Win Tickets ($60): Calexico @ Revolution Hall | Americana, Indie, Folk
We are giving away a pair of tickets to Calexico @ Revolution Hall on June 3. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed May 31.
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June 3, 2022
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $30 | 21+
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1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR
Calexico’s Joey Burns and John Convertino return in 2022 with their luminous 10th studio album, El Mirador; a hopeful, kaleidoscopic beacon of rock, bluesy ruminations and Latin American sounds. Convening at longtime bandmate Sergio Mendoza’s home studio in Tucson, Arizona, the ensemble recorded throughout the summer of 2021, crafting one of their most riveting and whimsical productions to date. Convertino, who now resides in El Paso, and Burns, who relocated to Boise in 2020, channeled cherished memories of Southwestern landscapes and joyful barrio melting pots into an evocative love letter to the desert borderlands that nourished them for over 20 years.
“El Mirador is dedicated to family, friends and community,” says Burns; singer, multi-instrumentalist and co-founder of Calexico. “The pandemic highlighted all the ways we need each other, and music happens to be my way of building bridges and encouraging inclusiveness and positivity. That comes along with sadness and melancholy, but music sparks change and movement.”
Oscillating between haunting desert noirs and buoyant jolts of cumbia and Cuban son, the album is permeated by longing. The title track conjures images of a lighthouse, beckoning to lost souls in the night with hypnotic bass lines and cascading percussion. That same search for meaning and safety carries over onto “Cumbia Peninsula,” a soaring dance floor epic about confronting our fear of the unknown. The song weaves themes of immigration, a world in turmoil, and the virulent manipulation of information; never offering a diagnosis but wholeheartedly advocating for unity and compassion as a treatment for our social ills.
El Mirador stands both as a lookout point and beacon in the dark; an opportunity to search inwards, ponder our connections to the Earth and its people, and hopefully illuminate a path forward. After decades on the road Calexico’s music remains boundless and romantic, still gazing upon the horizon in search of their next adventure.
Calexico’s music summons me like a dream. Mixing frost and desert and cool cool beer, there’s is the salve that heals me. Select me and my feet will dance in tribute to the sky pilot.
We’d LOVE to see these guys… one of our favorites!
Thanks for the chance.
I would absolutely love to win tickets to see Calexico! They are an amazing band and would be awesome to go.
Amazing chance to see these guys!
It should work out to go.
Would like to introduce my out of town guests to some good music!
Let’s do this!!
Love to go! Thank you
Hell yeah! I’ve been trying to see these guys for years. Thanks!
Would love to go to this, love their music and Rev Hall is a sick venue.
They’re always great live!
Ahhh, I’m from Arizona and went to university in Tucson and these guys are legit. This music holds a special place in my soul and I’d love for my person to experience the magic that is my Calexico. It’d be the coolest surprise for sure 🙏🏻
Hi Please throw my name in the hat to see the superbly talented Calexico! Thanks
Saw them in the Before Times at Rev Hall. Fantabulous! They have a great new album and I’d like to hear them do some of the songs live.
My sweetie and I would have so much fun seeing calexico!