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Review: Calexico

Even before Calexico plays a note, the audience that awaits the seven-piece band based in Tucson, Ariz., has a keen sense of the show that lies ahead. Several minutes before the band’s Saturday nigh performance before a crowd of more than 700, a large menagerie of instruments filled the stage of the Granada theater in Lawrence: drums, keyboards, an array of guitars, including a pedal steel, an accordion, a vibraphone, standup and electric basses, maracas, trumpets. All would play vital parts in a two-hour concert that showcased the band’s signature sound, one drawn from the region and city on the...