When: Sat., Sept. 22, 7 p.m.
Justin Tillman (aka Father John Misty) wants people to put down their damn cellphones and live in the moment already — especially at his concerts, where he's been known to call people out for constantly filming and photographing. Much of what the singer-songwriter does (on stage or otherwise) comes off as sarcastic, but with the cellphone thing he has strong convictions. Since 2012, the former Fleet Foxes drummer has moved listeners in often uncomfortable and poetically beautiful prose to fully examine their lives. His sparse new record, God's Favorite Customer, which he wrote over a month's time while hiding out at a hotel, continues his progression as an artist unafraid to make people think. (Laura Morrison)