Calexico - The Black Light

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Tour Dates

  • Mar 9
    Grosse Freiheit
    - Hamburg, DE
  • Mar 10
    Tempodrom
    - Berlin, DE
  • Mar 11
    Muffathalle
    - Munich, DE
  • Mar 13
    Auditorium Parco della Musica
    - Roma, IT
  • Mar 14
    Alcatraz Milano
    - Milan, IT
  • Mar 16
    Estragon
    - Bologna, IT
  • Mar 17
    Fri-Son
    - Fribourg, CH
  • Mar 18
    X-Tra
    - Zurich, CH
  • Mar 19
    Posthof
    - Linz, AT
  • Mar 21
    Im Wizemann
    - Stuttgart, DE
  • Mar 22
    L’Epicerie Moderne
    - Feyzin (Lyon), FR
  • Mar 23
    E-Werk
    - Cologne, DE
  • Mar 24
    De Roma
    - Antwerp, BE
  • Mar 25
    Paradiso
    - Amsterdam, NL
  • Mar 27
    Elysee Montmartre
    - Paris, FR
  • Mar 28
    Trinity Centre
    - Bristol, UK
  • Mar 29
    O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
    - London, UK

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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