Oakland’s Mall Walk to release new 7″, on tour in March and April

(Photo Credit: Raynie Vratari) Last year, Oakland's Mall Walk released a five-song EP comprised of minimalist guitar work, spidery, walking bass lines, and steady rhythms. It's a brand of dynamic rock with one leg in psychedelia and surf-rock, and the other in mechanical post-punk. Just announced via a premiere on Clash Magazine, Mall Walk will be releasing a new 7" via guitarist/singer Rob I. Miller's label – Vacant Stare Records – at the end of the month. The new single "Criminal Code" starts with an upbeat, surfy guitar groove but quickly navigates into darker, more pensive territory. The tight drum and bass interplay [...]

Giveaway: Win tickets to the first annual Oakland Echo

Oakland Echo may be a first-year fest, but it's already packing heat. Three nights, two Oakland venues, and an absurd number of psych bands, including headliners Lumerians on October 24 at The New Parish, Dead Meadow on October 25 at Leo's Music Club, and Cosmonauts on top of a day-long bill on October 26, also at Leo's. We're giving away a pair of tickets to each night of Oakland Echo. Send an email to mike.g@thebaybridged.com with the show you want to attend in the subject line and your full name in the body. A winner will be chosen at random and notified by [...]

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