A bevy of stars joined Jack Antonoff, his sister Rachel, and the Ally Coalition Monday night for their seventh annual talent show — streamed for free via Twitch with all donations supporting homeless LGBTQ youth.
Hayley Williams donned a bathrobe to cover Massive Attack’s “Teardrop,” Lana Del Rey sang “Silent Night,” and St. Vincent covered the Beatles’ “Martha My Dear.” Maggie Rogers also busted out “Blood Ballet” from her new archival collection and Antonoff covered Taylor Swift’s “This Is Me Trying,” from Folklore.
The show also featured appearances by the Chicks, Antonoff’s band Bleachers, Big Red Machine, Blu DeTiger, Clairo, Claud, Andrew Dost, Brittany Howard, Shamir, Muna, Maggie Rogers, Spoon, Rufus Wainwright, Wallows, and Tierra Whack.
Comedians Reggie Watts, Mike Birbiglia, Aidy Bryant, Chris Laker, the Lucas Bros, Jacqueline Novak, and Roy Wood Jr. were also on hand to perform mini-sets.
“The pandemic has been hard on everyone, but the communities that we are supporting here have been hit disproportionately harder,” Antonoff wrote on Instagram when he announced the event. “So… we will see you all in six days and raise money for local LGBTQ homeless shelters.”
Lana Del Rey performing ‘Silent Night’ for The Ally Coalition on twitch. pic.twitter.com/bHkkUx7OUa
— Lana Del Rey Info (@LDReyInfo) December 22, 2020
Antonoff recently launched a new conversation series during which he discusses his home state of New Jersey with other famous current and past residents — like Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig. He’s also been releasing new music with his band Bleachers, including “45” and “Chinatown” featuring Bruce Springsteen. This all caps off a year during which he teamed up with Taylor Swift once more to lend his production talents to Folklore and Evermore.
From Rolling Stone US