Father John Misty

Father John Misty preaches to the millennial choir at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House

With a nihilist's sneer and the aesthetic of an H&M scarecrow, Josh Tillman's Father John Misty might be the ultimate millennial totem. Was Misty purposefully undermining the stuffy powers that be by swinging the doors of Denver's $92 million opera house open to feisty twenty-somethings looking to cross "vape in an opera house" off their quarter-life bucket list on Saturday and Sunday?

Father John Misty at the Ogden Theatre in Denver (photos, review)

Was Father John Misty banning photography or allowing photography at the Ogden Theatre on Thursday? That was the question on the sold out crowd's mind as they reluctantly held up phones to snap pictures of the band in front of the neon, heart sign that flashed between "No" and "Photography." For nearly two hours on Thursday, Father John Misty, and its charismatic leader Josh Tillman proved that the sophomore slump isn't always a fact.

Father John Misty’s “long con”

As hard as it is to get the spotlight, artists do anything to keep it. Contracted performances, custom merchandise, music videos -- it's all a part of the game for the marquee label musician. For Josh Tillman, it isn't a question of whether he'll meet these obligations; it's how he'll subvert them in the process.

Father John Misty, “I Love You Honeybear” review: Trading one-liners for sincerity

From the first song of his debut album, “Fear Fun,” singer-songwriter Father John Misty (née Josh Tillman) proved an immediately intriguing character. With the charisma of a preacher and a comedian’s sense of delivery, Tillman waxed existential to the sounds of his then-home of Laurel Canyon, a semi-mythical L.A. neighborhood that inspired the likes of Joni Mitchell, CSNY and Jackson Browne.