credit: Jonas Yuan
KOLARS is a band of two members.
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, and writes the material. 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 with her arms. 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.
HUFFINGTON POST: "Instantly fell in love with their tantalizing sonics, and their energetic, apocalyptic marvel."
CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND: "Takes your heart by the hand and leads you to the dance floor, daring you to not feel motivated to dance, shimmy, just escape the mundane."
PASTE MAGAZINE: "KOLARS play their unique blend of of 70s glam rock, 90s grunge and twangy country with every inch of their body."
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