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Father John Misty @ Metro, 4/03/2015
Father John Misty

It was Good Friday, and Father John Misty stood in front of his congregation, arms raised to the iconic image hanging from the ceiling - a neon light tracing the outline of a valentine's heart in bright, frequently changing colors.

The rest of the sold-out, 90-minute concert at the Vic Theatre similarly mixed holy-roller levels of emotional fervor with irony, open heartedness with kitsch. Josh Tillman has parlayed this combination into widespread acclaim on 'I Love You, Honeybear," his second record as Father John Misty following a string of records under his own name and a stint as the drummer for folk-rock stars Fleet Foxes.

Tillman was raised in a strict, fundamentalist Christian home, and though he took a few swipes at religion during his set, he carried on like a tent-show preacher, stepping down from the stage to clasp hands with crowd members, reaching his long arms overhead, repeatedly falling to his knees and then rising as he rebuked a romantic rival (or himself) on "Nothing Good Ever Happens at the Goddamn Thirsty Crow".
[Chicago Tribune]

Father John Misty brought his current tour in support of this year's I Love You, Honeybear to Chicago last week (4/3) for a show at the VIc Theatre with Sub Pop labelmate King Tuff. Pictures of that show are in this post and continue below...

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photo: Lollapalooza 2014 (more by James Richards IV)

The Lollapalooza 2015 lineup has been announced. Check it out below.

The fest happens July 31 - August 2 in Grant Park. Tickets are on sale now, and single day passes go on sale at 10 AM CT.

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Father John Misty @ the Vic, Oct. 2013 (more by James Richards IV)

Josh Tillman has announced the release of the second album under his Father John Misty moniker. It's called I Love You, Honeybear and will serve as the follow-up to his excellent 2012 debut Fear Fun. Like that album, this one was also produced // recorded alongside Jonathan Wilson, mixed by Phil Ek, and mastered by Greg Calbi. It's due out on February 10 via Sub Pop and is up for preorder now. FJM just recently performed the great LP cut "Bored in the USA" on Letterman backed by an orchestra, and you can check out footage from that performance at the bottom of this post. Cover art and tracklisting for I Love You, Honeybear can also be found below.

FJM will be embarking on a 2015 international tour in support of the LP in mid-January. That tour includes a two-week stint with labelmate King Tuff, and you can look for the pair to tag Chicago for a show at the Vic Theatre on April 3rd. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (11/14) at 10AM CST.

All FJM dates, video footage of "Bored in the USA," and LP info. lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Father John Misty details new LP 'I Love You, Honeybear,' playing the Vic on 2015 tour"

photos by James Richards IV

Father John Misty // Kate Berlant at the Vic Theatre on 10.12.2013
Father John Misty, Kate Berlant
Father John Misty, Kate Berlant

On Saturday night (10/12), Father John Misty brought his solo variety tour with comedian Kate Berlant through Chicago for a performance at the Vic Theatre. Josh Tillman, who's hilarious in his own right both via FJM lyrics and stage banter, played cuts from last year's excellent Fear Fun, a cover of the late Dory Previn's "Going Home," and even a few new tunes. Were you there? If so, what did you think?

We've got pictures from the 10/12 Chicago show in this post. More below...

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Nine Inch Nails @ Lollapalooza 2013 on 8/2 (more by James Richards IV)

Lollapalooza 2013 began on Friday (8/2) in Grant Park with performances by Nine Inch Nails, New Order, Queens of the Stone Age, Father John Misty, Ghost B.C., and many others. You've already seen one set of Day 1 pictures (more soon over at BV), and here's our review...

Garage rock duo Deap Vally played a great set at the Petrillo Stage, rocking the early-afternoon crowd. All it took was a drum set and a single guitar; it goes to show you that sometimes less really is more. Their bluesy output was a nice kick-off to the day.

I had no idea what I was in for on the way to catch Ghost B.C. at the Northernmost side of the festival. I'd heard that they were a Swedish metal band that liked to wear costumes on stage and were secretive of their true identities, but my knowledge ended there. Once I got to their stage I was greeted by a group of hooded and masked musicians that looked more like members of a pagan cult than a band. If it wasn't for the setting and the instruments in their hands I would have thought otherwise. The band played an intense set of Gothic doom metal that had fans nodding their heads vigorously. How they managed to keep playing in their costumes in the summer heat, however, was beyond me. Styled after what looked like an undead bishop priest, the Ghost B.C. frontman sauntered across the stage oozing confidence. His voice was equally as impressive as his costume. The band's aesthetic may have been a little at odds with the bright sunshine (maybe give them an evening slot next year?) but it definitely helped them stand out, and on top of that they played an impressive set that won me over.

The next act I caught was the absolutely hilarious Father John Misty over at the Lake Shore Stage. Misty and co. ran through cuts from last year's highly-enjoyable Fear Fun, when the frontman wasn't busy telling the Platinum Pass holders they could eat sushi off of him later on. His banter wasn't time wasted though and served to add some context to his somewhat bizarre lyrics (see "I'm Writing A Novel").

The last time I saw Crystal Castles was at Lollapalooza 2009 which was right in between their first two albums. I was curious to see how the band had changed since then, especially now that they've got a third album under their belt. Alice Glass and co. appeared on stage right on schedule. Just like last time, Glass brought along a bottle of booze which she took a sip of before starting the show, but she didn't share it with the audience this time around. The band played "Baptism" during their their set with strobe lights blaring and blue lights shooting beams through the smoke. Glass even crowd surfed a bit and got up close and personal with a few fans. Unfortunately her mic seemed to get tangled up and her vocals didn't come through for the last bit of the song. This however didn't stop her from screaming the lyrics to those around her. Ethan Kathe stuck with a large red synth while Alice messed around with a drum pad and microKORG, later hanging herself with her own mic cable like a human puppet. Never a dull moment with them.

Too good to be pigeonholed as EDM and be placed on Perry's Stage, house music revivalists Disclosure were given the shaded Grove Stage instead. With only a handful of EPs and a brand new debut LP out they gathered one of the more sizable crowds of the day. Curious onlookers who had come for a song or two seemed to have a hard time leaving their fun set. I also left early to go catch New Order and nearly got tackled by the influx of folks running in to see these guys. That should tell you enough.

New Order did not disappoint. They played a solid set that went over their mandatory classics including the famous "Blue Monday," which got people dancing arm in arm in a large mud pit on the right side of the stage. The band were tight and no one seemed to miss Peter Hook too much; his replacement filled in just fine. Frontman Bernard Sumner mentioned that Chicago was one of the few cities to remind him of his band's beloved hometown Manchester, adding that the only noticeable difference was better weather. Those who stuck until the end of the set were in for a surprise. Having enough time to perform a few more songs, the band played a trio of Joy Division classics - "Transmission," "Love Will Tear Us Apart," and the ode to Ian Curtis called "Atmosphere."

It was tough, but I also managed to catch a bit of Queens of the Stone Age's set on the very opposite side of the park. Josh Homme and co. kicked things off in a big way with Songs for the Deaf's "Millionaire" and "No One Knows" into newer scorcher "My God is the Sun." The group were polished to all hell and really got the crowd going. It was one of the most exciting sets of the day.

I had eagerly been awaiting Nine Inch Nails' return for four years, and thought I had found the perfect vantage point to see the band, until a couple of tall middle aged fans came out of nowhere and completely blocked my line of site. Trent Reznor and co. hit the stage 8:15PM sharp backed by some high tech panels that digitally manipulated and projected their shadows. The band sounded astounding and followed their intro with a heavily redone version of "Sanctified." Unfortunately I saw very little of the actual band for the first few songs due to the aforementioned tall fans. Luckily the crowd moved slightly during the set a giving me enough room to find a better spot where I could actually see them. Reznor played many of his hits including the sexually charged "Closer" which received a huge response from the crowd. Other singles followed including "March of the Pigs" (to which fans eagerly sang the refrain of). Reznor also mixed it up a bit by switching to piano for a few moody instrumental ballads. Exhausted and sunburned, I originally planned to leave the show at 9:30 to avoid the exit stampede, but the second half of the set ended up keeping me around until the very end .The last half included more recent tracks from the band's discography including "Only," "Hand That Feeds," "Survivalism," and a few tracks from Broken. The band also played a new song that will most likely be featured on the upcoming Hesitation Marks (Halo 28 for you longtime NIN fans). Reznor closed the show with the brutal and moving "Hurt" that sent chills through the crowd. He once said in an interview that the Johnny Cash cover was so good that he felt like the song wasn't his anymore. Last night he reclaimed it as his own.

Day 2 of Lollapalooza 2013 is currently underway. Stay tuned for our reviews from the rest of the weekend.

FJM / New Order / Frightened Rabbit (more by James Richards IV)
Lollapalooza Day 1 - 8/2/2013
Lollapalooza Day 1 - 8/2/2013
Lollapalooza Day 1 - 8/2/2013

Father John wasn't the only Misty thing at Lollapalooza 2013's kickoff at Grant Park. Clouds and rain were constant companions on Friday (8/2) though nothing like last year. A little rain never hurt anyone, and the day saw sets from Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, New Order, Frightened Rabbit and more. There will be lots of coverage coming up, but for now check out the first of our picture sets over at BrooklynVegan.

UPDATE: Our Lollapalooza 2013 - Day 1 review is up.

UPDATE 2: We just posted a second set of day 1 pictures.

Today's weather is much more attractive. Check out our top picks for Saturday and if you're going be sure to stop by the Soundwave Tent from 1 PM - 3 PM where BV will have interviews and performances from Local Natives, Smith Westerns, Heartless Bastards and more.

Day 2 pics (part 1) and day 2 pics (part 2), and day 3 pics (part 1) and day 3 pics (part 2) are up now too.

Nine Inch Nails @ NYC's Terminal 5 in 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
QOTSA @ NJ's Vintage Vinyl in June (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)

Lollapalooza 2013 begins this Friday (8/2) and continues through Sunday (8/4) in Grant Park. Here are our top picks for Friday of the festival, as well as a full list of aftershows happening throughout the city...

UPDATE: Check out our Saturday (8/3) and Sunday (8/4) previews too.

Ghost B.C. @ 2:15PM, Bud Light Stage
Swedish satanic pop-metal outfit Ghost B.C. are one of the few "heavy" acts on the Lollapalooza 2013 lineup. They'll deliver an early-afternoon barrage of riffs on the Bud Light Stage, and their live show is not to be missed.

Father John Misty @ 3:15PM, Lake Shore Stage
Father John Misty (the project of J. Tillman) welcomed his debut LP under the moniker, called Fear Fun, last year via Sub Pop. FJM isn't just a name though, it's a wild persona that comes across clear both recorded and live. His set unfortunately happens at the same time as Jessie Ware's (3:15PM, Petrillo Stage), but Misty is quite the unpredictable and hilarious entertainer. You want to be there.

Disclosure @ 6:00PM, The Grove Stage
Much like the Blue Stage at Pitchfork Festival, The Grove is a nice place to hide from the sun. The stage is also a bit smaller than most, but still boasts some huge acts. UK house revivalists Disclosure will play The Grove at 6PM, and you'll have to arrive pretty early if you want to get somewhat close to the stage. A steady stream of EPs lead up to a great debut LP, called Settle, which charted in many countries around the world. The duo's stature possibly allowed them to not be placed on Perry's Stage, the festival's often-obnoxious dance haven.

New Order @ 6:15PM, Red Bull Sound Select Stage
Along with The Cure (who close out Lolla with a headlining set on Sunday (8/4)), the Peter Hook-less New Order are one of England's most influential players in the new wave scene. Despite drama with the iconic bassist, New Order are back and still thrilling live. Catch them at 6:15PM on the Red Bull Sound Select Stage.

Queens of the Stone Age @ 6:15PM, Bud Light Stage
Here lies your major Friday evening conflict: Queens of the Stone Age all the way at the North end of the festival or New Order at the very South. A bit of each set is possible, sure, but you might be too exhausted from the rest of the day to bounce from stage to stage in thick foot traffic. We'll leave it up to you, but know that QOTSA put out a helluva LP this year, called ...Like Clockwork, if you didn't already. Josh Homme and co. are fairly pummeling live too.

Chance the Rapper @ 6:50PM, BMI Stage
Chicago's own Chance the Rapper exploded onto the international scene this year with the release of his excellent second mixtape, Acid Rap. Chance been touring hard for a couple of years now, and he's without a doubt got the polished chops to slay the festival circuit. Catch him at 6:50PM at the BMI Stage.

Frightened Rabbit @ 7:15PM, The Grove Stage
On their fourth full-length album, this year's Pedestrian Verse, Scottish indie rockers Frightened Rabbit continued to prove that they're progressing nicely. Though they might never pen a more perfect break-up album than 2008's The Midnight Organ Fight, I think that's quite alright. They'll take The Grove Stage at 7:15PM.

Nine Inch Nails @ 8:15PM, Bud Light Stage
Trent Reznor's wildly popular Nine Inch Nails are slated to return with their first full-length album since 2008's The Slip, titled Hesitation Marks, this September. Hopefully that means they'll be previewing some new material during their closing set on Friday of Lollapalooza, at 8:15PM on the Bud Light Stage. It's bound to be a show.

BrooklynVegan will also be set up each day of Lollapalloza inside Toytota's Soundwave Tent from 1-3PM (we start at 12:40PM on Saturday). Our hosts Billy Jones and improv genius Chris Gethard will be conducting live interviews, acoustic performances, and DJ sets. This is what it looks like on Friday

BrooklynVegan SoundWave Stage - Friday, August 2:
1:00 p.m. - Ghost B.C. (interview)
1:20 p.m. - Frightened Rabbit (interview)
2:00 p.m. - Jessie Ware (interview)
2:15 p.m. - School of Rock
2:45 p.m. - Deap Vally (interview)
You can check out our full Soundwave Tent schedule and the map on how to get there, and even enter to win a pair of three-day passes to Lollapalooza, HERE.

Friday, August 2 in Festival Aftershows
* The Lumineers @ the Vic
* Jessie Ware @ Lincoln Hall
* Death Grips @ Bottom Lounge
* Foals, Drowners @ Park West
* SBTRKT and Disclosure @ The Mid
* Eric Church, Frontier Ruckus @ Metro
* Little Green Cars, The Dunwells @ Schubas
* Local Natives, Supreme Cuts @ House of Blues
* Chance the Rapper, BJ The Chicago Kid @ Reggie's
* Flux Pavilion, Dillon Francis, RVSB @ Aragon Ballroom
* The Neighbourhood, Family of the Year @ Subterranean
* Heartless Bastards, Houndmouth @ City Winery Chicago
* The Mowgli's, The Bright Light Social Hour @ Double Door
* The Thermals, Heliotropes, Aye Nako @ Ultra Lounge (Free Show)
* Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Bare Mutants, Netherfriends @ Empty Bottle

Father John Misty @ Bonnaroo 2013 (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)

Father John Misty, who is slated to play Lollapalooza 2013 and a sold-out festival aftershow at Lincoln Hall, has announced that he'll be going on a North American solo variety tour in October. That tour will feature an opening set from Brooklyn comedian Kate Berlant on every night. Misty and Berlant will tag Chicago for a performance at the Vic Theatre on October 12. Tickets go on sale this Saturday (6/29) at 10AM CST.

All Father John Misty dates and his recently released video for "Funtimes in Babylon" are below...

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The Heavy @ Irving Plaza, August 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)

today in Chicago
* Valleys, Weeknight @ Schubas
* Eleventh Dream Day @ Hideout
* Taste of Randolph Street Festival (Day 3)
* Onyx System, Population @ The Burlington
* New Mastersounds @ City Winery Chicago
* The Heavy, The Silent Comedy @ Double Door
* Daniel Lanois @ Old Town School of Folk Music
* The Mountain Goats, The Baptist Generals @ SPACE
* Tex and The Girls, Seamless Crack, Hospital Ships @ Empty Bottle
* Full of Hell, Nona, Seven Sisters of Sleep, Boilerman, Angry Gods @ Neverland

Taste of Randolph 2013 finishes off today.

The Heavy and The Silent Comedy play Double Door.

The Mountain Goats and The Baptist Generals play SPACE, and then Lincoln Hall on Monday night.

Daniel Lanois plays the Old Town School of Folk Music, and then Downtown Sound with Brokeback on Monday night.

Full of Hell play Neverland.

Father John Misty performed an acoustic version of "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings" for Bonnaroo's Hale Bale Sessions. Check out the footage below.

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Wrekmeister Harmonies

today in Chicago
* Peace, Team Spirit @ Schubas
* Wrekmeister Harmonies @ Intuit Gallery
* Nils Frahm, Che Arthur @ Chopin Theatre
* Eternal Summers, PAWS, Post Child @ Empty Bottle
* American Nightmare, Coliseum, Thought Crusade @ Metro
* The Bronx, Lasers and Fast and Shit, Black Actress @ Double Door
* William Feigns, Flowers of Evil, Maren Celest @ Township (Late Show)
* Mike Felumlee, Dogjaw, Sea Lines, The Reserve @ Township (Early Show)

Peace and Team Spirit play Schubas tonight.

Wrekmeister Harmonies play Intuit Gallery.

Nils Frahm and Che Arthur play the Chopin Theatre.

Eternal Summers, PAWS, and Post Child play the Empty Bottle.

American Nightmare and Coliseum play Metro.

The Bronx, Lasers and Fast and Shit, and Black Actress play Double Door.

Father John Misty has a new video for "Funtimes in Babylon." Check it out below.

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Nine Inch Nails fan @ Lollapalooza 2012 (more by James Richards IV)

The official Lollapalooza 2013 lineup has been announced, even though you already got a good peek at it when it leaked in full last week. The Cure, Nine Inch Nails, New Order, Queens of the Stone Age, Kendrick Lamar, Phoenix, The National, Baroness, and MANY more are slated to perform in Grant Park from August 2-4.

Three-day passes are long gone, but single-day tickets go on sale this Wednesday (4/3) at 10AM CST.

Check out the full Lollapalooza 2013 lineups-by-day below...

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EDM Chicago are pointing to what looks like an official lineup poster for Lollapalooza 2013. Though it's a tad bit blurry (there's a clearer image at the bottom of this post), it features The Cure, Mumford & Sons, The Killers, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, The Postal Service, Vampire Weekend, New Order, Queens of the Stone Age, The Lumineers, The National, Kendrick Lamar, Grizzly Bear, Lana Del Rey, Azealia Banks, Local Natives, Beach House, Cat Power, Alt-J, Foals, Death Grips, Disclosure, Father John Misty, Baroness, Jessie Ware, and MANY more.

Aside from the poster looking extremely real, most of these artists have already been confirmed or were at least strong possibilities. The official lineup will arrive on April 9, which is also when single-day passes - all that's left at this point - will go on sale (at 10AM CST).

Head below for a clearer picture of the leaked lineup...

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Matthew Dear @ Knitting Factory in 2011 (more by Winnie Cheung)

today in Chicago
* Violent Bullshit @ The Burlington
* The Statutes Of Liberty @ Schubas (Free Show)
* Matthew Dear, Light Asylum, Kid Color @ Lincoln Hall
* Propagandhi, The Menzingers, La Armada @ Bottom Lounge
* Pomegranates, The Hounds Below, Magic Milk @ Beat Kitchen
* Dignan Porch, Secret Colours, Stephen Paul Smoker @ Empty Bottle

If you haven't already voted, polls are open until 7PM. Please do so!

Tonight's Dignan Porch show at the Empty Bottle is $8. You can get in for $4 if you present your ballot receipt.

Schubas and WBEZ are hosting a free election viewing party with a performance by The Statutes Of Liberty.

Matthew Dear, Light Asylum, and Kid Color play Lincoln Hall.

Watch Ty Segall's performance on Letterman below.

Watch Father John Misty's performance on Conan below.

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Chelsea Wolfe @ Lincoln Hall in August (more by Zach Pollack)

As mentioned, the 2013 edition of Tomorrow Never Knows is slated to take place from January 16-20 at venues throughout the city. More acts have now been added to the festival, some to existing shows and some as brand new events.

One of those brand new shows is the stacked lineup of Chelsea Wolfe, The Amazing, and King Dude at Schubas on January 19. Ms. Wolfe made her Chicago debut at Lincoln Hall this summer, and recently released the great Unknown Rooms: A Collection Of Acoustic Songs via Sargent House. She's got an electric, full-band album coming soon. Sweden's The Amazing welcomed their Gentle Stream LP last month in the US via Partisan Records. They're currently supporting Tame Impala on tour and will be in Chicago on November 13 to play Metro. King Dude (aka TJ Cowgill) released his new album, Burning Daylight, in October via DAIS. He'll embark on a North American tour this weekend, which is set to reach Chicago on December 12 for a performance at the Empty Bottle. Tickets for Chelsea Wolfe, The Amazing, and King Dude go on sale this Friday (11/9) at noon CST.

The other new show will be headlined by San Francisco's Geographer, and is taking place at Schubas on January 20. Tickets for that show are also going on sale this Friday at noon CST.

Hundred Waters, who recently played Schubas with Julia Holter, have been added to Freelance Whales' January 19 show at Lincoln Hall with Snowmine. Advance tickets are still available.

As mentioned, The Walkmen, who played Metro as part of TNK 2012, will be playing the Vic with Father John Misty on January 18. That show is now part of Tomorrow Never Knows, with limited availability for 5-Day Pass holders. Speaking of 5-day passes, they are still available.

Stay tuned for more Tomorrow Never Knows 2013 updates.

photos by James Richards IV

Father John Misty at Lincoln Hall on 10.30.2012
Father John Misty

On Tuesday night (10/30) Father John Misty brought his tour with La Sera and Jeffertitti's Nile through Chicago for a sold-out show at Lincoln Hall. Were you there? What did you think? J. Tillman and co. arrived in Chicago one day before their Lincoln Hall show to play an in-store at Saki with support from The Orwells. Did you make it out to either performance?

More pictures from their 10/30 Lincoln Hall show and video footage from both Chicago performances are below...

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The Walkmen @ NYC's Terminal 5 earlier this month (more by Gretchen Robinette)

The Walkmen have announced a string of 2013 North American tour dates featuring support from Father John Misty. That tour currently spans the latter half of January, and will reach Chicago on January 18 for a performance at the Vic Theatre. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet, but check JAM Productions' website for updates.

Along with this string of tour dates, The Walkmen have shared a pair of live videos from their NYC record release show for Heaven at Bowery Ballroom. La Blogotheque filmed the group performing the cuts "Heaven" and "Heartbreaker," and you can watch both at the bottom of this post.

Meanwhile, Father John Misty is here and plays an in-store at Saki Records with The Orwells at 6PM tonight. That in-store is free, but you might want to get there early as space is very limited. FJM also plays a sold-out show at Lincoln Hall this Tuesday. Do you have tickets?

All Walkmen // Father John Misty tour dates and a few videos are below...

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Elmhurst, IL's The Orwells welcomed their infectious debut LP, Remember When, earlier this month via Autumn Tone. If you haven't checked the album out yet, it's streaming on Spotify. Videos for the album tracks "Mallrats (La La La)," "Under The Flowers," and "In My Bed" are below.

The young quintet are gearing up to play some shows, many of which are happening in Chicago. Your first upcoming chance to catch them live is this Friday (8/24) at FeelTrip Studios (2215 S. Michigan Ave., 4th Floor) with Skymaul and Twin Peaks. Their next after that is FYF Fest in Los Angeles, and then Schubas on September 8 with Turbo Fruits and Innkeepers (tickets).

The Orwells will also be returning to Saki-- where they played their first-ever in-store-- for a show with Father John Misty on October 29. The show will be recorded live by Epitonic and will be available for free download. As mentioned, Father John Misty plays Lincoln Hall on October 30 with La Sera and Jeffertitti's Nile (tickets). J. Tillman-- who has also released a few records via Autumn Tone-- recently (and affectionately) told them, "Hey you shit-kicking motherfuckers, the last song on your record ["Under The Flowers"] is fucking unbelievable."

All known Orwells dates and some videos are below...

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Father John Misty's Fear Fun LP

Father John Misty (aka the new project of ex-Fleet Foxes drummer J. Tillman), who recently played Schubas and sang R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly" at Alice's Lounge, has announced a fall U.S. tour with La Sera and Jeffertitti's Nile. Tillman and co. hit the road in early-September and will join up with the two groups in the beginning of October. They'll visit Chicago on October 30 for a show at Lincoln Hall. Tickets go on sale this Friday (7/27) at noon CST.

Tillman's debut as Father John Misty, Fear Fun, hit stores in May via Sub Pop. Check out music videos for the album tracks "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings" and "This Is Sally Hatchet" at the bottom of this post.

All Father John Misty dates and some videos are below...

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Father John Misty @ Hotel Vegan in Austin, TX (BV-SXSW 2012) (more by Tim Griffin)

After after his show at Schubas on Saturday night (7/14), Father John Misty (aka J. Tillman) made his way over to Alice's Lounge for karaoke and belted out R. Kelly's late 90s hit "I Believe I Can Fly." Watch it below...

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today in Chicago
* Navy Pier Fireworks
* The Coop, RamZ @ Lincoln Hall
* The Pretty Things Peepshow @ Schubas
* Welkin Dust, GRG, Men As Witches, Beartrap, NERV, Future Cops @ the Mousetrap

Happy Birthday, America!

Navy Pier fireworks begin at 9PM.

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Father John Misty covered the Flaming Lips' "Do You Realize??" for A.V. Club Undercover. Check out the footage below.

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Father John Misty @ Hotel Vegan (BV-SXSW 2012) (more by Tim Griffin)

As mentioned, Father John Misty (aka J. Tillman) is currently on tour with Har Mar Superstar and the two will reach Chicago's Schubas on Saturday night (May 12). Tickets are still available.

Tillman has announced some new summer dates with Youth Lagoon, set to begin in early-July. The Pitchfork Music Festival, which Youth Lagoon are playing and Tillman is not, is smack in the middle of their tour. Due to this, Tillman has gone and added another show at Schubas, set for July 14. Tickets go on sale this Friday (May 11), at noon CST.

All 2012 tour dates and a video of FJM's recent Letterman performance below...

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Father John Misty

Father John Misty (aka J. Tillman) is set to release his debut LP under the moniker, Fear Fun, on May 1 via Sub Pop. Check out the album's lead single "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings" at the bottom of this post. Visit BrooklynVegan for a download of the non-LP track "I Would Love You," featuring Phosphorescent.

Father John Misty has a few upcoming West Coast dates and has just announced that he'll also be headlining Schubas on May 12th. Har Mar Superstar will act as main support and tickets go on sale this Friday (2/17), at noon CST.

UPDATE: Full North American tour, below.

Speaking of Har Mar, Marijuana Death Squads (who he frequently collaborates with) are playing Lincoln Hall on February 29th with Poliça, whose debut LP, Give You The Ghost, hits stores today. Tickets are still available for the show.

All Father John Misty dates and song stream, below..

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