Calexico: On The Edge Of Genre

Much like the bordertown from which Calexico takes its name, this 25-year-old band doesn’t stick to any one style, genre, culture, or language. Their new album, Edge Of The Sun, starts out slow, countrylike, perfect for driving down an Arizona highway. Listen long enough, though, and you’ll get the album’s Mexico City influences: with songs like “Cumbia De Donde” and “Beneath The City Of Dreams,” Tex-Mex mariachi sounds come through with a peppier beat. They’ll be stopping by Union Transfer on June 6, and Bowery Ballroom from June 7-8, with Gaby Moreno opening for the latter dates.