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This place really is an adult playground. Looking to the left, we see Bill & Ted and to the right, we’re greeted by Wayne & Garth (all tanks have been given names of pop culture icons.) In the middle of it all, Jack is making beer on a home brew setup and today is in charge of the tunes at Proper Brewing Co. In between watching the boil, he takes a moment to set the next song.
As I approached mile 3,000 on my seemingly never ending cross-county road trip, the novelty of bumping to an infinite playlist of my favorite sounds had sadly worn off. Just as mesmerizing mountains gave way to an endless expanse of less than captivating flatness, my treasured playlist suddenly found itself back to ‘Track 1’ … for about the 20th time. I quickly realized two things: one, that I had zero cell service and two, that I had made a huge rookie mistake in thinking that I could solely rely on a single playlist, no matter how fantastic, to get me across the country.
Endless summers have earned their nicknames for a reason; with the persistence of light come late nights and early mornings. Despite the vibrancy of this eternal sunshine, I personally live for the hours when the sun makes way for the moon. There’s something enthralling about sinking back into the shadows to embrace the darker shades of sound. Go ahead and tuck yourself into the night as you explore this playlist, its artists, and their uniquely haunting arrays of work.
It’s always interesting to group a bunch of similar items together and see how they compare — like getting your friends together for a delicious IPA bottle share, or sitting around discussing who the greatest quarterback of all time is. Time to revisit one of our first ever PorchDrinking playlists. We put together a playlist full of artists who were all born in 1986 and it was interesting to hear the common themes in the music. Let’s go back in time again… to 1987!
Get lost in the woods; you never know where you might find yourself. Here’s a playlist dedicated to those moments in time where you simply need to disappear and let the beauty of nature consume you. Whether you’re an avid outdoorsman …
We’ve all had to deal with pains of good ol’ traffic at one point or another. Whether your facing down a daily commute, or accidentally take the wrong exit only to inch your way through a bumper to bumper gridlock, we’ve created a playlist that will make your wait a bit more bearable. While you may not have control over the speed at which you lurch to your destination, you do have control over the amount of groove you pack into that time.
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 that there are plenty of ways to enjoy the wet …
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According to my allergies and the lovely layer of pollen on my porch, spring has almost sprung! To some, spring is an odd transitional season — the winter hibernation period is over, yet summer is barely out …
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.
Happy New Year from our PorchDrinking family! As we eagerly anticipate the upcoming year, it’s hard to not to reflect on 2015. If we had not been shocked by recent events there is a high probability this playlist would have started …
Based on actual events. This story is filled with intense excitement, heightened drama, supreme fun, and the inevitable lows as it all ends. Our GABF experience was a great one as always and it’s because of this we are …
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?
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.
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.
Why do I always seem to land the PorchDrinking pop culture week in review on weeks where all anyone is talking about is a horrible, gut-wrenching, disgusting abuse of personal rights committed for or against someone in entertainment? We’ll get there. Or maybe I’ll be too depressed to talk about Mr. Cosby. We’ll see. Got a lot of happier stuff to cover in this week’s pop culture week in review!
October was a really fantastic month for new music. We’re bringing you the highlights in our new PorchDrinking Playlist—everything from Miley (hate on her all you want, but try to get Wrecking Ball out of your head) to new songs from Arcade Fire and The Avett Brothers. Also included are a couple tracks from the recently departed Lou Reed, one of the greatest musicians of arguably the greatest era.
Now that we have quite the list of beers to try out thanks to the fantastic team effort at GABF this past week, we need some tunes to pair with those tasty selections. This playlist combines new albums and new collaborations from the liked of Deltron with his follow-up album to the Deltron 3030 with Event II.
Throughout the land, kids, parents, adults (and the rest of us) are coming to terms that summer is more than half over. Don’t despair, my friends, we still have plenty of sunshine and good times to go around. In today’s PD Playlist, I will be sharing some of my favorite artists from this year’s summer music festivals (Coachella, Xponential, Americanarama) that overlap and will also be gracing the presence of some 100,000 dancing maniacs this weekend in Chicago at Lollapalooza.