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August 12, 2022

…The Next 20th Century

By: Laurie Gallardo

Photography: by Ward & Kweskin.

Perhaps there are a few noticeable stylistic differences in Father John Misty‘s fifth studio release, Chloë and The Next 20th Century, compared to previous FJM albums, but is it so removed from that magic spun by Josh Tillman? For example, “I Love You, Honeybear” (2015), is a swooning ballad with enough lush arrangements to make it a cinematic dream. Perhaps Chloë may be a departure in scale, considering some of the orchestral moments fit for an old Hollywood motion picture, as in today’s AMM featured track “Funny Girl,” or even the sensuous Bossa Nova coolness of “Olvidado (Otro Momento).” It feels like it comes from a different era. But that theatricality has always been an essential part of each Misty story. Chloë simply reveals another side to Tillman’s talents as a musician. Of course, the powerful narrator telling those stories makes them as vivid and enticing as ever…

Prepare to be drawn in. Father John Misty performs in Austin tonight, Friday August 12, at The Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the bill includes a set by London-based artist Suki Waterhouse.


October 30, 2023


Genesis Owusu returns to Austin to perform tomorrow night at Empire Garage.


October 28, 2023

LEVITATION: Saturday and Sunday

AMM picks for LEVITATION weekend, including Amyl & The Sniffers, Durand Jones, Altin Gün and more.


October 27, 2023

LEVITATION: Friday & Saturday

The AMM’s LEVITATION 2023 picks for Fri/Sat, including Alan Palomo, Allah-Las, Queen Serene and more.


October 26, 2023

So Very Curious, Indeed

A Curious Mix of People book launch reunion show, Saturday at The Parlor on Guadalupe.


October 25, 2023

Friday at Radio East

Black Live Music Fund & Radio East present a DAWA benefit with Latasha Lee and Blakchyl.


October 24, 2023

The Returner

Allison Russell brings The Returner Tour to 3Ten tomorrow night.


October 23, 2023

Haunt Me and Dark Shadows

Cover your neck. Or don’t. It’s the Goth Gala tonight at Sagebrush, with Haunt Me, and a screening of the original ‘House of Dark Shadows.’


October 21, 2023

Bienvenido al Laboratorio

Carrie Rodriguez’ LABORATORIO at Stateside on Sunday, with Angélica Garcia & Cat Cardenas.