Review & Photos: The Walkmen, Father John Misty @ The Fillmore, 1/24/13

In some ways, pairing The Walkmen with Father John Misty is the perfect bill, as both acts have a similar two-bottles-of-wine flavor to them. From Joshua Tillman’s (aka Father John) gyrating hips, which call to mind a hippie impersonation of Mick Jagger, to Hamilton Leithauser’s comforting drawl, each band brought a level of confidence that invigorated Thursday night’s sold out crowd at The Fillmore. Current indie-folk darlings Father John Misty have found the sweet spot between try-too-hard Americana groups (see: Alabama Mumford Shakes) and the now defunct literary indie rock of bands like The Decemberists. Half the crowd appeared to [...]

The Walkmen announce tour with Father John Misty with 1/24/13 stop at The Fillmore, release live videos & new 7"

The Walkmen recently announced a ten-date tour of North America with Father John Misty, including a gig at The Fillmore here in San Francisco. The Washington, D.C.-native quintet kicks things off with a January 11th show in Philly, where some band members now live, before Father John (the current solo moniker of Joshua Tillman) joins them in Montreal a few days later. The tour arrives at the corner of Fillmore and Geary on January 24th. In addition to the tour announcement, The Walkmen dropped a healthy serving of new live and studio material. They premiered three videos from their June [...]

The Walkmen – "Blue Turns To Grey" (Rolling Stones cover)

The Walkmen have had a good summer -- their sixth full-length album Heaven came out in June to much acclaim, and they had a packed touring summer (including an appearance at the fast-approaching Outside Lands Music Festival). Never ones to shy away from a guitar ballad, The Walkmen recently put out a spot-on cover of The Rolling Stones' 1965-hit "Blue Turns to Grey." Appearing on The Stones' album December's Children (And Everybody's), the track is a great example of the more pop-rock side of the British Invasion, dirtied up and blues-downed just enough by Mick Jagger's distinct vocals. Walkmen frontman [...]

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