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Calexico's Joey Burns performs on The Current.

Watch Calexico: A Beautiful Breakup Song KCMP

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

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

Read Calexico: Road Songs For Wandering Souls

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



Listen Calexico On Mountain Stage

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


Calexico's lead singer, Joey Burns.

Listen Band's Lead Singer On Singing For Giffords

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


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Listen Highlights From The 2010 Newport Folk Festival

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



Listen Calexico In Concert: Newport Folk Festival 2010 WFUV

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


Listen Calexico, Recorded Live In Concert WXPN

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


Listen Calexico: Songs Of The American Southwest WXPN

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


Listen Calexico Rings Alarm Bell On 'Carried To Dust' WNYC

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


Listen Can Rock Save the World?

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


Listen Morrissey, Dave Davies, Calexico

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


Listen Iron and Wine, Calexico In Concert

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


Listen Wilco, Kate Bush, Calexico

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


Listen Calexico, Gary Lucas, Cat Power

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

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