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The Spanish Civil War double single and book set, recommended.

mark grout (mark grout), Monday, 10 January 2005 16:23 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Oh poo, htmhell.

(x-post) Yeah, I wonder how tricky that is to come by now. I actually saw them live at around that time, and was mightily impressed, but as you can tell, I'm being a bit slow in getting round to picking it up!

NickB (NickB), Monday, 10 January 2005 16:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Really nice double-bass on that above track too (or is it a cello? is that Tom Cora?). I absolutely need more stuff like that!

NickB (NickB), Monday, 10 January 2005 16:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

That's actually their new double-bass player Rozemarie.

Yes, the Ex are fantastic. My all-time favorite is Scrabbling at the Lock, the first of their collaborations with the late Tom Cora, but you can't go too far wrong with any post-1990 Ex. The new one's great too, and so's Starters Alternators. And the Een Rondje Holland album they released with an enormously expanded lineup as Ex Orkest is unmissable.

Douglas (Douglas), Monday, 10 January 2005 16:39 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Ah, thanks Douglas! Do you know what else had Rozemarie done? That's some awesome playing...

NickB (NickB), Monday, 10 January 2005 16:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Is the record "Aural Guerilla" any good? I spotted it at a store this weekend, but not really knowing much about this band besides their repuation, I decided not to buy it. What I have heard of them (stuff from the early 80's, mostly) I've really liked. Is it worth picking up?

Trip Maker (Sean Witzman), Monday, 10 January 2005 17:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I saw them open up for Fugazi in '98 and they totally blew me away.

darin (darin), Monday, 10 January 2005 17:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

That Ex Orkest thing is very good. I need to pick up more of their stuff.

Jeff Sumner (Jeff Sumner), Monday, 10 January 2005 17:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

scrabbling at the lock is great.

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 10 January 2005 18:22 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I saw them last year and they were incredible, it was one of my very favourite shows of 2004. I wasn't expecting to dance so much at this show -- it was mid-80's Sonic Youth turned disco fiends incarnate.

MindInRewind (Barry Bruner), Monday, 10 January 2005 18:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

one of my faves. hard to nail my favorite tho. from these ears, most of the catalog is fairly solid with out-standing moments here and there...

and they stuck to their ideological guns, which feels rare.
m.

msp (msp), Monday, 10 January 2005 18:32 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Rozemarie (last name Heggen) had been playing contemporary compositional music for a while--she was in the Nieuw Ensemble.

They've been saying for a while that they're going to put out a singles compilation, which I hope they do soon, just for the sake of getting "Stonestamper's Song" back in print. RAK-PIKAPAK-PIKAPAK-TAK-TAK! A total earthquake of a song.

Douglas (Douglas), Monday, 10 January 2005 20:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I say check out the Tumult LP from '83, right? This record is a hard industrial-funk jam. The guitar is particularly nasty and the bass and drums are so fucking loud and up in the mix.

Justin Farrar (Justin Farrar), Monday, 10 January 2005 21:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'd pray for a singles comp too, just to have a CD version of the "Contempt/Ra Ra Rap" 7"... (which is the only The Ex single I have, and love to bits.)

donut christ (donut), Monday, 10 January 2005 21:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Their stuff is pretty easy to order. Jos takes care of it.. for U.S. people, he justs asks you send concealed U.S. cash in a thick greeting card or something, and you get great deals from their online mail order store.

http://www.theex.nl/

donut christ (donut), Monday, 10 January 2005 21:34 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Did a 2 hour live broadcast, archived in full here for your listening pleasure: http://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/9027 (scroll your player to somewhere 1/3 into the file of the show)....

Brian Turner (btwfmu), Tuesday, 11 January 2005 04:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I imagine if enough people get on this thread, Nick, you'll be recommended everything.

I still haven't gotten into Turn (the new one) yet, but I live & die by their previous 2 albums (Starters Alternators, & especially Dizzy Spells). In addition to their two Tom Cora collabs (the aforementioned Scrabbling, & the more footloose And the Weathermen Shrugged Their Shoulders), you might want to check out Instant, "the double CD impro/-dubbed recordings by The Ex & Guests [Ab Baars, Wolter Wierbog, Han Bennink, Tristan Honsinger, Michael Vatcher, Dolf]". Joggers & Smoggers is another double-disc guest-laden thingy (predating everything I've listed to this point), featuring Lee Ranaldo & Thurston Moore, among others (including Instant folks).

And, yeah, if get the chance to see them live, do it do it do it!

David R. (popshots75`), Tuesday, 11 January 2005 04:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

joggers and smoggers has a couple of my absolute favorite ex tunes... but much of that 2cd is on the more difficult side rather than the guitar grater wall of attack rock thing. dignity of labour is amazing, but like factory work, you find yourself kind of walled in by the lock step bang of it all.
m.

msp (msp), Tuesday, 11 January 2005 05:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Thanks for all the info! And thanks for the link to the website, lots of nice soundfiles there too. Also some news...

"The compilation CD SINGLES.PERIOD. is scheduled for release early 2005. 23 songs, a big hour of music."

NickB (NickB), Tuesday, 11 January 2005 10:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

two months pass...
Is the record "Aural Guerilla" any good? I spotted it at a store this weekend, but not really knowing much about this band besides their repuation, I decided not to buy it. What I have heard of them (stuff from the early 80's, mostly) I've really liked. Is it worth picking up?
-- Trip Maker (witzman...), January 10th, 2005 5:01 PM. (Sean Witzman)

Yes, it's very good indeed!!

Colonel Poo (Colonel Poo), Tuesday, 5 April 2005 08:43 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

http://www.theex.nl/home.html

UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE

Ivan, Monday, 19 January 2009 20:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

After 29 years G.W. Sok has decided to call it a day and not sing or tour with us anymore.

!!!!!!

new singer!!! (Arnold from the band Zea)

sleeve, Monday, 19 January 2009 20:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

hopefully this means more songs sung by Katerina...

sleeve, Monday, 19 January 2009 20:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

One one hand, I'm really glab I got to see The Ex with Sok as singer a couple of times. The man was so incredible and deliberate. He was very precise as a frontman, without forcing it. He worked very well bouncing vocal duties with Katerina.

On the other hand, given the commune aspect of The Ex, it kinda makes sense that there should be a change in the line-up at some point. I hope the best for the band (pssst, tour the West Coast U.S.!!!), and Sok.

Ashee Bolanalli (Mackro Mackro), Monday, 19 January 2009 20:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

haha "glad"

Ashee Bolanalli (Mackro Mackro), Monday, 19 January 2009 20:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

both times I have seen them (in Portland) the vocals were almost completely inaudible :(

the first time it was a bummer, the second time they were so great it was irrelevant.

sleeve, Monday, 19 January 2009 20:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

The Ex & Unwound at Graceland, Seattle on June 30th, 2001 (two shows, went to both) is the best live music night of my life to this day.

I saw them at the Vera Project in Seattle in mid 2004 tour for Turn. It's the second best live show I've ever seen.

(dumb celebrity shoulder rubbing trivia, I was surrounded by and dancing with The Futureheads at that show. They were playing a few blocks away at the Crocodile and asked to play first and brief, so they could literally run over and see The Ex at Vera)

Ashee Bolanalli (Mackro Mackro), Monday, 19 January 2009 20:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

is it possible there is no c/d s/d thread for THE EX????????

Another one of the many Ex threads

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 06:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

THE ILILTA BAND - ETHIOPIA
Chalachew Ashenafi - masinqo / vocals
Mesele Asmamaw - krar
Asnake Gebreyes - kebero

I hope they bring this group, who they are doing European gigs with, to the US

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 06:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

I think I've mentioned this at least once (in response to your saying something similar), but I was at that Graceland show, Makro, or one of them, and while I dunno abt #1, it's easily one of 10 best shows I've ever seen. So cheers.

Calling All Creeps! (contenderizer), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 06:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

interesting, looks like Sok has a new band. from the Dualtrack blog...

Speaking about The Ex: their singer GW Sok has left the band and is now the force behind a 2CD set by The Rondos, which will be officially released on the 11th at Worm, in Rotterdam, which is probably the best news since the invention of fire.

sleeve, Sunday, 5 April 2009 10:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

Sok left the Ex?
am i wrong or was he the main consistent member?

turtles all the way down (Face of Wolf), Sunday, 5 April 2009 10:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

Terrie was the main consistent member if I'm correct, just as much as Sok was.

Marty Innerlogic, Sunday, 5 April 2009 10:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

I don't believe you could see The Rondo's as a new band though. The cd mentioned is a retrospective. You can find more at (in Dutch):
http://siebethissen.blogspot.com/2009/03/even-terug-de-rondos-1978-1980.html

Marty Innerlogic, Sunday, 5 April 2009 10:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

from reading this thread i think i already know what the answer to this will be, but should i go see them on monday if i have absolutely no familiarity with their discography whatsoever? has anyone been to a show with the new singer? i've heard a couple tunes and dig it extremely, and the weekly alternative paper is promising one of the best shows of the year. also if anyone can recommend an album or compilation it would be much appreciated.

samosa gibreel, Friday, 11 September 2009 03:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

X vs. the Ex vs. the xx vs. the X-Ray Spex

jaymc, Friday, 11 September 2009 03:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

whoa, where are they touring? can't find a current list of dates.

original bgm, Friday, 11 September 2009 04:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

and definitely go! I saw them pretty much cold and it was one of the best shows I've ever been to. just REALLY GREAT.

original bgm, Friday, 11 September 2009 04:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

take it you're in toronto or montreal, def go if tix are not sold out, the getachew/ex touring combo is excellent, written on it in the ethiopiques thread if you wanna check there, some reviews from last summer and a youtube link (tons of stuff on youtube from last summer's tour)
DC City Paper "After seeing the Ex and Getatchew Mekuria co-mingle punk, post-punk, Space Is the Place, free jazz clarinet skronk, and ecstatic semi-funk, there just isn't much to report back to your pals other than superlatives: top-five best show of all time, awesome, oh-my-God, etc."

http://chicago.metromix.com/home/review/the-ex-brings-an/567899/content
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/14/AR2008081403384.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rt5UtIX4uUY

H in Addis, Friday, 11 September 2009 14:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

X vs. the Ex vs. the xx vs. the X-Ray Spex

The Ex >>>>> X-Ray Spex >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> X > uh who?

Alex in SF, Friday, 11 September 2009 15:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

And yes see them live.

Alex in SF, Friday, 11 September 2009 15:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah, go!

jelle, Friday, 11 September 2009 18:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

saw getatchew + ex when they were in chicago...last year i think? it was AWESOME and they had a fire dancer. great great show.

figgy pudding (La Lechera), Friday, 11 September 2009 19:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

also if anyone can recommend an album or compilation it would be much appreciated.

the Ex have covered a LOT of ground, so I usually suggest people get the Singles. Period., comp, which collects most of their singles/EPs from 1980-90. also, they recently released a 30th anniversary comp of some of their own favorites from their oeuvre, but I haven't seen a track list to judge that. I am sure it's great, though

otherwise, my favorite Ex records are Joggers & Smoggers, And the Weathermen Shrug Their Shoulders, or Pokkeherrie. or whichever one of their records I happened to play last.

get the collab with Getatchew, also! so good!

Ivan, Friday, 11 September 2009 19:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

"also if anyone can recommend an album or compilation it would be much appreciated."

Aural Guerilla is still my favorite.

Alex in SF, Friday, 11 September 2009 21:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

cool thanks everyone for answering, i am definitely going to the show. i'm downloading singles and the getatchew album, which i think will make up for most of what they are going to play. i was reading an interview with the band, where they were like "yeah, we just found this 78 year old ethiopian saxophonist and we have no idea why, but every time we play with him it's just the great fucking music ever." funny how they even they were surprised at how well the collaboration worked out.

samosa gibreel, Saturday, 12 September 2009 19:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

how was the show?!

Ivan, Friday, 2 October 2009 23:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

saw 'em with Getatchew Mekuria at the Polish Combatants Hall.... so damn good.

m0stlyClean, Saturday, 3 October 2009 00:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

Been listening to the new double disc comp "30", goddamn this band is awesome.

Colonel Poo, Monday, 5 October 2009 15:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

had posted this on the visiting ethiopia thread over on ile but the ex are doing their annual ethiopia mini tour next week playing with Getachew Mekuria,Mats Gustafsson, Paal Nilssen-Love the Fendika band and others

will post some reviews on how it goes

H in Addis, Wednesday, 16 February 2011 14:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

I think the Dusted review was a little down on some of Arnold's lyrics, complaining that he veered into clunky leftist rhetoric at times, but it's no biggie for me. He's got a sense of humour to go with the left wing rants. And anyway, left wing rants are fine by me, especially in the face of a Tory government.
Terrific album, with some inspired musical ideas. I love the way they've worked in Konono style rhythms and sounds - Arnold makes his guitar sound like an electric thumb piano at one point. Loads of great jagged Terry and Arnold riffage, and inexorable polyrhythms from Katherina.
The live shows have been bloody fantastic too. I saw them three times last year. Once with Brass Unbound, which was a sort of greatest hits reworked set, and two in support of the new album, where they hardy played any old stuff. As glorious as The Ex + brass was, the latter shows were even better, with the sheer power and groove of the core band a joy to behold. I danced my ass off to them at ATP.

Count Palmiro Vicarion (Stew), Wednesday, 16 February 2011 14:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

Terry and Andy riffage. Oops, sorry Mr Moor!

Count Palmiro Vicarion (Stew), Wednesday, 16 February 2011 14:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

They're the Redskins that kept going?

Mark G, Wednesday, 16 February 2011 14:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

I think the new rekkid is excellent and this thread served as a reminder for me to get my Chicago tix!

BlackIronPrison, Wednesday, 16 February 2011 14:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

OK then, I'll check it out. I loved that KatJon album from a year or two ago so much that I was afraid this wouldn't compare. I almost wish they had changed their name, Sok's voice is so integral to this band for me.

I am (unavoidably) missing their show in Portland, but I am probably the only person in the world who has seen two shows by them and left totally underwhelmed both times (inaudible vox, bad sound, lackluster show in one case).

sleeve, Thursday, 17 February 2011 20:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

I got the first FIMAV 2011 mailout a couple of days ago -- they're at Victoriaville this year w/Brass Unbound.

old man yells at poop first thing in the morning (pixel farmer), Thursday, 17 February 2011 20:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

ATTENTION THREAD:

I might have an extra ticket for their show tonight at Lincoln Hall, free of charge!

Ivan, Tuesday, 8 March 2011 20:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

What I wrote about the new album:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/catch-my-shoe-20110125

xhuxk, Tuesday, 8 March 2011 20:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

Man, that's the word count RS gives you these days? What a shame. Feel free to post an expanded version here!

I like this new record, mostly because the new singer sounds a lot like the old singer. My vinyl copy was a less than ideal pressing though.

sleeve, Tuesday, 8 March 2011 22:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

http://www.dustedmagazine.com/reviews/7710

w/ horns

j., Thursday, 30 May 2013 02:10 (four years ago) Permalink

kind of weird to refer to a 3/4 rhythm as a "backbeat" and I don't think it sounds particularly Mo Tucker-esque either. And I don't think Ethiopia is considered "North Africa"

THIS IS NOT A BENGHAZI T-SHIRT (Hurting 2), Thursday, 30 May 2013 02:15 (four years ago) Permalink

so excited for this record, it sounds fabulous.

Flat Of NAGLs (sleeve), Thursday, 30 May 2013 02:45 (four years ago) Permalink

I'm still getting used to Arnold, it doesn't feel the same w/o G.W. Sok and Catch My Shoe didn't work so well for me, but this seems like it will have more in common with the earthmeltingly great Moa Anbessa. My favorite The-Ex-but-not-The-Ex album of the last few years is the KatJon Band record.

Flat Of NAGLs (sleeve), Thursday, 30 May 2013 02:46 (four years ago) Permalink

Not sure why that Dusted reviewer seems so surprised that the Ex can make things work with a brass section (including a noisy player)

curmudgeon, Thursday, 30 May 2013 03:07 (four years ago) Permalink

happy to learn about this band. i opened this thread thinking people were discussing the 2006 zach braff movie for some reason.

Treeship, Thursday, 30 May 2013 03:16 (four years ago) Permalink

kind of weird to refer to a 3/4 rhythm as a "backbeat" and I don't think it sounds particularly Mo Tucker-esque either. And I don't think Ethiopia is considered "North Africa"

― THIS IS NOT A BENGHAZI T-SHIRT (Hurting 2), Wednesday, May 29, 2013 9:15 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

that's a whole lotta wrong for a record review.

still looking forward to the new one.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Thursday, 30 May 2013 08:12 (four years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Enormous Door is so, so good - as good as Moa Anbessa even! Konono #2 is my current jam, just a relentless groove.

sleeve, Tuesday, 30 July 2013 00:52 (four years ago) Permalink

When I saw them play that last Dec it was just completely massive and crushing live, the record is great.

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 30 July 2013 01:21 (four years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

I forgot to give their latest a listen. I guess it's not too late. Is it on Spotify in US?

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 11 December 2013 20:59 (four years ago) Permalink

I hope the horn players don't get too free-jazz on it

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 11 December 2013 21:14 (four years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

AAAAAAHHHH

imago, Saturday, 13 December 2014 02:44 (three years ago) Permalink

HHHHHHAAAA

Ottbot jr (NickB), Saturday, 13 December 2014 02:50 (three years ago) Permalink

saw them two nites ago w/ at least 3 other ilxors. so so so so fucking fucking fucking good. i haert the ex so much.

Ottbot jr (NickB), Saturday, 13 December 2014 02:53 (three years ago) Permalink

one of the most glorious gigs I can recall, 5 support acts and all

arguably the highlight was the ex's two non-singing guitarists doing a noise jam with this devonian jazz drummer, possibly the greatest improv jam I've ever seen, utterly incandescent, alien, attuned. apparently all recorded too. will buy

imago, Saturday, 13 December 2014 10:32 (three years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

good interview w/Andy:

https://thumped.com/music-interviews/an-interview-with-andy-moor-of-the-ex.html

sleeve, Tuesday, 8 September 2015 22:31 (two years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Public service announcement:

The Ex + Ken Vandermark

20/10 MILWAUKEE (USA) - Sugar Maple
21/10 CHICAGO (USA) - Lincoln Hall
22/10 BROOKLYN (USA) - The Wick
23/10 JERSEY CITY (USA) - Monty Hall
24/10 PORTSMOUTH (USA) - 3S Artspace
25/10 BOSTON (USA) - Great Scott
26/10 PHILDAELPHIA (USA) - Boot + Saddle
27/10 WASHINGTON DC (USA) - Black Cat
28/10 BALTIMORE (USA) - Ottobar
29/10 SAN FRANCISCO (USA) - Bottom of the Hill
30/10 LOS ANGELES (USA) - Roxy Theatre

Ray Chard (NickB), Thursday, 24 September 2015 14:35 (two years ago) Permalink

hmph, no Pac NW :(

sleeve, Thursday, 24 September 2015 14:37 (two years ago) Permalink

and jeez playing in Baltimore one night and SF the next is some brutal touring

sleeve, Thursday, 24 September 2015 14:38 (two years ago) Permalink

That's not even logistically possible without a flight, even taking into account one of those ill-advised "load out, drive, load in" type situations. I mean, it's clear across the country, and will take like 40 hours.

The Wire's review of the new concert DVD is pretty enticing...

Wimmels, Thursday, 24 September 2015 15:07 (two years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

G.W.Sok with some French dudes:
http://gwsok.bandcamp.com/album/songs-for-a-free-body

moans and feedback (Dinsdale), Wednesday, 21 October 2015 12:59 (two years ago) Permalink

North American tour going on now

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 21 October 2015 15:37 (two years ago) Permalink

thanks for the Bandcamp link, I was also unfamiliar with Sok's other band "The And"

http://gwsok.bandcamp.com/album/the-and

sleeve, Wednesday, 21 October 2015 15:40 (two years ago) Permalink

The man seems busy, he also sings on the new album of Belgian band Filiamotsa:

https://filiamotsa.bandcamp.com/album/like-it-is

moans and feedback (Dinsdale), Thursday, 22 October 2015 12:44 (two years ago) Permalink

actually they're French as well

moans and feedback (Dinsdale), Thursday, 22 October 2015 12:47 (two years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

RIP getatchew mekuria, great sax player

curmudgeon, Monday, 4 April 2016 18:52 (two years ago) Permalink

14 March 1935 – 4 April 2016

http://www.theex.nl/news.html

Getatchew passed away today at the age of 81 after a musical career of 68 years. He was a truly unique saxophone player. Born in the countryside of Ethiopia, he heard the saxophone on the radio at the age of 13 and went to Addis Abeba straight away. He wanted to play saxophone! And soon after that he got himself into the Municipality Band. Later he played in the Haile Selassie Orchestras, the National Theatre Orchestra and more.

Since 2004 he played regularly with The Ex. It was his choice after hearing us at one of our festivals. He recognized something in our music which reminded him of the early groups he was in, like the Fetan Band (Speed Band). He loved playing with us and for us it was also an incredible experience. He was always totally himself, full-on intense and dedicated. We played more than 100 concerts and made two beautiful albums together.

The last few years his health was not very good. He couldn't really go on tour anymore. As a kind of farewell concert for his fans, we organised a big event in the National Theatre in Addis Abeba. He got lots of attention and respect that night: 1500 people in the audience, three TV stations and a legendary concert. Getatchew was playing while sitting on a chair, but his playing was stronger than ever.

His whole life was music. With his unique sound and approach he leaves behind an eternal inspiration! We will miss him.

curmudgeon, Monday, 4 April 2016 19:00 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

new album!
https://theex.bandcamp.com/album/27-passports

na (NA), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 16:08 (one month ago) Permalink

looking forward to this one!

sleeve, Wednesday, 21 March 2018 16:47 (one month ago) Permalink

oh fuck!

Simon H., Wednesday, 21 March 2018 16:57 (one month ago) Permalink

nice

j., Wednesday, 21 March 2018 17:17 (one month ago) Permalink

I saw The Ex with Getatchew at Millennium Park in Chicago and the show was awesome but the best part was it took place over the noon hour and there was a gaggle of Ethiopian ex-pats in suits, obviously on their lunch break from office jobs downtown who went off when Getatchew took the stage. Swinging their suit jackets over their heads full on wedding party style. It was awesome.

It dawned on me this morning I've the Ex like...ten times? And only once in the city I live in.

chr1sb3singer, Thursday, 22 March 2018 13:15 (one month ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

man do they know how to chug along

j., Saturday, 14 April 2018 17:44 (one week ago) Permalink

replay value SUPER high

j., Tuesday, 17 April 2018 02:37 (one week ago) Permalink

also walking value

j., Tuesday, 17 April 2018 02:38 (one week ago) Permalink

damn I gotta get this

sleeve, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 02:52 (one week ago) Permalink

https://daily.bandcamp.com/2018/04/16/the-ex-list/

sleeve, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 15:35 (one week ago) Permalink

(A Guide to (Nearly) Four Decades of Dutch Punks The Ex)

sleeve, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 15:35 (one week ago) Permalink

love this record, CD packaging has a nice heft to it as well

adam, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 15:38 (one week ago) Permalink


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