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Jonathan Wilson playing Merc tonight before Father John Misty (who does not approve of P4K’s review of his album)

by Andrew Sacher

Father John Misty at BV-SXSW 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Father John Misty

Folk singer Jonathan Wilson will play his last US show for a while tonight (5/18) before heading out on a European tour with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Tonight’s show is at NYC club Mercury Lounge with Jenny O. Tickets are still available. All Jonathan Wilson dates are listed below.

Wilson’s show is an early one (doors at 7PM), separate from the one that happens later that night at Mercury Lounge with Father John Misty (whose debut album, Fear Fun, Jonathan contributed to) plays a late show at the venue with Har Mar Superstar (sold out). Maybe Jonathan will stick around and join Father John Misty later. That show is part of Father John Misty and Har Mar Superstar’s ongoing tour together which also includes a sold out show in Brooklyn on Saturday (5/19) at Knitting Factory.

Speaking of Father John Misty, he’s not too happy about what Pitchfork (or as he likes to put it, Supercomputer) had to say about his new album. FJM took to his constantly active twitter to comment on it. Here’s some choice tweets from the twitter sesh:

“It’s cute when critics put on airs that they understand the language of music theory while wildly misconstruing basic compositional elements” – FJM

“.@pitchforkmedia For future reference, saying an album doesn’t have enough “syncopation” is like saying a book doesn’t have enough letters.” – FJM

“.@pitchforkmedia Supercomputer, I believe your review was a bit too “written”. Much in the way my album was clearly too “composed”.” – FJM

“.@pitchforkmedia Supercomputer, paragraph 4, sentence 2 is so chock full of musical non-sequiturs it’s practically incoherent. -Ombudsman” – FJM

“@pitchforkmedia For all the casual dismissing of my back-catalogue, your supercomputer seems to think they’re at least a few decimals better” – FJM

What did you think of Fear Fun? If you haven’t heard it yet, check out the stream of the full album below, along with a list of all Jonathan Wilson dates…

Father John Misty – Fear of Fun

Jonathan Wilson — 2012 Tour Dates
May 18 Mercury Lounge New York, NY, US
Jun 07 The O2 Dublin, Ireland*
Jun 08 Live At The Marquee Cork, Ireland*
Jun 10 O2 World Hamburg, Germany*
Jun 12 Fængslet – State Prison Open Air Horsens, Denmark*
Jun 13 Pustervik Gothenburg, Sweden*
Jun 14 Ericsson Globe Arena Stockholm, Sweden*
Jun 18 Royal Albert Hall London, UK*
Jun 20 Royal Albert Hall London, UK*
Jun 23 Le 106 Rouen, France*
Jun 25 LANXESS Arena Cologne, Germany*
Jun 27 Le Grand Rex Paris, France*
Jun 29 Piazza Napoleone Lucca, Italy*
Jun 30 SAP Arena Mannheim, Germany*
Jul 02 Kaufleuten Zürich, Switzerland
Jul 05 Kranhalle, Feierwerk Munich, Germany
Jul 12 Latitude Festival Suffolk, UK
Jul 12 Théâtres Romains De Fourvière Lyon, France
Jul 17 Brudenell Social Club Leeds, UK
Jul 26 Floyd Fest Floyd, VA, US
Jul 28 Newport Folk Festival Newport, RI, US
Aug 31 End of the Road Festival Salisbury, UK
Aug 31 Stradbally Hall Stradbally, Ireland
Sep 01 Moseley Folk Festival (day Tbc) Birmingham, UK
* – supporting Tom Petty

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