photos by Robert Altman
Sometimes I worry about the crowd at Terminal 5, but this was clearly an audience of devoted fans, belting out every word of Fear Fun's deeper cuts like "Everyman Needs a Companion" and "Only Son of the Ladiesman" in addition to popular tracks "I'm Writing a Novel". Straddling the line between Jim Morrison and someone making fun of Jim Morrison, Father John Misty made stunts like singing with his microphone stand completely upside down work, while others, such as trying to wrap the mic cord around his neck or struggling to hop back on stage after singing from the photography pit, were met with Tillman's hilariously self-deprecating comments about trying to make this a memorable night for everyone. [Baeble Music]Former Fleet Fox Josh Tillman aka Father John Misty has been on tour, playing places like Bonnaroo and his intimate acoustic Maxwell's show, and last night (7/24) he came to NYC for his largest headlining show here yet: Terminal 5. In addition to the material from FJM's 2012 debut album, Fear Fun, he did a cover of The Beatles' "Happiness Is A Warm Gun" and a newer song, "I Love You, Honey Bear."
Opening the show was dream poppers Wild Nothing, who play a much smaller (sold-out) show at Maxwell's (7/26) on Friday and the Captured Tracks 5th Anniversary in September. Pictures of both bands are in this post.
Father John Misty also plays a free show in the Hamptons at Montauk's Surf Lodge on Sunday (7/28).
More pictures from Terminal 5, along with videos from FJM's set, below...
Father John Misty
Father John Misty - "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings" at Terminal 5 - 7/24/13
Father John Misty - "Only Son of the Ladies Man" at Terminal 5 - 7/24/13
Father John Misty - "I Love You, Honey Bear" at Terminal 5 - 7/24/13
Father John Misty - "I'm Writing a Novel" at Terminal 5 - 7/24/13