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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20566
Hometown Sounds kindly invites you to the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage for our July #DCmusic showcase featuring Stranger in the Alps.
Stranger in the Alps is a music project founded in 2013 by singer-songwriter Steve Kolowich and his friends in the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood of Washington. The band started as a lark, performing at open mic nights and in living rooms. The band’s name comes from the edited-for-TV version of an unspeakable line from the film The Big Lebowski. Its sound evolved through a combination of design and happenstance as a rotating cast of D.C. musicians elaborated on Kolowich’s demo recordings.
The band released its first album, Honey If You’re Lucky, in 2013, and its second album, Pattern Matching, in 2015, both of which were produced by D.C. pop wizard Louis Weeks. The Washington City Paper called Pattern Matching “a rich mix of alt-country, electronic, and chamber pop,” and later named Stranger in the Alps the “best folk troubadour” in the city.
In 2016 the band released a single, “The Most Photographed Barn in America,” a meditation on tourism — inspired by a scene in the novel White Noise by Don DeLillo — featuring a woodwind arrangement by the New York jazz player Ethan Helm. Collectively speaking, Stranger in the Alps is a sucker for harmony, Americana, and language games. They are grateful for your time and attention.
ABOUT MILLENNIUM STAGE
As part of its effort to make the performing arts available to everyone, the The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts offers a free performance every day on the Millennium Stage in the Grand Foyer. These performances of music, theater, and dance feature emerging and established artists from the Washington area, across the nation, and around the world.
Visit kennedy-center.org/millennium to view the full schedule and watch archived performances. #MStage365
Live internet broadcast at kennedy-center.org/millennium every day at 6 p.m. ET
HAPPY HOUR 5-6 P.M. NIGHTLY!
Use the Kennedy Center Shuttle to and from the METRO subway. Free every day. Ride METRO Blue, Orange, or Silver Line to the Foggy Bottom/GWU Station, and take the Kennedy Center Shuttle – departing every 15 minutes every day 8 a.m. to midnight.
The Kennedy Center welcomes persons with disabilities. For information on services, contact the Office of Accessibility at (202) 467-8727 or [email protected]
For information on all Kennedy Center performances, call (202) 467-4600 (toll free 800-444-1324) or visit kennedy-center.org.