You can almost smell the desert when listening to Calexico’s brilliant hodgepodge of southwestern-tinged jazz and
indie-rock. The band’s music has been blowing away critics since forming in 1997, though they scored a major breakthrough
with 2003’s Feast of Wire. Tex-Mex, So-Cal and Tijuana provide landscapes that seem to equally inspire the music of
Calexico is made up of Joey Burns and John Convertino, two musicians with backgrounds in experimentation. Burns had studied
classical music before meeting Convertino, who was in an experimental rock band at the time. Together, they began to explore
Latin music, noodling indie rock, and even threw some country into their mix.
Calexico tickets are available now, but probably not for long. The band developed a
large and fervid fan base in the decade after forming, and today are regarded as a unique and beautiful act to catch on stage
live. If you’ve never heard their music before, than you’re in for a southwestern-flavored treat. If you have,
then don’t wait any longer—get concert tickets now!