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Thursday, April 2 2015

Listening Ahead: Upcoming Music Releases for April 2015

The latest "Listening Ahead" provides an early look at new albums from Built to Spill, Speedy Ortiz, and Waxahatchee.

Wednesday, December 17 2008

The Best Americana Music of 2008

It did seem -- perhaps because of the genre's traditional real-world concerns -- like a lot of the year's best Americana releases sensed the storm clouds gathering.

Monday, September 15 2008

The Energy Moving Through the Air: An Interview with Calexico’s Joey Burns

In a business that is dominated by both the hyper-commodification of artistry and the lazy emphasis on marketing and artifice rather than imagination and creativity, Calexico’s “just play” approach is like the whisper of another era.

Monday, November 14 2005

Exotic Animals and Southwest Spice: An Interview with Calexico

Calexico's John Convertino on working with more -- and fewer -- artists.

Tuesday, July 8 2003

The First Instinct Is to Go Somewhere Completely Different: Interview with Joey Burns of Calexico

If you're looking for an artistic intersection between cultures that speaks volumes about the liminal experience left to those who cannot find a home within the dominant paradigm, take Arizona's Calexico for a spin.


Monday, April 13 2015

Calexico: Edge of the Sun

Seeds of experimentation and collaboration planted long ago bear some of the best fruit of Calexico's long career.

Wednesday, August 7 2013

Calexico: Spiritoso

Calexico revisits some of their standards and might be hinting at where they're headed.

Thursday, April 14 2011

Calexico: Hot Rail / Feast of Wire

These deluxe reissues of great albums fail to shed new light on Calexico or their music.

Sunday, February 1 2009

Calexico: Live from Austin TX [DVD]

When the band kicks into full-gear and those horns full of mariachi flourishes and adventure blast forth, it can make you imagine whole vistas unfolding in front of you.

Monday, October 13 2008


By the end of the night we’ve heard a pretty good variety of material: Ghostly Mark Knopfler-esque shuffles, dubious salsa, and even the odd glacial noise-storm.

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