Stranger In The Alps

The List for 7/1/16 : John Carpenter, the master...musician

Things to put in your ears

Many people know John Carpenter as the director of such classic films as Halloween,The Thing, and Big Trouble in Little China. However, currently Carpenter is touring the country (he makes a stop at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC on 7/12), to showcase his equally influential musical work. Today's list includes some of Carpenter's best compositions for film, selections from his recent Lost Themes albums, and compositions inspired by, or in conversation with, Carpenter's work. So, enjoy The List for now and go see the master himself if he's coming to your town.

Things to do with yourself/others

It's a holiday weekend here in DC and outside of watching things go BOOOOOOM there's some slim pickings, but here's our bets for the best way to spend your precious time.

Friday 7/1

  • Flag at the Black Cat
    DC is a town that loooves it's punk rock. These guys (Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski, Bill Stevenson, Dez Cadena and Stephen Egerton) are some of the true originals. It doesn't get any louder than this

Sunday 7/3

Tuesday 7/5

Thursday July 7




Episode 163: Kendrick Lamar - untitled unmastered.

Episode 163: Kendrick Lamar - untitled unmastered.

Music writer powerhouses Marcus Dowling and Marcus J. Moore are in the basement and offering up some last words on the troubled release of Kanye West's, The Life Of Pablo.

King Kendrick hit us with a surprise "project" on Friday. Is it a worthy follow up to To Pimp A Butterfly, or something...more.

Washington, DC's Stranger In the Alps is back with new music and a single release show at Songbird Music House on 3/9. We've got a taste of their new jams.

You say you've never heard of Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song? EDUCATE YOURSELF, SON!

Episode 102: Steve Kolowich of Stranger In The Alps

Episode 102: Steve Kolowich of Stranger In The Alps

On the just-released Pattern Matching, the sophomore album from DC-based indie-folk outfit Stranger In The Alps, main man Steve Kolowich and friends have built upon the foundation he laid with 2013’s Honey If You’re Lucky to produce a record that is as willingly playful with its songwriting and use of language as it is with the boundaries of the genre which it operates in. For our latest podcast Kevin sat down for an in-depth discussion with Steve to discuss the making of the album, the art of songwriting, the DC scene through his eyes and much, much more.  It’s a double-sized, music-nerd extravaganza on Episode 102 of ChunkyGlasses: The Podcast!

Episode 97: D'Angelo and The Vanguard - Black Messiah

Episode 97: D'Angelo and The Vanguard - Black Messiah

We’re back! In our first podcast of 2015, the gang takes a trip BACK to 2014 to review the masterful and long-awaited newest album from D’Angelo and The Vanguard, BLACK MESSIAH! PLUS! An article from early last year sparks a discussion on the state of music journalism in 2015, new music from DC’s Stranger In The Alps, and much, much more. Welcome in the new year right with Episode 97 of ChunkyGlasses: The Podcast!