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Thursday, April 13, 2017, 10:00 AM, The Current's presale
Friday, April 14, 2017, 10:00 AM, Public onsale
The Current's presale runs Thursday, April 13, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. CDT; password = thecurrent
The artist Josh Tillman has released Pure Comedy, his third album under another name that he is commonly known by: Father John Misty. The songs portrays a rather dark humor throughout. Unafraid to expose the atrocities of existence, Misty’s lyrics will make you stop and think. In “Ballad of the Dying Man”, he discusses society’s obsession with critiquing and judging one another. This harsh reality fully manifests towards the end of the song with the lyrics: “Eventually the dying man takes his final breath/But first checks his newsfeed to see what he’s ‘bout to miss/And it occurs to him a little late in the game/We leave as clueless as we came”. If you’re looking for a new perspective on some all too common issues, Father John Misty’s music, and this show, may be one to check out.