photo feature | Calexico and Julia Jacklin at The Van Buren

Tucson-based indie rock band, Calexico performed at the The Van Buren in Phoenix on June 1, 2018. This stop was part of a tour in support of their ninth album, The Thread That Keeps Us. With a distinct American Southwest sound, this latest album begins to explore political and environmental themes in a touching and heartfelt manner. Joining Calexico on tour is Australian singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin, known for her 2016 debut album, Don’t Let the Kids Win.

Catch Calexico and Julia Jacklin on the road as they finish up their westcoast tour in the US and Canada. You can also catch Calexico at various music festivals in Europe this summer, including Vida Festival, Down the Rabbit Hole and Brussels Summer Festival.

All photos courtesy of Steve Simpson.

Joey Burns of Calexico performing at The Van Buren in Phoenix

Jacob Valenzuela of Calexico on trumpet

Calexico on stage at The Van Buren in Phoenix

Bassist Scott Colberg of Calexico

Drummer John Convertino of Calexico

Vocalist and guitarist Joey Burns of Calexico

Joey Burns on guitar

Guitarist Martin Wenk alongside Jacob Valenzuela on trumpet

Guitarist Martin Wenk of Calexico

Calexico at The Van Buren

Joey Burns gettin’ low

Joey Burns ending the show at The Van Buren

Julia Jacklin at The Van Buren

Singer/songwriter Julia Jacklin

Julia Jacklin opening for Calexico in Phoenix

Julia Jacklin in front of a Phoenix audience

Aussie singer Julia Jacklin at The Van Buren

Julia Jacklin in Phoenix