Sean Tillmann has been making records under the name Har Mar Superstar since 1999. Under the Har Mar moniker Sean has gone through a plethora of phases ranging from fun-loving beats-based music pioneer (he and Peaches shared stages early on) to angry arena crowd opener (public lewdness police records to prove it) to soul music crooner.
For years, Tillmann was an artist’s artist when The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Gossip, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and many other legends decided to collaborate and/ or take him on tour.
After living in LA and NYC for 12 years, Sean moved back to Minneapolis, MN. With the help of Chris Bierden (Polica, Bye Bye 17), Ryan McMahon (Har Mar, Lizzo), Matt Sweeney (Chavez, Adele, Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash, Cat Stevens), and Ryan Olson (Polica, Marijuana Deathsquads) Har Mar Superstar’s album “Best Summer Ever” was born.
Best Summer Ever is a slow burner with many ballads, dance-able tracks, and co-writes. Long-time friend Julian Casablancas (Cult Records founder, The Strokes), Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, Erykah Badu, Voidz, Weezer), and Tillmann worked very closely to make the concept happen. Karen O, Matt Sweeney, and James Levy (Reputante, Lolawolf) all helped write songs on the record. Bobby Charles wrote “I Hope”. “Youth Without Love” was a demo written by Julian that was sitting around that Har Mar fell in love with, so they made it for the record.
Look out for Har Mar Superstar, now fronting a six-piece band complete with horns, touring worldwide this year. The live show has always been a fun, sweat-soaked celebration of joy.
Don’t fake your love.
Thurs, Aug 11- Duluth, MN @ Red Herring w/ Tickle Torture & Catsax
Sat, Aug 13- Eau Claire, WI @ Eaux Claires Festival
Sat Aug 20 – Apple Valley, MN @ MN Zoo
Fri, Oct 21 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme*
Sat, Oct 22 – Akron, OH @ Musica*
Sun, Oct 23 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom*
Mon, Oct 24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts*
Tue, Oct 25 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat*
Wed, Oct 26 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall*
Thu, Oct 27 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café*
Fri, Oct 28 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge*
Sat, Oct 29 – Springfield, MO @ Club at Classic Rock Coffee*
Sun, Oct 30 – Iowa, City IA @ Gabe’s*
Mon, Oct 31- TBA
Tue, Nov 1 – Lincoln, NE @ Vega*
Wed, Nov 2 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater*
Thu, Nov 3 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro*
Fri, Nov 4 – Missoula, MT @ Palace Lounge*
Sat, Nov 5 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile*
Sun, Nov 6 – Portland, OR @ Dantes*
Mon, Nov 7 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel*
Weds, Nov 9- TBA*
Thu, Nov 10 – Ventura, CA @ The Garage*
Fri, Nov 11 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah*
Sat, Nov 12 – Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar & Billiards*
Sun, Nov 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex*
Mon, Nov 14 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
Tue, Nov 15 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
Wed, Nov 16 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Thu, Nov 17 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Fri, Nov 18 – Austin, TX @ Continental Club
Sat, Nov 19 – Austin, TX @ Continental Club
Sun, Nov 20- TBA
Mon, Nov 21 – Little Rock, AR @ Stickyz Rock n Roll Chicken Shack
Tue, Nov 22 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
Thurs, Nov 25- TBA
* = Sweet Spirit are main support