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 [...]

Live This Month: March 2015 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_March_2015.mp3 Download: Live This Month: March 2015 (Podcast #358) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. Many San Francisco Bay Area bands are heading down to Austin to take part in South by Southwest madness this month. While that may mean that more locals are away, it also means more opportunities to see emerging artists on pre- and post-SXSW tours, including international buzz bands like Madrid's Hinds and London's Happyness. Both of those bands are younger than London-based 2:54, but that group [...]

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