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Echo Courts, Kilo Tango, The Lipschitz @The Sentient Bean

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GREENSBORO four-piece Echo Courts makes dreamy pop that’s woozy and summery enough to melt your ice cream and fry an egg on the sidewalk. Gauzy, '50s-style ballads like "Fast Ellie" cast ripply guitar riffs under timeless vocals with a filtered crunch. Despite clear surf influences, there’s almost an old-country jangle to what the band’s doing; when the twinkling guitar riffs, splashy drums and laid-back tempos wash over you, you’re sure to be whisked off to early-summer Tybee in your mind, right under a beach umbrella, toes in the sand.

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Tallahassee pop wizardress Kilo Tango spins rock tunes like cotton candy blossoms: think Cassie Ramone sharing a six-pack with Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino on an empty pier. Charming and stripped-down, Katie Mitchell’s glassy, bubblegum-elastic vocals will charm the Bean bold roast right out of your coffee cup. She also does what’s possibly the best cover of Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers’ “American Girl” out there.

Fuzzy garage-rock SAV duo The Lipschitz joins.

Friday, January 8, 7 p.m., $3-6, all-ages

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