Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Calexico rocks

It was very cool to see a mention of The Cactus Eaters on Calexico's Twitter feed recently. Calexico is one of my favorite bands; I first became aware of them in 2001 when I heard them at -- of all places -- a pre-San Francisco Marathon spaghetti feast. Their richly textured music evokes a genuine sense of place -- especially the wide open spaces and desert landscapes of the Southwest. Don't miss their appearances on Saturday at the Independent and on Sunday at Outside Lands right here in SF.

2 comments:

52 Hikes said...

Calexico totally rock. Listening to their music is like watching a western - drama, action and music, all in one.

cactuseaters said...

Yes! That is a good description of their music. If you are reading this and don't have any Calexico, I would start with "Hot Rail'' and "Feast of Wire,'' and build your collection from there.