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Superstar Invades San Diego

Our intrepid reporter, Rosemary Bystrak, with Har Mar Superstar.

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It had to be nearly a decade ago that a friend of mine introduced me to the tongue-in-cheek funky stylings of Har Mar Superstar, and I've been a fan ever since. From shows at the Beauty Bar to the Casbah, Har Mar always brings an exciting, entertaining and jaw-dropping show. His real name is Sean Tillman, which, if you're paying attention, means he's related to Josh Tillman (aka Father John Misty) and the Fleet Foxes family, which extends to other projects like Gayngs. He had a more serious indie band under the name Sean Na Na, and he's also explored his acting chops with small roles in movies like Whip It! and Pitch Perfect. It's always fun to see Sean, as he always brings stories of mayhem and hilarious catastrophes, and as Har Mar, he'll sweat out to his hip-hop and dance jams in his skivvies. Of course there are lots of choices on Thursday, but for me, there's only one. 

Thursday Oct. 24:

  • Casbah presents James Blake, Samiyam @ House of Blues
  • Har Mar Superstar, Lizzo, Rafter @ Casbah
  • Soda Bar presents Twin Forks (feat. Chris Carrabba), Matrimony, Ed Ghost Tucker @ The Irenic (6:30 p.m.; all ages)
  • Schitzophonics, Gone Baby Gone, Super Buffet @ Bar Pink
  • Chrome Sparks, 9 Theory, Dudes, Colour Vision @ Soda Bar
  • Miss Tess, Lake Street Drive @ Queen Bee's  
  • Just In Case, Super Water Sympathy @ The Merrow
  • Castle, the Marsupials, Looming, Juice Machine @ The Void
  • HomeAid San Diego Benefit Concert, with Tony Suraci as the Highwayman @ Belly Up
  • Slares, Bulletproof Tiger, Teenage Fiction @ The Griffin
  • Zombie Surf Camp, the Touchies, the Seks @ Tin Can
  • Jonny Craig, Secrets, Kyle Lucas, Hearts and Hands, Bleach Blond @ SOMA
  • Mike James, Paul Freeman @ Lestat's
  • DJ Yodah @ Henry's Pub
  • Nick Van De Wall @ Voyeur
  • Hi Rootz, DJ Reefah @ Gallagher's 
  • Happy Hour Jam @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Ruby & the Red Hots @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Blood Stands Still (7-inch release tour) Impale Thy Neighbor, Felonies, Condemned to Suffer @ Epicentre
  • Sunnery James, Ryan Marciano @ Fluxx
  • Moonlight Serenade Orchestra @ Crystal Ballroom (414 N. Magnolia, El Cajon)
  • Gilbert Castellanos & the New Latin Jazz Quintet @ Croce's
  • Kiefer Shackelford Trio @ 98 Bottles
  • Blue Largo @ Tio Leo's
  • Seria Star @ Kava Lounge
  • The Room Downstairs @ 710 Beach Club

Rosemary Bystrak writes about the San Diego music scene, events and general musings about life in San Diego on San Diego: Dialed In. Follow her updates on Twitter or contact her directly.

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