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Ex Hex

Pappy & Harriet's Presents
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Ex Hex

Seth Bogart (of Hunx and his Punx)

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53688 Pioneertown Rd

Pioneertown, CA 92268

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EX HEX ! w/ Seth Bogart (of Hunx and his Punx)

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Pappy & Harriet's Presents

EX HEX

w/Seth Bogart (of Hunx and his Punx)

September 13th 2019

Doors 7 / Show 9

Tix $18 Adv // $20 DOS

When Mary Timony digs in to heavy power chords or unspools a scorching solo, it's impossible not to smile. Celebrated for her innovative work in the trailblazing '90s bands Autoclave and Helium, and later in the supergroup Wild Flag, Timony has long held a reputation for dexterous guitar playing, acidic textures and noisy deconstruction, and an ever-shapeshifting musical aesthetic. But with Ex Hex's debut in 2014, Timony sealed her status as a boundary-pushing guitar hero. One the best live bands around, the Washington D.C. power trio — Timony, plus bassist Betsy Wright and drummer Laura Harris, who are also Timony's songwriting partners — plays with joyful verve and uncompromising cool. That's especially true when striking iconic rock poses on stage: leaning back-to-back as they jam out, or slinging the axe over the head and tearing up some frenetic behind-the-back licks. Ex Hex's 2014 debut, Rips, was a perfect snapshot of these kinetic performances; a jolt of garage rock and punky power-pop tailored for packed clubs, and meant to be cranked loud on the car stereo while hurtling down the highway with the windows down.

On It’s Real, the group’s second album, Ex Hex’s commitment to larger-than-life riffs and unforgettable hooks remains intact, but the garage-y, post-punk approach that defined their debut album Rips has grown in scale and ambition. What started as a reaction to the blown-out aesthetic of Rips would test the sonic limits of the power trio and lead the band on a quest for a more immersive and three-dimensional sound. Vocal harmonies are layered ten tracks deep, solos shimmer and modulate atop heaving power chords, and the codas linger and stretch toward new frontiers of sound. On first listen, you might think you’ve unearthed a long-lost LP carved from the space where crunch-minded art rock and glitter-covered hard rock converge, an event horizon at the intersection of towering choruses and swaggering guitars.

Ex Hex were already one of America’s best guitar bands—but on It’s Real, their musical savvy has thrillingly combined with anything-goes curiosity, studio experimentation, and a dedication to refinement, resulting in an album that’s ready to be played at maximum volume.

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Ex Hex

Seth Bogart (of Hunx and his Punx)

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Pappy & Harriet's

53688 Pioneertown Rd

Pioneertown, CA 92268

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