The Messthetics & James Brandon Lewis
James Brandon Lewis was the Downbeat Jazz Saxophonist of the year in 2023. One of the great players on the planet today. The Messthetics is Anthony Pirog (Guitar), Joe Lally (Bass), and Brendan Canty (Drums). Anthony is a virtuoso who lives in all musical worlds – Jazz, Ambient, Noise, Punk. Joe and Brendan were in Fugazi together and have been playing with one another since 1987. After releasing 2 albums of blistering instrumental music on Dischord Records, they teamed up with James Brandon Lewis to record and entire record of new and original tunes in a fever dream of a session. The record is an amalgam of all their influences, but now with the James Brandon Lewis doing away with all preconceptions. They toured together in 2023 and the shows were on fire.