Young bands like Flasher and Priests prove once again that Washington DC is still happening as DIY and underground bastion. Ex Hex are another brilliant band from this scene, tumbling over each other for bragging rights on most dirty guitar solo or most primal death yelp. Mary Timony, Betsy Wright and Laura Harris have more than earned their stripes in the nineties in various bands, so Ex Hex’s razor-sharp power punk songs manifest with infectious blasé. A whimsical band who relish in confusion and fun, both amongst themselves and with the audience. Beware: blazing hot!