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Ex Hex pay tribute to ‘Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains’ in new video (watch it ++ updated dates)

by Bill Pearis

Ex Hex

Ex Hex have just made a video for “Don’t Wanna Lose,” which is the opening track to last year’s awesome Rips (one of my favorites of last year). Directed by Lara Jean Gallagher, the video is an homage to the 1982 cult film Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains which tracks the rise and fall of teenage punk band The Stains (fronted by then-teenagers Diane Lane and Laura Dern). If you’ve never seen it, it’s definitely midnight movie material made even more fun by the presence of The Clash’s Paul Simonon and Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones and Paul Cook as members of a UK punk band The Stains tour with (fronted by a young Ray Winstone). Ex Hex, who I’m going to guess have watched the movie many times, clearly had fun making this video and you can watch it — and compare scenes against The Fabulous Stains trailer — below.

Ex Hex will be in NYC when their tour hits Le Poisson Rouge on April 23 with Sheer Mag, Kuroma, and Roya opening. Tickets are still available. They’ll then be back in NYC to play the 2015 Northside Festival at Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 12. Tickets are still available for MHOW as well.

Updated dates and “Don’t Wanna Lose” video, below…

Ex Hex – 2014 Tour Dates
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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