Feb 3, 2018

Father John Misty @ Enmore Theatre

Father John Misty, otherwise known as Josh Tillman, is the consummate performer. Engaging, passionate, funny and a voice as pure as you would find. And even though this would be the sixth time that I have seen him live I don't think I would ever tire of seeing him live. He is just that good!

Wednesday night at the Enmore Theatre was yet another magical show. Song after song of melody and beauty. This show was a little different from his show just last July. That show was very heavy on his latest album in 'Pure Comedy'. This show differed in starting out with a swag of great songs from his first two albums. Particularly happy with the choice of  'Only Son of the Ladiesman'. It wasn't until the tenth song that we heard a 'Pure Comedy' cut in the shape of the mesmeric 'Total Entertainment Forever'. All in all it was a great set list showing all of his skills as a performer, songwriter and singer. We even received an 'acceptance speech' for his Grammy Award for Best Packaging won during the week. As expected it was cutting and sarcastic and funny. Judging by some of the comments on the internet I think many people misread Josh Tillman. I just don't think they get satire. He is super intelligent and super caring. It's just all done through a layer of sarcasm and comedy. They mistake confidence for arrogance. I welcome it. It's what makes him such a magnetic performer. One never to be missed.

Set List
I Love You, Honeybear
Nancy From Now On
Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)
Only Son of the Ladiesman
Misty's Nightmares 1 & 2
The Night Josh Tillman Came to Our Apt.
Funtimes in Babylon
Strange Encounter
Nothing Good Ever Happens at the Goddamn Thirsty Crow
Total Entertainment Forever
Bored in the USA
Things It Would Have Been Helpful to Know Before the Revolution
Ballad of the Dying Man
True Affection
I'm Writing a Novel
Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
Pure Comedy

When You're Smiling and Astride Me
Real Love Baby
So I'm Growing Old on Magic Mountain
Holy Shit
The Ideal Husband


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