Ex Hex tribute / spoof ‘Ladies and Gentlemen: The Fabulous Stains’ in new video

Betsy Wright of Ex Hex at Rickshaw Stop in October

One of the best things about Mary Timony’s new band Ex Hex is that the guitar virtuoso — once so fond of proggy guitar rock and then ultra-personal, Medieval-sounding songs about dragons and faeries (which, make no mistake, are still awesome) — has embraced her good time rock n’ roll side. Ex Hex’s debut record, Rips, basically sounds like an 80s party record in a lot of ways, so it’s fitting that for their new video (and third from Rips) for “Don’t Wanna Lose,” the band spoofs the 1982 Diane Lane/Laura Dern movie Ladies & Gentlemen: The Fabulous Stains, a film about three teenage girls who start a punk band. It’s pretty fantastic.

Ex Hex are wrapping up their Southeastern US tour, then head to Europe before returning to the US for a Northeast tour.

Ex Hex on tour:
Jan 22 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club *
Jan 23 Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree Cafe *
Jan 24 Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone Cafe *
Feb 05 Washington, DC – The Dr. Martens Store (free, all ages)
Feb 09 London, UK – Rough Trade East
Feb 10 London, UK – Water Rats
Feb 11 Leeds, UK – Brudenell
Feb 12 Manchester, UK – Soup Kitchen
Feb 13 Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
Feb 14 Bristol, UK – The Louisiana
Feb 15 Brighton, UK – Green Door Store
Feb 17 Paris, FR – Divan du Monde LSFM
Feb 18 Lille, FR – La Peniche
Feb 19 Hamburg, DE – Hafenklang
Feb 20 Berlin, DE – Indiekollektiv @ Magnet
Feb 21 Cologne, DE – King Georg
Feb 22 Schorndorf, DE – Club Manufaktur
Feb 24 Zurich, CH – Hafenkneipe
Feb 25 Lausanne, CH – Le Romandie
Feb 26 Milano, IT – Lo Fi
Feb 27 Rome, IT – Traffic Club
Feb 28 Bologna, IT – Covo Club
Mar 02 Vienna, AT – Chelsea
Mar 03 Oslo, NO – John Dee
Mar 04 Stockholm, SE – Lilla Hotellbaren
Mar 05 Copenhagen, DK – Loppen
Mar 06 Amsterdam, NL – de Nieuwe Anita
Mar 07 De Eemhof, NL – Where The Wild Things Are Festival
Mar 08 Antwerp, BE – Trix
Mar 11 Athens, GR – Six D.O.G.S.
Apr 17 Winston-Salem, NC – Phuzz Phest
Apr 23 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
Apr 24 Allston, MA – Great Scott
Apr 25 Providence, RI – The Parlour
Apr 26 Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
May 01 Washington, DC – Black Cat
May 29 Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound
Jun 12 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg (Northside Festival)

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