When: Oct. 24-26, 8 p.m. 2014
The first annual Oakland Echo festival spans three days this weekend at the New Parish (579 18th St.) and the recently launched Club Leo’s (5447 Telegraph Ave.). As the name suggests, the lineup’s main calling is psychedelic, with local kraut-rock-indebted travelers Lumerians and the more depressive, stoned psych purveyors Dead Meadow as headliners. Still, barring longhairs with quixotic notions of mind expansion, the Oakland Echo touts a host of wily, tough, and grim acts as well. Expect gloomy death-rock from the Sacramento-based foursome Screature, garage juvenilia from reckless revelers Meat Market, woozy hardcore from the local outfit Violence Creeps, and much more, because the Oakland Echo’s organizers were wise enough in their first year not to make the event a psychedelic echo chamber.
Price: $12, $15