Calexico on Summer Festival Blitz

This just goes to show, that even with the explosive growth of the music festival industry in the US, Europe is still the place to be in the summertime, especially August.

Summer Sundae

Leicester, UK
Aug 11-13

feat Elbow, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Calexico, Gomez, Belle & Sebastian, Buzzcocks

La Route du Rock

Saint Malo, France
Aug 11-13

feat Mogwai, TV On The Radio, Band Of Horses, Calexico, Cat Power & The Memphis Rhythm Band, Franz Ferdinand, Belle And Sebastian

Rock en Seine

Domaine National de Saint-Cloud, France
Aug 25-26

feat Radiohead, Beck, Morrissey, Nada Surf, Calexico, Broken Social Scene, The Raconteurs, Kasabian, India Arie, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Wolfmother

Art & Soul

Oakland, CA
Sept 2-3

feat Calexico, Rickie Lee Jones, the subdudes, Goapele

Of course, Calexico can't be everywhere at once. Here are some other great festivals in Europe this summer that Calexico won't be playing.

V Festival

Chelmsforsd & Staffordshire, UK
Aug 19-20

Radiohead, Morrissey, Paul Weller, Hard Fi, The Dandy Warhols, Beck, Keane, Bloc Party, The Magic Numbers, Daniel Powter, The Charlatans, Starsailor, Kasabian, We Are Scientists, The Cardigans, Kula Shaker, The Saw Doctors

World Party @ Great American Music Hall, August 12, 2006

I'm getting really excited about seeing Karl Wallinger, aka World Party, at Great American Music Hall this Saturday.

(Frankly, I'm glad that this show was moved from the Fillmore. The Fillmore hasn't been the same since Clear Channel bought it, and I'm not the only person I know who has been harassed, insulted or simply mistreated by the staff over the last few years. Too bad -- it's my favorite venue in San Francisco, otherwise.)

You can catch a 4-song set that World Party played recently on NPR.

I also put together a "greatest hits" playlist you can listen to Rhapsody. (A 25-track per month membership is FREE.)

Portland Setlist

World Party's Greatest Hits