I went to see Calexico the other night. They played in the Opera House here in Cork on Wednesday night and for some reason I forgot to blog this event! (oh yeah, you don’t need to know everything about me do you?)
Anyhow, Calexico were .. good, not great, but good. I think everyone was waiting for Alone Again Or which has been played quite often by Ryan Tubridy. They played that near the end of the night and thankfully I woke up just minutes before. Oh, did I forget to tell you I fell asleep? Sorry, the rest of their music just didn’t do anything for me. (Apologies to Calexico fans who come here via Google, leave a comment if you want to vent your anger!)
In fact, the support band, Fred were excellent! My foot tapped along to their tunes, they looked like they really enjoyed playing and there was good rapport (thanks pron@#linux) between band members.
On the way back to the car I bumped into one of Fred’s lovely violin players. She was giving directions to a group of lads over from Wales and I recognised her from earlier so we had a bit of a natter and I told her Fred rocked, Calexico sucked. I think she appreciated that!
Edit in 2023: Adding YouTube videos!