, where is Tool, Prince, Garth and Taylor (oh wait, we know where she is, maybe we are not looking) and, of course, The Beatles?
Ticket Giveaway | Denver Riot Fest 2015July 20, 2015 | Jessica Wailes
Riot Fest, the three day music festival founded in Chicago, is returning to Colorado this year in a new location – The National Western Complex. Conveniently located closer to … Read More
PorchDrinking Playlist | Pitchfork Music Festival 2015July 14, 2015 | Ellie Thompson
With a fantastic line-up for this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival (e.g., Wilco, A$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.
PorchDrinking Playlist | Eaux Claires FestivalJuly 7, 2015 | Ellie Thompson
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.
PorchDrinking Playlist | America the PlaylistJuly 1, 2015 | Tristan Chan 2
I love America, and I love Amurrrcuhhh Day aka July 4 aka Independence Day. There’s nothing like burgers on the grill, a cold beer in hand and the soulful tunes of the stars and stripes. So as we gear up for this Independence Day, I bring you America the Playlist to help spangle your stars, and kick off that party in the U.S.A.
PorchDrinking Playlists | Modern ThrowbacksJune 23, 2015 | Tristan Chan
Last night I watched one of my favorite new artists Leon Bridges perform on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and was reminded of the new wave of talented modern … Read More
PorchDrinking Playlist | Electric Forest PreviewJune 16, 2015 | Ellie Thompson
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 … Read More
PorchDrinking Playlist | Kanye vs. Jay ZJune 9, 2015 | Ellie Thompson
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?
PorchDrinking Playlist | Music of ChicagoMay 26, 2015 | Ellie Thompson
Though most renowned for its early jazz scene, Chicago has been a thriving music metropolis ever since the early 1900s. From house music to punk-rock, Chicago has birthed, fostered, and … Read More
PorchDrinking Playlist | Summer SynthsMay 19, 2015 | Ellie Thompson
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. Read More
PorchDrinking Playlist | Classical Music PlaylistMay 12, 2015 | Ellie Thompson
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 … Read More
PorchDrinking Playlist | Space JamsApril 21, 2015 | Ellie Thompson
If city lights are drowning out the stars, don’t fret! Put on this “space-rock” playlist and let your mind become an aural space craft, rocketing you into a stratosphere of shimmering sounds.
PorchDrinking Playlist | March Madness PlaylistMarch 25, 2015 | Ellie Thompson
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! Read More
PorchDrinking Playlist | On Tour: Sylvan EssoMarch 17, 2015 | Ellie Thompson
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.
PorchDrinking Playlist | Denver’s Best BandsMarch 3, 2015 | Tristan Chan
In honor of 303 Day, we compiled a list of Denver’s best bands and comedians. The Mile High City has so much musical and comedic talent and while we left off a … Read More
PorchDrinking Playlist | Massive Attack PlaylistFebruary 24, 2015 | Ellie Thompson
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. Read More
PorchDrinking Playlist | Springy StepsFebruary 17, 2015 | Ellie Thompson
With Valentine’s Day behind us, we’ve passed a surprisingly long lull of winter—meaning, we can look forward to the quickly approaching warmth of spring. This week’s poppy British—and at times, Caribbean—vibes from bands like Madeon, Gorgon City and Duke Dumont will aid in the anticipation of the upcoming season, by adding a little “spring” in our steps.
PorchDrinking Playlist | Super Bowl PlaylistJanuary 27, 2015 | Ellie Thompson
Forces from the East and West collide this weekend to decide who will be this year’s indomitable NFL team. Whilst the cacophony of smashing helmets and roaring crowds can be enthralling, here at PorchDrinking we pay homage to the more refined sounds from these coastal regions. So sit back and tip back a cold one to the coastal melodies of this super awesome, Super Bowl playlist. Read More