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Video interview with Omar by RyansRockShow from Los Angeles.


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#1 Sorrki

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:48 PM

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"It's loud in there," says Omar Rodriguez-Lopez in a dark alley behind the Troubadour. It's a cool autumn evening in West Hollywood and inside the venue they're sound-checking for the first Bosnian Rainbows L.A. show, a new project spearheaded by the renowned Mars Volta/At The Drive-In guitarist. While his new band is set to make their L.A. debut tonight, and with dozens of fans lined up at the front of the venue hours before the sold-out performance, Rodriguez-Lopez is calm and focused. His immediate task: to find a quiet place to do this interview. "Do you guys know the area?" he asks, peaking around the dimly-lit street corner.

As we set up on Santa Monica Blvd outside a boutique with topiary animals, Rodriguez-Lopez says he's been busy sculpting odd shapes for landscapes of his own. This year the guitarist released three solo albums, put out The Mars Volta’s latest record Noctourniquet, and toured the globe endlessly with the Volta and his eponymously dubbed outfit the Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Group. Not to mention At the Drive-In’s reunion stint earlier this year – the first run of shows after an 11-year hiatus that made international headlines and launched the band into a trending frenzy on Twitter. But even with a seemingly hectic schedule, somewhere along the road his impulses led him to start Bosnian Rainbows with Le Butcherettes frontwoman Teri Gender Bender, fellow The Mars Volta bandmate Deantoni Parks, and Nicci Kasper -- a project that reflects At The Drive-In’s democratic structure.
“I wanted to put together a band where everyone was a band leader,” he says, adding that his goal was for the members to have “no reason to take orders from anyone else.”

As star-struck passerbys take snapshots in awe of Rodriguez-Lopez during our conversation, he shows little regard for the limelight and puts more emphasis on being an older brother.

"It's his first time over there," he says in a concerned tone of his 21-year-old sibling Riko Rodriguez-Lopez, who's currently on tour in Europe with his band Zechs Marquise.

"I need to call them soon."



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Posted 01 November 2012 - 10:17 PM

pretty good interview! but it ends a bit abruptly...

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 10:53 PM

lol? Every question was tailored to shit Omar has said in past interviews. It was so clear "Ryan", whoever the fuck that is, has watched a thousand interviews with Omar and had predetermined bits of info x, y and z he wanted to get out of Omar. It was pretty delicious where Omar goes "Trying to control everything is definitely a sickness." I think the irony was lost on the interviewer, though.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 02:06 AM

Just as figured, i am older than Riko. As well I have been to Minot North Dakota and its preaty much excatly as you think it would be.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 11:21 AM

Weird, I thought Riko said he was 24 last time I saw zechs. Also, I always figured Marfred was much younger but its crazy how close in age he and Marcel are.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:33 PM

LOL it's funny because I've seen bars just give that kid beer. Livin' the dream.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:46 PM

if he's 21 he's old enough right?

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 09:46 PM

if he's 21 he's old enough right?


I mean before he was 21




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