Last night, Jenny Lewis live-streamed a telethon and variety show called On the Line Online to promote her forthcoming album On the Line and raise money for The Downtown Women’s Center in Los Angeles.
The three hour long telethon was co-hosted by comedians Tim Heidecker and Vanessa Bayer, and it included a stacked lineup of special guests, including St. Vincent, Beck, Mac DeMarco, Jeff Goldblum, Danielle Haim, Jim James, David Arquette, Natasha Leggero, and more. The spoof show was purposefully awkward, and it even featured Lewis recording a live music video for her new track “Rabbit Hole” in addition to clips of other unreleased tunes from her forthcoming record.
Watch the video for “On The Line Online” below.
The episode saw Danielle Haime and Niki Lane performing solo covers of Lewis’ songs, Mac DeMarco jamming on a revolving platform, and St. Vincent improvising elaborate licks on her electric guitar.
“The Downtown Women’s Center exists, first and foremost, to end homelessness for women in Los Angeles,” Downtown Women’s Center employee Amanda Loso explained in a press release. “We need community to change inequitable systems and support women in reaching personal stability, which is why we’re so excited Jenny has invited us to be a part of this event.”
On the Line is set for release on March 22nd. If you’d like to donate to Downtown Women’s Center, you can still do so here.