By Dan Rudy 

Meet the band: Golden Idols


Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

Trevor Watson, Jewel Loree, Patrick Broz and Kelsey McGee of the Golden Idols after an afternoon set Saturday at the Stikine Inn. Based in Seattle, the psych-surf group was invited to play in conjunction with the Alaska Day Half-Marathon and 5K in Wrangell.

Bar-goers and fun-runners were able to enjoy a rarity in Wrangell last weekend, with a band from the Lower 48 on hand to play some live music.

The Golden Idols are a relatively new creation, a four-person group whose members first found each other on classifieds website Craigslist.

The spooky surf indie group was started by Patrick Broz and a friend a few years ago. On lead vocals and guitar, Broz originally hails from Montgomery City, Mo., but ended up in Seattle after spending several years in Germany.

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