Calexico

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Calexico

(kəlĕk`sĭkō), city (1990 pop. 18,633), Imperial co., S Calif., at the Mexican border; inc. 1908. A port of entry from adjacent MexicaliMexicali
, city (1990 pop. 438,377), capital of Baja California state, NW Mexico, across the border from Calexico, Calif. Once noted chiefly as the center of a cotton- and cereal-raising area, it also has experienced since the late 20th cent.
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, Baja California, it is also a trade center for the southern part of the fertile Imperial ValleyImperial Valley,
fertile region in the Colorado Desert, SE Calif., extending S into NW Mexico. Once part of the Gulf of California, most of the region is below sea level; its lowest point is −232 ft (−71 m) at the southern shore of the Salton Sea. Receiving only c.
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. Tourism is central to Calexico's economy; smuggling has long been a problem.
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Calexico Old Fruitmarket, February 1 THE coolest of cool Americana featuring Joey Burns and John Convertino.
It, too, has a cracking studio-band which includes Marc Ribot (Tom Waits) on guitar, Eric Heywood (Ray Lamontagne, Alejandro Escovedo) on pedal and lap-steel, drummer John Convertino (Calexico) and the brilliantly multi-talented Andrew Bird.
In their place Joey Burns and John Convertino have produced a fairly staid, at least by Calexico standards, pop album.
John Convertino, perfect beats, and Joey Burns, lyrics and licks, are the backbone and heart of Calexico.
THREE years ago, Iron And Wine's Sam Beam came up with the idea of recording his low-fi folk with Calexico founders Joey Burns and John Convertino.
49 (City Slanglabel) HAILING from Tucson,Arizona, Calexico consist of Joey Burns and John Convertino.
ON their fourth album the Tucson, Arizona-based duo of Joey Burns and John Convertino have added warped but scintillating narratives to their evocative blend of desert blues, jazz sauce and cowboy laments.
The fourth official release from Joey Burns, John Convertino and their band.
Factory Records) features Calexico's Joey Burns and John Convertino plus Gretchen Peters among the cast of friends.
Calexico is a loose collection of musicians orbiting around the Tucson-based Joey Burns and John Convertino, a couple of eclectic guys with an ear for Sergio Leone soundtracks, Afro-Peruvian pop, surf rock, '50's jazz, and homegrown Anglo-Mexican folk music--all played on a variety of equally eclectic instruments.
The band, named after a city on the California-Mexico border, sprang from the fertile ground of Howe Gelb's Giant Sand (originally the Giant Sandworms) when Joey Burns (vocals, guitar) and John Convertino (drums/percussion) decided on a side-project.
Bandmates Joey Burns and John Convertino caught the bug, too, forming the off-shoot band Calexico.