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photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

"I'm on such a high after that @BosnianRainbows performance.
Unreal!" - Melody Dominguez

Bosnian Rainbows @ Red 7 - 5/29/2013
Bosnian Rainbows @ Red 7 - 5/29/2013

Austinist: At Fun Fun Fun Fest back in Austin this fall, you missed your first time slot and were rescheduled. But the surprise of the rescheduling made it really exciting. The audience had this, "Oh! They did make it after all!" sort of feeling. What was that like from the performer side?

Omar Rodríguez-López: Well, we were on our way to Austin and our van broke down. And so we actually missed our slot, and so we thought we weren't gonna be able to play, and we went to Austin anyways because, you know, we have friends there. So we went anyways and then the people from the festival said, hey we had a cancellation, there's a slot and so we said sure of course, so then we just went and we played. And it's a good example of something that could be seen as a failure: if you have this thing that's scheduled, and you're supposed to do your part and show up but then, the van broke down. And so you failed to meet your end of the bargain to show up, and you're like 'oh man, we missed that', and so you missed an opportunity. For somebody else that might be the end of the world, "oh we missed the opportunity to play". But we just said 'oh the van broke down that's what happened, so let's just go watch a movie anyways'. So we drove the extra five hours or whatever, just so we could go hang out with them and watch a movie. And through not worrying or not obsessing about it and not even seeing it as a failure, this whole other avenue opened up. And we were there, had we turned around we would not have even been there. We were there to be able to say 'oh sure we can play that spot'. And we went and we played without thinking whether people understood or not who was supposed to be playing or what happened to the original act that was scheduled. And it was cool you know, it was like a great example of the whole failure thing, because I thought it was like the best show of that leg of the tour.

Back in town and on time, Bosnian Rainbows featuring Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Teri Gender Bender brought their tour the heat to Red 7 last night (5/29) with Zorch who they play with again tonight in Houston to wrap up a 4-night-TX run.

Here are pictures from the Austin show. More below...

Continue reading "Bosnian Rainbows made Red 7 sweat (pics)"

Bosnian Rainbows @ Highline Ballroom in Feb (more by Greg Cristman)
Bosnian Rainbows

"At the Drive-In - which also includes singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala, guitarist Jim Ward, bassist Paul Hinojos and drummer Tony Hajjar - have scattered to other projects, leaving the future unknown. The Mars Volta, the post-ATDI post-punk/prog act led by Rodriguez-Lopez and Bixler-Zavala, is officially broken up, too, but the guitarist is already deep into Bosnian Rainbows, his band with singer Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes. Next week, Bosnian Rainbows begin a European tour with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs (plus a few dates in Texas and California) and release a self-titled debut album on June 25th." [Rolling Stone]
As RS points out, Bosnian Rainbows' tour is on its way to Texas:
May 25, 2013 - El Paso, TX @ Neon Desert Music Festival
May 28, 2013 - Dallas, TX @ Trees w/ Zorch
May 29, 2013 - Austin, TX @ Red 7 w/ Zorch (tickets)
May 30, 2013 - Houston, TX @ HOB - Bronze Peacock w/ Zorch
Check out the full Neon Desert Music Fest lineup, Best Coast and Paul Banks included, HERE. All BR dates at BrooklynVegan. Two songs from the new album below...

Continue reading "Bosnian Rainbows (Omar Rodriguez-Lopez & Teri Gender Bender) playing 4 TX shows, Neon Desert Music Fest included"

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Cedric Bixler-Zavala of At The Drive In @ RED 7 on 4/9
At The Drive In @ Red7 - 4/9/2012

After an opening set by Zechs Marquise, At the Drive-In played their first show since 2001 (as it said on the show poster) at Red 7 in Austin last night (4/9). It was also the first in a series of pre-Coachella warm up shows that continue in Dallas (tonight) and then Marfa.

According to show promoter Transmission Entertainment, the surprise gig sold out in 11 minutes after being announced via Twitter the other day. In addition to all those packed inside, there were many listening from the alley outside. Though some complained that Omar Rodriguez Lopez seemed a bit out of it (update: his mother recently passed away), the band was generally high energy with Cedric hanging from the rafters of the newly refurbished club, and the crowd going insane. If you haven't seen it already, take a look at the setlist, along with more pictures from the Austin reunion show, below....

Continue reading "At The Drive-In played their first show since 2001 @ Red 7 (pics/setlist)"

At the Drive in

Well we can't say for sure, but now that the El Paso band are back together (!!!!!), it definitely seems like a strong possibility that Coachella is in the cards for At The Drive-In. UPDATE: It's true!

As far as Austin goes, here's hoping for at least one regular show in addition to any festivals too. And if they do play an Austin festival, please let it be a headlining slot at Fun Fun Fun Fest.