Just a few days after MusicScenePDX was able to enjoy the crooning of Father John Misty, we here in the land of Prince were able to enjoy the musical arrangement of what we can only describe as: Musically Ingenuous.
There is something to say about seeing a how a local or national act comes in and plays at the historical First Ave (even the smaller, yet equally historical stage) and Father John Misty lived up to what we were asking for. There haven’t been many places who haven’t caught on to the J. Tillman’s (yes, that J. Tillman from Fleet Foxes) new act and all the reviews have been good. Mine won’t be much different with the exception that I was completely drawn in and amazed at just how good Father John Misty was.
With a band that could live up to Tillman’s energy on stage, Father John Misty tore up what Har Mar Superstar started. With confidence and experience, Tillman gave Minneapolis a show that they were not expecting. Loud, on key, tight and did I mention loud, Father John Misty created a set that many of us wanted to hear more of. Tillman and Father John Misty are a no-nonsense, let us rock your face off, if you don’t like us you can leave, original style of rock that most bands can only try and fake.
Tip to the wise, if Father John Misty is headed your way, see them…just don’t stand too close to the speakers.
I was only able to catch what I can assume was the second half of their set (3.5 songs) but what I saw, I don’t think I could forget if I even wanted to; not in a bad way. A band all over the place and playing music that couldn’t be stuck into one genre, Har Mar Superstar gave 7th Street Entry something they were not use to.
Look, if I saw anyone from Har Mar Superstar walking down the streets, there is no way I would say to myself, ‘I bet that dude is in a band.’ More like: ‘I bet that dude is a train conductor or elementary school janitor’ and I mean that in the nicest way possible. Musically, Har Mar Superstar was completely unique and something I had never been offered in live music before. Would I see them again, honestly, yes.