PICS: Father John Misty at the Observatory North Park

Pure comedy: Father John Misty gave us 'total entertainment' at his two-night Observatory North Park stand on Oct. 5-6.

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Born Joshua Tillman, the alt-folk/pop frontman was actually battling a case of the flu during his SD shows -- but you wouldn't know it. Both of 'em were outstanding!
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Our photographer Allyson Ta was on-hand for his Oct. 5 set and he didn't disappoint. Known for his fiery performances as well as his highly humorous stage banter (for which he's made more than a few headlines over the last couple years), Tillman and his band tore through a 20-song set.
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Tillman's musical career kicked off when he moved to Seattle when he was 21. Eventually, a demo he made found its way to Damien Jurado, and Tillman started opening shows for him. As J. Tillman, he released eight studio albums between 2003 and 2010.
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The Father John Misty concept took off after Tillman, who joined Fleet Foxes as their drummer in 2008 for four years, released his debut album "Fear Fun" under his new moniker in 2012. It marked a drastic stylistic change for the singer/songwriter.
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He followed that album's critical/fan acclaim in 2015 with "I Love You, Honeybear" -- which brought him even more mainstream success worldwide. It was written largely about his relationship with his wife, photographer Emma Elizabeth Tillman (née Garr).
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After non-stop touring, Tillman released "Pure Comedy" in April of this year -- his third FJM studio album. Its release coincided with his Coachella 2017 performances (which featured an orchestra), as well as a much-talked-about appearance on "Saturday Night Live."
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Rumor has it he's already finished writing and recording his next album and is currently working on mixing the songs for an early 2018 release.
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During the Oct. 5 show, Father John Misty performed a set list that included: "Pure Comedy," "Total Entertainment Forever," "Things It Would Have Been Helpful to Know Before the Revolution"...
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"Ballad of the Dying Man," "Nancy From Now On," "Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)," "Nothing Good Ever Happens at the Goddamn Thirsty Crow"...
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"Only Son of a the Ladiesman," "When the God of Love Returns There'll Be Hell to Pay," "When You're Smiling and Astride Me," "This is Sally Hatchet," "The Night Josh Tillman Came to Our Apt"...
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Followed by "Bored in the USA," "The Memo," "I'm Writing a Novel," "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings," "I Love You, Honeybear," and a three-song encore consisting of "Real Love Baby," "So I'm Growing Old on Magic Mountain" and "Holy S---."
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