Escondido // KOLARS

Escondido // KOLARS

Sammy Brue

Sat · March 24, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12.00

Escondido
Escondido
Escondido is Jessica Maros and Tyler James. Both long time Nashville singer-songwriters, the two met in 2011 during a late night session at James' home studio and bonded over shared love of Ennio Morricone's spaghetti western soundtracks. They recorded their debut album, The Ghost of Escondido, in a single day and released it on their own label, Kill Canyon, in 2013 to critical acclaim. “We wanted it to be like Clint Eastwood playing pop songs at one of the honky-tonks downtown,” James mused. The duo's David Lynch approved sound became the soundtrack to multiple films and TV shows including HBO's Girls and led to appearances on CONAN and ABC's Nashville. The band toured extensively with the likes of Lord Huron, The Lone Bellow, and The Staves before releasing their sophomore album, Walking With A Stranger, in 2016. Following their first national headlining tours, Maros relocated to Los Angeles where the pair recently recorded their 3rd album, Warning Bells, with producer Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Kurl Vile, Beck). The first single, Darkness, is out now.
KOLARS
KOLARS
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.

THE BOTTOM LINE: "The dynamic duo is eclectic in every sense of the word. Kolar, who can only be described as a cosmic Elvis, sang with gusto while his counterpart provided the raw power that kept their steam engine sound chugging along. And with a musical style ranging from what they term 'Desert Disco' to 'Space Blues' (which is just as entertaining as it sounds), there was never a dull moment on stage."

CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND: "Crafted like a grooving ’70s country song carved out of the gleaming vibrations of modern rock, the track pulsates right into your chest. It 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."

BUZZBANDS: "Is it normal to imagine that all husband and wife bands rehearse naked? Or maybe it’s just that this particular sexy duo share the kind of on-stage chemistry that comes from knowing each other so well, musically and biblically, which sets the imagination a’sizzling. Kolar, with his rocker swagger, and Brown, licking her lips as she uses her whole body to tap and smack out the beats."

FEST FIFTY: "With gumption and undeniably well-written songs, KOLARS has burrowed through the consciousness of their hometown and beyond, paving a road of lullaby disco anthems wriggling their way across the Mason Dixon. An iconic moment and further proof that the band is so great at what they do was especially apparent during their performance at Tractor Tavern in Seattle."

BANDSINTOWN: "KOLARS is a highly experimental duo committed to creating a new sound that will thrill audiences all over the world. Singer and guitarist Rob Kolar is the mastermind behind their production, writing and mixing the material himself. Drummer Lauren Brown has created her own style of percussion where she dances out rhythms on a bass drum with her feet. They’ve successfully created an infectious, innovative sound that combines both folk and dance music."

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 stand-up 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.

As members of glam-folk band He's My Brother She's My Sister, Rob and Lauren toured the U.S. and Europe extensively and sold out venues in every major city across the states, playing Bonnaroo, Summerfest, Voodoo, Firefly, Secret Garden Party, and Austin City Limits, and performed on late night television (Craig Ferguson).

The band has taken their influences and experiences into a new futuristic realm with KOLARS.
Sammy Brue
Sammy Brue
Sammy Brue released his debut album I Am Nice June 16th, 2017 via New West Records to widespread critical acclaim, including a 4-star Mojo review that states, "...songs ranging from troubadour folk (I Know; Once A Lover) to unashamedly dreamy '60s pop balladry (Was I The Only One; I Never Said). Just the right blend of innocence and maturity, well-produced by Civil Wars' John Paul White and Alabama Shakes' Ben Tanner." The 12-song set was recorded at White and Tanner's Sun Drop Sound studio in Florence, Alabama. Already hailed as an “American prodigy” by Rolling Stone, the just-turned 16-year-old is a remarkable young talent. His catchy compositions embody the sort of wisdom, empathy and insight that is usually associated with more experienced songwriters and has caught the attention of The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The Fader and more.
Venue Information:
The Bartlett
228 W Sprague Ave
Spokane, WA, 99201
http://thebartlettspokane.com/