[ rock/roots ]
The big story with Calexico’s seventh proper full-length is that Joey Burns and John Convertino decamped from their longtime home base of Tucson to record in New Orleans; specifically, the sleepy West Bank neighborhood that gives the album its name. It’s good copy, but Algiers (Anti-) turns out to have almost no audible connection to the City that Care Forgot. In fact, it’s just as steeped in the romance and mystery of the Southwest as anything they’ve done — moody, slow-rolling desert rock laced with Norteño, mariachi and dusky, dusty blues.
Fri., Oct. 12, 9 p.m., $20, with Dodos, Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St., 215-232-2100, utphilly.com.