Rod: Fountains of Wayne is so last summer. NROnik Mike Long and I went to a Calexico show last night in DC. Great performance. How to describe them? Ambient alt-country with strong southwestern flavor. Guitars, stand-up bass, trumpets, maracas, accordians, and other instruments whose names escape me. Once heard the band’s style described as the perfect soundtrack for a drive through the desert. That nails it. Check out Calexico here.