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CULTURE:A Conversation with Omar Rodriguez-Lopez of Bosnian Rainbows

Earlier this month we had the opportunity to sit down with Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Teri "Gender Bender" of the newly formed Bosnian Rainbows. Chances are you are familiar with Omar's work (although you might not know him by name), with groups like At The Drive In, and The Mars Volta, and you might know Teri from her group "The Bucherettes", but unless you are highly evolved in your listening tastes, you might not know about the two’s latest venture.

Bosnian Rainbows incorporates improvised instrumentals from the likes of Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Deantoni Parks and the eccentric vocal stylings of “Teri-Gender Bender.” Bosnian Rainbows was described to us as more of a musical "real world", where a bunch of musicians decided to live together not to make music, but to just live life, and if great music came out of that life, everyone is better off.

We caught up with Omar and Teri before their show at the end of the C2SV conference where they opened for Thee Oh Sees and the incomparable Iggy and The Stooges. During our time with Omar and Teri we talked about how the band formed, what type of music they are currently listening to, and even had some insights as to their thoughts on music services like Spotify and Pandora.

If you are a fan of the experimental, and the improvised, you should definitely check out this band.