Jul 25, 2017

Father John Misty @ Metro Theatre

Josh Tillman, aka Father John Misty, is many, many things but above all he is a spectacular live performer. Captivating, mesmeric, witty, passionate. He has it all. He is also now a regular visitor to our shores, this tour being his fourth in the last five years. Sunday night he and his quality band played to a sold out Metro Theatre crowd and for nearly two hours he captivated us all with his brand of erudite folk and rock.

His third album 'Pure Comedy' was released earlier this year to great acclaim. It's a more sombre, considered affair, but ultimately a beautiful recording full of depth and wonder. This show would open with four songs from that very album including the title track. They sounded great and it was such a pleasure to hear them live for the first time. The show flowed beautifully mixing in old tunes with the new material. The band, now numbering six, was great. They provided a backdrop to the talents of frontman Tillman, who is very hard to keep your eyes off. He also provided a 'Q and A' before the encore and let us know that he would be back in February next year. Considering how great this show was that was great news indeed.  

Set List
Pure Comedy
Total Entertainment Forever
Things It Would Have Been Helpful to Know Before the Revolution
Ballad of the Dying Man
When You're Smiling and Astride Me
Strange Encounter
Nothing Good Ever Happens at the Goddamn Thirsty Crow
Funtimes in Babylon
Nancy From Now On
Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)
A Bigger Paper Bag
When the God of Love Returns There'll Be Hell to Pay
True Affection
Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
I Love You, Honeybear

Bored in the USA
The Memo
Real Love Baby
So I'm Growing Old on Magic Mountain
Holy Shit