About this event
The Messthetics + Quasi + James Brandon Lewis with special guest Bat Fangs
An instrumental trio featuring Brendan Canty (drums), Joe Lally (bass), and Anthony Pirog (guitar).
Portland keys and drums power duo.
James Brandon Lewis
Acclaimed Saxophonist & Composer who the New York Times described as “￼￼￼A Jazz Saxophonist in his 30’s, raw toned but measured, doesn’t sound ￼steeped in current jazz academy values There’s an Independence about him.”
Formed in 2016 by guitarist/singer Betsy Wright (Ex Hex) and drummer Laura King (Flesh Wounds, Speed Stick), the duo specialize in prescription-strength shred and churn meant to stiffen the upper lip and crack the third-eye. Slick and sick visions channeled from the midnight mirror world. Acid-soaked hard-rock to thrill the living and raise dead.
The band began just as Wright’s other gig, Ex Hex, settled down for an extended breather. After two years touring as a bassist, she was eager to reconnect with the electric guitar and to push her pop-songwriting skills toward a slightly darker zone. She sent a few demos to King, who signed on to play drums. Together, they pushed the music into a deeper and more otherworldly place.