Sean Penn will host his annual benefit gala for CORE, his relief non-profit for Haiti, this week in Los Angeles. And, as in past years, it features a star-studded line-up of performers: Beck, Portugal. The Man, Jenny Lewis, Dwight Yoakam and Henning May will take the stage on Wednesday, 15 January.
Songwriter and former 4 Non Blondes frontwoman Linda Perry curated the line-up this year, in partnership with her and Kerry Brown’s company We Are Hear. Perry also curated the Haiti relief gala’s line-up in 2019, which included performances from Billie Eilish and Cat Stevens. Prior years have featured artists like Chris Martin of Coldplay and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Perry explained the Haiti benefit show’s line-up in detail to Billboard: “Portugal. The Man is actually gonna be the house band. They’re gonna come out with this artist from Germany named Henning May; he is amazing. They’ll do a couple of their songs, then Jenny Lewis will join them, then Dwight Yoakam, and at the end it’ll be Beck, Dwight Yoakam, Jenny Lewis and Portugal. The Man closing out the evening.”
Beck’s latest album, Hyperspace, was release on 22 November 2019 on Capitol Records and was immediately hailed as yet another creative peak for modern music’s consummate chameleon: The Associated Press raved “There is not a boring moment on the entire album,” USA Today added “nearly 30 years and 14 albums into his career, Beck has rarely been better than he is on Hyperspace.”
As uDiscover Music previously reported, St. Vincent recently shared her remix of Hyperspace’s ‘Uneventful Days’.
St. Vincent commented: “I remixed Beck’s new song, ‘Uneventful Days’. I guess I was listening to a lot of ’70s Herbie [Hancock] and WAR at the time and wondering how much funk was inside me, too. I sent it to Beck and he dug it, but he said ‘it should be 3bpm faster.’ And what do you know? He was so right. It made all the difference in the groove.”