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Monday, August 31st, 2015

Sonic Forum @ 7:00pm

Monday nights are filled with endless possibilities… Sonic Forum Open Mic Night provides musicians and artists (solos, duos, trios, large ensembles, troubadours, accordion driven punk groups, yodeling jugglers, etc.) with a fantastic space to let your talent shine. Play alone or backed by our house musicians. Drum kit, all amps and sound engineer provided! Click here for more information. Doors open at 7pm & There is no cover charge.

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

FARNELL NEWTON and THE OTHERSHIP CONNECTION (Free); Doors at 9, Music @ 10:00pm

As part of our artist-in-residency (AIR) series, we welcome Farnell Newton & The Othership Connection to the stage. Featuring current or former members of Jill Scott, Bootsy Collins, The Doo Doo Funk All-Stars, Liv Warfield, June What?! and more. Trumpeter Farnell Newton is one of the most versatile musicians in the Northwest, playing straight ahead jazz, smooth jazz, Latin music, soul, hip hop, funk and more. Farnell has been touring with 3-time grammy winning singer/songwriter Jill Scott, Soulful Singer/Pianist Jarrod Lawson, and with the Legendary Rhinestone Rockstar Bassist Bootsy Collins. Farnell has assembled a new band together to bring a funky/sweaty good time at the Good Foot Lounge. Like all Tuesdays around here, it’s free!!!

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

SHAFTY; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Tonight Shafty continues a several months long Wednesday residency at the goodfoot! What began as essentially a goof – a chance to throw down some familiar dancey beats and jam for whoever felt like listening – ultimately lit a spark under the off-the-radar powder keg of Phish fans in the Portland, Oregon music scene. Brett McConnell (bass) and Rob Sipsky (guitar) spent more time talking about the possibility of putting a Phish tribute together than actually practicing, prior to that first performance at the goodfoot, in February of 2012. Expectations for attendance were moderate at best, yet before the band played the first note, there was a line out the door, culminating in a jam-filled celebration of the music of Phish to an over-capacity crowd! The demand for a repeat was high, and Shafty was born. If there’s a motive, it’s to recreate the energy of a Phish show, with the attitude of playful band-audience interaction at the forefront, sharp musical skill acting as a behind-the-scenes glue to hold it all together.
Over the first year alone, the band played 83 unique songs, ranging from spoken word moments such as Lengthwise, to epic compositions including You Enjoy Myself, Reba, David Bowie, and The Curtain (With), already to multiple sold-out and near sold out audiences. Classic Phish gimmicks are in full force: trampolines, megaphones, choreographed dances, vacuum cleaner solos, instrument switching, and the secret language are alive and well at a Shafty show. $8

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

SPIRITUAL REZ; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

The Spiritual Rez reggae funk dance experience is an unabashed display of musical virtuosity. When paired with a deep, sub-sonic groove and powerful heart felt vocalization; crowds are left dancing and screaming for more. Over the past 9 years, these six men have relentlessly toured the country to share their music and appreciation of the arts. Rooted in rock, reggae, and funk; their diversity exemplifies their love and desire to put on a live experience that will not only cut to your core, but also ignite the inner flame that exists in us all. A constant festival favorite, The Rez can shake a stage like a psychedelic dance earthquake. Evoking their personal power animals, they fearlessly forge into the musically unknown, creating a masterpiece every performance. It’s this power, this creative desire, that has fans traveling across the nation to experience this raw and intoxicating display of musical bliss. $7 Advanced Ticket Price [Purchase HERE], $10 at the door.

Friday, September 4th, 2015

FIRST FRIDAY SUPERJAM w/DJ MAGNETO & FRIENDS (9pm) @ 9:00pm

First Friday Superjam means funk, soul, disco & hip hop with DJ Magneto and Friends. Come and join the dance party! 9:00pm $5.

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

LIFE DURING WARTIME (Talking Heads Tribute), EROTIC CITY (Prince Tribute); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Life During Wartime is a band born out of love, appreciation and enthusiasm for Talking Heads music. In every show they strive to capture the full essence of The Talking Heads performance styles, especially that of the epic 1984 concert film, Stop Making Sense, which they consider to be the most brilliant concert film of all time. The 6-8 piece band is made up of some of the most energetic, dedicated, fun-loving players in the Pacific NW who have been crafting their skills as stage performers and musicians for years. They offer their audiences a true Talking Heads experience: exciting visuals, costuming, signature licks and moves, even stage props! Keeping you engaged and dancing from start to finish is their goal!
Erotic City is a Prince tribute band led by Julian Stefoni, whose resemblance is more than passing. Their knowledge of the catalog combined with Julian’s flair for performance makes an EC show worth coming down for! $10

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Sonic Forum @ 7:00pm

Monday nights are filled with endless possibilities… Sonic Forum Open Mic Night provides musicians and artists (solos, duos, trios, large ensembles, troubadours, accordion driven punk groups, yodeling jugglers, etc.) with a fantastic space to let your talent shine. Play alone or backed by our house musicians. Drum kit, all amps and sound engineer provided! Click here for more information. Doors open at 7pm & There is no cover charge.

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

FARNELL NEWTON and THE OTHERSHIP CONNECTION (Free); Doors at 9, Music @ 10:00pm

As part of our artist-in-residency (AIR) series, we welcome Farnell Newton & The Othership Connection to the stage. Featuring current or former members of Jill Scott, Bootsy Collins, The Doo Doo Funk All-Stars, Liv Warfield, June What?! and more. Trumpeter Farnell Newton is one of the most versatile musicians in the Northwest, playing straight ahead jazz, smooth jazz, Latin music, soul, hip hop, funk and more. Farnell has been touring with 3-time grammy winning singer/songwriter Jill Scott, Soulful Singer/Pianist Jarrod Lawson, and with the Legendary Rhinestone Rockstar Bassist Bootsy Collins. Farnell has assembled a new band together to bring a funky/sweaty good time at the Good Foot Lounge. Like all Tuesdays around here, it’s free!!!

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

SHAFTY; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Tonight Shafty continues a several months long Wednesday residency at the goodfoot! What began as essentially a goof – a chance to throw down some familiar dancey beats and jam for whoever felt like listening – ultimately lit a spark under the off-the-radar powder keg of Phish fans in the Portland, Oregon music scene. Brett McConnell (bass) and Rob Sipsky (guitar) spent more time talking about the possibility of putting a Phish tribute together than actually practicing, prior to that first performance at the goodfoot, in February of 2012. Expectations for attendance were moderate at best, yet before the band played the first note, there was a line out the door, culminating in a jam-filled celebration of the music of Phish to an over-capacity crowd! The demand for a repeat was high, and Shafty was born. If there’s a motive, it’s to recreate the energy of a Phish show, with the attitude of playful band-audience interaction at the forefront, sharp musical skill acting as a behind-the-scenes glue to hold it all together.
Over the first year alone, the band played 83 unique songs, ranging from spoken word moments such as Lengthwise, to epic compositions including You Enjoy Myself, Reba, David Bowie, and The Curtain (With), already to multiple sold-out and near sold out audiences. Classic Phish gimmicks are in full force: trampolines, megaphones, choreographed dances, vacuum cleaner solos, instrument switching, and the secret language are alive and well at a Shafty show. $8

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

ASHER FULERO BAND, ACHILLES WHEEL; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Prolific Keyboardist/Producer Asher Fulero (Halo Refuser, Everyone Orchestra, Scott Law, Floydian Slips, Crystal Bowersox, Surrounded By Ninjas, Scott Pemberton, Shimshai, Jah Levi) is an all-around hero of studio and stage on the West Coast and beyond for the last 10+ years. The great ‘Asher Fulero Band’ is an energetic, funky rockin’, jam-band of the highest caliber, playing a solid mixture of catchy & imaginative original songs, exploratory psychedelic fusion instrumentals, and the occasional cover of a favorite classic. Songs by Pink Floyd, Phish, Steely Dan, or Peter Gabriel might appear amidst a Funky Meters or Grant Green jam, all re-worked live within the band’s fun, open-format, improvisatory setting and jet-powered by Fulero’s inspired flights of extreme piano technique and the band’s shared interest in the space where tight songs meet group improvisation.
Achilles Wheel is a high energy Roots and World music/Rock and Roll band from Northern California, featuring award winning songwriting played on numerous stringed instruments and more drums than you can shake a stick at. In the wake of their breakout performance at the 2012 Kate Wolf Music Festival, the band has been burning up stages all across California ever since. With the release of their 2nd studio recording ‘Stones To Sand’, which is currently getting airplay nationwide as well as in Europe, Achilles Wheel further dispels the myth that jam oriented bands can’t write great songs. The quality of the band’s songwriting combined with stunning musicianship earned them spots at last year’s California Worldfest, The Strawberry Music festival, The Redwood Mountain Faire, The Redwood Ramble, Dead On The Creek, Railroad Earth’s Hangtown Halloween and a sold out show at Sierra Nevada Big Room in Chico, California. 2015 promises to be a busy year for AW with the release of their third studio recording. And with an ever increasing tour schedule, you can surely expect another ‘live’ CD release later in the summer to capture some of these shows. The fiery epicenter of Achilles Wheel’s sound is Jonny Mojo on lead guitar and vocals, surrounded by Paul Kamm and Shelby Snow on rhythm, bass and vocals, and Gary Campus and Mark McCartney on drums and vocals. Their debut CD, ’13 Hours’ was recorded at the historic Nevada Theater in Nevada City in, well … 13 hours, since the band believes so strongly in the chemistry of it’s live performances. $8

Friday, September 11th, 2015

SOUL STEW with DJ AQUAMAN AND FRIENDS @ 9:00pm

Portland’s longest running DJ Dance Night, Soul Stew delivers deep & delicious cuts of funk, soul, disco & break beats on vinyl 45′s. DJ Aquaman (aka Eric Hedford, former member of The Dandy Warhols and 2014 Oregon Music Hall Of Fame Inductee) joins forces with DJ Brad Vachal and The Soul Mechanic to bring you Soul Stew. $5

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

SKERIK-ERSKINE-COE-ABOUZIED, HAPPY ORCHESTRA; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Have we got a barn burner for you! To celebrate his birthday, astonishing Seattle drummer, Tarik Abouzied (McTuff), has put together a dance-floor scorching quartet including world renowned bassist, Damien Erskine; fellow McTuff member and guitar wizard, Andy Coe; and (in)famous sax freak, Skerik! Hot dang, that’s a serious band. We hope you don’t miss this rare one-off!!!!
Kicking the celebration off is Happy Orchestra. HO, produced by Tarik Abouzied, is a project designed to put smiles on faces and light a fire under feet. Its members are integral parts of some of the northwest’s most highly regarded funk, jazz, and soul bands including Skerik’s Bandalabra and Richie Aldente, combining instrumental and compositional firepower with a determined effort at crafting an intensely happy musical experience. $10

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Sonic Forum @ 7:00pm

Monday nights are filled with endless possibilities… Sonic Forum Open Mic Night provides musicians and artists (solos, duos, trios, large ensembles, troubadours, accordion driven punk groups, yodeling jugglers, etc.) with a fantastic space to let your talent shine. Play alone or backed by our house musicians. Drum kit, all amps and sound engineer provided! Click here for more information. Doors open at 7pm & There is no cover charge.

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

FARNELL NEWTON and THE OTHERSHIP CONNECTION (Free); Doors at 9, Music @ 10:00pm

As part of our artist-in-residency (AIR) series, we welcome Farnell Newton & The Othership Connection to the stage. Featuring current or former members of Jill Scott, Bootsy Collins, The Doo Doo Funk All-Stars, Liv Warfield, June What?! and more. Trumpeter Farnell Newton is one of the most versatile musicians in the Northwest, playing straight ahead jazz, smooth jazz, Latin music, soul, hip hop, funk and more. Farnell has been touring with 3-time grammy winning singer/songwriter Jill Scott, Soulful Singer/Pianist Jarrod Lawson, and with the Legendary Rhinestone Rockstar Bassist Bootsy Collins. Farnell has assembled a new band together to bring a funky/sweaty good time at the Good Foot Lounge. Like all Tuesdays around here, it’s free!!!

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

SHAFTY; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Tonight Shafty continues a several months long Wednesday residency at the goodfoot! What began as essentially a goof – a chance to throw down some familiar dancey beats and jam for whoever felt like listening – ultimately lit a spark under the off-the-radar powder keg of Phish fans in the Portland, Oregon music scene. Brett McConnell (bass) and Rob Sipsky (guitar) spent more time talking about the possibility of putting a Phish tribute together than actually practicing, prior to that first performance at the goodfoot, in February of 2012. Expectations for attendance were moderate at best, yet before the band played the first note, there was a line out the door, culminating in a jam-filled celebration of the music of Phish to an over-capacity crowd! The demand for a repeat was high, and Shafty was born. If there’s a motive, it’s to recreate the energy of a Phish show, with the attitude of playful band-audience interaction at the forefront, sharp musical skill acting as a behind-the-scenes glue to hold it all together.
Over the first year alone, the band played 83 unique songs, ranging from spoken word moments such as Lengthwise, to epic compositions including You Enjoy Myself, Reba, David Bowie, and The Curtain (With), already to multiple sold-out and near sold out audiences. Classic Phish gimmicks are in full force: trampolines, megaphones, choreographed dances, vacuum cleaner solos, instrument switching, and the secret language are alive and well at a Shafty show. $8

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

SOUL’D OUT and THE GOODFOOT PRESENT: MIKE LOVE; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Revolutionary music may seem hard to come by in these days and times. Long gone is the era of artists like Bob Marley, The Clash, Stevie Wonder and Patti Smith getting airplay and bringing their messages to the masses. But that doesn’t mean that the revolution isn’t still brewing in the hearts and minds of many people around the globe. Meet Mike Love. One of reggae music’s rising stars. Born and raised in Oahu, Hawaii to a musical family that spans generations, Mike Love brings a multitude of influences to the table, all tied together by the common goal of making the world a better place. Which is no mean feat. On his debut album, The Change I’m Seeking, Love harkens the legends of roots reggae in both his lyrics and his sound, but never relies on any one genre to hold him down. Coming from a wealth of influences – he started out playing classical piano as a teenager and later would perform in high school bands that were more akin to the grunge sounds of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam – Mike Love fuses the simple rhythms of classic reggae with the complex changes of the classical and rock music he was first trained on to come up with a style wholly unique to him. Mike is currently wrapping up his second album titled Love Will Find A Way. $10 Advanced Ticket Price [Purchase HERE], $12 at the door.

Friday, September 18th, 2015

SOUL STEW with DJ AQUAMAN AND FRIENDS @ 9:00pm

Portland’s longest running DJ Dance Night, Soul Stew delivers deep & delicious cuts of funk, soul, disco & break beats on vinyl 45′s. DJ Aquaman (aka Eric Hedford, former member of The Dandy Warhols and 2014 Oregon Music Hall Of Fame Inductee) joins forces with DJ Brad Vachal and The Soul Mechanic to bring you Soul Stew. $5

Saturday, September 19th, 2015

TAKIMBA @ 9:00pm

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Sonic Forum @ 7:00pm

Monday nights are filled with endless possibilities… Sonic Forum Open Mic Night provides musicians and artists (solos, duos, trios, large ensembles, troubadours, accordion driven punk groups, yodeling jugglers, etc.) with a fantastic space to let your talent shine. Play alone or backed by our house musicians. Drum kit, all amps and sound engineer provided! Click here for more information. Doors open at 7pm & There is no cover charge.

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

FARNELL NEWTON and THE OTHERSHIP CONNECTION (Free); Doors at 9, Music @ 10:00pm

As part of our artist-in-residency (AIR) series, we welcome Farnell Newton & The Othership Connection to the stage. Featuring current or former members of Jill Scott, Bootsy Collins, The Doo Doo Funk All-Stars, Liv Warfield, June What?! and more. Trumpeter Farnell Newton is one of the most versatile musicians in the Northwest, playing straight ahead jazz, smooth jazz, Latin music, soul, hip hop, funk and more. Farnell has been touring with 3-time grammy winning singer/songwriter Jill Scott, Soulful Singer/Pianist Jarrod Lawson, and with the Legendary Rhinestone Rockstar Bassist Bootsy Collins. Farnell has assembled a new band together to bring a funky/sweaty good time at the Good Foot Lounge. Like all Tuesdays around here, it’s free!!!

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

SHAFTY; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Tonight Shafty continues a several months long Wednesday residency at the goodfoot! What began as essentially a goof – a chance to throw down some familiar dancey beats and jam for whoever felt like listening – ultimately lit a spark under the off-the-radar powder keg of Phish fans in the Portland, Oregon music scene. Brett McConnell (bass) and Rob Sipsky (guitar) spent more time talking about the possibility of putting a Phish tribute together than actually practicing, prior to that first performance at the goodfoot, in February of 2012. Expectations for attendance were moderate at best, yet before the band played the first note, there was a line out the door, culminating in a jam-filled celebration of the music of Phish to an over-capacity crowd! The demand for a repeat was high, and Shafty was born. If there’s a motive, it’s to recreate the energy of a Phish show, with the attitude of playful band-audience interaction at the forefront, sharp musical skill acting as a behind-the-scenes glue to hold it all together.
Over the first year alone, the band played 83 unique songs, ranging from spoken word moments such as Lengthwise, to epic compositions including You Enjoy Myself, Reba, David Bowie, and The Curtain (With), already to multiple sold-out and near sold out audiences. Classic Phish gimmicks are in full force: trampolines, megaphones, choreographed dances, vacuum cleaner solos, instrument switching, and the secret language are alive and well at a Shafty show. $8

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

WAMBA, 1,000 FUEGOS; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Wamba is a Portland-based African inspired fusion band formed in 2011. They feature improvisation and heavy African percussion breaks. Wamba mixes traditional rhythms from Ghana, West Africa with Afro-beat, high-life, funk and jazz styles. Band members from Africa and the U.S. form a five to eight piece band featuring master drummer Nii Ayi Armah, of Ghana, as well as more percussion, guitar, bass, drum set and horns.
1,000 Fuegos offer compositions that paint an Afro-Cuban face with a transplanted American smile that only find home in a jaded heart. 1,000 Fuegos presents ancient sounds entombed by the filter of today’s modern pop perspective. All the way from Hialeah, FL – a concrete melting pot of cultures spanning from the Carribean, South and Central America and the US- this music transcends our modern concept of diverse. $7

Friday, September 25th, 2015

SOUL STEW with DJ AQUAMAN AND FRIENDS @ 9:00pm

Portland’s longest running DJ Dance Night, Soul Stew delivers deep & delicious cuts of funk, soul, disco & break beats on vinyl 45′s. DJ Aquaman (aka Eric Hedford, former member of The Dandy Warhols and 2014 Oregon Music Hall Of Fame Inductee) joins forces with DJ Brad Vachal and The Soul Mechanic to bring you Soul Stew. $5

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

POLECAT, BRAD PARSONS and THE LOCAL TALENT; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Formed in Bellingham, Washington in Spring 2010, Polecat has traveled all over the Northwest U.S., performing over 500 shows in 5 years. Their unique instrumentation enables them to seamlessly blend genres including bluegrass, country, celtic, rock, reggae, and world music into their sound. The general appeal of Polecat comes from their unique take on roots music and their interactive and high energy live shows. Their goodfoot shows have always gotten hot! $10

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Sonic Forum @ 7:00pm

Monday nights are filled with endless possibilities… Sonic Forum Open Mic Night provides musicians and artists (solos, duos, trios, large ensembles, troubadours, accordion driven punk groups, yodeling jugglers, etc.) with a fantastic space to let your talent shine. Play alone or backed by our house musicians. Drum kit, all amps and sound engineer provided! Click here for more information. Doors open at 7pm & There is no cover charge.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

FARNELL NEWTON and THE OTHERSHIP CONNECTION (Free); Doors at 9, Music @ 10:00pm

As part of our artist-in-residency (AIR) series, we welcome Farnell Newton & The Othership Connection to the stage. Featuring current or former members of Jill Scott, Bootsy Collins, The Doo Doo Funk All-Stars, Liv Warfield, June What?! and more. Trumpeter Farnell Newton is one of the most versatile musicians in the Northwest, playing straight ahead jazz, smooth jazz, Latin music, soul, hip hop, funk and more. Farnell has been touring with 3-time grammy winning singer/songwriter Jill Scott, Soulful Singer/Pianist Jarrod Lawson, and with the Legendary Rhinestone Rockstar Bassist Bootsy Collins. Farnell has assembled a new band together to bring a funky/sweaty good time at the Good Foot Lounge. Like all Tuesdays around here, it’s free!!!

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

SHAFTY; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Tonight Shafty continues a several months long Wednesday residency at the goodfoot! What began as essentially a goof – a chance to throw down some familiar dancey beats and jam for whoever felt like listening – ultimately lit a spark under the off-the-radar powder keg of Phish fans in the Portland, Oregon music scene. Brett McConnell (bass) and Rob Sipsky (guitar) spent more time talking about the possibility of putting a Phish tribute together than actually practicing, prior to that first performance at the goodfoot, in February of 2012. Expectations for attendance were moderate at best, yet before the band played the first note, there was a line out the door, culminating in a jam-filled celebration of the music of Phish to an over-capacity crowd! The demand for a repeat was high, and Shafty was born. If there’s a motive, it’s to recreate the energy of a Phish show, with the attitude of playful band-audience interaction at the forefront, sharp musical skill acting as a behind-the-scenes glue to hold it all together.
Over the first year alone, the band played 83 unique songs, ranging from spoken word moments such as Lengthwise, to epic compositions including You Enjoy Myself, Reba, David Bowie, and The Curtain (With), already to multiple sold-out and near sold out audiences. Classic Phish gimmicks are in full force: trampolines, megaphones, choreographed dances, vacuum cleaner solos, instrument switching, and the secret language are alive and well at a Shafty show. $8

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

BEN MILLER BAND, KORY QUINN and the COMRADES; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

FIRST FRIDAY SUPERJAM w/DJ MAGNETO & FRIENDS (9pm) @ 9:00pm

First Friday Superjam means funk, soul, disco & hip hop with DJ Magneto and Friends. Come and join the dance party! 9:00pm $5.

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Sonic Forum @ 7:00pm

Monday nights are filled with endless possibilities… Sonic Forum Open Mic Night provides musicians and artists (solos, duos, trios, large ensembles, troubadours, accordion driven punk groups, yodeling jugglers, etc.) with a fantastic space to let your talent shine. Play alone or backed by our house musicians. Drum kit, all amps and sound engineer provided! Click here for more information. Doors open at 7pm & There is no cover charge.

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

RADULA (Free); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

As part of our artist-in-residency (AIR) series, we welcome Radula to the stage. Featuring current or former members of The Quick and Easy Boys, Juno What?! and Leftover Salmon, as well as Oregon Music Hall of Fame drummer, Carlton Jackson, Radula is a greasy plate of blue-based funk, soul and R & B, with the occasional cowboy tune to tie it all together. Like all Tuesdays around here, it’s free!!!

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

TEZETA BAND; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Tezeta Band is the sound of nostalgia and sweaty soulful dance music. It is part jazz, part soul and part ancient Ethiopian melodies blended with the R & B music of the 1960’s and 1970’s. It comes from a period when the influential sounds of James Brown, Jackie Mittoo and John Coltrane melted together with Ethiopian tradition in the hot clubs and lounges of Addis Ababa.
Tezeta Band’s inspiration is the Golden Age of Ethiopian Dance Music that produced legendary Ethiopian musicians such as Tilahoun Gessesse, Mahmoud Ahmed, Seyoum Gebreyes, Alemayehu Eshete, and Mulatu Astatke. These artists combined revolutionary sounds and ideas into a powerful Ethiopian soul sound.
Tezeta Band (pronounced tih-zeh-tah Band) consists of reunited members of Portland’s Original all live Hip-Hop crew The Five Fingers of Funk; Talbott Guthrie/drums, Ted Hille/ Saxophone, Tim Cook / Keyboards. Curt Bieker/Trombone & Josh Prewitt/ Trumpet, with the help of Brent Martens (From Asylum Street Spankers, Martens Combination, and Duo Royale), and Bassist John Teagle. $7

Friday, October 9th, 2015

SOUL STEW with DJ AQUAMAN AND FRIENDS @ 9:00pm

Portland’s longest running DJ Dance Night, Soul Stew delivers deep & delicious cuts of funk, soul, disco & break beats on vinyl 45′s. DJ Aquaman (aka Eric Hedford, former member of The Dandy Warhols and 2014 Oregon Music Hall Of Fame Inductee) joins forces with DJ Brad Vachal and The Soul Mechanic to bring you Soul Stew. $5

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

DJ ANJALI and THE INCREDIBLE KID PRESENT: TROPITAAL–A Desi-Latino Soundclash @ 9:00pm

Take the sultry vibe of the Latin American Tropics, combine with the rhythm of India (“Taal”) and stir into Tropitaal – a Desi/Latino Soundclash where the hottest club sounds from India and Latin America go head to head in an all-night dance-off of epic proportions. Resident DJs Anjali & The Incredible Kid combine their deep passions and deep crates from across the spectrum of Caribbean, Indian and Latin vibes. $5

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Sonic Forum @ 7:00pm

Monday nights are filled with endless possibilities… Sonic Forum Open Mic Night provides musicians and artists (solos, duos, trios, large ensembles, troubadours, accordion driven punk groups, yodeling jugglers, etc.) with a fantastic space to let your talent shine. Play alone or backed by our house musicians. Drum kit, all amps and sound engineer provided! Click here for more information. Doors open at 7pm & There is no cover charge.

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

RADULA (Free); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

As part of our artist-in-residency (AIR) series, we welcome Radula to the stage. Featuring current or former members of The Quick and Easy Boys, Juno What?! and Leftover Salmon, as well as Oregon Music Hall of Fame drummer, Carlton Jackson, Radula is a greasy plate of blue-based funk, soul and R & B, with the occasional cowboy tune to tie it all together. Like all Tuesdays around here, it’s free!!!

Friday, October 16th, 2015

SOUL STEW with DJ AQUAMAN AND FRIENDS @ 9:00pm

Portland’s longest running DJ Dance Night, Soul Stew delivers deep & delicious cuts of funk, soul, disco & break beats on vinyl 45′s. DJ Aquaman (aka Eric Hedford, former member of The Dandy Warhols and 2014 Oregon Music Hall Of Fame Inductee) joins forces with DJ Brad Vachal and The Soul Mechanic to bring you Soul Stew. $5

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

GARCIA BIRTHDAY BAND; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Garcia Birthday Band (GBB), is a group of veteran musicians interpreting and celebrating the vast repertoire of the late Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead. But this isn’t a “tribute band!” Drawing upon years of individual and shared experience, these players are able to craft and transform these tunes into something fresh and original. Solid chops, tight arrangements and fine harmonies all contribute to the band’s musical travels and explorations of one of the greatest and most diverse songbooks of all time. Always sure to raise the roof and keep the dance floor rocking, the band’s quickly growing fan base finds the community spirit and kind vibes contagious. $10

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Sonic Forum @ 7:00pm

Monday nights are filled with endless possibilities… Sonic Forum Open Mic Night provides musicians and artists (solos, duos, trios, large ensembles, troubadours, accordion driven punk groups, yodeling jugglers, etc.) with a fantastic space to let your talent shine. Play alone or backed by our house musicians. Drum kit, all amps and sound engineer provided! Click here for more information. Doors open at 7pm & There is no cover charge.

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

RADULA (Free); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

As part of our artist-in-residency (AIR) series, we welcome Radula to the stage. Featuring current or former members of The Quick and Easy Boys, Juno What?! and Leftover Salmon, as well as Oregon Music Hall of Fame drummer, Carlton Jackson, Radula is a greasy plate of blue-based funk, soul and R & B, with the occasional cowboy tune to tie it all together. Like all Tuesdays around here, it’s free!!!

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

SOUL STEW with DJ AQUAMAN AND FRIENDS @ 9:00pm

Portland’s longest running DJ Dance Night, Soul Stew delivers deep & delicious cuts of funk, soul, disco & break beats on vinyl 45′s. DJ Aquaman (aka Eric Hedford, former member of The Dandy Warhols and 2014 Oregon Music Hall Of Fame Inductee) joins forces with DJ Brad Vachal and The Soul Mechanic to bring you Soul Stew. $5

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Sonic Forum @ 7:00pm

Monday nights are filled with endless possibilities… Sonic Forum Open Mic Night provides musicians and artists (solos, duos, trios, large ensembles, troubadours, accordion driven punk groups, yodeling jugglers, etc.) with a fantastic space to let your talent shine. Play alone or backed by our house musicians. Drum kit, all amps and sound engineer provided! Click here for more information. Doors open at 7pm & There is no cover charge.

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

RADULA (Free); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

As part of our artist-in-residency (AIR) series, we welcome Radula to the stage. Featuring current or former members of The Quick and Easy Boys, Juno What?! and Leftover Salmon, as well as Oregon Music Hall of Fame drummer, Carlton Jackson, Radula is a greasy plate of blue-based funk, soul and R & B, with the occasional cowboy tune to tie it all together. Like all Tuesdays around here, it’s free!!!

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

CHICAGO AFROBEAT PROJECT; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

As practitioners of a “non-traditional” interpretation of afrobeat for more than a decade, Chicago Afrobeat Project frequently reinvents itself within a genre first pioneered by Fela Kuti. The group’s latest release Nyash Up!” shows the group redefining their signature version of afrobeat by incorporating elements of hip-hop, orchestra-like musical arrangement, and stylistic explorations of rock, jazz and funk.
Chicago Afrobeat Project is one of the first nationally-touring American bands to take the sound to the masses. The band has mastered a sound that weaves the uniqueness of the Chicago music scene with a distinct western-influenced Nigerian style of music. The group performed with Seun Kuti (son of the late Fela Kuti) and featured Sahr (the original actor portraying Fela in the Broadway musical) as a part of the official Fela! musical kick off party in Chicago. In the past with artists the group has performed with notables such as Bill Kreutzman of the Grateful Dead, Jeff Parker of Tortoise, Paul Wertico, Steve Kimmock, Sugar Blue, Howard Levy, and many others. $10

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

NEW KINGSTON, EUFORQUESTRA; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

New Kingston formed in 2006 in the basement of their Brooklyn home, when brothers Tahir (keys), Courtney Jr. (drums) & Stephen (guitar) began covering music by the likes of Bob Marley, Earth Wind & Fire, Dennis Brown, Michael Jackson, The Whispers and many more. The three brothers, under the watchful eye of their father (and bassist) Courtney Panton Sr., called themselves New Kingston to appropriately reflect a combination of their Jamaican heritage and their present lives in progressive New York City. The musical styles of both places informed their sound and songwriting.
They began performing in other basements and small backyard parties around town, all the while developing their skills and beginning to write their own original music. Talent rises to the top, and soon enough New Kingston started a heavy touring cycle supporting reggae stars such as Rebelution, The Green, SOJA, Matisyahu, Beres Hammond and Collie Buddz, while also securing spots on notable festivals such as the California Roots Festival, Reggae On The River, Summer Jam (Germany), and Uppsala Reggae Festival (Sweden), to name a few. For a while, they joined Collie Buddz to tour as his backing band, which exposed them to international audiences, while continuing their education on what it takes to make a great live show. It also helped them realize they had tons of their own original material and they quickly moved from that role to being a headliner on their own.
Eufórquestra (think euphoria+orchestra) is energy and rhythm personified. An ever-evolving sound that has been influenced by music from all over the world with an emphasis on funk, pocket and groove. For over a decade the band has been igniting dance floors across the country, blending the roots of funk, soul, afrobeat, reggae and dub to create a sound that “explodes, dances and melts in your ear with sheer bliss.” $10

Friday, October 30th, 2015

SOUL STEW with DJ AQUAMAN AND FRIENDS @ 9:00pm

Portland’s longest running DJ Dance Night, Soul Stew delivers deep & delicious cuts of funk, soul, disco & break beats on vinyl 45′s. DJ Aquaman (aka Eric Hedford, former member of The Dandy Warhols and 2014 Oregon Music Hall Of Fame Inductee) joins forces with DJ Brad Vachal and The Soul Mechanic to bring you Soul Stew. $5