David Wax Museum

By the time the folk duo released its sophomore album, "Carpenter Bird," in 2010, David Wax Museum was already emerging as a critics' darling for its intricate melding of carefully studied Latin folk, Americana and indie rock.

The album's critical success that year quietly pushed the pair into wider popularity, as the band won a spot at 2010's Newport Folk Festival and also won a Boston Music Award for Americana Artist of the Year.

Lead singer-songwriter David Wax was born in Missouri but took an interest in Latin folk music while attending the exclusive and famously small Deep Springs College, as well as Harvard University.

Fiddler and multi-instrumentalist Suz Slezak helped bring Wax's vision for combining traditional Latin and American folk music with modern influences into existence, and together the pair has earned praise from such reputable sources as Time magazine and the New York Times.

David Wax Museum will perform Tuesday at the Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 the day of the show, and are available at the door or online at CharlestonPourHouse.StrangerTickets.com. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. with the show starting at 9:30 p.m.

Call 571-4343 or go to CharlestonPourHouse.com for more information.

Cowboy Mouth

For bands, the road is a test of will and strength, one in which many fail. But there are a few that seem to thrive on it, that poetic life on the lam, roaming along the horizon and collecting stories they'll tell later in song.

It's a hard existence to settle into. You're always moving; you're always tired; you're usually broke; and it begins to get more and more difficult to picture what your friends and family look like.

The road, in all reality, breaks most bands.

So the idea that Cowboy Mouth is in its 24th year of bringing its original concoction of New Orleans-spiced rock 'n' roll to a global audience is difficult to comprehend. What's even more astonishing is how well the band still does it.

Cowboy Mouth got its big break in 1996 following the release of its major label debut, "Are You With Me?" The album contained the group's only single that has been considered a major commercial success, "Jenny Says." The song first appeared on the band's 1992 album, "Word of Mouth," but never gained widespread attention until its re-release in 1996.

Since then, the band has toured behind a reputation as one of the most entertaining rock acts to see live.

Founding member, vocalist and drummer Fred LeBlanc somehow has managed to tap into a seemingly endless supply of stamina to give audiences performances that are as explosive as they are amusing night after night.

The group released its ninth studio album, "This Train ...," exclusively on its website in early 2012.

Cowboy Mouth will perform Friday and Saturday night at The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., with The Cringe. Tickets for each night are $20, while two-day passes are available for $30 and are available online at The-Windjammer.com. Doors open at 9 p.m. both nights.

Call 886-8596 for more information.

Solstice Muffin

The Pour House will host a night and day celebration to kick off summer on Saturday.

Billed as A Summer Solstice Musical Celebration, the Moonshine Stage will feature Folly Beach-based Americana/jam trio Dangermuffin and Athens' Grateful Dead-inspired rock quintet Mama's Love. They will perform inside at 9:45 p.m.; doors open at 9 p.m.

The Sunshine Stage on the deck will feature performances by Les Racquet, Dallas Baker and Friends, Wallace Mullinax/Bobby Hogg and Deer Creek Sharp Shooters. The doors will open at noon with music starting at 1:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 the day of the show, and are available at the door or online at CharlestonPourHouse.StrangerTickets.com. Tickets for the deck only (until 9 p.m.) are $5.

Call 571-4343 or go to CharlestonPourHouse.com for more information.