Fridays After Five: David Wax Museum

Fri, May 3, 2024

Fridays After Five: David Wax Museum

with Charlottesville High School Jazz Band


David Wax Museum - Exuberant + Eclectic Indie Folk 

"Pure, irresistible joy" - NPR Music


“Another genius album from David Wax Museum.” — The Boston Herald


“On the exhilarating You Must Change Your Life, this Virginia twosome celebrates pure pop music in all its wondrous diversity, mixing traditional Mexican ingredients and mainstream guitars and keyboards to create polished songs with a bracing immediacy.” — No Depression


David Wax Museum’s sound has been globally recognized by the highest tier tastemakers. Since their early breakout as a buzz band at the revered Newport Folk Festival, Wax and Slezak have transmitted their kinetic energy in platforms including CBS This Morning: Saturday, Tiny Desk Concert, and NPR’s World Cafe. They have soundtracked love stories on and off screens, from the Netflix #1 show Firefly Lane to the wedding of US Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg. The band have drawn praise from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and TIME for what The Guardian described as "global crossover at its best,” David Wax Museum have toured the world, often with their two young children in tow, sharing stages with The Avett Brothers, Los Lobos, The Wood Brothers, Old 97’s, Buena Vista Social Club, Guster, Josh Ritter, Gregory Alan Isakov, and Watchhouse among others.


On their latest album You Must Change Your Life, David Wax Museum blends the ancient and ever-relevant rhythms of traditional Mexican music with amber pop hues, their unabashed rock riffs emanating an air of AM radio circa 1975, all tethered together by seductive harmonies. It’s a seamless tapestry of boundless curiosity, an artful display of what Wax frames as “the lines blurring and dissolving between musical cultures and eras.” As it humbly beckons listeners to fulfill its title, You Must Change Your Life sounds out a thousand minor- and major-key ways one can do just that. 

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    5:30 PM
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