The Echo & KROQ Locals Only Present


Alex Lilly, Joy Downer, DJ Johnny Basil

Fri February 22, 2019

8:30 pm

The Echo

Los Angeles, California

$10 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.
Alex Lilly
Alex Lilly
Alex Lilly of Touché
DJ Johnny Basil
DJ Johnny Basil

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