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Tucson's Calexico Streams Concert, Organizes against AZ SB1070
July 20, 2010 5:51 PM   Subscribe

Tucson's own Calexico has made one of their concerts available (Nuremberg 2009) for streaming and downloading. Calexico's Joey Burns has also been very busy lately with Artists For Action, an Arizona organization that is actively speaking out against AZ's controversial SB 1070. Calexico has a history of hosting benefit concerts in support of various border issues. [via]
posted by .kobayashi. (18 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
Thanks for the heads up. They're a great band.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:05 PM on July 20, 2010


Awesome. I just came inside from a 3-hr hammock stint reading in the front yard and listening to Calexico, and was thinking I should pick up something new of theirs. Thanks!
posted by mannequito at 6:14 PM on July 20, 2010


Thanks! I only have a couple of Calexico's albums, but I've always meant to get more. I'll start here!
posted by danb at 6:23 PM on July 20, 2010


I listened to the concert the other day, it is excellent. That cashmusic website has plenty of other stuff available (the Kristin Hersh and Throwing Muses stuff have been linked earlier this year) including a bunch of funny ringtones from Xiu Xiu and lots of 'Like me on FB' to get free stuff stuff.
posted by carsonb at 6:30 PM on July 20, 2010


Good stuff, especially for the Artists for Action link. I love Calexico for a variety of reasons, and this just kind of adds to the list. Thanks, .kobayashi.
posted by Ufez Jones at 7:23 PM on July 20, 2010


Listening now. Lovely. Thanks for this!
posted by BitterOldPunk at 7:45 PM on July 20, 2010


Yep, another Calexico fan here. Thank you.
posted by hapax_legomenon at 8:26 PM on July 20, 2010


Not to knock free music, but the MP3s were "improved" from a low-quality source by re-encoding at a higher bitrate. Just an FYI for those wondering about the quality. Beyond the low bitrate, it sounds pretty good. Thanks!

(Details: spectral analysis shows the 320 kbps MP3s to be sourced from ~128 kbps files).
posted by filthy light thief at 8:35 PM on July 20, 2010


And another. Thanks.
Failed to see them live a couple of years ago, and had been rather looking forward to it, so this ought to help. And I didn't go to the (apparently, although it would have been absurdly low key) world premiere of Tokyo Is Dreaming which John Convertino provided all the music for.
posted by opsin at 8:42 PM on July 20, 2010


Although Wikipedia concurs.
posted by opsin at 8:43 PM on July 20, 2010


You'll also find a nice collection of Calexico-sanctioned soundboard recordings (1998 - 2006) at the Live Music Archive. Every show is a gem, however my favorite is this show from Stockholm, April 2003.
posted by prinado at 9:08 PM on July 20, 2010 [4 favorites]


Very cool! I've been meaning to check out this band forever.
posted by Crane Shot at 9:32 PM on July 20, 2010


Like The Mountain Goats, I absolutely adore Calexico, but cannot even begin to scratch their dauntingly huge back-catalogue (especially when you consider early recordings, live shows, side projects, EPs, and so on)
posted by schmod at 9:39 PM on July 20, 2010


You'll also find a nice collection of Calexico-sanctioned soundboard recordings (1998 - 2006) at the Live Music Archive. Every show is a gem, however my favorite is this show from Stockholm, April 2003.

Thanks for those. Looks like I've got something to listen to at work for the next week! Coincidentally, my favorite bootleg of all time also comes from Stockholm...
posted by schmod at 9:56 PM on July 20, 2010


Thanks prinado. That Stockholm show is like beads of condensation on a glass of iced cola.
posted by srboisvert at 5:35 AM on July 21, 2010


Excellent – thanks for the let-know!
posted by Stan Carey at 2:38 PM on July 21, 2010


Failed to see them live a couple of years ago, and had been rather looking forward to it, so this ought to help

At least you've had a couple of years to soften the blow. I woke up Saturday morning, realized the Folk Festival was on that weekend, looked at the line-up, and cursed loudly when I saw that Calexico had played the night before!
(not that I would have shelled out the ridiculous 85$ for a day-pass, but I could have gone and lay on the beach and listened to the show for free)
posted by mannequito at 5:11 PM on July 21, 2010


Thanks for the link, prinado! I was hoping it would have a specific concert on it (5 Dec 2006, Tempe) which I remember being a wonderful, from a tiny southwest tour they did to support Humane Borders. That one's not there but this one, from a few days earlier, should suffice.
posted by .kobayashi. at 7:38 PM on July 21, 2010


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