It never ceases to amaze me how many times I can be surprised by music. Last night at the Triple Door was maybe the biggest surprise of all. All week long people have been talking about Omar Rodriguez Lopez and his genius with a guitar. I believed them. I was ready to get rocked. However, I wasn’t even remotely prepared for the Bosnian Rainbows.
When Bosnian Rainbows started to play I immediately fixated on Omar expecting him to be the dominating performer. He stayed near the back of the group however, humbly playing his guitar in a seemingly effortless manner. It was clear he wasn’t there to be the center of attention.
Singer Teri Gender Bender was singing , dancing, gyrating, dropping to the ground and screaming, doing things with her mic that I’ve never seen before (use your imagination). She pretty much defined the word awesome as far as I’m concerned. Later she jumped off the stage, got on her hands and knees and crawled up and out of the venue. I can only imagine she freaked some people out in the musiquarium upstairs. The action never stopped! At least a dozen times throughout the show I found myself with some serious goose bumps. - Text and photos by Mat Hayward