Har Mar Superstar
For those who don’t know, Har Mar is much more than a retro mall in the suburbs of St. Paul, MN. It is the namesake to one of the best on stage (and on twitter) performers of this decade. Sean Tillmann, aka; Har Mar Superstar, started his career in the Twin Cities’ based band Calvin Krime and later transitioned to R&B, finding his long awaited niche.
Har Mar’s music is catchy as hell. I remember driving through south Minneapolis when I first heard “No Chorus” —a 1.5 minute rap about avoiding a traffic ticket from a female cop through his sexual prowess. When the song ended my jaw was on the floor and I carried an expression of “What the hell just happened!” My second encounter with the Superstar was watching his “Power Lunch” video at Sound Unseen. It was officially on! I knew I needed to see this guy live!
Har Mar now lives in L.A. and I’m proud that he’s repping a strong Midwest vibe. I hadn’t seen him live since this summer’s lyn-lake festival so I was excited to watch him perform this past Friday at Spaceland in Silverlake where he’s been hosting a Minnesota showcase for the month of February. Be sure to check him out on Friday the 25th for the last installment.