The Betonce

The Betonce (courtesy drinkify)

It's another quiet Wednesday night in, with not much to do. Maybe I'll put a record on, you say. And maybe I'll pour myself a cocktail. But what to listen to? And what to drink? Welp, folks, Drinkify has you covered.

Developed as part of Boston's Music Hack Day 2011, Drinkify (drinkify.org) hit the interwebs last week, and has all sorts of delicious pairing recommendations for your musical tendencies. Simply type in the artist of your choosing, and Drinkify will generate a complementary cocktail. And Drinkify also has a pretty comprehensive list of artists available — if the artist is on last.fm, he or she or they appears on Drinkify. Here's a list of some of the best pairings we generated.

 

"The Estrogen Highs": 2 oz. Moonshine. Serve on the rocks. Hometown Heroes; four fresh faces with surly postures, thrashing around, being sort of grimy, and making some of the best garage rock this side of Detroit, all the while closing shows with a cover of the Marshall Tucker Band's "Can't You See." Obviously, 'shine is the way to go here. (No word on whether that moonshine would include fermented gym sock extractions, but I wouldn't rule it out.)

"The Dead Meadow": 8 oz. Marijuana. Serve neat. Garnish with salt. Appropriate enough, surely. But what about "The Wings" (10 oz. Marijuana, served neat and garnished with a maraschino cherry). Wings is definitely trippier and more worthy of maraschino cherries than Dead Meadow (have you seen the video for "Coming Up"?) but I would definitely ascribe a higher marijuana dosage to Dead Meadow (which is basically the soundtrack for falling asleep in a pile of leaves in the sun, and mind-transporting like the Under Dwellers from Return to Planet of the Apes. Or just watching Return to Planet of the Apes, which would be nice to watch in a pile of leaves sometime. But I digress.)

"The Fleetwood Mac": 1 bottle Old Rip Van Winkle Bourbon, 1 bottle lime juice. Combine in a highball glass and serve. Not even a distant relative to "The Stevie Nicks" (1 bottle Apricot Brandy, 1 bottle tonic water, and 2 oz. Coco Lopez coconut liqueur, combined in a highball glass, stirred vigorously, and garnished with salt), or "The Lindsey Buckingham" (1 Brooklyn Lager), but maybe that explains all the heartache.

"The My Bloody Valentine": 1 oz. Whiskey. Serve neat. Garnish with nutmeg. Glad to know I've been doing it right all these years.

"The Rolling Stones": 10 oz. Rum. Serve on the rocks. Garnish with cocktail onions. Similar to "The Neon Indian" (4 oz. Rum, served on the rocks, garnished with cocktail onions), except ballsier quantities, and what does that say about Generation Sell, huh, Bill Deresiewicz?

"The Mates of State": 1 PBR. Serve cold. Garnish with a slice of watermelon. Cute, yet refreshing and hip, could potentially give you a toothache but unlikely to get you drunk. Similar to "The Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti" (1 PBR, served cold) and "The Kurt Vile" (1 PBR, served cold.) Pretty much every hipster buzz band merited a PBR recommendation.