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Alela Diane

Presented by Sweetwater Music Hall at Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley CA

Jan 19 2023
Alela Diane

Alela Diane

Immaculately beautiful indie-folk songs

Alela Diane at Sweetwater Music Hall
* Thursday, January 19, 8:00 pm show

When an eerie September windstorm roared through the Pacific Northwest, sparking historic wildfires that choked the region with hazardous smoke, Portland singer-songwriter Alela Diane took to the piano in her backyard studio and began to pour her unease into a song.

By the next day, Diane, who is known for her “immaculately beautiful indie-folk songs”(Paste Magazine), had recorded a rough version of the epic Howling Wind, the first single from her cathartic and ethereal sixth studio album Looking Glass.

What began during the unfolding of a single natural disaster evolved into a song about the wider instability and volatility of contemporary life. The “howling wind” becomes a metaphor for our many collective fears and sorrows, captured here in powerfully stark imagery. (“The orange sun burning through the smoke/vultures circling til a man choked/There is war in the street.”) In Diane’s warm voice, the mounting chorus itself takes on the feeling of a howl, mellifluous but urgent: “Howling wind, there’s a howling wind/ A wild wind that’s howling through all that we’ve built.”

ADMISSION INFO

$20

Contact: (415) 388-3850

Email: info@swmh.com

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Additional time info:

Doors:  7:00 pm  |  Show: 8:00 pm

LOCATION

Sweetwater Music Hall

19 Corte Madera Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941

PARKING INFO

There is ample street and city parking available around the venue. Please be sure to observe all posted signs regarding parking and parking meters, and do not park in prohibited spaces or areas. As a courtesy to our neighbors, please park in metered spots and city lots rather than residential areas. We offer validation for the Sunnyside lot–ask for it at the Cafe register.

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

    • Wheelchair Access

The café, concert hall, and restrooms are all wheelchair accessible. If you would like to request a wheelchair seating location or have other ADA needs, please e-mail boxoffice at swmh.com as soon

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