After The Mars Volta decided to go on hiatus, guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López decided to form Bosnian Rainbows, who will be performing at the First Unitarian Church on Tuesday, June 25. With Teri Gender Bender’s (from Le Butcherettes) rich and throaty vocals, the band has developed into what López describes as a combination of Led Zeppelin, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and Gang of Four. The band will be performing songs off their self-titled debut album (released 3 days after the show!), featuring their singles “Torn Maps” and “Turtle Neck” (click here to read or album review and to listen to some tunes). Opening act will be Sister Crayon.

Tickets to the show are $20-$23, show starts at 8:00 pm and is all ages.  You can purchase your tickets here or take a stab at winning a pair by entering the contest below, courtesy of Spaceland Presents and Grimy Goods.

P.S. Parking is a bitch at First Unitarian. Sidecar is offering $10 off your Sidecar ride to/from the show.

Just set 2936 W 8th St Los Angeles, CA 90005 as your drop off (or pick up) location to activate the #HOTSPOT and leave the driving to Sidecar!


First make sure you’re following Grimy Goods on Twitter here and/or “like” our Facebook page here. Next, email with your full name for guest list and a clever reason why you want a pair of tickets to Bosnian Rainbows at the First Unitarian Church. When you’re done with your email, send us a Tweet (see below) so we know you entered the contest or you can post on our Facebook wall. We’ll select a winner that has done all of the above mentioned. Winners will be announced via email, Facebook and Twitter on Sunday, June 23. Winners will have until 12pm Monday, June 24 to reply back to our email and confirm their win.

TWEET: Yo @GrimyGoods, I entered your contest for FREE tickets to @BosnianRainbows at the @firstuula on June 25.

FACEBOOK: Just leave a comment on our wall letting us know you entered our contest for tickets to Bosnian Rainbows at the First Unitarian Church on June 25.

For more cool shows coming up at the First Unitarian Church click here. To enter other Grimy Goods contests, click here.