Published Jul 07, 2013If anyone was still wondering if it was a good idea for singer-songwriter Joshua Tillman to leave Fleet Foxes, they found their answer Saturday night. Traipsing around the stage like the second coming of Jim Morrison, Tillman and his merry pranksters delivered a flawless set focusing exclusively on his Father John Misty debut Fear Fun. Starting things off with album opener "Funtimes in Babylon," Tillman enraptured the sizeable crowd, gyrating and accentuating his narrative-heavy folk rock with spastic body movements resembling a fully-clothed burlesque dancer.
Of course, the musician-cum-comedian's set wouldn't be complete without his brand of poignant sarcasm, making fun of a casino sponsored tent on the festival grounds, asking if the VIP section was filled with millionaires and referring to himself as a "dove of weird bisexual folk rock" in comparison to fellow performers the Eagles of Death Metal. Finishing things off with an extended rendition of Oasis-indebted thumper "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings," Tillman swerved like a split personality before shaking hands with the crowd and walking behind the stage like a manic-depressive Bugs Bunny.
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