Father John Misty

Josh Tillman issued a handful of solo albums before spending four years drumming and occasionally singing with Fleet Foxes, helping forge their atmospheric, Pacific Northwestern chamber folk-pop. Tillman then headed south, wandered into Laurel Canyon, absorbed the psychedelic remnants of '70s boho central, and emerged with a new alter-ego, Father John Misty. Ministering to a congregation of peculiar characters ("living on amusement rides") conjured on last year's Fear Fun, Tillman as Misty roams a surreal Hieronymus Bosch-meets-Richard Brautigan realm peppered with dark humor, talking dogs, cemetery forays, monkeys, dune buggies, skewed identities, magic mushrooms, and other mischief. 18+.
Tue., May 21, 7 p.m., 2013

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701 1st Ave. N.
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