#playlist Archives – Page 3 of 6 – PorchDrinking.com
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 …
I love watching countries compete against each other in any (non-violent) form. World Cup, Olympics, PR battles; I’ll follow all of it. But my favorite competition, by far, is Eurovision. It’s essentially a contest to make the most all-around appealing pop song, which results in a ton of nonsense dance-songs, guilty pleasure ear worms, crazy train-wrecks, and even a couple of great tunes. When I lived in New York, during the month before the competition, I would spend every night writing insanely long and detailed profiles of each contestant. I never actually showed them to anyone (the only surviving full one from 2010 is 17,090 words.) The entire contest is an exercise of pure, unabashed joy and I love every minute of it. ABBA is the only well-known winner (they won in 1974 with Waterloo,) but in recent years snippets end up being shared around the internet, like Moldova’s “Epic Sax Guy.”
Here in Seattle, spring is often spent waiting out relentless February, March and April showers with the faint hope that May brings (anything but rain) flowers. Despite the bleak forecast, we’ve discovered …
Have you been binge watching Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle like I have? If you haven’t been, you’re missing a great show about the New York Symphony and their quirky Maestro played by Gael García Bernal. I have never been one for listening to very much classical music but the show is making me want to turn the page to a new musical chapter in my life! To make the transition, I have put together a playlist that is Classical-inspired covers of some of our favorite and well known rock, indie, and folk bands from the past 50-ish years with a little bit of Bob Dylan, Beck, Sigur Rós, the Beatles, Arcade Fire and Radiohead, just to name a few. Heck, it may make you want to start playing the cello or piano!
Welcome to the jungle PorchDrinking family, you’re gonna die! During the writing of our last playlist we were deep in the middle of non-stop Guns N’ Roses Coachella rumors. Well, guess …
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.
Congratulations! You survived New Years Eve, drank all of the champagne, and (hopefully) recovered from the hangover. Now as we stumble back into the work week (sigh), we wanted to offer up an excellent distraction and a comprehensive look back on the best of 2015.
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.
Hello PD family! Our last playlist got us thinking. We mentioned 1986, so we thought let’s do a playlist involving that year. Sure we could have taken the easy route and picked the top songs or the best songs from thrash music’s Big Four — Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer’s iconic albums released nearly three decades ago (hmm, keeping that one in mind for the future). Nope, we made a list of songs from vocalists born in the year 1986.
This time last month we were singing the praises to the 99₵ / 3-month Spotify trial. Fast forward to now and we just received the first bill for a regular month of service. Now, this so happens to take place the same time as Apple Music has three months free service. Which way do we go?
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.
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.
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 …