Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Tue, Oct 17 2017 8:00 PM

Hotel Utah
500 Fourth Street @Bryant SF
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The Golden Path

The Golden Path is a musical quartet based in the San Francisco Bay area. It began as the bedroom project of Richard H. Phillips, a lowly wage slave who maybe got a little too into the Dune novels and definitely spent too much time doing things he'd rather not be doing. With the replacement of his samples and machines with actual players , it evolved into something far greater. We play dreamy, melodic indie rock with an edge: sweet, grungy and sometimes raucous songs with an undercurrent of pop and a punk rock penchant for really meaning it when we play. Over the top, in your face emotional/experiential communication is what we strive for. It's music best served with a drink in your hand.

Barbara Golden (Keys, vocals), who wrote her first song when she was 40, is an artist living in the SF Bay Area and Nova Scotia. Born in Montréal, the escaped housewife-schoolteacher studied at Mills College in Oakland with Terry Riley, Bob Ashley, and Lou Harrison. Since 1985 she’s done politically incorrect performance raunch ( WIGband, Golden Path), Balinese music (Gamelan Sekar Jaya), and radio (producer and host of Crack o’ Dawn, Pacifica’s KPFA Berkeley). Lydia Martin (Drums) and Keenan Pepper (Bass) are prolific rockers and percussionists. they also play with Gamelan X, Gamelan Sekar jaya and Silk Mother.

Silk Mother

Tainted Pussy

Brand New Heartache


Jon Leidecker has been performing music under the name Wobbly since 1990.
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