Beck Jams With Father John Misty and Haim at California Wildfire Benefit: Watch
Rostam, Rivers Cuomo, Jenny Lewis and Mac DeMarco also played at Tuesday night's (Dec. 18) show.
The crowd at the Ace Hotel had no idea that Beck was going to grace the stage on Tuesday night (Dec. 18) as part of Father John Misty's all-star fundraiser for victims of California's devastating wildfires. It seems like even Beck wasn't sure he would participate, since he didn't arrive with a band. No worries, though, since Father John was more than happy to jump on the drum kit and back him up, with HAIM member Este Haim taking on bass duties, producer Jonathan Wilson on guitar and Kanye West collaborator/producer Jeff Bhasker on keyboards for a rousing performance of "Where It's At."
Watch the Beck "Where It's At" performance below, along with a moving, acoustic "Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime."
Watching surprise special guest @beck assemble a makeshift band of musicians from other bands and then proceed to play ‘Where it’s at’ is the best Christmas gift I could have asked for.... Oh and also @haimtheband @matsor @weezer @jennydianelewis @nateruess @jeffbhasker @ilovelucius @weyesblood @timheidecker #fatherjohnmisty and everyone who played and participated in the California Wildfire Benefit Concert tonight. What an incredible night -- #benefitconcert #californiafires
#beck did an impromptu performance of #whereitsat asking for other artist to volunteer and join with him on stage #fatherjohnmisty took the drums, #estehaim of #haim the band on bass, among others. It’s one in a million moment , I can say that for sure ! The best hundred bucks I’ve spent on live music and for a cause at that ! What a treat ! #californiawildfirebenefitconcert #acetheater #dtla
Host Father John joined Jenny Lewis for a run through his song "God's Favorite Customer" and FJM performed "I Love You Honeybear."
Lewis teamed up with Haim and Lucius for a meditative "Acid Tongue."
DeMarco did a unique version of "The Christmas Song."
Haim stripped down "The Wire."
And of course Cuomo did an unplugged version of Weezer's Toto cover, "Africa."
And former .fun singer Nate Ruess did a moving, stripped-down version of his former band's hit "Carry On."