9:30 Club Concerts

Father John Misty @ 9:30 Club

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WASHINGTON, DC - May 16th  2013 -  Joshua Tillman  currently touring and performing under the pseudonym Father John Misty plays to a sold-out crowd at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. Tillman, formerly the drummer of Fleet Fixes, has released a number of solo albums, but 2012's Fear Fun was the first under the Father John Misty moniker.  (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

J. Tillman, aka Father John Misty, is nothing if not entertaining. He’s quite charming on stage and an able and willing frontman. He had a sold-out crowd at the 9:30 Club eating out of his hand last week in no time at all. And best of all, he lets photographers shoot his entire show! Due to my deadline and not wanting to edit any more photos than I needed to, I only stuck around for five or six songs before I left, but having that option is REALLY nice.

WASHINGTON, DC - May 16th  2013 -  Joshua Tillman  currently touring and performing under the pseudonym Father John Misty plays to a sold-out crowd at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. Tillman, formerly the drummer of Fleet Fixes, has released a number of solo albums, but 2012's Fear Fun was the first under the Father John Misty moniker.  (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

WASHINGTON, DC - May 16th  2013 -  Joshua Tillman  currently touring and performing under the pseudonym Father John Misty plays to a sold-out crowd at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. Tillman, formerly the drummer of Fleet Fixes, has released a number of solo albums, but 2012's Fear Fun was the first under the Father John Misty moniker.  (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

WASHINGTON, DC - May 16th  2013 -  Joshua Tillman  currently touring and performing under the pseudonym Father John Misty plays to a sold-out crowd at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. Tillman, formerly the drummer of Fleet Fixes, has released a number of solo albums, but 2012's Fear Fun was the first under the Father John Misty moniker.  (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

Shooting Notes: Tillman moves around the stage a lot, so be prepared. Lights for this show were pretty good by 9:30 Club standard, but Tillman’s hair had a tendency to fall down in his eyes while he was singing. Be sure to bring a wide lens if you want full body or 3/4 shots as he stays near the front of the stage for the most part. As I said before, you’re allowed to shoot the entire show (or at least we were). 

WASHINGTON, DC - May 16th  2013 -  Joshua Tillman  currently touring and performing under the pseudonym Father John Misty plays to a sold-out crowd at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. Tillman, formerly the drummer of Fleet Fixes, has released a number of solo albums, but 2012's Fear Fun was the first under the Father John Misty moniker.  (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

WASHINGTON, DC - May 16th  2013 -  Joshua Tillman  currently touring and performing under the pseudonym Father John Misty plays to a sold-out crowd at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. Tillman, formerly the drummer of Fleet Fixes, has released a number of solo albums, but 2012's Fear Fun was the first under the Father John Misty moniker.  (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

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    Photos of Father John Misty in DC | Kyle Gustafson Photography
    April 10, 2015 at 6:18 am

    […] improved as a performer since his last tour. Visually, this show left a lot to be desired. His last show at the 9:30 had great lighting and a photo pit. This show has neither. I get the “No Photography” […]

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