David Wax Museum Tour Schedule
It is always refreshing to hear a band that is willing to try something new when
so many bands are busy trying to sound like something that has already come before. David Wax Museum is precisely that type
of band combining Americana music with Mexican Son music and creating their own exciting amalgamation of folk rock, roots
rock, and plain old rock and roll. Their concerts are a sight to behold, overflowing with energy and never failing to get
the crowd excited and on their feet.
David Wax Museum has a few exciting dates lined up including a December 28th gig
at The Sinclair in Cambridge, Massachusetts. There is no better way to bid adieu to 2013 than a concert with this incredibly
talented musical group who will put on a concert that will surely be one of the highlights of the year.
date is April 11, 2014 when the band will head out to Los Angeles, California to perform on the UCLA campus at Royce Hall.
The stunning venue is an ideal place to catch a performance and the exuberance of a largely college crowd should make the
show even better. If you cannot make either date be sure to stay tuned to StubHub to find more of the David Wax Museum's tour
dates as they are announced.
About the Band
David Wax and Suz Slezak make up the David Wax Museum and
first started playing music together when they met in Massachusetts. David sings and plays a Mexican guitar-like instrument
called the jarana while Suz plays the fiddle, sings and also plays the quijada which is made from the jawbone of a donkey
and is a percussion instrument. They have produced four albums, most recently 2012's Knock Knock Get Up all of which were
self-released. Not being signed to a label has not kept David Wax Museum from attracting the attention of big time media outlets
including Time, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, and others all of whom have sung the duo's praises. David Wax developed
an interest in Mexican music when he was in college and now has joined forces with Suz Slezak to make his own music that is
reminiscent of taking a trip deep into Mexico and relaxing in a cantina sipping on a margarita.
2010 David Wax Museum won a contest to earn a spot at the Newport Folk Festival, which was quite a coup for them at the time.
This was the chance for them to play to a large crowd full of people who could potentially be receptive to their music if
they put on a good show. And that they did, winning over the audience as well as a writer for Paste Magazine who hailed them
as the breakout act of the festival. In the same year they were named Best Americana at the Boston Music Awards. All of this
attention earned them a spot at South by Southwest where Time Magazine named them one of the best acts at the festival. In
2011 the band was invited back to the Newport Folk Festival, this time to perform on the main stage, which earned them a write
up on the Huffington Post as one of the best bands you may not know.
You have been waiting
for months for this night to come and finally as the lights lower you begin to see David Wax Museum taking the stage. The
crowd erupts in applause as David and Suz their instruments and approach the mic. A hush falls over the crowd as David thanks
them and launches into a fan favorite from one of their albums like I Turned Off Thinking About, Carpenter Bird, Everything
Is Saved, or Knock Knock Get Up. The crowd once again erupts and sings and dances along to hits throughout the night. Always
one to surprise the crowd, perhaps David Wax Museum sprinkles in some new songs throughout the set, or decides to play covers
of traditional Mexican folk songs. This is your chance to see one of the hottest and most talked about bands of recent years
and the band definitely exceeds expectations. David Wax Museum has an ability to connect with the audience and seduce with
her voice that is not always found in modern pop music. Do not miss the chance to see David Wax Museum when they hit your
Although David Wax and Suz Slezak are the core of David Wax Museum there are plenty of other
supporting members who fill in from time to time including Jordan Wax, David's cousin. Other musicians who play with the band
from time to time include Greg Glassman, Philip Mayer, Mike Roberts, Alec Spiegelman, and Jiro Kokubu. Whoever is on stage
with David and Suz you can be sure that you are in for a great time when you head out to a David Wax Museum show.