The Record Exchange presents Calexico on Thursday, Aug. 11, at the Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $23 advance, $26 at the door. Advance tickets are available at egyptiantheatre.net, Egyptian Theatre box office, The Record Exchange and Boise Co-op. Charge tickets by phone at 208.387.1273 Tuesday-Saturday (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Reserved seating, all ages, beer and wine.
Purchase your tickets at The Record Exchange and we’ll give you a limited-edition custom gig poster (pictured) designed by Tomas Montano free with purchase! Quantities are limited!
This is a Navajo benefit concert. Proceeds from the ticket sales, beer and wine and a silent auction will be donated to help rebuild Helen Kee’s home. Helen, a Navajo medicine woman, recently had her home vandalized, with generations of ancestry destroyed. She is the matriarch of her Navajo community and a gifted healing woman who has spent her life helping others. Join us in helping to restore hope and happiness in her heart and in her home.
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Calexico (casadecalexico.com) is a diverse collective based around the duo of guitarist/vocalist Joey Burns and drummer John Convertino. The Tucson, Ariz., based band has been cited as a melting pot for country, indie rock, various Spanish-rooted sub-genres, jazz, and many other musical styles. Calexico has released six full-length albums, six original material tour albums, five EPs (one a collaboration with Iron & Wine) and a live DVD. Additionally, they have performed and recorded with notable musicians such as Andrew Bird, Neko Case, Amos Lee, Nancy Sinatra, Glen Hansard, and many more.
There’s always been intrigue and adventure at the heart of Calexico. Ever since they were a largely instrumental duo experimenting with their unique collection of instruments and soundtrack sensibilities, Joey Burns and John Convertino have constantly imbued their music with an unparalleled sense of drama, calling upon the myths and iconography of the American West and its Spanish-speaking neighbor Mexico, equal parts Sergio Leone, Larry McMurtry, Carlos Fuentes and Cormac McCarthy. Naming themselves after a town near the California/Mexico border in honor of this cultural mélange, they’ve spent the eighteen years since they met in Los Angeles mapping out musical territory that had otherwise been neglected or at the very least considered the preserve of historians.
Calexico’s most recent full-length, Carried To Dust, received the following critical praise:
Music of emotional power and beauty…it richly rewards repeat listening. (Pitchfork.com, 8.3 rating)
Calexico arrives as multiple bands on its new album… At its best, it’s all of them at once, eerie and poetic as it straddles more than one border. (The New York Times)
Carried To Dust‘s songs travel a trail that seems carved out of ancient echoes. (Spin Magazine)
A beauty from start to finish. (Paste Magazine)