June 30, 2016

NXNE 2016: Father John Misty at The Portlands - Concert Pictures

Father John Misty at The Portlands for NXNE 2016 June 18, 2016 Photo by Roy Cohen for One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Father John Misty at The Portlands for NXNE 2016 June 18, 2016 Photo by Roy Cohen for One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Father John Misty at The Portlands for NXNE 2016 June 18, 2016 Photo by Roy Cohen for One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Father John Misty at The Portlands for NXNE 2016 June 18, 2016 Photo by Roy Cohen for One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Father John Misty at The Portlands for NXNE 2016 June 18, 2016 Photo by Roy Cohen for One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Father John Misty at The Portlands for NXNE 2016 June 18, 2016 Photo by Roy Cohen for One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Father John Misty at The Portlands for NXNE 2016 June 18, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Father John Misty at The Portlands for NXNE 2016 June 18, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Father John Misty at The Portlands for NXNE 2016 June 18, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Father John Misty at The Portlands for NXNE 2016 June 18, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Father John Misty at The Portlands for NXNE 2016 June 18, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Father John Misty at The Portlands for NXNE 2016 June 18, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography picturesFather John Misty at The Portlands for NXNE 2016 June 18, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Father John Misty at The Portlands for NXNE 2016 June 18, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Father John Misty at The Portlands for NXNE 2016 June 18, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Father John Misty at The Portlands for NXNE 2016 June 18, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Father John Misty at The Portlands for NXNE 2016 June 18, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Father John Misty at The Portlands for NXNE 2016 June 18, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
My mistake was the same as many others'. As a very peripheral listener, I was taking Father John Misty too seriously. Live on stage, the sardonic parody that J. Tillman is performing as Father John Misty becomes blatantly obvious. And it's at that point that it becomes a little puzzling that he and his band are headlining at a festival like NXNE's Portlands festival. Although I think that it's with the lights and dry ice and an audience hungry to worship at the altar of Father Misty that it all comes together as a rock spectacle and dare I say it, religious experience.

Photographer Roy Cohen and I made these pictures of the man, the myth, the legend, Father John Misty.

Give his music a spin, too. Some tunes from his setlist:

"Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings"

"Funtimes in Babylon"

"Nancy from Now On"

"Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)"

"Bored in the USA"

"I Love You Honeybear"

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