The Echo Presents


Livingmore, Moded

Fri September 8, 2017

8:30 pm

The Echo

Los Angeles, California

$9.50 Advance / $12 Day of Show

This event is 18 and over

"A Superb Punch Of Musical Bliss.” - Time Out
"KOLARS are as if T-Rex and the Pixies had a love child who was born tap dancing on a drum
kit and with a no-shits-given punk aesthetic.” - Underground London
KOLARS is one of those rare acts which descends from another dimension, struts its sequin
skin, blares it’s unabashed musical thrill ride and leaves audiences with their mouths on the
Rob Kolar twists and turns as he sings imaginative lyrics with a raw swagger. He spins his
guitar as notes sail and scramble through the room. A presence that embodies elements of
Elvis and Marc Bolan with a ragged punky edge. The magnetic, one of a kind, Lauren Brown
uses her whole body as a percussion instrument, tap dancing rhythms with her feet while
simultaneously playing a full stand up kit with her arms. An alluring hybrid of Mo Tucker and
Gene Kelly with a dash of Iggy Pop wildness.
Yes, there have been iconic duos before but none like this.
On record KOLARS are slightly more subtle and nuanced. Rob produces and mixes the music
and has created a genre melding soundscape influenced by his film scoring. The band has
inspired evocative descriptions such as “space blues," “glam-a-billy” and “desert disco." The
style combines elements of new wave, blues, pyschedelia, glam, folk, disco and punk. The
production experiments are infused into the live show. In essence, the duo are a hybrid of
modern technology and raw rock and roll.
KOLARS have toured extensively across the US, Canada and Europe, playing many festivals
and concerts in front of thousands. They have headlined national tours and have shared bills
with Spoon, LP, Julian Casablancas & The Voidz, STRFKR, The Kills, Best Coast, Shonen
Knife, RZA, Pussyriot, Built To Spill, The Horrors, The Growlers, Alanis
Morissette, Funkadelic, The Revivalists, Father John Misty, The Roots, Nikki Lane, Strawberry
Alarm Clock and many others.
They have built their momentum through hard work and tenacity, growing their following one
fan at a time. They tour relentlessly and do much of the work themselves. The husband and
wife duo treat the business like a growing mom and pop startup. Rock and Roll with an
entrepreneurial spirit.
Livingmore originated with songwriters Alex Moore and Spencer Livingston, who met in Los Angeles in 2014. They with the help of Mike Schadel on drums and Rodrigo Moreno on bass began generating buzz from the HypeM blogosphere with the release of their self-titled EP in 2015. Drawing inspiration across several genres and from acts such as Garbage and The Kinks to Belle and Sebastian, Moore and Livingston write dreamy, haunting and sometimes optimistic songs that will take you on a journey.

“We never really plan when we’re going to write, we just wait for it to happen,” Livingston notes, while explaining the band’s songwriting process. Each song has a totally organic approach - sometimes born from Livingston playing a melody and Moore composing accompanying lyrics on the spot; other times with both of them writing songs separately and meeting in the middle.

In 2018 the band released a full length album "Ok To Land" as well as another three song EP "Its All Happening". Livingmore has toured all over the country and is currently in the studio recording more new music for 2019 with Grammy award winning engineer Tom Weir.

“We can be reborn in all kinds of different ways. We’ve regained confidence in ourselves and are ready to move to the next chapter, whatever that may be,” Moore explains defiantly.

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