Using unique instruments to create music is not uncommon, yet bands that incorporate such novelties consistently intrigue music listeners and concertgoers alike. David Wax Museum’s use of a donkey’s broken jawbone for percussion is no exception. If you are curious to know just how a donkey jawbone sounds when played (you know you are), check out David Wax Museum's infectiously joyous Tiny Desk Concert:
Suz Slezak, the featured masterful donkey jawbone player, along with vocalist/guitarist David Wax, make up the core of David Wax Museum. The two, with help from the various saxophonists, stand-up bassists, and other supporting musicians who rotate in and out of the band, blend elements of Americana and traditional Mexican folk to create what they call “Mexo-Americana.”
David Wax Museum caught the music world’s attention in 2010 upon winning a contest, thanks to fans' votes, to play the renowned Newport Music Festival. Everything Is Saved, featuring the single “Boy With A Broken Heart,” came the following year, earning the band even more well-deserved acclaim. However, as ChunkyGlasses Editor-in-Chief Kevin Hill notes in his review of last year’s Knock Knock Get Up, the latest David Wax Museum effort is their best yet. "...Wax and crew have outdone themselves in every way possible, finding not only their balance, but their path forward as a group of truly remarkable musicians," Hill says. Knock Knock went on to claim the number six spot on our Best Albums of 2012 list.
Supporting David Wax Museum at their 9:30 Club show next Thursday, April 4 are local favorites Kingsley Flood. With nods from Rolling Stone, MTV Buzzworthy, and more, the sextet released their second full-length album, Battles, just last month. (Stay tuned for our forthcoming interview with Kingsley Flood frontman Naseem Khuri!)
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