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Har Mar Superstar @ The Echo

October 12, 2009 - Los Angeles, CA

By Darren Kim

Har Mar Superstar @ The Echo - October 8, 2009 - Los Angeles, CA - Photos by Darren Kim

Sean Tillmann just wants a Tall Boy. Is that too much to ask?

Har Mar Superstar, fronted by Sean Tillmann, put on a entertaining - part burlesque/strip tease - show at the Echo last Thursday as part of his record release celebration in Los Angeles. His fantastic dance album Dark Touches is out this week.

The night started off with Sean slowly peeling off his clothes after each song until he was finally down to his golden undies. This got the crowd of loyal fans and in particular his numerous female followers in the front row glowing in admiration. (Btw, you can purchase your own pair of Har Mar undies at the merch booth.)

At one point Sean did a head-stand of sorts singing for a rather lengthy time on his head. Another moment, he went into the crowd and started singing at the bar which caused a riotous reaction from a fan who stuffed dollar bills in his armpits. His second encore involved him returning on stage dressed in see-through genie pants.

Even though a lot of Har Mar Superstar's 'act' is a self parody of sorts with the novelty of a half-naked balding man singing dance-pop from a female's perspective, the fearless fun-factor of his music stands for itself.

Actress Eva Mendes who starred in Har Mar Superstar's video for Tall Boy recently said:

"But he is utterly fearless, and I‘m so attracted to that. He called me to be in the video, and I said, 'Yes.' I love the single. It sounds like old Prince. It just makes me want to dance."
Admiration from the Hollywood crowd shouldn't be a surprise as Sean Tillman has been seen hanging out with celebrities such as Juno star Ellen Page after appearing in the movie Whip It directed by Drew Barrymore.

This direction totally makes sense since it looks like Sean is going to co-produce a new HBO series with Ellen Page titled Stitch n' Bitch, a show about Williamsburg hipsters relocating to Los Angeles:

The single-camera comedy they’re planning is called "Stitch N' Bitch" about "two painfully cool hipster girls as they relocate from Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood to Los Angeles’ Silver Lake enclave in hopes of becoming artists — of any kind."
Although Har Mar Superstar's music may never been taken seriously, the tremendous amount of fun to be had at his live shows can't be denied.

Click here for more photos of the show.