Having spent time in Autoclave, Helium and, most recently, Wild Flag, Mary Timony has an impeccable indie rock CV. But her new project, Ex Hex, goes straight for the groin with '70s-style glammy power pop. Ex Hex's tour hits SXSW this week (full list of dates below), including the Saturday BrooklynVegan free day party with their Merge labelmates Wye Oak, Speedy Ortiz, and more. In between gigs, the band made time to answer our 5 QUESTIONS:
1) What is your favorite venue to play in the country and why?
Black cat in DC. We all grew up going to see shows there. It's where we learned about rock music!
2) Tell us about the worst show you've ever played.
I was shocked so bad that I saw blue flashes at a church basement show Boston. Laura played a show where the band got free pizza but the sound guy ate all of it.
3) What are some albums that you guys have been spinning in the van lately?
4) What would your metal band name be?
5) Be honest: how often do you change your clothes on tour?
Laura: I don't
Betsy: when ever i can
Mary: just make believe it's clean, and it's almost real
Ex Hex - 2014 SXSW Schedule
Thu-March-13 Austin,TX -The Parish (Merge Records Official SXSWShowcase)
Fri - March 14 Austin TX - Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop - KEXP showcase
Sat-March-15 Austin, TX - Cheer Up Charlie's Showcase
Sat - March 15-Austin, TX - Red 7 BrooklynVegan showcase
Ex Hex - 2014 Tour Dates
03/16/14 Norman, OK - Opolis
03/17/14 St Louis, MO - The Firebird
03/18/14 Chicago, IL - Schubas
03/19/14 Columbus, OH - Double Happiness
03/20/14 New York, NY - Glasslands
03/21/14 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
03/22/14 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
04/01/14 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall w/ Rocket From The Crypt
04/04/14 Harrisonburg, VA - MACRoCk Music Festival
04/05/14 Winston-Salem, NC - Phuzz Phest