An Earful: Father John Misty's new LP, Kanye West and Taylor Swift to collab, USF calls for local bands & more

Newsy bits and goings-on in the music world.


Much has happened this week in the world of music. Here are some things we find noteworthy:

Father John Misty’s I Love You, Honeybear is out just in time for Valentine’s Day. How sweet.

The one-time drummer of Fleet Foxes, Joshua Tillman, has established himself as both a separate and equal entity to the folk giants in his second album as Father John Misty. So far, critics have received I Love You, Honeybear — which takes you on a soulful, psychedelic voyage reminiscent of Iron & Wine's Kiss Each Other Clean — with wide open arms. The Guardian ranked it with a perfect 5 out of 5 stars, while Pitchfork.com chimed in with a high 8.8 rating. 

The album is clearly inspired by his marriage to photographer Emma Elizabeth Tillman. But is funnyman and satirist J Tillman’s latest album sincere? You be the judge; album stream below along with some more news and video bits from the week that passed...

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Oh, how things change.

Almost six years ago, Kanye notoriously snatched the mic from Taylor Swift during the MTV Video Music Awards. Now they’ll be sharing one.

Kanye told Ryan Seacrest in a recent interview that he and Swift are “definitely going to go in” and collaborate. He also cleared the air between him and Beck, claiming that the voices in his head told him to grab the mic from Beck as a joke. But Kanye conquered Kanye and changed his mind at the last second.

Take a listen to the whole interview here:


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From What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? to Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job, John C. Reilly has proven himself to be a versatile actor.

But did you know he was a musician as well?

Last week, John Reilly & Friends debuted on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert. Reilly flexed his singing and guitar chops as the five-piece huddled around one microphone and played a few traditional folk hymns. The result was a truly angelic performance. Check it out below.


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And finally...

A CALL FOR LOCAL BANDS


Last month, Beef O’ Brady’s at the University of South Florida campus launched its new Beef’s Band Series. Every Tuesday night from 8 to 9:30 p.m., local talent hits the stage and connects with new fans, students and friends.

Did I mention the appetizers are half-priced?

Locals are encouraged to come hang out and enjoy a night of free music and cheap food.

The place is also seeking some fresh sounds. If you or someone you know may be interested in playing at Beef O’ Brady’s in USF’s Marshall Student Center, contact Ashley Horowitz, the Director of Marketing of USF Dining, at 813-974- 8372.


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