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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 Keith Marlowe and Harriet Roberts

Turbonegro / Valient Thorr / Ceremony @ FFF Fest 2012
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012

Fun Fun Fun Fest came to a close at Auditorium Shores on Sunday (11/4), with the Black Stage housing a Turbonegro headlining set, plus appearances by Fucked Up, Valient Thorr, The Briefs, Turbonegro, Ceremony, Camp X-Ray, Japandroids, Between the Buried and Me and many others. Pictures from the final day at Auditorium Shores including pictures from the BV-presented afterparty with Ceremony, Bleached and more, are below.

And what a weekend it was on the Black Stage, with names like X, Napalm Death, Youth of Today, Tomahawk, PiL, The Spits, and many others. If you missed any of our previous sets, check out one set from the Black Stage on day 1 HERE, a second HERE, day 2 HERE Black Lips with Val Kilmer HERE and Ume HERE.

More to come. More below...

Continue reading "Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 pics & video (part 4): Fucked Up, Japandroids, Valient Thorr, Turbonegro, Ceremony & more"

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Scenes from Fun Fun Fun Lucky Lady Bingo via Adi Anand's Instagrams 7/11/2012
FunFunFun Fest 2012 Bingo!

While we've had some teasers in the last few weeks - Wednesday night was the night for BINGO - and the full Fun Fun Fun Fest reveal.

On 7/11 (Happy Slurpee Day!) Fun Fun Fun held their bingo-to-reveal-the-artists event, and while we already knew about Run DMC reuniting and some others, there were quite a few surprises in the massive list of musical acts and comedians announced (Public Image Ltd., Youth of Today, De La Soul, X, Bob Mould, Saul Williams, and Hannibal Burress to name a few).

The headliners (in addition to the aforementioned Run DMC reunion) are an electic-but-looked-forward-to group: Santigold, Refused, and for Comedy David Cross.

Three-day and PIP passes go on sale on Thursday at 10AM CST and will no doubt move fast. Get them here once the clock passes 9:59...

See the full line-up below.

Continue reading "Fun Fun Fun Fest full 2012 line-up; 3-day passes on-sale"

by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

From the At The Drive-In Twitter Account
At The Drive In @ El Paso

As suspected, the points marked on the image of Texas are now all accounted for, as At The Drive-In announced their hometown El Paso show happening at Tricky Falls on Friday, April 13th.. Hopefully you were paying attention to the BVAustin twitter (or the band's or some other twitter) when the show was announced at 1PM, because if so, you might have a ticket to the gig which is now sold out.

The new El Paso show happens one day after the Marfa show. Both remaining TX shows happen before Coachella.

ATDI played Dallas last night, and Austin the night before that.