KOLARS

October 7, 2020 • 7:30 p.m.
Downtown Grill & Venue, with Cash Bar

KOLARS descends from another dimension, struts its sequin skin, blares it's unabashed musical thrill ride and leaves audiences with their mouths on the floor. 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 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. The two set up side by side sharing center stage. They share the spotlight, encouraging the other to take a risk and push their art. On recordings, their 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. The aesthetic and fashion sense of the band lives in a similarly daring world. Visually there are glam, sci-fi, teddy boy, goth, and western themes. Sequins and mirrors often reflect dazzling light shows for the audience. When asked about the reflective aesthetic Rob replied, "Well we couldn't afford our own light show so we figured we'd just become one ourselves."

Co-Sponsored by The Bon Agency Insurance/Des & Carrie Bennion Family and KCWY-13. Partial funding is from the Wyoming Community Foundation - Casper Area, Natrona County School District No. 1, and the Wyoming Arts Council through the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyoming State Legislature.

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