Kolars are an often-enchanting local duo in which Rob Kolar sings and plays guitar while Lauren Brown manipulates a drum set while simultaneously tap dancing atop a large bass drum. The pair’s unusual presentation onstage wouldn’t matter if Kolar didn’t also write memorable songs, which can range from the glittery pop-rock stomp of “Turn It Up” and “One More Thrill” to more shadowy interludes like “Beyond the World of Man.” “Turn Out the Lights” pulses with a new-wave allure as Kolar urges, “I’m shameless in this expression … Let’s release all this tension.” Headliners St. Motel play the shiny, poppy tunes from their recent EP, The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: Pt. 1. The L.A. group don’t really break any new ground, although “Diane Mozart” is relatively enigmatic compared to the EP’s more lightweight indie-rock tracks.
The Fonda Theatre, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; Sat., March 7, 8 p.m.; $30. (323) 464-6269, www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/384763.