Thursday, October 25, 2007

Calexico | Live at Roskilde | July 2000

If you're a Calexico fan, this recording is a treat. Not only is the mix clean and balanced but the performance is smoking as evidenced by "Tema de Mariachi" with Mariachi Luz de Luna. Plus, they did their cover of Tom T. Hall's "Tulsa Telephone Book".

One somber thing to note about this performance is that it took place the day following the deaths of nine people at the Roskilde Festival during Pearl Jam's set. Some bands immediately canceled but Calexico, the promoters and some other bands decided to go ahead with the rest of the festival. It's a tough call either way.

Calexico recently wrapped up a European tour and are selling the remaining copies of their instrumental tour-only album Tool Box on their site. While they aren't currently touring, they will be a part of the Bob Dylan tribute concert at Beacon Theater in NYC on Nov 7 with Yo La Tengo, Sonic Youth, Catpower, and many other indie favs.

Calexico | Wash

Calexico | The Ride Pt. II

Calexico | Service and Repair

Calexico | Tulsa Telephone Book

Calexico | Minas de Cobre

Calexico | Ballad of Cable Hogue

Calexico | Tema de Mariachi

Calexico | El Picador

Calexico | Trigger

Calexico | Stray

Calexico | El Cascabel

Calexico | Crystal Frontier

Photo courtesy of pajaritos


caleb d. said...

B., just want to say how much I (still) enjoy your blog -- not sure whether distance makes the heart grow fonder, or whether you've quietly raised the bar, but false 45th remains a regular check-in even though I've moved to another state. Love the increased Dylan info, too ( and your Wimbledon tickets post was a gem). Alright, enough. Keep up the good work.

Licht bewolkt said...

thank you so much for Calexico! Waiheeej!

Kaspar Damm Larsen said...

Thanks so much for this one! I've had the Cascabel track for a while, but I've always been on the look out for the rest of the set without much luck.

Being a native of Roskilde and longtime volunteer at the Roskilde Festival (I started way back in 1991!), it gives me great pleasure listening to various concerts from "my" festival.

Sounds like I really missed out on a great party with Calexico, but I had been on duty all night (due to the Pearl Jam tragedy), so I was exhausted by the time they were playing. So at least I can correct that now :)

Roskilde, Denmark.

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