Calexico w/Bahamas

Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …

Arizona’s Calexico has been making what many refer to as “desert noir” for going on two decades now. Indeed, when it comes to windswept, cinematic Western folk with lonesome characters and delicate arrangements that swirl like some desert cyclone, the outfit proves with last year’s full-length Algiers that they haven’t lost their touch. Calexico made headlines in 2011, when their “Slowness” was selected as a wake-up song for the crew of the space shuttle Endeavour by the ship’s commander, Mark Kelly. “Slowness,” from 2008’s Carried to Dust, is reportedly a favorite of Kelly’s wife, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and its use as a wake-up call to the shuttle crew carried special meaning — Giffords recovering from her gunshot wound in the hospital, her husband floating through the infinite vacuum thousands of miles above. Hell of a selection too, because — like many of the tracks on Algiers — “Slowness” unfurls patiently and beautifully, its arrangement heavy with purpose.


Wed, Jan 30 | 7:00 PM
The Mercy Lounge
18 and over
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