GGOOLLDD, Pinbokeh

GGOOLLDD

Pinbokeh

Wed, September 27, 2017

8:00 pm

$10 in Advance // $12 at the Door

This event is 21 and over

GGOOLLDD
GGOOLLDD
The day after GGOOLLDD frontwoman Margaret Butler graduated from art school in Baton Rouge she packed a Uhaul and headed west. “I was like, yeah, I’m not going to live here anymore,” she recalls, laughing. Her first stop was Portland, Oregon, where she subsisted mostly on “ramen noodles and pumpkins people stole for me from Home Depot,” she remembers. “You sauté them down and add lots of black pepper and curry powder and soy sauce. It’s actually pretty good!”

Butler was riding high on that particular sense of freedom that comes when you’ve decided your life plan is to just say yes to pretty much everything. So you don’t really care that you’re broke and subsisting on stolen jack-o-lanterns, because you’re not in your suburban high school anymore, hiding your disdain for the cheerleaders. You’re in a weird and cool new town, hanging out with musicians and designers and artists. You’re free to mess around. Explore. And just when you’re starting to get a little over living “four people deep,” as Butler puts it, in your tiny apartment, another friend says, hey, come out to Wisconsin for a while. So you do. (Because: say yes!) And a while later, when, boozy in a bar one night, you hear some beats you think you’d like to write lyrics to, even though you’ve never so much as held a microphone in your life, you go for it. (Say. Yes.) And the next thing you know, you’re fronting a dynamic, dirty, synth-pop carnival of a band, hearing your single on the radio, and touring the country.

That’s Margaret Butler’s story. And that’s the story of her band, a group as inspired by the shimmery decadence of Queen as they are by the primal yowl of Black Sabbath as they are by the madcap joy of Yeah Yeah Yeahs. GGOOLLDD is one of the most resolutely celebratory rock acts to emerge in years.
Pinbokeh
Pinbokeh
To save you from grabbing the nearest dictionary, “pinbokeh” is a variation of a Japanese term used in photography to mean blurred out. The band Pinbokeh explores a similar aesthetic in terms of sound, along with musical influences that span from minimalism of the 20th Century, new jazz, experimentalism, and all that is good about folk. Pinbokeh is made up of Nathan Chamberlain (who enjoys coffee), Josiah Branaman (who enjoys whisky), and Paul Sakai (who enjoys moderately chilled water). The trio started playing together in late 2016 out of a sanctuary in an antiqued church in Oakland, CA where they performed their first open rehearsal show in February 2017. Pinbokeh is currently writing and performing material while in the midst of recording their first demo recordings.
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/