The Ex FIMAV, Victoriaville QC, May 19

The Ex FIMAV, Victoriaville QC, May 19
Photo: Martin Morissette
So how does a punk band last 40 years and not lapse into self-parody? Here is a partial list.
By showing punk is not anti-intellectual.
By proving that punk can not be xenophobic.
By making a lot of space for art in punk.
By having a drummer (Katerina Bornefeld) who is so fucking amazing, she renders having a bass player unnecessary.
By not having a bass player, but three guitarists instead.
By loving and playing Ethiopian songs.
By spawning a (highly respectful) mosh pit at a festival where 70-and 80-year-old jazz musicians just played.
By asking for more light.
By being the Ex.
Proudly your parents', your grandparents' and maybe soon your children's and your grandchildren's punk band. And yours. Long live.