Only a few months after Fugazi bassist Joe Lally and drummer Brendan Canty unveiled a new band called The Messthetics, it would appear that Lally is now turning to Fugazi mastermind Ian MacKaye for yet another project.
The band still doesn’t have a name, but, as pointed out by Washington City Paper editor Matt Cohen on Twitter, it was announced rather inconsequentially that a new band featuring MacKaye, Lally, and Amy Farina of The Evens (and MacKaye’s wife) will make their debut at a benefit event for a Washington, DC food bank.
At the end of an email from activist organization Positive Force calling for volunteers for a flea market, the organizers also happened to mention a small show at St. Stephen’s Cathedral. “Finally, a new band with Ian MacKaye, Amy Farina, and Joe Lally will play their first show on Sunday night, also at St. Stephens… it is a benefit for Loaves & Fishes, and we can use help doing set-up, door, etc!”
More details of the surprise show can be found below.