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Heart Bones Rock the Garden photo by Mary Mathis
Heart Bones - Sean Tillman and Sabrina Ellis (MPR Photo | Mary Mathis)
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  • Heart Bones - Hungry Eyes 04:08
  • Heart Bones - I Like Your Way 03:24
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Sean Tillmann and Sabrina Ellis toured together in 2016 and immediately bonded over what they describe as a kindred quality of over-the-top showmanship, and their new collaboration is a wild romp through doo wop, musical theater, and dance music.

The two performers stepped onstage in coordinated primary-colored outfits, their color scheme almost as loud and playful as their synth-laden pop. Heart Bones played songs from their forthcoming debut album, which nods sonically and lyrically to the pulsing pop sounds of the '80s. "Don't put baby in a corner," they sang, while an actual bucket-hat wearing baby bounced to the beat.

Tillmann and Ellis also pulled out a song from their Dirty Dancing tour, their Auto-Tune cover of Eric Carmen's "Hungry Eyes."

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  • Heart Bones Rock the Garden photo by Mary Mathis
    Sabrina Ellis! (MPR Photo | Mary Mathis)
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    Sean Tillman, aka Har Mar Superstar, aka part of Heart Bones (MPR Photo | Mary Mathis)
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    Sabrina Ellis of Heart Bones (MPR Photo | Mary Mathis)
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    Heart Bones playing Rock the Garden (MPR Photo | Mary Mathis)
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    Heart Bones at Rock the Garden (MPR Photo | Mary Mathis)
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    Sean Tillmann sings at Rock the Garden (MPR Photo | Mary Mathis)
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    Bass player for Heart Bones (MPR Photo | Mary Mathis)
  • Heart Bones Rock the Garden photo by Mary Mathis
    Sean Tillman sings as part of Heart Bones. (MPR Photo | Mary Mathis)
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    American Sign Language interpreter during Heart Bones at Rock the Garden (MPR Photo | Mary Mathis)
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    Sean Tillman at Rock the Garden performing with Heart Bones (MPR Photo | Mary Mathis)
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    Heart Bones at Rock the Garden (MPR Photo | Mary Mathis)
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    Sabrina Ellis and Sean Tillman's footwear (MPR Photo | Mary Mathis)
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    Sabrina Ellis and Sean Tillman dancing and performing as Heart Bones (MPR Photo | Mary Mathis)
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    Heart Bones have moves for days. (MPR Photo | Mary Mathis)
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    Sabrina Ellis (MPR Photo | Mary Mathis)
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    Heart Bones at Rock the Garden (MPR Photo | Mary Mathis)
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    The VIP crowd watches Heart Bones at Rock the Garden (MPR Photo | Mary Mathis)
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    Ryan Mach, drumming with Heart Bones at Rock the Garden (MPR Photo | Mary Mathis)
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    Heart Bones got moves for days (Part 2) (MPR Photo | Mary Mathis)
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    Sabrina Ellis performs with Heart Bones at Rock the Garden (MPR Photo | Mary Mathis)
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    Heart Bones at Rock the Garden (MPR Photo | Mary Mathis)
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    Heart Bones at Rock the Garden (MPR Photo | Mary Mathis)
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    Sean Tillman of Heart Bones at Rock the Garden (MPR Photo | Mary Mathis)
  • Heart Bones perform at Rock the Garden 2019
    Heart Bones perform at Rock the Garden 2019. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Heart Bones perform at Rock the Garden 2019
    Heart Bones perform at Rock the Garden 2019. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Heart Bones perform at Rock the Garden 2019
    Heart Bones perform at Rock the Garden 2019. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Heart Bones Rock the Garden photo by Mary Mathis
    Heart Bones playing Rock the Garden (MPR Photo | Mary Mathis)
  • Heart Bones Rock the Garden photo by Mary Mathis
    Har Mar Superstar and Sabrina Ellis (MPR Photo | Mary Mathis)
  • Heart Bones Rock the Garden photo by Mary Mathis
    Heart Bones playing Rock the Garden (MPR Photo | Mary Mathis)
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    Sabrina Ellis sings with Heart Bones at Rock the Garden (MPR Photo | Mary Mathis)
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    Heart Bones at Rock the Garden (MPR Photo | Mary Mathis)
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    Sabrina Ellis of Heart Bones at Rock the Garden (MPR Photo | Mary Mathis)
  • Heart Bones with Oake and Riley at Rock the Garden 2019
    Heart Bones' Sean Tillmann and Sabrina Ellis with The Current's Jill Riley and Brian Oake at Rock the Garden 2019 in Minneapolis. (Mary Mathis | MPR)