American instrumental trio operating on the threshold of punk rock, jazz and improvised music associated with the famous label Dischord Records led by Ian MacKaye. In Poland, the band is represented and distributed by Antena Krzyku. The band was brought to life by the musicians of the legendary group Fugazi – the bassist Joe Lally and the percussionist Brendan Canty together with the guitarist Anthony Pirog (known among others for the cooperation with John Zorn and his Tzadik Records). Their style is often defined as “jazz punk jam” and this reflects the band’s overall character. On the one hand, The Messthetics perfectly fit into the long, rich tradition of Washington’s indie scene based on such genres as punk, hardcore or noise. On the other hand, they skilfully combine this energy with interesting, complex, and multi-layered arrangements, creating a very interesting mix of genres. The music of the Americans gains extra intensity in concerts, as we will find out this year in Lublin.