NORTH BENNINGTON -- Vermont Arts Exchange's Basement Music Series welcomes Boston's David Wax Museum as they perform "Joyful Mexo-Americana fusion, with virtuosic musical skill and virtuous harmonies" (TIME magazine) on May 3. Doors to VAE's Basement Music Series concert studio in the Sage Street Mill open at 7 p.m., the show begins at 8 p.m.
According to the New York Times, "David Wax Museum defies easy definition ... humorously confessional in the best American folk-rock vein." David Wax and Suz Slezak form the artistic core of the David Wax Museum, and together with multi-instrumentalist Greg Glassman, fuse traditional Mexican folk with American roots and indie rock to create a Mexo-Americana aesthetic.
Combining Latin rhythms, infectious melodies, and call-and-response hollering, DWM was hailed by TIME for its "virtuosic musical skill and virtuous harmonies" and has built a reputation among concertgoers all over the U.S, Canada, Europe and China for "kicking up a cloud of excitement with their high-energy border-crossing sensibility" (The New Yorker). With the release of Knock Knock Get Up (September 2012), David Wax Museum has reached a level of cross-cultural integration and musical fluency that allows them to speak electrifying and heartfelt poetry with a tongue that is wholly their own.