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PorchDrinking Playlist

Beer and Music. Let’s have a good time.

PorchDrinking Playlist | Sunroof Open, Windows Down

July 8, 2014 |

After years of not doing so, I decided in 2010 that the time was right to put together some of my favorite songs of the moment onto a CD. I would play these songs in my car as I drove around the city or along the interstate with the windows down, basking in the summer months and the sun and the warm weather.

It’s become a tradition now to do this every year. At the start of the year, I closely explore a variety of songs that might fit well together. Soon after I begin looking for summer-y songs, I notice a possible theme emanating from the endless songs I find or are recommended.

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PorchDrinking Playlist | Songs About Porches

June 24, 2014 |

For those of you who have been with us since the beginning this playlist may look a tad familiar. Last year to commemorate our 1 year anniversary I curated this playlist chock full of songs about porches. Here we are a year later and tomorrow we celebrate the 2nd birthday of PorchDrinking.com.  We’ve come a long way from the gun-slingin wild wild western days of 2012.  And while some writers have come and gone and some beers have revealed themselves as 8th wonders of the world, and others have left us with much to be desired, one thing has remained a constant along the way.  When it gets down to the core of who we are, we’ll still draw inspiration from drinking on the porch with good friends.  So today on this eve of our 2nd Year Anniversary we bring you even more songs about porches.

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PorchDrinking Playlist | Summer Air

June 17, 2014 |

Now that it is well into the month of June, summer has (finally) graced Chicago with its presence. In that light, this week’s playlist features music from a variety of artists, yet their unifying feature is their “summer-y” sound. I highly recommend … Read More

PorchDrinking Playlist | Bonnaroo Edition

June 12, 2014 |

Even if you won’t be joining us in Manchester, TN this weekend, you can still enjoy the amazing lineup via our Bonnaroo playlist. We’ve pulled together the best of the best from this years lineup. Enjoy, and let us know what you’re looking forward to most this weekend in the comments!

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PorchDrinking.com Playlist | Brit-ISH

June 10, 2014 |

We owe quite a bit of gratitude to our friends across the pond. To quote Hugh Grant in Love Actually, England “may be a small country, but a great one. The country of Shakespeare, Churchill, the Beatles, Sean Connery, Harry … Read More

PorchDrinking Playlist | Reliving May 2014

June 3, 2014 |

Each month, we wade through the glut of new music releases to bring you the best of the best in a PorchDrinking Playlist. May 2014 saw the release of new songs/albums from Michael Jackson (as well as a creepy hologram awards … Read More

PorchDrinking Playlist | Summer Playlist

May 27, 2014 |

Memorial Day weekend has now come and gone which means it’s finally time to fire up the grills, dust off the porches, crack open a bottle and jam out to these signature summer songs.  We’ve compiled a summer playlist to help aid in the summer porch sessions. What are your favorite summer tunes?

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PD Playlist | Remixes & Mashups

May 20, 2014 |

Much of what I know about electronic music I owe to my brother, and this week’s playlist was inspired by an article in The New Yorker last month about the Berlin techno scene. “Electronic music” has many subgenres (e.g., dubstep, … Read More

PD Playlist | Recent Releases (May 2014)

May 13, 2014 |

One of the benefits of spring– besides the warm weather and commencement of concert season — is the recurring release of new music. This playlist features recent sounds from artists S. Carey (“Avalanche”), s/s/s (“Take Me” – featuring the beloved Sufjan Stevens, together with Serengeti and Son Lux to … Read More

PorchDrinking Playlist | April 2014 New Music

May 6, 2014 |

Happy Spring, folks! We’re back with our most recent monthly playlist installment, bringing you all of the new music you may have missed. This past month saw new releases from Jack White, Cloud Nothings, Pains Of Being Pure At Heart and Mastodon. Take a trip out to the park and enjoy some tunes!

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PorchDrinking Playlist | James Blake, Master of Electronic R&B

April 29, 2014 |

Though the song Retrograde by James Blake came out in early 2013, the English singer-songwriter’s hit has dramatically risen to the top of music charts in the US and across Europe. Classified in both the electronic and R&B genres, it is no surprise … Read More

PorchDrinking Playlist | New-Age Music

April 22, 2014 |

Each decade is known for its musical genres and proliferative sub genres (we distinguish the 60’s from the 70’s, the 80’s from the 90’s, but also the mid 80’s from the early 90’s). Many of the artists from the past few years have recycled “oldie” sounds from decades past (1980’s, 1990’s, and even 2000’s), blending the 80’s and 90’s poppy dance vibes with newer styles.  For instance, releases from Chromeo, Cut Copy or Holy Ghost! have catchy elements that pay homage to the 1980’s, while incorporating rap, dance and electronic themes. This week you’ll find some of this new-age music that, though recent, may sound familiar thanks to regeneration and the appreciation of pieces of music’s history.
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Porch Drinking Playlist | Spring Bands on Tour

April 15, 2014 |

Finally, after a long few months of winter, the commencement of concert season is upon us. While recent weekend music festivals like SxSW and Coachella have elevated our expectations for all-inclusive lineups, let us not forget that many artists can be heard in a more intimate setting. This week’s playlist is dedicated to bands on tour throughout Spring 2014 that you should most certainly not miss. Read More

PorchDrinking Playlist | April Showers

April 8, 2014 |

This week’s playlist is inspired by the relentless rain that annually plagues the country during this month. Fortunately, these showers will ultimately bring blooms well worth the torrential downpours, yet until then, we can thank the Gods of Indie Rock … Read More

PorchDrinking Playlist | March 2014 New Music

April 1, 2014 |

March was a helluva month. Not only did we see some intense drama during the NCAA Tourney and the MLB Opening Day extravaganza, but there were also some huge artists releasing new music. Last month saw the release of singles … Read More

PorchDrinking Playlist | 80’s Night Playlist

March 26, 2014 | 1

In honor of this Thursday’s “New Kids on the Block Party” that PorchDrinking will be hosting with Imbibe and Denver Off the Wagon, we put together the ultimate 80’s night playlist to get you pumped for the best dance party/brew fest you’ll ever encounter.  Just a reminder to buy your tickets for Thursday’s 80’s party before they run out!

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PorchDrinking Playlist | March Mix

March 25, 2014 |

The phrase “March Madness” doesn’t just describe the culmination of NCAA basketball season. Rather, it is a phrase that most accurately depicts the typical state of life in this particular month. March means flux, instability, madness. Whether it’s the quickly dissolving weeks of the year (and consequently the realization it’s been 2014 for two months now), or desperate need for a spring break, it seems March is a time for increased deadlines, assignments, etc. Yet we’re traveling at full speed, and it’s quite the challenge to slow down. These songs by nature reflect that flux. It’s a hodgepodge of some of my favorite covers, remixes and new hits. I hope you enjoy!

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PorchDrinking Playlist | 2014 SXSW Recap

March 18, 2014 |

South By Southwest among many things is overwhelming, exhilarating, exhausting, and after the tragic events that unfurled during this year’s festival, some may say that it’s become a bit too big for it’s britches. However, at it’s core, SXSW is … Read More

PorchDrinking Playlist | Almost Spring Playlist

March 11, 2014 |

Now that February has finally passed, I’ve begun noticing a significant increase in length of daylight and frequency of good moods.  As I was choosing songs for this nearly spring playlist, I discovered that unintentionally, this compilation speaks for how … Read More

PorchDrinking Playlist | February 2014 Playlist

March 4, 2014 |

We are pretty much locked-in to the winter doldrums at this point, so hopefully some new music will put a little pep in your step. Luckily, February was a big month for new music. Without further ado, here are some … Read More