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Calexico - Denmark 2000

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This is Calexico in concert at the Roskilde Festival held annually south of Roskilde in Denmark, with this concert taking place on the 1st July 2000. They were joined on stage part way through the set by touring companions Mariachi Luz de Luna.

This show took place the evening after the tragic accident during the Pearl Jam set where nine fans were killed when the crowd surged. (Pearl Jam's song "Love Boat Captain" references the tragedy with the line "Lost nine friends we'll never know... two years ago today." When performed in concert, lead singer Eddie Vedder modifies the lyric to reflect the passage of time since the tragedy).

One of Calexico's founder members Joey Burns remembered the occasion as follows - "Calexico and members of Mariachi Luz de Luna travelled roughly 1,000 kilometers the night before our performance at Roskilde in Denmark on July 1, 2000. I am sure we had been up nearly the whole night partying and watching movies on the bus …

2010FM - August Edition One

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We start August with some great new songs and the first one has been on my personal playlist from the day I received it.

Dominant Legs call San Francisco home. Capitalizing on newfound free-time, as a result of being laid off from his job as an office assistant, Ryan Lynch began to write (and we quote) 'theglittering ballads and blurred-out pop songsthat, with the addition of Hannah Hunt, make Dominant Legs'.

Some background - Ryan Lynch, who is also the guitarist of Girls, and Hannah Hunt, both San Francisco Bay Area-natives, were introduced through mutual friends and began collaborating when Hannah Hunt moved back to California after studying Architecture in New York. Ryan Lynch had been honing the band’s misty, nostalgic sound for a while, experimenting with songwriting as a kid and having spent the previous few years playing guitar in another SF band. Hannah Hunt spent her childhood singing and performing; her eternal passion for music led her to dive back in after years of…