Calexico - The Black Light

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Tour Dates

  • Jan 19
    Tanks Arts Centre
    - Edge Hill, AUS
  • Jan 20
    Byron Community Centre and Byron Theatre
    - Byron Bay, AUS
  • Jan 21
    The Triffid
    - Newstead, AUS
  • Jan 22
    Factory Theatre
    - Sydney, AUS
  • Jan 24
    Melbourne Recital Centre
    - Southbank, AUS
  • Jan 25
    Melbourne Recital Centre
    - Southbank, AUS
  • Jan 26
    Odeon Theatre
    - Hobart, AUS
  • Jan 26
    Boyce Farmers Market
    - Fredericton, CA
  • Jan 27
    Theatre Royal
    - Castlemaine, AUS
  • Jan 29
    - Auckland, NZ
  • Jan 30
    The Opera House
    - Wellington, NZ
  • Feb 5
    The Turf Club
    - St. Paul, MN, US

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Calexico - The Black Light

Calexico The Black Light

May 19, 1998 | SLANG1038042

The perfect soundtrack for a summer roadtrip in an old car across Death Valley.

Calexico's musical textures are woven out of a dazzling array of instruments and styles, including mariachi trumpets, countrified pedal steel, Latin jazz percussion, and carnival organ, just to name a few. The songs move at siesta speed, casually looping and loping along, never getting overheated. Bandmates Joey Burns and John Convertino have their hands in so many musical pies--including projects with OP8, Giant Sand, Victoria Williams, Giant Sand, and Richard Buckner--one wonders how they find the time to create the sun-soaked music of Calexico. But thank God they have. --Tod Nelson