Ex Hex are on tour now in support of their terrific and very fun second album, It's Real, and hit Brooklyn's Elsewhere Hall on Thursday night (5/9). Mary Timony and Betsy Wright both have amazing stage presence and chemistry, ripping their big, glammy riffs effortlessly, and barely seeming to break a sweat while trading lead guitar licks. Check out a pic of their setlist below.

Opening the show was veteran NYC indie rock band Versus, featuring Timony's old DC friend Richard Baluyut. The band have a new EP and album on the way this year, and played a few songs off of those, along with a few old favorites, with bassist Fontaine Toups quipping, "Maybe you'll recognize them, and hopefully so will we."

Brooklyn's Thick, who just released their first EP for Epitaph, opened the night with a super-energetic performance. Pics from the whole night are in the gallery above.

Ex Hex wrap up their tour tonight (5/10) with a hometown DC show at the 9:30 Club, and then head to Europe. They'll be back for more North American dates later this summer, including dates with Belle & Sebastian, NYC-area shows at Basilica Hudson on July 6 as part of the Supertone Festival, and then Asbury Park, NJ's House of Independents on August 22 (tickets). All dates are listed below.

Ex Hex's Elsewhere setlist 5/9/2019

Ex Hex - 2019 Tour Dates
05/10/19 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
05/23/19 Glasgow United Kingdom Stereo
05/24/19 Leeds United Kingdom Brudenell Social Club
05/25/19 Manchester United Kingdom Deaf Institute
05/27/19 Bristol United Kingdom The Exchange
05/28/19 London United Kingdom Village Underground
05/29/19 Birmingham United Kingdom Hare & Hounds
05/31/19 Brussels Belgium Witlof Bar
06/01/19 Hilvarenbeek Netherlands Best Kept Secret Festival
06/03/19 Paris France La Maroquinerie
06/04/19 Zurich Switzerland Exil
06/05/19 Cologne Germany Blue Shell
06/06/19 Hamburg Germany Molotow
06/07/19 Berlin Germany Privatclub
07/05/19 Chicago, IL West Fest Chicago July 5-7
07/06/19 Hudson, NY Basilica Hudson
07/11/19 Charlottesville, VA Sprint Pavilion w/ Belle and Sebastian
07/12/19 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer w/ Belle and Sebastian
07/13/19 Boston, MA House of Blues w/ Belle and Sebastian
07/23/19 Charlotte, NC Neighborhood Theatre
07/24/19 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre
07/25/19 Birmingham, AL Saturn
07/26/19 Atlanta, GA The Earl
07/27/19 Carrboro, NC MRG30 Festival
08/16/19 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
08/19/19 Pawtucket, RI The Met
08/20/19 Hamden, CT Space Ballroom
08/21/19 Holyoke, MA Gateway City Arts
08/22/19 Asbury Park, NJ House of Independents
09/13/19 Pioneertown, CA Pappy and Harriet's
09/14/19 Los Angeles, CA Off the 405 @ The Getty
09/15/19 San Diego, CA The Casbah
09/17/19 Oakland, CA The New Parish
09/18/19 San Jose, CA The Ritz
09/19/19 Los Angeles, CA Zebulon

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photos by Kate Hoos