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SHOW ALERT: The Messthetics (FUGAZI) with Bryan McPherson and Pink Awful

By ThisIsReno

The Moonshot Coup proudly presents: an all ages show with The Messthetics, Bryan McPherson, and Pink Awful.

The Messthetics


The last time drummer Brendan Canty and bassist Joe Lally were in a band together, they were the rhythmic architects for Fugazi, an organization whose decade and a half of disciplined progressivism provided a necessary bridge between the zenith of late-punk expression and everything alternative in rock that followed.

In 2016, the two were enlisted by guitarist Anthony Pirog in a conspiracy to subvert and reimagine the power trio, bringing fully into the 21st Century a form that may have reached near perfection with Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys on the very first day of the 1970s.

With a self-titled recording recently released on Discord, the Messthetics will widen the reach of decisive instrumental music that so far, they have only shared with a privileged handful of East Coast and southern audiences.

Across its eight original compositions and one cover, Anthony guides the sound through complex changes and harmonic densities that might compound, but never confound or muddy its connection with the listener’s body. Recorded by Brendan in their practice space, the group’s debut gives Anthony ample opportunities to swap guitar textures and styles as freely as an octopus changes patterns.

Bryan McPherson


Born and raised on the streets of Boston, Bryan can now be found roaming the great state of California. He is known for his intense live performances as well as insightful, poetic songwriting. Bryan has shared the stage with Rock and Roll legend Chuck Berry, Black 47, and The Dropkick Murphys, just to name a few.

Pink Awful


Pink Awful was born out of a shared desire to create art and share the joy in music. The Reno band began in 2015 with Ashley writing lyrics and making sense of Mike’s homemade demos. The five-piece blends rock guitars, atmospheric soundscapes, dissonance, and sophisticated yet catchy melodies.

In the last year, Pink Awful has been nominated for the Reno/Tahoe Forte awards, played for The Offbeat festival, and Reno’s inaugural incarnation of Punk Rock Flea Market. Having caught the ear of local radio station NV89, they were asked to play their weekly local music showcase.

The band released their first full-length album “Potboiler” in 2018.


This is an all ages show! Tickets are $12 in advance. Online tickets on sale at Eventbrite February 1st. Tickets are available at Recycled Records and Jub Jubs.

Date: April 24, 2019

Time: 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm (this show will start promptly at 7:30)

Location: Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor, 71 South Wells Ave.

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