Go Vote 2008: Calexico and Jim Adkins

There are important shows and there are Important Shows. The 2008 version of Go Vote, put on by Stateside Presents, would obviously fall in the latter, capitalized category.

In conjunction with congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Calexico, Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World and Mariachi Luz de Luna will perform Sept. 20 at Rialto Theatre in Tucson as a way to encourage young people to get out and vote.

You’ll recall a similar show a couple years ago in Tempe with Jimmy Eat World and the Format in support of congressman Harry Mitchell, who later won his election.

Tickets ($15-$35) are available at Giffords’ Web site. Ticket sales benefit Giffords for Congress.

From what I’m told, Giffords used to go see Calexico at Solar Culture Gallery back in the day. She’s the one also responsible for sending the Calexico tune Crystal Frontier into space.

More to come, as I’m working on a freelance story about this, but I do know Calexico will be backing up Adkins for some songs.

  • Calexico | Two Silver Trees
  • Jimmy Eat World | Electable (Give it Up)
  • Promotional video for the show:

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