Boston-based duo David Wax Museum is not just an Americana band, but a Mexo-Americana band, borrowing heavily from the Mexican tradition. The duo cites folk legends such as Dylan, Cohen, and Tom Waits as major influences to its sound; while member Suz Slezak even cites classical and Irish music as having been part of her musical development. With the onset on the album "Knock Knock Get Up" this past year, the duo further developed its ability to explore and combine different, and even opposing, musical qualities.
David Wax Museum performs on Friday, October 4, 7 p.m. at Water Street Music Hall, 204 North Water St. $10-$12. waterstreetmusic.com.