It's been a year of brutal loss in the music world. The death of master singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen on November 7 felt like an unnecessarily brutal body blow to a fighter that had already been knocked to the canvas rounds earlier. To help with the coping process, former Town Hall Artist in Resident Tomo Nakayama has organized How the Light Gets In: A Celebration of Leonard Cohen on Thursday, December 22 at Town Hall. The lineup for the night of Cohen covers includes an all-star roster of local singer-songwriters: Nakayama, Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie), Kimya Dawson, Kevin Murphy (the Moondoggies), Sean Nelson (Harvey Danger), and more. The tribute concert's title comes from Cohen's lyrics for the song "Anthem": "There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in."
Tickets for How the Light Gets In: A Celebration of Leonard Cohen are on sale now at TownHallSeattle.org. Seats only cost $10 with proceeds going to Northwest Immigrant Rights Project.
How the Light Gets In: A Celebration of Leonard Cohen
Dec 22 at 7, Town Hall, $10