City Paper is not for tourists
David Wax Museum’s frontman says the duo’s latest album, Guesthouse, is more about belonging and less about visiting. David Wax and Suz Slezak’s sense of belonging in the nation’s capital goes back to when they would play house shows in friends’ basements and living rooms. It was here that Wax and Slezak developed a steady following of fans who wanted to see them live over and over again. Even though the Mexo-Americana roots-rock act has toured the nation several times and headlined the 9:30 Club, it never loses its charm. A set at the intimate U Street Music Hall brings everyone closer together, with each rousing song feeling like a story shared by longtime friends. In the past, the group has gone so far as to move from the stage to the middle of the dance floor, resulting in the entire audience sitting down. Driven by two people with a lot of heart, a David Wax Museum show is less a production and more of an interaction between familiar strangers. The David Wax Museum performs with Anthony D’Amato at 7 p.m. at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. $20. (202) 588-1889. ustreetmusichall.com.