Tonight presents two great show options @ two of my favorite NYC venues.

1) Calexico @ Bowery Ballroom

'Calexico, a Tucson collective of musicians focused around Joey Burns and John Convertino, forged an eclectic identity through their exploration of Southwestern culture. Composer Ennio Morricone's spaghetti Westerns as well as Portuguese fado; Afro-Peruvian music; and '50s and '60s jazz, country, and surf music all factored into Calexico's music.' (mtv)

2) Kimya Dawson @ Knitting Factory

'Singer/songwriter Kimya Dawson is best known as part of the New York City anti-folk outfit the Moldy Peaches. In 2002, Dawson released her debut solo album, I'm Sorry That Sometimes I'm Mean, a collection of spare tunes sung to an acoustic guitar and Dawson's voice, which breaks with hurt over tales of abuse and longing....' (All Music)

It's unfortunate that I can't be two places at the same time. Calexico promises to be an amazing show by an amazing group who doesn't come around that often. Kimya lives here in NYC, so Calexico wins this one.

I thought Calexico would of sold out Bowery Ballroom no problem. Apparantly not. I know I reference the blogger's 'Top 40 bands in America list' a lot, but it's just too convenient...You'll find Calexico at # 12, almost hidden between Bruce Springsteen & Sonic Youth.

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