Watch Phoebe Bridgers, Trey Anastasio, Lucy Dacus, Jack Antonoff, Matty Healy & Weyes Blood Unite For Gorgeous ‘These Days’ Cover

The singalong Jackson Browne cover brought the 2022 Ally Coalition Talent Show benefit concert in NYC to a close on Monday.

By Scott Bernstein Dec 20, 2022 7:03 am PST

Jack Antonoff and his sister, Rachel Antonoff pulled together an impressive all-star lineup of performers for the eighth annual Ally Coalition Talent Show last night in New York City. Phoebe Bridgers, Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio, Lucy Dacus, The 1975 frontman Matty Healy and Weyes Blood (Natalie Mering) were among those who joined Jack in playing the benefit for the organization devoted to bettering the lives of LGBTQ youth held on Monday at NYU Skirball Center.

The concert featuring a surprise lineup, as Jack’s Bleachers was the only act revealed pre-show, ended with a cover of Jackson Browne’s “These Days” starring Bridgers, Anastasio, Dacus, Weyes Blood, Healy and Jack Antonoff. Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus and Weyes Blood shared lead vocal duties on the song originally recorded by Nico in 1967. Bridgers, Dacus and Mering each took a verse and then harmonized while gathered around a single microphone.

Check out fan-captured video of last night’s “These Days” finale below:

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The 2022 Ally Coalition Talent Show marked the event’s first in-person installment since 2019 due to the pandemic. Jack and Rachel co-hosted the benefit which started with Jack performing “I Miss Those Days.” Andrew Dost, who was a member of Fun. with Jack, went on to play two solo acoustic tunes before Joy Oladokun took the stage. Up next was Weyes Blood as Mering’s set included a take on the holiday classic “O Holy Night” performed with Jack Antonoff. Jack then delivered Bleachers’ “91” as well as “Merry Christmas Please Don’t Call,” which Stereogum noted was the debut of a forthcoming holiday original.

Jack Antonoff brought out Matty Healy for The 1975’s “All I Need To Hear,” “Be My Mistake” and “Wintering.” Then, Anastasio emerged to join Jack and Bleachers for “Goodmorning” off Bleachers’ 2017 release Gone Now. The Phish guitarist stuck around to sing and play guitar on a cover of The National’s “Bloodbuzz Ohio.”

Bridgers came out next accompanied by Lucy Dacus and Christian Lee Hutson. The trio led takes on Phoebe’s “Graceland Too” and “I Know The End” before the stage was filled for the “These Days” finale.

[via Stereogum]

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