Speedy Ortix & Ex Hex touring, playing NYC together in Nov, both playing free NYC shows this month (dates)
Ex Hex / Speedy Ortiz at BV-SXSW 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Two great current indie rock bands, Speedy Ortiz (who owe a lot to the '90s) and Ex Hex (whose members were in some classic '90s bands), have shared bills before (like the BV SXSW day party this year and the Pitchfork Fest aftershow they play this month), and they'll do so again in the fall. We're not sure if it's a full tour or not, but about a month after both bands play Pygmalion Festival, they'll team up for a NYC show on November 2 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (7/11) at noon.
UPDATE: They also play another NYC show together on November 1 at Glasslands with Aye Nako. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (7/11) at 10 AM. More dates TBA?
Meanwhile, you can catch both bands for free in NYC this month. Speedy play 4Knots Festival on Saturday (7/12) with Dinosaur Jr, Mac DeMarco and more; and Ex Hex play MoMA Nights on July 17 (free with museum admission). All currently known dates for both bands are listed, with streams, below.
You can also catch Aye Nako in NYC Wednesday (7/9) at Silent Barn with Pony Bones (the current band of guitarist Matt Robidoux who is currently on hiatus from Speedy Ortiz with Grass Is Green's Devin McKnight taking his place) as well as Ovlov, Black Norse and Francis.
Ex Hex - "Hot and Cold"
Ex Hex -- 2014 Tour Dates (more TBA?)
Jul 17 Museum of Modern Art New York, NY
Jul 18 The Garrison Toronto, Canada
Jul 19 Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL w/ Dum Dum Girls, Speedy Ortiz (P4k Fest aftershow)
Jul 20 The Bishop Bloomington, IN
Jul 23 Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia, PA
Jul 24 Rock & Roll Hotel Washington, DC
Jul 26 Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC
Jul 27 The Southern Charlottesville, VA w/ Hospitality
Sep 27 Midpoint Music Fest Cincinnati, OH
Sep 28 Pygmalion Music Festival Urbana, IL
Oct 09 Hi-Dive
Nov 01 Glasslands Brooklyn, NY w/ Speedy Ortiz, Aye Nako
Nov 02 Mercury Lounge New York, NY w/ Speedy Ortiz
Speedy Ortiz - "American Horror"
Speedy Ortiz -- 2014 Tour Dates (more TBA?)
07/10 - New Haven, CT at Toad's Place w/ Guided By Voices
07/12 - New York, NY at 4 Knots Festival @ South Street Seaport w/ Dinosaur Jr, Mac DeMarco, Those Darlins, Radkey, more
07/18 - Madison, WI at Live on King Street w/ Tune-Yards
07/19 - Chicago, IL at Bottom Lounge w/ Dum Dum Girls, Ex Hex (P4k Fest aftershow)
07/20 - Chicago, IL at Pitchfork Festival
07/21 - Toledo, OH at Frankie's w/ Perfect Pussy
08/10 - Skipton, UK at Beacons Festival
08/12 - Edinburgh, UK at Electric Circus w/ Happyness
08/13 - Newcastle, UK at The Cluny w/ Happyness
08/14 - Brighton, UK at Prince Albert w/ Happyness
08/16 - London, UK at Jabberwocky Festival
08/17 - Glanusk, Wales at Green Man Festival
08/23 - Monterey, CA at First City Festival
09/26-28 - Champaign, IL at Pygmalion Festival
09/27-28 - Cincinnati, OH at MidPoint Music Festival
11/01 - Brooklyn, NY at Glasslands w/ Ex Hex, Aye Nako
11/02 - New York, NY at Mercury Lounge w/ Ex Hex