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.


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.