Facetious lyrics, a droll take on popular American culture and a penchant for crooning forehead to forehead to unsuspecting ladies in the front row. This was my Saturday night, how was yours?
I had the pleasure of seeing Father John Misty, aka Josh Tillman, in Berlin recently at Neukölln’s famed Heimathafen concert hall. Having seen him play at Australia’s Splendour in the Grass festival as well as at Terminal 5 in New York City – read my review of that gig here – Father John was every bit as titillating third time round.
Aside from charming the pants off every lady in the audience – almost literally, at one point I swear I saw a bra fly on stage – Tillman has the kind of voice and stage presence that can’t be ignored. Touting his sophomore album I Love You, Honeybear, everyone from “white Jesus” to valley girls with “petty vogue ideas” were fair game for the charmingly caustic lines Father John has come to be known for.
Masked by folk melodies and Tillman’s impressive vocal range, you’d almost be forgiven for missing the supreme sarcasm and cheeky grin infused in the Father John Misty character.
Thanks to my friend and talented photographer Oli Winkler, who got us front row spots and captured the evening. Check out his shots below and on his website www.oliwinkler.de.
Photography by Oli Winkler.