David Wax and Suz Slezak, the plucky husband-wife duo behind the eclectic “Mexo-Americana” band David Wax Museum are touring with their full ensemble in support of an exuberant new album, You Must Change Your Life. Produced by Dan Molad (Lucius), these technicolor tracks capture—then transcend—bedrock elements of the band’s 15-year recording career with ancient, ever-relevant rhythms of traditional Mexican music, mixed with amber pop hues emanating from an AM radio circa 1975, and unabashed rock riffs—all united with interlacing, seductive harmonies. Co-fronted by multi-instrumentalist Slezak with her raucous accordion and sublime fiddling along with the unstoppable energy of Wax, the band’s on-stage charisma is both captivating and intimate.
THE SQUAWK BROTHERS (8:00 PM)
Squawk Brothers was formed by the members of Philly indie rock band Purples/The Teeth in order to explore a country-influenced aesthetic. As the scope of the band evolved, the members finally grew tired of the “four dudes” template and have blossomed into a six-piece harmonic family with the addition of Eliza Becker and Nakita Beauregard. The newer members have thus far raised no objection to keeping the name as it is.
Squawk Brothers released their debut album Melody Bird in early 2021. It is available on most of the main platforms that you’re familiar with.