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August 22, 2019

Today's Golden Shoulders Fun Fact:
On this date in 1903, Teddy Roosevelt became the first U.S. President to ride in an automobile. A week later, he became the first U.S. President to make love to the Mona Lisa. Learn to leave well enough alone, Teddy.

It's 2019 now. That seems so futuristic. Like we should be communicating through computers by now or something.

You can see our tour dates in that little box down there to the right; if we're touring, please come see us and bring a thousand friends. And suggest to your friends who live in towns where you don't live that they come see us too. If we have fun on tours, we'll tour more often. We're simple people that way. Other ways too.

Our latest full-length album (which shamefully came out years ago, but I promise we're recording new songs for a new album RIGHT NOW) is called "Get Reasonable," which is a fine title as well as perfectly good advice for your day to day life. You are able to buy it from us or from Clocktower Records in Grass Valley, CA (if you live near where we live), or from iTunes. If buying music is a foreign and terrifying notion to you, feel free to listen to us on Spotify. And we certainly hope you do.

Speaking of music accessibility, if you want to listen to most of our music from the past 17 years, you can get all of our recordings from the iTunes music store. Even the weird ones.

Questions and extravagant cash donations can be sent to You can find us on the once-popular Facebook internet service, if you're into that. Feel free to find us there. Be good!


Golden Shoulders
Nevada City, California


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We have played/will play shows:

sep 13 fri Golden Shoulders, Brett Shady at Riving Loom, 2741 Fruitridge Rd #6, Sacramento a/a $10 7pm (advance tickets available here)
sep 13 fri Golden Shoulders, Brett Shady at Riving Loom, 2741 Fruitridge Rd #6, Sacramento a/a $10 9pm (advance tickets available here)
sep 14 sat Golden Shoulders, Big Whoop at The Plaza, 998 Plaza Dr, Grass Valley a/a $13/$15 8pm (advance tickets available here)
sep 16 mon Guava Tree, Golden Shoulders, Josh Harmon, the Fervors at the Rise, 521 1200 W, Orem, UT a/a $7 7/7:30pm (advance tickets available here)
sep 17 tue Golden Shoulders, TBA at Wolverine Farm Publick House, 316 Willow Street, Fort Collins, CO a/a $5 suggested donation 7:30pm
sep 18 wed Golden Shoulders, Major Matt Mason USA at Revolution Records, 1830 Locust St, Kansas City, MO a/a $5 suggested donation 8pm
sep 21 sat Golden Shoulders, Nick Piunti and the Complicated Men at PCBC, 884 Penniman Avenue, Plymouth, MI a/a $5 suggested donation 7:30pm
sep 24 tue Golden Shoulders at Pete's Candy Store, 709 Lorimer Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 21+ $5 suggested donation 8:30pm (we start singing at 8:30pm exactly, so get there by 8pm and get yourself a drink, honestly)
sep 27 fri Golden Shoulders, Betty the Astronaut at the Dusty Bookshelf, 700 N. Manhattan Avenue, Manhattan, KS a/a $5 8pm

You can view an archive of our past performances here.

We mostly take pictures when we're on tour or when we're recording some new music. If you want to keep up with us that way, you can follow us on Instagram here: @goldenshoulders. Here are some recent examples for your perusal:

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it's not smart or clever to plug in the machine and pull the lever