Echo Courts

Johnny Brenda's Presents

Echo Courts

Fred Beans, Line Leader

Sat, August 11, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

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Echo Courts - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Echo Courts
Echo Courts formed under the notion that the whole is greater than the sum of it's parts; in other words, better music could be made if the band put their heads together. When it came time to prepare their sophomore LP ‘Room with a View,’ the foursome decided to take its time, letting each member explore their place in the songs.

After touring on and off for a year and releasing their first LP ‘In the Garden’ [released July 2016 on Negative Fun Records], the band wanted a fresh start. Songwriters Kelly Fahey, Luc Swift, and bassist Nate Goldsmith decided to turn to a more stripped-down ensemble, as opposed to the formerly 6-piece band. Goldsmith recruited childhood friend Nick Parascandola to play drums, landing on a permanent lineup.

The new songs evolved over the course of 6 months of playing live shows in
the region before the band finally decided it was time to commit them to record. The product of this new approach: a cleaner, more focused sound. The album's title says it all; the songs come out of a new perspective.

Room with a View is a necessary step forward for the band. A retreat from the sunshine 60's pastiche of their previous work; a band maturing, turning in their own direction.
Fred Beans - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Fred Beans
On a mission to make you dance but also maybe cry
Line Leader - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Line Leader
line leader began in 2014 as the personal project of guitarist and vocalist Sean Clark. Over the years, the band has simmered in Philly’s underground, with splits and singles marking the group’s trajectory. In that time their lineup has morphed into a fully formed quintet that mixes all the best elements of acid-y psych pop, and gritty garage rock. With Branden Bauer and Adam Mikhail trading off on guitar and drums, the guitar work of John Wylie, and Ty Miller’s bass, line leaders sound is a hard-hitting and well rounded. Their first studio LP, WILT, was released in September 2017 and is a fast, uncompromising torrent of sheer power. Guitars scream and bend, drums pummel and crash, and the echo of a voice tells you what to make of it all.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125