Loaded with sardonic wit and world weariness, Father John Misty’s skeptical humor and hyper-intelligent, stream-of-conscious lyrics carve a seemingly unforced personality into his music. He’s funny, because he’s probably naturally funny. Smart, because he’s smart. Weird, because he’s weird. Like John Prine or Kurt Vonnegut, Father John Misty — aka Josh Tillman — is a contagious outsider, someone both a bit mysterious yet easy to relate to. And what that gives us is another singer/songwriter that’s not a mold of the past — and someone’s who’s probably too clever to be replicated in the future.
THURSDAY, OCT. 8Louisville Palace
8 p.m. | $25+