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Calexico

When we last heard from the Sergio Leone–worshipping Tex-Mex balladeers Calexico on 2006's middling Garden Ruin, it seemed the Man with No Name had finally died. The heralding trumpets, wheezing accordions, and textural click-clacks that defined the Tucson group had…
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House of Tudor

Neko Case -- a longtime Cramps devotee who left home at 15 -- began her musical career in the Pacific Northwest, picking up drumsticks for the power-pop trio Maow. But her 1997 solo album, The Virginian, left no doubt as…
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Hear This

It's no coincidence that Calexico -- the Tucson-based duo of Joey Burns and John Convertino -- transcends the limitations of genre. Named after a tiny ghost town on the California/Mexico border, Calexico flawlessly fuses altcountry with Latin-tinged instrumentals, fleshing out…
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