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Calexico: Bowery Ballroom, New York City

Kandia Crazy Horse, Rock's Backpages, March 2003

IN MY OLD AGE, I am trying to get hip. So I have temporarily relinquished my inner redneck. Left that twang-and-trash loving gal on the shelf. Braving pre-spring thunderstorms, painfully fashionable Brooklyn residents and an impossible crush at the Bowery Ballroom, I ventured out of my self-imposed constrictions this past weekend to witness the live power of Iceland's Sigur Rós and Tucson, Arizona's Calexico. The result? The latter adventure proved more successful. A delight it was, really.

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