Entries tagged with: Fleet Foxes
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Father John Misty @ Hotel Vegan
A talkative and solo and tired Father John Misty (aka J. Tillman, ex-Fleet Foxes) played the big, outdoor stage at Hotel Vegan (aka Hotel Vegas) on the final Saturday of SXSW 2012. The Dallas Observer was there and wrote:
Well, I already had Father John Misty, former drummer for Fleet Foxes, aka J. Tillman, picked out as my best set of the day, when he played one of those hazy, early afternoon Saturday SXSW sets. He's been on a sort of one-man anti-SXSW comedy tour over the last few days, and at Hotel Vegas' outside stage yesterday, he looked and sounded on the verge of breaking. There was his Doritos tirade from Friday, which he apologized for, but didn't have to, then this: "This fest is like the singing Olympics," he said between singing some awfully pretty acoustic songs. "And I have failed you. I've played five sets and each had a hurdle. Today, that hurdle is a truck full of generators... Can you all hear that truck OK?"Hear Ya said:
I was really hoping to hear with him a full band - partly to not have to listen to his ramblings. While I really enjoy his new album, his set was a bit of a bummer. He bitched about the corporate sponsorships, the amount of times he had to play, his name, etc. My job has problems too but I don't sit in front of my clients complaining about them.Damn.
Father John Misty heads out on a tour in May, backed by a full band. That tour will be supported by none other than Har Mar Superstar and hits Austin at the Mohawk on May 26. Tickets for the Texas show are on sale. it will be Har Mar's 5th Mohawk show this year. All tour dates and some more pictures from Hotel Vegan, below...
Fleet Foxes @ ACL Live (more by Tim Griffin)
Like Arcade Fire before them, Joanna Newsom (taped in August) and Fleet Foxes (taped in October) apppeared on an episode of Austin City Limits which you can now watch in full online. Check out the video below...
Radiohead photo by Sebastian Edge
No specific dates have been set yet, but today Austin City Limits TV announced four confirmed tapings as part of their 38th season, including Radiohead who play the Frank Erwin center on March 7th (and who played September 28th and 29th of this year in NYC). The full list is below.
For those on a budget - good to know ACL TV Tapings are free - with tickets being given away just prior to the shows.
We've covered a few of the amazing tapings so far this year (thanks to the tireless efforts of @griffinshot) - Arcade Fire, Fleet Foxes, and Wilco - and are looking forward to see what else ACL TV has in store for 2012.
The press release from ACL TV is partially reprinted below: