Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Har Mar Superstar @ The Fonda Theatre

Har Mar Superstar opened for Afghan Whigs last Friday at, what I still think of as, The Henry Fonda.  For me, Har Mar was the main act.  He knew how to curate his setlist for the audience (mostly AW fans.  I kind of hope they're called Whigs).  His set was more toned down compared to  last year when I saw him at The Echoplex where he headlined.  That time, he played fan favorites, told stories, crowd surfed, danced to his heart's content, and even had Macaulay Culkin dancing on stage!  This time, he leaned more heavily on his more recent albums Best Summer Ever and Bye Bye 17, which showcased his amazing voice.  He started the night with the moody title track off his new EP Personal Boy and later debuted a new song, which sounded impressively polished even though he came up with it only a few days earlier.  His set ended all too quickly with him belting out Lady You Shot Me, but he definitely gained some new fans as I overheard people praising his vocals.

He's got a few more tour dates with Afghan Whigs this month.
  • Oct 21 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
  • Oct 22 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
  • Oct 24 - Austin, TX - Moahawk
  • Oct 25 - Dallas, TX - Trees
  • Oct 26 - Houston, TX - Heights Theater
  • Oct 27 - Witchita, KS - Barleycorn (headlining)

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