David Wax Museum
February 24, 2012, 7:30 pm
Mandel Hall 1131 E. 57th Street
Cut through February’s gloom with a shot of Technicolor musical fun from the David Wax Museum.
You’ll be immersed in the David Wax Museum’s unique fusion of Mexo-American folk music and storytelling as the Mandel Hall stage is lowered to audience level for one night only, putting the entire audience and the band on one shared level for a concert unlike anything ever experienced in the 109-year-old auditorium’s history. The David Wax Museum’s brand of togetherness, music, and conversation will involve everyone in the room in this must-see ArtSpeaks event.
Interspersed between musical sets, the band will engage in a lively conversation led by Theaster Gates, Director of Arts and Public Life at the University of Chicago.
About The David Wax Museum
Recently anointed as Boston’s Americana Artist of the Year (2010 Boston MusicAwards), the David Wax Museum has been called “pure, irresistible joy” (Bob Boilen, NPR) and hailed by TIME.com for its “virtuosic musical skill and virtuous harmonies.” The Museum fuses traditional Mexican folk with American roots and indie rock to create an utterly unique Mexo-Americana aesthetic. Combining Latin rhythms, call-and-response hollering, and donkey jawbone rattling, they have electrified audiences across the country and are “kicking up a cloud of excitement with their high-energy border-crossing sensibility” (The New Yorker). Learn more about the band at www.davidwaxmuseum.com.
Part of the 2011-2012 Season
Artistic Field(s): Music