On Thursday, Jack Antonoff held his annual benefit show for LGBTQ-focused charity The Ally Coalition, and it featured a handful of memorable all-star collaborations. Among those who took the stage at New York’s Town Hall: Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig, pop phenom Carly Rae Jepsen, Blood Orange genius Dev Hynes, and country star Jason Isbell.
Koenig, Hynes, and Isbell all formed a makeshift band to perform “Married in a Gold Rush”, a track off Vampire Weekend’s year-end-list-worthy Father of the Bride. Koenig also did 2008 throwback hit “A-Punk with assistance from the night’s host, Antonoff.
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Antonoff continued to make unexpected appearances throughout the evening, popping up to back Jepsen as she debuted a previously unheard song. Jepsen also delivered “Want You in My Room”, from her acclaimed Dedicated, and “Shadow”, a joint track she did with Antonof’s Bleachers band.
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