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April 4, 2018

The Messthetics, Motherfucker, The Purkinje Shift, Dead Now

Saturday, Apr. 7 @ Caledonia Lounge

Photo Credit: Antonia Tricarico

As godfathers of the D.C. punk scene in the late ’80s and early ’90s, Fugazi provided a sonic and spiritual blueprint for generations of underground rock bands to come. Nearly 17 years after Fugazi’s last studio LP, two-thirds of that influential group—drummer Brendan Canty and bassist Joe Lally—have reconvened as The Messthetics, with guitarist Anthony Pirog rounding out the lineup. The Messthetics’ self-titled debut, released on DIY staple Dischord last month, is a raw, angular blend of noise, punk, math-rock, prog and more. The instrumental trio brings its dynamic live show to the Caledonia this weekend, with support from locals Motherfucker, as well as Atlanta acts Dead Now and The Purkinje Shift.

Calendar

  • Saturday, April 7

    Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. 10 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    The Messthetics, Motherfucker, The Purkinje Shift, Dead Now

    THE MESSTHETICS Instrumental trio from Washington, DC. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

    MOTHERFUCKER Hard-driving, riffy local rock and roll trio.

    THE PURKINJE SHIFT Atlanta-based instrumental heavy-rock band. 

    DEAD NOW No information available.

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