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"Alternative country is what punks play when they grow up..."

Overview by Tom Cox, The Guardian, 16 October 1998

Tom Cox on the new bands that are making country music sexy ...

Calexico: Hot Rail

Review by Rob Hughes, Uncut, June 2000

Fourth outing from prolific Giant Sand rhythm kings and assorted playmates ...

Kings Of Americana: Lambchop, Calexico, Wheat

Report and Interview by Gavin Martin, Uncut, June 2000

Lambchop THE GREAT AMERICAN Music Hall is an exotic relic in the middle of San Francisco's Tenderloin district. Outside, the streets are full of junkies, hobos ...

Calexico: Feast Of Wire

Review and Interview by Adam Sweeting, Uncut, March 2003

TAKE A TWIST of The Wild Bunch and some ghosts from The Alamo, wash down with tequila, then fall asleep on the back porch. That ...

Calexico: Bowery Ballroom, New York City

Live Review by Kandia Crazy Horse, Rock's Backpages, March 2003

IN MY OLD AGE, I am trying to get hip. So I have temporarily relinquished my inner redneck. Left that twang-and-trash loving gal on the ...


Interview by Keith Cameron, MOJO, April 2003

PACKING UP his gear after a recent gig in Dublin, Calexico's Joey Burns was approached by a young couple. Would you play at our wedding? ...

Calexico: World Drifts In: Live At The Barbican

Review and Interview by Adam Sweeting, Uncut, June 2004

Tucson's finest bring their unique compression of American musical styles to DVD with a London concert recording. DVD ALWAYS RUNS the risk of turning into a ...

Calexico: Edge Of The Sun

Review by Andrew Mueller, Uncut, May 2015

OVER NEARLY twenty years of existence on the fringes of Americana, Calexico have not paid for guitar-shaped swimming pools for their constituent members. But they ...

Calexico: The Thread That Keeps Us

Review by Andy Gill, The Independent, 17 January 2018

NOW EXPANDED to a full-time septet, Calexico display a new resourcefulness and determination on The Thread That Keeps Us, which may be the album that ...


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