Former Fleet Foxes drummer J.Tillman (aka Father John Misty) continues to build his live audience after a year on tour. We first saw Tillman’s bitter Brooklyn performance last spring at the 200-capacity Knitting Factory. The following Fall, Father John Misty filled the 600-capacity Music Hall of Williamsburg. And here we are almost a year later, and he has now sold out Webster Hall, a New York venue boasting a near-1400 capacity.
The show was nothing short of enthralling, as Tillman danced, crawled around on stage, offered flu shots mixed with cocaine, and disguised some commentary on religion with a story about cupcakes. The highlights of the night were personal favorite “Nancy From Now On” and the epic closer “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings.” The band experienced a small technical issue during the opening of the latter but covered it up rather well and went full-on into one of the best tracks of 2012. Tillman played with his lyrics in some songs, adding something new for avid FJM fans and repeat attendees. You can check out some of Tillman’s dance moves below [courtesy of Jason Miller].