The duo released their debut self-titled album in 2017, and have since received accolades for their effervescent blend of upbeat disco rock with twangy rockabilly. Conan O’Brien has hailed the band “out of this world”, Forbes Magazine featured them as “the new generation of music entrepreneurs” while The Denver Post wrote “KOLARS has a knack for buffing your weathered perspective to a glinting sheen. The world isn’t on fire; it’s glowing.”
KOLARS have shared bills with Spoon, The Kills, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Big Thief, Mac DeMarco, STRFKR, Mondo Cozmo, Ride, Gang of Four, Shakey Graves, Sylvan Esso, Benjamin Booker, Japanese Breakfast, Starcrawler and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. They spent the past two years successfully headlining national and international tours; performing at Rolling Stone Magazine’s Weekender, London Calling, The Great Escape, Canadian Music Week, Dot to Dot, among several other festivals.
KOLARS craft a full sound through minimal instrumentation: guitar and a tap-dancing drummer.
As Rob Kolar sings and strums his rollicking guitar, Lauren Brown uses her whole body as a percussive instrument. KOLARS has created a sonic world that straddles self-described genres such as Desert Disco, R&Beyond, Space Blues and Glam-a-billy. Rob produces, mixes, writes the material and his studio experimentation is incorporated into the live show. Lauren has invented her own drumming style: she tap dances rhythms with her feet atop a bass drum while simultaneously playing a full stand-up drum kit. She uses this dance to transform beats into natural extensions of her movement. The two perform with energy, sweat and excitement-thrilling audiences with their unabashed exuberance.
Rob Kolar is also a well-known as a music composer; currently scoring TBS’ The Detour and creating original songs for TBS’ Full Frontal With Samantha Bee.
** = w/ Escondido
FEB 28 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott**
MAR 1 – Washington, DC @ DC9**
MAR 2 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle**
MAR 3 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade**
MAR 5 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle**
MAR 6 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight**
MAR 7 – Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5**
MAR 8 – Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover Festival
MAR 9 – Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub**
MAR 10 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits Live**
MAR 11 – Tampa, FL @ Gasparilla Festival
MAR 12 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
MAR 18 – El Paso, TX @ The Lowbrow Palace**
MAR 21 – Denver, CO @ Globe Hall**
MAR 22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court**
MAR 23 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Festival
MAR 24 – Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett**
MAR 25 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern**
MAR 26 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios**
MAR 28 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill**
MAR 29 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar**
MAR 30 – Costa Mesa, CA @ The Wayfarer**
MAR 31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge**