Photos: Father John Misty at the Greek Theatre

Father John Misty (photo by David Benjamin)

Friday the 13th is typically associated with superstitious dread and fear of venturing into the outside world. But Josh Tillman’s Father John Misty assuaged the large crowd attending his Greek Theatre show, performing over two hours of romantically existential music spanning the band’s catalog. At one point he mentioned how he spotted some friends of his who don’t know him as a performer (… somehow), and that the concept had been mostly “abstract” before last night. They certainly received the best initiation, one that didn’t end in catastrophe or a dark cloud of bad luck. Weyes Blood opened to a small crowd. A shame, because the artist delivered an excellent set.

Setlist: Pure Comedy, Total Entertainment Forever, Things It Would Have Been Helpful to Know Before the Revolution, Ballad of the Dying Man, Nancy From Now On, Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins), Strange Encounter, Nothing Good Ever Happens at the Goddamn Thirsty Crow, When the God of Love Returns There’ll Be Hell to Pay, When You’re Smiling And Astride Me, True Affection, Only Son of the Ladiesman, Birdie, This is Sally Hatchet, Bored in the U.S.A., The Memo, I’m Writing a Novel, Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
I Love You, Honeybear. Encore: In Twenty Years or So. Real Love Baby, So I’m Growing Old on Magic Mountain, Holy Shit, The Ideal Husband

Photos by David Benjamin