John Misty

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    February 25, 2014

    Jonathan Wilson May be the Only Thing Erykah Badu and Jackson Browne Have in Common

    At 39, Jonathan Wilson has already accomplished more than many people twice his age. As a musician, he has worked with everyone from Jackson Browne to Dallas' own Erykah Badu. Wilson has also produced recording sessions for the likes of Glen Campbell, Dawes and Father John Misty. And as a solo perfo ... More >>

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    July 2, 2013

    The Fifteen Restaurants and Bars in DFW That Play the Best Music

    Many moons ago, I worked at an Applebee's Bar & Grill. It's been a while since I threw in the apron, but to this day I still cannot listen to a handful of songs that were on a torturous loop at the neighborhood bar and grill, including "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles, "Joy to the World" ... More >>

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    June 26, 2013

    Macklemore, Beyonce, Mumford & Sons, Miranda Lambert, The National and More Top Show Announcements

    OK, one of two things must have happened while I was on vacation this past weekend: Either all music promoters in the world decided to have an official Fire Under Ass Conference, or there's something in the pop star Kool-Aid, because we just got shipped over a mountain of show announcements that I'd ... More >>

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    May 7, 2013

    Father John Misty, Granada Theater, 5-6-13

    Last night in Dallas there was a man seemingly comprised entirely of hips, the James Brown of Americana-folk, Mr. Father John Misty. He glided across the stage of the Granada Theater crotch-first, the first man to perfect the penis-led moonwalk. It was as if he was comprised only of the finest, slin ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013

    Ten Must-See Concerts in DFW This Week: May 2-8

    Ringing in your first week of May is a week of music that's as diverse as it gets. We've got everything from Rodriguez, the legendary musician and subject of the Oscar-winning documentary Searching for Sugarman, to the Dwarves, a group of disgusting punk badboys. Get a taste for them by watching cli ... More >>

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    February 20, 2013

    The Grammys are Good for Something, at Least: Dallas Record Stores Get a Sales Bump

    This is not your everyday Billboard chart. Each week, we'll tell you which bands are selling in the fine record shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where we consumers of music have impeccable taste. CD Source owner Lance Price says the Grammys still seem to be effecting who is rising to the t ... More >>

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    January 30, 2013

    Father John Misty, Jim James, Cannibal Corpse and More of This Week's Show Announcements

    Father John Misty Monday, May 6, at Granada Theater It's no news that J. Tillman has had many musical past lives, including a short-lived stint with the Fleet Foxes, but after the release of Fear Fun last summer, the first album under his moniker Father John Misty, he's perhaps never been more at ho ... More >>

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    January 23, 2013

    Yo La Tengo, A$AP Rocky and Deftones: This Week's DFW Bestsellers

    This is not your everyday Bilboard chart. Each week, we'll tell you what bands are selling in the fine record shops in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, where we consumers of music have impeccable taste. This week's sales at CD Source reflect some of Dallas' upcoming shows: P!nk's Truth About Love T ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012
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    December 19, 2012

    My First Show: Best of 2012 Edition

    We decided to check back in with some of the people we interviewed this year for My First Show, and ask about favorite concerts, records, and most-wanted Christmas gifts. Bad Design's Steven Altuna takes the cake for best answer for a Christmas wish. What was the best show you saw this year? Evan ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    Day One Aboard the S.S. Coachella: Father John Misty May or May Not Have Vomited, and More

    By Liz Tracy The S.S. Coachella set out to sea rather unceremoniously. There weren't horns, not a streamer in sight, and no one smashed bottles against the body of the ship. But we'd all been aboard the Celebrity Silhouette for about four hours at that point, and Father John Misty was launching ... More >>

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    December 11, 2012

    Ten of the Best Concerts of 2012

    There were too many great performances this year, in venues big and small, by acts local and national, to thoroughly cover within the confines of a blog post. This year's DOMA showcase (self-indulgence alert!) provided some transcendent local sets, we had a wealth of great festival acts to consider, ... More >>

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    October 15, 2012

    ACL 2012: Sunday's 10 Best & Funniest Moments at Zilker

    The rains came early on Sunday morning, but by the time the ACL opened up for business before noon, there was hardly a cloud in the sky, making for an extremely warm and muddy day. The biggest acts of the day -- Red Hot Chili Peppers, Iggy & the Stooges, Crystal Castles, and the Avett Brothers -- he ... More >>

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    October 14, 2012

    The Nine Best and Funniest Moments from Saturday at ACL 2012

    The return of terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad rain made Saturday a muddy but fun mess. Thankfully, the downpours didn't dampen the spirits of the crowd on day two of ACL, but it did seem to thin out the herds. Aside from remembering how to walk in inches-deep goop like we did back at the Dillo ... More >>

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    September 5, 2012

    The Six Best Concerts of the Summer

    See also: Ten of August's best music photos This summer's musical choices have been made. Our thighs have been chafed from festivals, our livers raked over the fiery coals, our eardrums gently caressed. And now, as we drift into the last quarter of the year, we're taking one look back at some of o ... More >>

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    July 24, 2012

    Ten Awesome Show Announcements: Father John Misty, A$AP Rocky, New Order, Deerhoof and More

    Father John MistyTuesday, October 16, at House Of BluesJosh Tillman's debut as Father John Misty, Fear Fun, is already penciled in many music critics' 2012 best-of lists. Reports about his May show at Sons of Hermann Hall were excellent. We can only expect this show to be just as solid.

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    May 28, 2012

    The Best Music Photos from Memorial Day Weekend

    Let the wild rumpus begin, Dallas. You had a buzzing, humming, sexy weekend of music. Like, a real luxury yacht of fiery shows. There's more to come to this summer, of course, with KXT's Summer Cut up next weekend (Mmm...Flaming Lips). Somewhere in the crowds for Homegrown Fest, FLOAT, The Darkness, ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012
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    May 24, 2012

    Just Who Is Father John Misty?

    Josh Tillman, the man behind Father John Misty, a moniker he says is completely arbitrary, seems set on confounding his audience. Judging by the reaction he's getting, his plan is working. Tillman is in Los Angeles, packing up after the previous night's show and getting ready to hit the road in sup ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012

    16 Memorial Day Weekend Shows: Homegrown Festival, Father John Misty, Float and More

    Homegrown Music & Art FestivalSaturday, May 26, at Main Street Garden ParkFor the third annual installment of Homegrown Music & Arts Festival, the margins for bands have expanded to include all Texas acts. So this year's bill will feature Black Joe Lewis, Hayes Carll, Octopus Project and man ... More >>

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    May 22, 2012

    ACL 2012 Announced: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young, Iggy & the Stooges and More

    The Austin City Limits Music Festival line-up was announced at midnight, and I'm kind of miffed that RHCP are billed above Neil Young. Beyond that, you've got the usual ACL formula: the top tier of tried and true go-to festival acts (no surprise seeing the Black Keys or Jack White on this bill).Then ... More >>

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    March 22, 2012
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    March 20, 2012

    A Sucker For Your Marketing: A Conversation

    When Observer Web Editor Nick Rallo and I shuffled down to SXSW last week, we both noticed the same thing: The somewhat icky marketing that seems to have inundated the Austin music festival, to the point where even the fans themselves were part of the brand. Here's an excerpt of a conversation we ha ... More >>

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    March 18, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Saturday 3/17/2012

    So, we come to it: the end of all things. Four days of madness, Doritos, Skrillex and finally, St. Patrick's Day. Before we bid SXSW 2012 farewell, allow us to share our favorite moments from SXSW day four. Later, we'll let you know which shows weren't so hot. Find our favorites below, and if there ... More >>

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    March 7, 2012

    Spoon, Jane's Addiction and This Week's Show Announcements

    ‚ÄčIt's been quite a few years since Austin's Spoon played an open-to-the-public show in Dallas. Odd considering that most notable Austin acts play in Dallas at least a few times a year. But that's what makes this show announcement so special. On Thursday, April 12, Spoon will perform at Granada The ... More >>