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The Messthetics & James Brandon Lewis

Ke Sklárně 3213/15, Praha MeetFactory

25. 10. 20:00

Punk meets jazz! A few years back, the powerful rhythm section of the pioneering post-hardcore band Fugazi (that has been on an indefinite hiatus since 2003) — Brendan Canty (drums) and Joe Lally (bass) — joined forces with experimental guitar virtuoso Anthony Pirog (Skysaw, New Electric) into a fresh instrumental formation The Messthetics, newly expanded with renowned jazz saxophonist and composer James Brandon Lewis. This March, they released an eponymous collaborative LP on the acclaimed NY-based jazz label Impulse!  and are taking it on a tour later this year with a stop at MeetFactory, followed by a concert at Le Guess Who? and a string of shows at the finest of European clubs.

The Messthetics' sound is anchored in live improvisation and a relentless passion for exploring uncharted sonic territories that lie somewhere on the intersection of punk-rock and free jazz. With their rhythmic acrobatics, the endless grooves and forward-thinking melodic experimentation, The Messthetics' compositions do at times seem to echo the rich history of jazz rock, though their rawness, the potent energy and stripped-down nature won't deny their punk roots.

​This meeting of punk and jazz heavyweights sidesteps contemporary trends; instead we’re treated to four players finding common ground as they slip between genres.​ (— Pitchfork)


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