John Misty

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    Did Beck's Band (and Hat) Upstage Him on SNL?

    We all get by with a little help from our friends, but surprise cameos during the musical guest performances on Saturday Night Live don't happen all too frequently. The Imagine Dragons/Kendrick Lamar reprise was a welcome one when they played SNL last month, and that had more to do with Kendrick sav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    How To Maximize Your CMJ Experience

    It's that time of year again where the venues of New York City--in particular, the Lower East Side and Williamsburg--are flush with eager music fans hoping to catch a secret show with an artist they love or discover their new favorite band from Iceland/the UK/New Zealand/etc. The CMJ Music Marathon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Insert Happy Marriage Pun Here: A Blissful Union For Matrimony's Big Label Debut

    A strong Bonnaroo showing is one thing. A supporting gig with Alabama Shakes is another. But for Matrimony, the latest roots-stomp act to hail from south of the Mason Dixon line, their debut EP and its forthcoming full-length foil out on Columbia Records may be the crowning achievements of their car ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    How to Enjoy a Music Festival: A Handy Guide

    It's June, which means we're smack in the middle of music festival season: SXSW and Coachella are distant memories at this point, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza are on the horizon and New York City's own Governors Ball is set to decimate Randall's Island this coming weekend. (Oh, yeah. And our own 4Knots ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    What Is Ayahuasca and Why Is Everyone Singing About It?

    Ever heard of ayahuasca? It's an ancient medicinal plant that has become trendy of late. It's not uncommon to overhear ladies at Soho House discussing their transcendental experience with the substance, which is consumed as a thick, almost chocolatey tea and comes from the Amazon, where it has been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    PHOTOS: The People of Googa Mooga

    Q: What's wet, sound-tracked by the condescending between-song banter from Father John Misty and contains a ton of bacon? A: Great GoogaMooga Saturday! Here now, photos of the beautiful, well-fed attendees. All photos Laura June Kirsch.

  • Voice Choices

    May 8, 2013


    A music festival with fantastic food? Done

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Har Mar Superstar Brings in Doomtree's Mike Mictlan for Last Fridays

    For over a decade, Har Mar Superstar has been one of music's most consistently entertaining cult favorites. He's currently busier than ever, recently announcing his new album Bye Bye 17 in-between hosting his Nocturnal Emotions podcast and curating his monthly Last Fridays residency at the Knitting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Defend Your Ballot: Rob Harvilla, Pazz and Jop 2012 Contributor

    You can't really know where you're headed unless you know where you've been. For that reason, we're taking a look back at Pazz & Jop 2012 to drill down into the ballots of contributors and voters who participated. Maybe amongst the rubble we'll find clues about what lies ahead for music lovers in 20 ... More >>

  • Music

    January 16, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Get To Know Father John Misty, Whoever He Is

    Josh Tillman's somewhere in Lawrence, Kansas, explaining to me over the phone how Jesus, God and Satan are just symbols. "But they're not symbols for me," he says, emphasizing for me. "They're symbols for mankind, and as such, I can make them do and say whatever I want. I can take these huge, heavy, ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 9, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 18, 2012

    Nas Takes Illmatic To Texas As South By Southwest Comes To An End

    Before the 2012 edition of South By Southwest blows out of town, allow Village Voice Media's editors to share their favorite moments from the festival's fourth, and final, day.