Oakland’s garage punk duo Dark Beach to play final show Friday at The Golden Bull

Dark Beach (photo: Niki Pretti Photography) It's a dark time for all lovers of Oakland's Dark Beach. After five years of crafting gloomy-yet-fun tunes while exploring their mutual love of mermaids and mythical creatures, the duo of Melissa Dale and Faith Gardner have announced they're playing their final show as Dark Beach this Friday. Dark Beach as a musical collaboration was born in 2011, after Dale, who was drumming for Sweet Nothing, and Gardner, a guitarist in Hooray for Everything, struck up a kinship on seeing each other at local shows and wanting to start up something new. Gardner says [...]

By |October 10, 2016|Tags: |

Q&A: Meet Oakland’s mermaid-loving garage punk duo Dark Beach

Dark Beach (Photo by Niki Pretti Photography) Mermaids, monsters, and music: If there could ever be a tagline for Dark Beach, it would be that. But what's so amazing about the East Bay duo is their dedication to detail when it comes to their music. They take their love of female monsters and explore their ties to the past and present in a way that'll really kindle your own fascination with the subject. Plus, their music is grungy, raw, and danceable to boot. We chatted with Melissa and Faith of Dark Beach about their new EP Ouija, why they're inspired by mermaids and mythological creatures, and their [...]

By |February 16, 2016|Tags: |
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