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Father John Misty, formerly of Fleet Foxes, in UT this weekend
First Published Nov 01 2012 10:38 am • Last Updated Nov 01 2012 10:38 am

Father John Misty is the stage name of Joshua Tillman, a former member of Fleet Foxes.

(In an odd coincidence, two other members of Fleet Foxes, who play in Poor Moon, will perform at The State Room the day before Tillman.)

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He has been recording solo releases of his experimental folk music for nearly a decade, but his recent release "Fear Fun" is his second as Father John Misty.

In a phone interview, he said he feels more creatively fulfilled than he has been in a while.

"It’s more like me enjoying myself," he said.

"Enjoying oneself, for me, is a barometric reading of [whether] what I’m doing is anything good."

Before writing "Fear Fun," Tillman went into seclusion along the California coast and wrote a novel that refocused his thoughts, he said.

"The novel was a chance to write with zero personal context," he said. "I wasn’t beholden to any stock-in-trade creative parameters. I got way outside that perspective."

Le Sera and Jeffertitties Nile are also on the bill.

When • Saturday, 9 p.m.

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Where • Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $13 at 24Tix

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