Yoko Ono staged some star studded shows in Los Angeles this past weekend, with Iggy Pop, members of Sonic Youth, and the RZA all joining her on stage. Naturally, Lady GaGa dominates the shaky cam audience uploads on YouTube in the aftermath of the show, but her duet with Ono on “The Sun Is Down” (below) from Between My Head and The Sky really isn’t bad at all. Gaga’s potential alternate career as an electroclash/disco diva is assured if she tires of the fame game.
Some of the other performances are below, in varying degrees of quality. But the bizarro world festivities really came to a head in the clip above, which features a verse each by most of the performers on a cover of “Give Peace a Chance.” Naturally, Gaga adopts her verse to vent about gays in the military, which is followed by a piece by the RZA, who is flanked by Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore, and Merrill Garbus from Tune-Yards. This must have been a real WTF weekend for the latter, although most of the other performers seem similarly perplexed throughout.