WINE AND SPIRITS

Care for some Calexico with your Keren Ann?

An especially fine installment in City Winery's new "Pairings" series—you can guess what the concept is here—this double bill brings together Joey Burns and John Convertino of Calexico, the long-running Tucson-based indie-roots outfit, with Keren Ann, the French-Israeli chanteuse who named her 2004 album Nolita after her adopted New York neighborhood. Last year's Carried to Dust was as appealing an effort as any released under the Calexico name, but what's often most enjoyable about these guys' live show is hearing how Burns and Convertino (and their guests) diverge from whatever album they're pimping at the moment; if you're really lucky, maybe Jim James will show up for their sweet collaborative version of "Goin' to Acapulco" from the I'm Not There soundtrack. Keren Ann's self-titled 2007 disc wasn't quite as bewitching as the two that preceded it—but it was still pretty darn enchanting.
Tue., March 10, 9 p.m., 2009

 
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