Pearl and the Beard

Concert Review: David Wax Museum at the 9:30 Club (Washington, D.C.)

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Over the past few years, the Boston-based David Wax Museum has made a name for itself and its Mexo-Americana music in Washington. Bouncing from living room to living room, the group has played more than 20 shows in the District in venues provided by their fans.

Though the 9:30 Club is a bit bigger than a standard D.C. living room, that didn’t prevent the band from maintaining the same level of intimacy in their performance. Even with the first song, Wax sang part of a verse at the edge of the stage, away from his microphone, immediately turning an audience that had been chatty during two opening acts into an attentive and engaged one.