Calexico returns to conquer Israel

October 11, 2015 19:56

If you go to only one show this year, Calexico should be it.


CALEXICO.. (photo credit: Courtesy)

One of America’s most accomplished bands, Calexico, is returning for its third visit to Israel next month.

Hailing from the southeast, the sprawling band led by multi-instrumentalist Joey Burns and drummer John Convertino uses a rustic folkie base to incorporate everything from dusty, lo-fi rock, Duane Eddy twang and Springsteenian earnest Americana to spaghetti western noir, mariachi and Portuguese Fado.

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Their performances in 2009 and 2013, both in Tel Aviv, have helped make them local legends and explained the sell-out of their upcoming show with special guest and frequent collaborator Depredo at the Gesher Theater on November 16.

The band has added a second show the following night at the Barby Club, the site of their earlier triumphs.

If you go to only one show this year, Calexico should be it.

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