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Concerts

Calexico performs live on Mountain Stage.

April 8, 2013 With its evocative desert rock, the genre-bending band plays songs from its latest album, Algiers.

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January 24, 2011 The group's sound is robust and dynamic, incorporating influences from all over the world.

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July 31, 2010 The band has spent more than 15 years as a go-to purveyor of atmospheric, even cinematic desert pop.

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November 14, 2008 Hear the sublimely cool mariachi-folk-rock band perform live in concert from WXPN in Philadelphia.

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November 30, 2005 Hear full concerts by new folk artists Iron and Wine with the roots rock group Calexico.

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Studio Sessions

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March 29, 2013 Hear a four-song set from the Tejano-loving indie rock band.

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Calexico's Joey Burns performs on The Current.

October 23, 2012 Watch the genre-bending band perform the superb single "Splitter," live in The Current's studios.

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November 10, 2008 The Tucson-based band plays songs from its new album, Carried to Dust.

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September 30, 2008 Calexico riffed on a Pavement cover before launching into two very different new songs.

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Interviews & Profiles

John Convertino and Joey Burns have been performing as Calexico since 1996. Their latest album is called Algiers.

September 15, 2012 The Tucson band's new album, Algiers, is named for the New Orleans neighborhood where it was made.

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Discover Songs

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August 4, 2010 All Songs Considered looks at some of the festival's best moments, from Edward Sharpe and more.

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July 6, 2007 Live Earth founder Kevin Wall, Paste magazine editor Josh Jackson and musician Alejandro Escoved...

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April 6, 2006 Former Smiths singer Morrissey; Nick Drake-inspired folk from Josh Ritter; Former Kinks guitaris...

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November 16, 2005 A stunning live recording from Wilco; Live music from Nebraska's Bright Eyes; Tribal art pop by ...

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March 3, 2003 The latest invention from Bill Frisell; the experimental folk of Calexico; a mysterious soundtra...

Reviews

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August 4, 2010 All Songs Considered looks at some of the festival's best moments, from Edward Sharpe and more.

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More Stories

Calexico's lead singer, Joey Burns.

January 9, 2011 Calexico has played at a number of Giffords' campaign events.

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