father john misty

Father John Misty Concert at The Hollywood Bowl

As part of KCRW's World Festival and kicking off their 2018 World Tour, Father John Misty played at the Hollywood Bowl Sunday night. Josh Tillman - the much-discussed singer/songwriter of the band - brought the sounds of his short (the album comes in at under 40 minutes), but melancholily-sweet new release, God's Favorite Customer, to the masses. With a sonic landscape that's always reminded me of Elton John and a live performance as flawless as one you'd expect from the seasoned piano man, the only hang ups of the show fell on the crowd. The lone woman standing (completely still, not even dancing) and obscuring the view of the boxes behind her, the cluster of young children running up an down the aisle engaged in a screaming match. These distractions tarnished what was a perfect performance. Then again, these festering sores of the evening lent themselves all too well to the egotistical cynicism so present in Tillman's lyrics.

If you missed this stop, Father John Misty is on tour across the US and Europe through mid November including a stops at Riot Fest and ACL.

Shot for Grimy Goods. Click the photos to scroll through them big. To see photos I shot when Father John Misty played Pure Comedy in Houston last October, click here.

Father John Misty Concert at White Oak Music Hall

Not too long ago, I had a dream Josh Tillman of Father John Misty and I were sat outside the darkroom of my Stanford film photography class deep in conversation waiting for our prints to dry. He was dressed in all white, a solid six inches shorter than myself, and never took off his sunglasses. The details of our conversation have dissolved, like most details of dreams.

A couple nights ago I got to spend some more time with Father John Misty and my camera; this time on the White Oak Music Hall lawn. Check out the shots below.