The most entertaining dance party of the year is coming up on Monday, March 10 in Fayetteville.
That’s the evening that Har Mar Superstar will return to town for the first time in a long time for a show at The Lightbulb Club.
For those who aren’t familiar, Har Mar Superstar began around 2000 as a kind of alter ego for Sean Tillmann, a mild-mannered Minnesota native and frontman for the indie band Sean Na Na, who was looking for to play R&B music.
The resulting sound – and the flamboyant, half-naked persona he created to perform it – blew up pretty quickly after that.
Since then, Har Mar Superstar has released five full-length albums, and written songs for pop stars like The Cheetah Girls and Jennifer Lopez. When his song Tall Boy was rejected by Brittany Spears, he recorded it for himself and released it on his 2009 album, Dark Touches, propelling his celebrity even further.
He’s been in a handful of movies and TV shows. Last fall, his hometown of Minneapolis declared Sept. 20, 2013 Har Mar Superstar Day.
He’s kind of a big deal.
His latest album Bye Bye 17, released in 2013 on Julian Casablancas’ Cult Records, has received raves for its Motown feel, especially on the single Lady, You Shot Me.
But mainly – as folks who saw him perform at Clunk Music Hall in the early 2000s can attest – Har Mar Superstar is a show you have to see live to truly appreciate.
Admission will be $5 at the door the day of the show. We suggest getting there a little early, and bringing your dancing shoes.