We are giving away a pair of tickets to see David Wax Museum on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at Holocene. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, December 3.
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From our sponsors at Holocene:
David Wax Museum w/ Vikesh Kapoor, Barna Howard
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
8:30 p.m. | $10-$12 | 21+
Purchase Tickets at Brown Paper Tickets
1001 Southeast Morrison Street Portland, OR 97214
(503) 239-7639 | More Info: www.holocene.org
“David Wax Museum defies easy definition, though some call it Mexo-Americana. [David Wax] draws on the roots music he grew up with — blues, folk-rock, bluegrass — but he uses Mexican rhythms, folk instruments, vocal phrasings. He even adopts the song structures of “son,” with its repeated lines, and his lyrics, while humorously confessional in the best American folk-rock vein, have a touch of Latin imagery to them.
All this makes for a lively and rustic cross-border mix: lonesome Appalachian harmonies over mariachi horn lines and rhythms you might hear at a rural dance in Veracruz or San Luis Potosí. Onstage Mr. Wax often plays a jarana, an eight-stringed baroque guitar, while the other core member of his band, the fiddle player Suz Slezak, sometimes picks up a quijada, the percussion instrument made from the jawbone of an ass. He and Ms. Slezak, who grew up in the old-time and bluegrass fiddle scene around Charlottesville, Va., met in the Boston folk music circuit and formed the band five years ago.
Their rousing performances at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival main stage and South by Southwest drew praise from critics, led to national tours with acts like the Carolina Chocolate Drops, and gave a boost to their album “Everything Is Saved,” and its infectious single “Born With a Broken Heart.” On Tuesday [September 4] they released a follow-up LP, “Knock Knock Get Up” – New York Times
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