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Tucson, Arizona’s Calexico partied under the hot sun this afternoon at our XPoNential Music Festival. The band delivers an indie rock sound that fuses mariachi/Tejano music with more modern sounds like Southwest country music and late 90′s post rock.
Calexico’s set included two new songs: “Quatro” and “When the Angels Play”, off their most recent release, April’s Edge of the Sun. They also reached back into their catalog, playing songs off older albums like Feast of Wire and Algiers. The huge seven-piece band included a wide range of instruments, like lap steel, vibraphone, and glockenspiel. Continue reading →
Arizona rockers Calexico brought their new record Edge of the Sun to NonCOMM for a Free at Noon today. Working with a “stripped down” line-up, the band mixed new songs in with older favorites (like Algiers‘s “Splitter”) and some thoughtful banter. Before going into a cover of Love’s “Alone Again Or” frontman Joey Burns talked about meeting Brian Wilson backstage and dedicated the song to him. 2003′s “Not Even Stevie Nicks” went into Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart” as the crowd clapped and sang along. Going back to Edge of the Sun, ”Cumbia de Donde” turned the Latin vibes way up with trumpet solos and gang vocals.
Bringing their sunny psychedelic sounds to Philadelphia, Boston’s Quilt recently stopped by the Folkadelphia studios to record a live session full of warmth and color. The 60s vibe of the band seems so natural it’s easy to slip into a dreamy daze while listening to the five tracks they recorded. Stream and download “Arctic Shark” below and head over to Folkadelphia’s Bandcamp to get the rest of the session. Quilt will be back in town this Saturday, February 16th for the 2013 Northern Liberties Winter Music Festival at The Fire. Tickets and information can be found here.
Calexico visited World Cafe with David Dye last November to perform songs from their recent album, Algiers. Joey Burns and John Convertino were joined by band members Jacob Valenzuela, Martin Wenk, Jairo Zavala, Sergio Mendoza and Ryan Alfred. Below, download one of the songs they performed, “Fortune Teller.” The song is from a new, free collection of Cafe performances available for a very limited time during the month of February. Each weekday during the month World Cafe will offer one free song from a recent session, however the collection will only be available until March 1st. Go here to download tracks from Lord Huron, Calexico, Freelance Whales, Allen Stone and others.
The fact that their forthcoming album release date got pushed back by a few months should give you even more incentive to see Philly’s Bleeding Rainbow tonight at Johnny Brenda’s. The punk quartet will no doubt be playing tracks from Yeah Right (which comes out on January 29th through Kanine Records) when they take the stage with Far-Out Fangtooth and Heavy Medical. Tickets to the 21+ show are $10; doors open at 8:00 p.m. and music starts at 9:15 p.m. Watch the video for Bleeding Rainbow’s single “Pink Ruff” below.
This just in: Old 97′s are playing Union Transfer on Thursday, October 2th. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 29th at Noon here. Old 97′s are on tour in the Fall celebrating the 15th anniversary release of its album, Too Far To Care. Each show will feature the band playing the album in its entirety plus a second set of “fan favorites.” Also on sale this Friday are tickets for Calexico with Dodos on Friday, October 12th. More info for both shows here. Old 97′s front man Rhett Miller is also performing at the XPoNential Music Festival on July 21st. Weekend passes for the festival are available here.