Har Mar Superstar Brings in Doomtree's Mike Mictlan for Last Fridays
For over a decade, Har Mar Superstar has been one of music's most consistently entertaining cult favorites. He's currently busier than ever, recently announcing his new album Bye Bye 17 in-between hosting his Nocturnal Emotions podcast and curating his monthly Last Fridays residency at the Knitting Factory. This month's installment features Doomtree-member and fellow Minneapolis veteran Mike Mictlan. We spoke to Har Mar about putting together this series and what to expect from Friday's show.
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First of all, Happy Belated Birthday! How did you spend the big day?
I had a bunch of people get together and we went to see Sixpence None the Richer at the Knitting Factory and they dedicated "Kiss Me" to me, which was amazing.
Last Fridays goes down on the last Friday of every month at the Knitting Factory...
This is our last one for a few months that I'm going to actually play. I'll put the bills together when I'm gone, I'll be on tour for March and April, but this one's going to be really fun because Mike Mictlan's coming out from Minneapolis and this is going to be the first one with my full band that I'm getting ready for the road. It should be a good time.
Between last month's installment and this month's, you've announced your new album Bye Bye 17...
Yeah, I'm going to be playing a bunch of stuff off the new album and generally having an awesome time. It's really fun because the doors are at midnight and people just come and get wasted. It's like a real fun late night party and it's only five bucks so it's easy to make it work for your budget.
Where did the idea to start curating Last Fridays come from?
I don't know, it all came together when I played with Father John Misty there last May. Knitting Factory asked me if I wanted to do some sort of residency so in November we did a couple Fridays and that worked out really well. The last friday of the month just became my territory.