The Rainbow Girls busk at the Santa Barbara Farmers Markets on Tuesday afternoons.
They’ll not only give you their music for free, but they encourage independent artists to make and sell their own Rainbow Girls merch at shows.
They’ve got psychedelic colors and eyeballs all over their Bandcamp site. At least one cover features the five-piece band in front of what looks like the multihued Taj Mahal of buses.
And their Facebook bio features a radioactive crater, colorful nicknames, voodoo being practiced in a barn, a trip to Joshua Tree, and a squatting and couch-surfing trip through Europe.
The Rainbow Girls are, in fact, females. Female hippies, to be more precise. They are female hippies who know how to find an eclectic, acoustic groove, tack on some unconventional instrumentation (kazoo, sitar, etc.), and harmonize tightly over it all.
They call it “psychedelic stomp-folk," and they are right.
Rainbow Girls; 7 p.m. Wednesday; free; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; www.mcmenamins .com.