Music Tonight: David Wax Museum

Mexo-American Roots band plays Molly Malone's in Covington

Mar 27, 2012 at 9:23 am
click to enlarge David Wax Museum
David Wax Museum

Don't stay in and watch NCIS tonight. Head to Covington's Molly Malone’s and check out David Wax Museum. The Museum is accurately self-described as “Mexo-Americana.” They draw much of their musical stylings from Mexican Son music. Son, which translates to “sound,” has distinct dialects dependent on its area of Mexican origins. The instrumentation includes accordions, drums, guitars and often the rattling jawbones of animals. The Museum utilizes the jawbone of a donkey. Yes, it’s hard to imagine Mexican music sounding like anything other than a Mariachi band, but try. The Museum also draws from their Missouri roots to add in a dash of Americana.  

The combination is sexy and fun. “Born with a Broken Heart” (listen below) may sound like another sad love song, but it’s guaranteed to have you dancing around the floor, instead. DWM's latest album, Everything is Saved, should to be the soundtrack to your summer. See them live now before everyone else. Local singer/songwriter Serenity Fisher opens the show up at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12. (Read more DWM here.)