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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country icons Giant Sand, formed when Joey Burns and John Convertino decided to expand their musical palette.
Calexico Old Fruitmarket, February 1 THE coolest of cool Americana featuring Joey Burns and John Convertino.
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.
Calexico, of course, was an off-shoot of alt country icons Giant Sand, formed when Joey Burns and John Convertino decided to expand their musical palette.
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.
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.
Factory Records) features Calexico's Joey Burns and John Convertino plus Gretchen Peters among the cast of friends.