Posted in music | pictures on July 25, 2013

photos by Robert Altman

Father John Misty

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...

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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

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Comments (17)

Father John sure knows how to do some serious hip thrusting. I attribute that talent to the energy giving phyto-nutrients locked within the chickpea.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2013 6:54 PM

dude looks like a total toolbag

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2013 10:02 PM

That's part of the joke. He's supposed to look like a toolbar.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2013 10:56 PM

very useful article
thank you for articles

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Posted by maggie knuth | July 26, 2013 5:52 AM

D makes OVER 40 bucks an hour, maggie.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2013 7:56 AM

He's a combination of Jim Morrison, Ted Striker and Nick Winters The Lounge Singer

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2013 9:14 AM

you talking about Maggie Knuth? She is a neonazi involved with vigilante sleeper cell teror plots. Also was married to Jimmie Dykes.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2013 9:27 AM

is this really supposed to be a joke? maybe it started off as a silly thing, but i'm thinking dude is becoming a total toolbag.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2013 10:03 AM

It's his shtick. I tell myself he's kidding, but deep down I'm unsure sometimes.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2013 10:51 AM

"Sometimes I worry about the crowd at Terminal 5" Oh, how sweet.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2013 11:41 AM

@10:03

Anyone who has actually seen this dude knows it's 100% tongue in cheek

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2013 2:18 PM

"Anyone who has actually seen this dude knows it's 100% tongue in cheek"

Who the fuck wants to watch this childish shit?

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2013 5:08 PM

Listen to the content of the songs, its satirical. If you can't see that then I don't know what to tell you.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2013 5:48 PM

FJM is part-earnest, part-ironic. It's performance. That's why it's worth watching.

By contrast, he sure as shit blew Wild Nothing out of the water. I don't think I've ever seen a more toothless, safe, and thoroughly fucking BLAND live show. More like Nothing Wild.

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2013 10:58 AM

From the first moment I listened to this album while tripping, the particular lyric that seemed most relevant was "we should let this dead guy sleep" love it.

Posted by Robinson | April 7, 2014 2:54 PM

Good call,just tried Sonny and the Sunsets.I love them.Thanks.

Posted by Hayes | May 16, 2014 2:48 AM

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