Echo Courts

Echo Courts

Queen Jesus, Permanent Body, Blueberry

Sun, December 10, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Pinhook

Durham, NC


This event is all ages

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Echo Courts
Echo Courts
"Subduing the low end, Greensboro's Echo Courts allow their psych-addled sound to swirl and sprawl. The guitars tangle, refracted through just the right amount of reverb, as bass lines cut through despite a thin tone. Echo Courts exist somehow as both a driving rock band and a bleary-eyed pop outfit." – Jordan Lawrence, Indy Week
Queen Jesus
Queen Jesus
When Pat Brier saw the words “king god” written on an abandoned truck in his hometown of
Scranton, PA, he knew he’d found the perfect name for his recording project. Unfortunately, that
name was already taken, and a cease and desist letter soon found its way to Pat’s mailbox;
thus, Queen Jesus was born.

The Philadelphia indie-rock outfit may have started as a solo project—Brier played every part on
the 8-track recordings he made back in 2012 while living in his parents’ basement—but it has
since become a solid quintet. Brier was already used to working closely with Matt Schimelfenig
thanks to Three Man Cannon , and Schimelfenig was happy to help get Queen Jesus off the
ground. Seasoned players Tim Jordan, Justin Fox, and Billy Fries joined in a year or so later,
each bringing something different from their own musical endeavors (too many to list here,
really) to the table. Eventually Brier moved from guitar to drums, and the lineup was set.
Influenced by genre touchstones like Sparklehorse and Neil Young, Queen Jesus makes the
sort of lilting, daydreamy slowcore well-suited for long car rides or late night space-outs. Their
songs are easy to get lost in, with Brier’s hushed vocals resting comfortably on top of hazy
guitar lines. In live performances especially, the long years of friendship (and overlapping band
membership) are obvious; watching them play is like watching one singular brain at work rather
than individual musicians. And that same easy attitude comes through in their recordings, most
recently on 2016’s Tar Ranch EP. They’re currently at work on their second full-length, due out
next year.
Permanent Body
Permanent Body
Permanent Body is the home recording project of longtime Philadelphia DIY stalwart Barrett Lindgren. As a principle, the project leans into the approachable and familiar, eschewing artistic pretense to explore only what feels immediately honest. The band has featured live and recorded contributions from Robyn Campbell, Kyle Laganella, Kian Sorouri, Jarret Nathan, and Shannen Moser.
Venue Information:
The Pinhook
117 W. Main St.
Durham, NC, 27701