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David Wax and Suz Slezak lead David Wax Museum, a folk and roots rock band that blends traditional Mexican and Americana music into what they call “Mexo-Americana.” Their sound is lively and rustic and has captured the attention of critics as well as an audience. A self-released debut album, 2008’s I Turned Off Thinking About You and 2009’s Carpenter Bird came before a breakthrough at 2010’s Newport Folk Festival. The band has been on the rise since, performing and promoting a cross-border blend of music that stands out in the stagnant folk genre. The latest album, Guesthouse, is yet another example of what the band’s capable of — and it’s worth paying attention to.

8 p.m. July 21 at Shank Hall in Milwaukee. $10 general admission.

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