Entries tagged with: Har Mar Superstar

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FFF

Fun Fun Fun Fest, which is taking place November 7-9 in Austin, has already announced its music lineup, and as usual, it's amazing. Now they've announced their equally stacked comedy lineup.

Some names include Fred Armisen, Kumail Nanijani, Thomas Middleditch, Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra (doing spoken word), John Waters (spoken word), Har Mar Superstar, Joe Mande, W Kamau Bell, the one and only Neil Hamburger and still plenty more.

Single and 3-day passes are on sale now. Full comedy lineup and the list of special events (like the "FFF Dating Show" and "Taco Cannons"), below...

Continue reading "Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014 comedy lineup announced"

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Griffinshot & Dave the Dog in 2012

I've been hounded for the last few weeks to do a 'best of' post for the shows I've been to and the pictures I've taken in 2012. After several false starts, I decided to just walk through chronologically and try and do justice to all of the wonderful shows without missing too much. Frankly I should be concentrating on posting all of the stuff I shot that never made it live instead of this (woops), but that is next on my list.

The pictures aren't meant to be exhaustive or all-inclusive of what was the best (I'm certain I've missed many things; I'm not even touching festival stuff, and I went to BELGIUM!), but here we go. Personally 2012 was quite the roller-coaster, and every show was a wonderful escape. Some of the shots may or may not be my best work - but if it's in here, then the show, band or bands there, venue and everyone else involved were some of my favorites for 2012 (at least up until November). Loved Gary Clark Jr. and Esperanza Spalding too, but since they are recent you'd find them easily enough.

Have at it. Pictures below. Apologies to anyone I've left out.

Continue reading "Tim's picks of his pics for 2012"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Father John Misty @ Hotel Vegan
BrooklynVegan @ SXSW 2012 - Hotel Vegas and the Voldstead Lounge

A talkative and solo and tired Father John Misty (aka J. Tillman, ex-Fleet Foxes) played the big, outdoor stage at Hotel Vegan (aka Hotel Vegas) on the final Saturday of SXSW 2012. The Dallas Observer was there and wrote:

Well, I already had Father John Misty, former drummer for Fleet Foxes, aka J. Tillman, picked out as my best set of the day, when he played one of those hazy, early afternoon Saturday SXSW sets. He's been on a sort of one-man anti-SXSW comedy tour over the last few days, and at Hotel Vegas' outside stage yesterday, he looked and sounded on the verge of breaking. There was his Doritos tirade from Friday, which he apologized for, but didn't have to, then this: "This fest is like the singing Olympics," he said between singing some awfully pretty acoustic songs. "And I have failed you. I've played five sets and each had a hurdle. Today, that hurdle is a truck full of generators... Can you all hear that truck OK?"
Hear Ya said:
I was really hoping to hear with him a full band - partly to not have to listen to his ramblings. While I really enjoy his new album, his set was a bit of a bummer. He bitched about the corporate sponsorships, the amount of times he had to play, his name, etc. My job has problems too but I don't sit in front of my clients complaining about them.
Damn.

Father John Misty heads out on a tour in May, backed by a full band. That tour will be supported by none other than Har Mar Superstar and hits Austin at the Mohawk on May 26. Tickets for the Texas show are on sale. it will be Har Mar's 5th Mohawk show this year. All tour dates and some more pictures from Hotel Vegan, below...

Continue reading "Father John Misty played Hotel Vegan solo (pics), touring & playing Mohawk with full band (and Har Mar) in May"

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Har Mar Superstar @ Mohawk on 2/24
Har Mar Superstar @ Mohawk - 2/24/2012

Sean Tillmann, AKA Har Mar Superstar, spent the last month in Austin recording an album and performing weekly at Mohawk with Marijuana Deathsquads. On 2/24 they wrapped up their residency with Poliça and Total Fucking Blood. You've seen pictures from WEEK ONE, WEEK TWO, and WEEK THREE. Here are the shots from week four (except for Polica which are in a separate post).

Poliça played some new songs, was extremely well received, and will be back in a few weeks for SXSW. Har Mar will be joining Father John Misty (AKA J. Tilman from Fleet Foxes) for a tour and putting the finishing touches on his new album.

Pictures from the last night of Har Mar's residency continue below...

Continue reading "Har Mar Superstar & Marijuana Deathsquads ended their Mohawk residency with Polica & Total Fucking Blood (pics)"

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Channy Leaneagh of Poliça @ Mohawk on 2/24
Polica @ Mohawk - 2/24/2012

Polica, who will be back soon for SXSW, headlined the final date of the Har Mar Superstar/Marijuana Deathsquad residency at Mohawk on Friday night (2/24). Here are some pictures from their set (the Har Mar pictures are HERE). They continue below...

Continue reading "Polica played the Mohawk (pics)"

by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Har Mar Superstar takes a rest mid-set @ Mohawk on 2/15
Har Mar Superstar @ Mohawk - 2/15/2012

3 weeks down, 1 night to go for Har Mar Superstar's February Residency at Mohawk (he's been in Austin recording his next album minus a trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras). On 2/15 Har Mar played with residency mates Marijuana Deathsquads and a new opener Geoff Millions. Har Mar dug deep for this performance (as seen in the 4th to last pic). Pictures are in this post from that show.

Tonight (2/24) is the the fourth and last week of his residency, and the show moves from the inside stage to the outside. Along with that switch, Poliça (pronounced po-lisa) will be joining in the fun as special guest headliner - as well as Total Fucking Blood. As of this week, there are also two new viewing tiers for the outside stage (a result of the new construction to add 150-200 to the capacity)

Poliça features Channy Leaneagh (née Casselle), who has performed with Har Mar before as part of Gayngs, in addition to being a member of (now broken up) Minneaoplis faves Roma di Luna.

From SXSW's listing for Poliça's March 15th South-By show @ IFC/Vice:

POLIÇA began as a collaboration between fellow Gayngs' members Channy Casselle and Ryan Olson in June of 2011. By July they had completed 11 songs, made the key additions of drummers Ben Ivascu and Drew Christopherson, bass player Chris Bierdan, and headed to the studio. After Mike Noyce (Bon Iver) lent his voice on Lay Your Cards Out and Wandering Star, the record was brought to Austin, TX to be mixed with Jim Eno (Spoon). In a few days, the LP was completed and the band Poliça was formed. On stage, the original beats composed by Olson play amongst Channy's passionate vocals & an intense rhythm section, that lead to a description somewhere in the area of electro-r&b goth-pop.
Polica is also playing a show at Hotel Vegan this year (more on that later).

The residency will definitely end on a high note (no pun intended - what with MJ Deathsquads and all). Ticket's are still available - get them while they last. Oh, and with the 30 degree temperature drop today (down to 41F tonight), and the high winds - dress warmly!

Pictures from the 2/15 show (as well as some of the beginning construction at Mohawk) below...

Continue reading "Har Mar residency continued on 2/15 (pics), ends tonight outside w/ Polica @ upgraded Mohawk"

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Har Mar Superstar @ Mohawk on 2/8
Har Mar Superstar @ Mohawk - 2/8/2012

Marijuana Deathsquads and Har Mar Superstar are halfway through with their four-show Residency at the Mohawk. The third show is this Wednesday (2/15) with Geoff Millions. Tickets are are on sale if you want to buy one in advance.

Photos from the first show with Butcher Bear (2/1) can be seen here. Pictures from the second show (2/8) which was with Zorch are in this post, and there are more of them below...

Continue reading "Har Mar Superstar & Marijuana Deathsquads played another show @ Mohawk w/ Zorch (residency Week 2 pics)"

Eric Wareheim

If you haven't already:

Purchase the new Ben Kweller release "Go Fly A Kite!" at Waterloo Records for $11.99 on CD or $27.99 on LP and get a wristband for free admission to the Ben Kweller show at the Beauty Ballroom on Feb 10th!

(2015 Riverside Drive Building #4, Austin, TX, 78741)

**CD & LP both feature "Deluxe Diorama" packaging. LP features audiophile quality 180-gram, colored vinyl and also includes a free CD**

A good time (or bad time depending on your point of view) to do this would be 5pm TODAY (2/8) when Tim and Eric will be stopping by the store for a Meet & Greet. Look for Har Mar too.

More upcoming Waterloo events HERE.
Pictures from Twin Sister's recent in-store HERE.

Har Mar played Mohawk last week and does again tonight (2/8).

Look for the The Comedy, a movie Tim & Eric are both in, at SXSW this year.

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

"The Austin house is officially ours for the month! Thanks @airbnb for having the best customer service ever." - Har Mar Superstar

"Hey Austin. Come to The Liberty tonight [2/6] after 10 to drink with me for my birthday. Spread the word." - Har Mar Superstar

Sean Tillmann searches for a lost contact lens @ Mohawk on 2/1
Har Mar Superstar @ Mohawk - 2/2/2012

Har Mar Superstar (who is celebrating a birthday today... Happy Birthday Har Mar, Axl Rose and Bob Marley!) is currently residing in Austin (join Har Mar at The Liberty tonight - see above) while recording a new album, and is playing four February shows with his boys in Marijuana Deathsquads at the Mohawk in the process. The next one is this Wed (2/8) with Zorch. The first one was last week (2/1) with special guest Butcher Bear.

Here are some pictures from the first week's shenanigans. More of them below...

Continue reading "Har Mar Superstar began his Mohawk residency w/ Marijuana Deathsquads & special guest Butcher Bear (night 1 pics)"

MD & Har Mar
MD

Ryan Olson of Gayngs' other group Marijuana Deathsquads released their debut album Crazy Master in November. The whole thing can be streamed or purchased at their Bandcamp. For even more check out their session at Daytrotter.

Marijuana Deathsquads and sometimes Gayngs member/Deathsquads collaborator and fellow Minneapolis resident Har Mar Superstar, like they did in NYC, will take up residency in Austin. The four Austin shows take place at the Mohawk every Wednesday in February, culminating on February 24th with special guest Minneapolis headliner Polica whose frontwoman Channy is also in Gayngs. Har Mar promises a bonafide dance party each week.

The dates & full lineup each week:

FEBRURARY 1, 2012
Har Mar Superstar
Marijuana Deathsquads
& TBA
*BUY TICKETS HERE ($8.00!)

FEBRURARY 8, 2012
Har Mar Superstar
Marijuana Deathsquads
Zorch
*BUY TICKETS HERE ($8.00!)

FEBRURARY 15, 2012
Har Mar Superstar
Marijuana Deathsquads
Geoff Millions (of Fresh Millions)
*BUY TICKETS HERE ($8.00!)

FEBRURARY 24, 2012 (outside stage)
Polica
Har Mar Superstar
Marijuana Deathsquads
*BUY TICKETS HERE ($10.00!)

The residency poster is below.

Polica's debut album Give You the Ghost is out February 14 via Totally Gross National Project. Get a free track from that LP now at HobNob Wines' Facebook page.

Speaking of Gayngs members, look for Bon Iver on SNL on 2/4.

The Mohawk poster, all Har Mar Superstar tour dates, and the new video by Minneapolis rap group Doomtree, that Har Mar stars in, below...

Continue reading "Marijuana Deathsquads & Har Mar Superstar are taking residency at Mohawk in February"