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Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

EARPHUNK, SHAFTY @ 9:00pm

Tonight we welcome Earphunk to our usual Wednesday fun! They will be joining the impressive Shafty for a fantastic midweek double billing, holding down the first half of the evening. Hailing from the Crescent City, Earphunk has emerged as one of the premier jam acts in the Southeast. The quintet has been steadily building a rabid fan base across the United States with their brand of high-energy funk, inspired improvisation, and dynamic stage production. Earphunk has performed in more than 140 cities over the past 12 months, including performances at Wakarusa Music Festival, Bear Creek Music Festival, and The Purple Hatters Ball, and sharing the stage with Galactic, Big Gigantic, Toubab Krewe, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Zoogma, Perpetual Groove, Break Science & Chali 2NA, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, and Rubblebucket.
Shafty graces the stage second and promises to take us home with a two hour set that will be explosive from the first note. They are the premier Phish cover band in the West and their shows have become giant, laser-inflected dance parties that have helped us all get through the winter! Please join us for this this special and rare festival-style billing!!! $8

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

DUSU MALI, PUBLISH THE QUEST @ 9:00pm

Dusu, meaning “gentle heart,” is a Portland-based band led by Ibrahim Kelly (a nephew of the great Malian musician Ali Farka Toure). They play both original songs and traditional music from Mali and W. Africa. They bring a noticeable love of song and dance and a dedication to spreading joy wherever they play. Having recently returned from Mali they are re-charged and ready to wash over the Pacific Northwest! $7

Friday, April 18th, 2014

SOUL STEW FEATURING DJ AQUAMAN (9pm) @ 9:00pm

The classic Friday night of funk, soul and breakbeats with DJ Aquaman. $5.

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

SOUL’D OUT MUSIC FEST and THE GOODFOOT PRESENT: WILL BERNARD’S PLEASURE DRONES w/ THE WAYDOWNS @ 9:00pm

A Berkeley, CA native and recent Brooklyn transplant, guitarist Will Bernard began playing and recording on an international level as a member of Peter Apfelbaum’s Hieroglyphics Ensemble, who made their recorded debut with Don Cherry on MULTIKUTI (A&M 1989). Since then Will has participated in a host of boundary stretching groups, ranging from jazz, hip hop and world music to experimental music, with many stops in between. In the 90s Will recorded and performed with many projects under the direction of acclaimed producer Lee Townsend and worked with groups ranging from the Hindustani-influenced Jai Uttal to the political hip-hop group the Coup. The most successful of these projects was the group T.J. Kirk (with Charlie Hunter) whose sophomore album IF FOUR WAS ONE was nominated for a Grammy in 1997.
As a touring artist, Will Bernard has been gaining steady momentum, performing in his own band or as a member of the Stanton Moore Trio, Robert Walter’s 20th Congress, Groundation, and numerous other lineups. The Will Bernard band has performed at The Monterey, North Sea, SF Jazz, Bumbershoot, Be-Bop and Brew, Montreal, Vancouver and The High Sierra festivals, as well as clubs across the country and through Canada. They have opened for Herbie Hancock and the Head Hunters, Jimmy McGriff, The Funky Meters, John Scofield, Medeski, Martin and Wood, Ziggy Modeliste and the Charlie Hunter Quartet.
The Pleasure Drones include drummer Eric Kalb, whose touring credits include Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jon Scofield, Greyboy All-Stars and The Meters. On bass and electronics is Jeff Hanley, known for his old school pocket. This will be HOT!!!!
PDX’s own purveyors of funky jazz and boogaloo, The Way Downs, kick the night off with a set for your first beer! For more information about The Soul’d Out Music Festival click HERE. $10 / $8 pre-sale tickets => BUY TICKETS HERE

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

1,000 FUEGOS, WIL KINKY @ 9:00pm

Join us for a special Sunday show featuring the Cuban-American folk and soul of 1,000 Fuegos, joined by the blues and soul of Wil Kinky. $7

Monday, April 21st, 2014

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, April 22nd, 2014

RADULA (FREE) @ 9:00pm

As part of AIR (Artist in Residence) Series on Tuesdays (always free!) we welcome Radula– a superband featuring Tye North (Leftover Salmon), Jimmy Russell (Quick and Easy Boys), Steve Swatkins (Juno What?!) and Oregon Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Carlton Jackson. Radula touches on funk, rock, blues, jazz and anything else they can conjure up to make your Tuesday party happen right! FREE!

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

SHAFTY: A PHISH TRIBUTE @ 9:00pm

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. $7

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

ZACH DEPUTY @ 9:00pm

Zach Deputy has made his mark thus far as a touring powerhouse. As a boy, the music of his Puerto Rican, Cruzan and Irish heritage was cooked up in the South Carolina heat. The Calypso rhythms and folk songs of St. Croix competed with the R&B / soul of pioneers like James Brown and Ray Charles for space on the family stereo. As Deputy honed his craft, a unique hybrid of these influences emerged, ultimately creating the signature Zach Deputy sound. To bring this sound to the stage, the big, impossibly upbeat South Carolinian with the infectious smile puts on a solo show– enhanced by looping technology– that is essentially a one man dance party offering up what he calls “Island-infused, Drum ‘n’ Bass, Gospel-Ninja-Soul” to the enthusiastic crowds of dancers who flock to clubs from coast-to-coast. It is these late night dance parties— more than 250 per year– that have made Zach Deputy one of the hottest up-and-coming performers on the camping festival circuit and “jam band” scene. $10 Advanced Tickets [purchase HERE] / $12 at the door

Friday, April 25th, 2014

SOUL STEW FEATURING DJ AQUAMAN (9pm) @ 9:00pm

The classic Friday night of funk, soul and breakbeats with DJ Aquaman. $5.

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

SHAFTY: A PHISH TRIBUTE @ 9:00pm

A very special Saturday show by Portland’s incredible Phish Tribute, Shafty! Expect two sets of spot-on takes covering the whole Phish catalog, with inventive jams and a spectacular light show from PDX’s own Lights Up Loud! $10

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Drink and Draw @ 8:00pm

Come out and draw with us 8pm – close. All skill levels are welcome.

Monday, April 28th, 2014

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, April 29th, 2014

RADULA (FREE) @ 9:00pm

As part of AIR (Artist in Residence) Series on Tuesdays (always free!) we welcome Radula– a superband featuring Tye North (Leftover Salmon), Jimmy Russell (Quick and Easy Boys), Steve Swatkins (Juno What?!) and Oregon Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Carlton Jackson. Radula touches on funk, rock, blues, jazz and anything else they can conjure up to make your Tuesday party happen right! FREE!

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

SHAFTY: A PHISH TRIBUTE @ 9:00pm

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. $7

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

TEZETA BAND @ 9:00pm

Tezeta Band is the sound of nostalgia and sweaty soulful dance music. It is part jazz, motown and ancient Ethiopian melodies blended with the R & B music of the 1960’s and 1970’s. Imagine if the sounds of James Brown, Jackie Mittoo and John Coltrane melted together in the hot clubs and lounges of Addis Ababa.
The inspiration for the Tezeta Band is the Golden Age of Ethiopian Dance Music that produced legendary Ethiopian musicians such as Tilahoun Gessesse, Mahmoud Ahmed, Seyoum Gebreyes, Aleymeyehu Eshete, and Mulatu Astatke. These artists blended revolutionary sounds and ideas into a powerful Ethiopian soul sound. $7

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

FIRST FRIDAY SUPERJAM with DJ MAGNETO and FRIENDS @ 9:00pm

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

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

GOODFOOT ALL-STARS TRIBUTE to JAMES BROWN @ 9:00pm

It’s our 7th annual tribute to The Godfather! Every May we remember JB with a marathon dance party featuring the finest funk players in town. Backed by a full horn section, The GFAS leave it all on the stage as they work through the catalog for your dancing pleasures. $10

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

Drink and Draw @ 8:00pm

Come out and draw with us 8pm – close. All skill levels are welcome.

Monday, May 5th, 2014

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, May 6th, 2014

FAMILY FUNKTION (Free!!) @ 9:00pm

As part of our free Tuesday weekly we welcome The Family Funktion, an all-star funk jam featuring a rotating cast of the NW’s most dance-inducing musicians. Past players have included members of the Motet, Juno What?, The Funky Meters, Everyone Orchestra and the Goodfoot All-Stars. The lineup is never the same, but the music is guaranteed to be funky and fresh, determined to make you dance. FREE!!!

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

DUSU MALI @ 9:00pm

Dusu, meaning “gentle heart,” is a Portland-based band led by Ibrahim Kelly (a nephew of the great Malian musician Ali Farka Toure). They play both original songs and traditional music from Mali and W. Africa. They bring a noticeable love of song and dance and a dedication to spreading joy wherever they play. Having recently returned from Mali they are re-charged and ready to wash over the Pacific Northwest! $7

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

MIMI NAJA TROIS (CD Release), JAY COBB ANDERSON BAND, ASHER FULERO BAND @ 9:00pm

A magnificent triple bill in celebration of the newest side project release by Fruition’s Mimi Naja. Her usual soulful vocals and fine picking will be on display as she is backed by her stellar band. Joining her on the bill is the rocking side project of Fruition’s Jay Cobb Anderson as well as Asher Fulero Band, featuring members of Shafty and The Goodfoot All-Stars! $10

Friday, May 9th, 2014

SOUL STEW FEATURING DJ AQUAMAN (9pm) @ 9:00pm

The classic Friday night of funk, soul and breakbeats with DJ Aquaman. $5.

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

GARCIA BIRTHDAY BAND @ 9:00pm

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, hoppin’ and shakin’, the band’s quickly growing fan base finds the community spirit and kind vibes contagious.

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

Drink and Draw @ 8:00pm

Come out and draw with us 8pm – close. All skill levels are welcome.

Monday, May 12th, 2014

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, May 13th, 2014

FAMILY FUNKTION (free!!) @ 9:00pm

As part of our free Tuesday weekly we welcome The Family Funktion, an all-star funk jam featuring a rotating cast of the NW’s most dance-inducing musicians. Past players have included members of the Motet, Juno What?, The Funky Meters, Everyone Orchestra and the Goodfoot All-Stars. The lineup is never the same, but the music is guaranteed to be funky and fresh, determined to make you dance. FREE!!!

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

THE WAY DOWNS, EROTIC CITY (Prince Tribute) @ 9:00pm

The Way Downs pull their sound from the gold mine of pre-disco funk—–the same deep tracks now widely sampled by DJ’s and producers all over the world. It’s good-time, groove-based, stank-faced dance music with a jazz heart and a funky soul. Tonight they are joined by Erotic City, a Prince tribute band led by a remarkable copy of the Purple One! $6

Friday, May 16th, 2014

SOUL STEW FEATURING DJ AQUAMAN (9pm) @ 9:00pm

The classic Friday night of funk, soul and breakbeats with DJ Aquaman. $5.

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

THE QUICK AND EASY BOYS, JELLY BREAD @ 9:00pm

The Quick & Easy Boys create their own blend of rock and roll. Imagine the Minutemen, Band of Gypsies and the Police rolled into one. Formed in 2005, The Quick & Easy Boys quickly made a name for themselves in Eugene before heading north and building a Portland fanbase. Their shows are an interactive party with electrifying stage antics and profound musical moments as the trio pours out every ounce of their energy, leaving nothing behind. The band has gained the reputation for moving a crowd all-night long whether it be a big festival or a tiny watering hole. The core members – – Jimmy Russell on guitar, Sean Badders on bass, and Michael Goetz on drums – – have continued to evolve musically…and audiences continue their enthusiastic calling of “Yeah Bud!” at every show.

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Drink and Draw @ 8:00pm

Come out and draw with us 8pm – close. All skill levels are welcome.

Monday, May 19th, 2014

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, May 20th, 2014

BOYZ II GENTLEMEN- featuring members of The Quick and Easy Boys and Excellent Gentlemen (FREE!!) @ 9:00pm

Members of Portland’s two biggest party bands join forces for an epic show heavy on dance hits from back in the day to the here and now. When the Quick and Easy Boys meet the Excellent Gentlemen you get uncut good times and a stage full of dudes in various states of undress. Come party! Like all Tuesdays here at the goodfoot, it’s free!!!

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

DUSU MALI @ 9:00pm

Dusu, meaning “gentle heart,” is a Portland-based band led by Ibrahim Kelly (a nephew of the great Malian musician Ali Farka Toure). They play both original songs and traditional music from Mali and W. Africa. They bring a noticeable love of song and dance and a dedication to spreading joy wherever they play. Having recently returned from Mali they are re-charged and ready to wash over the Pacific Northwest! $7

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

SOUL STEW FEATURING DJ AQUAMAN (9pm) @ 9:00pm

The classic Friday night of funk, soul and breakbeats with DJ Aquaman. $5.

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

JUJUBA, MOTHERLODE @ 9:00pm

A spectacular double bill of dance-inducing Afrobeat and funk with two West Coast gems! Portland’s Jujuba is an 8 piece Afrobeat and juju band led by master talking drummer, Nojeem Lasisi (King Sunny Ade). While an arsenal of percussion and rubbery bass lines hold it down, a full horn section punches through the rhythms and Nojeem works his magic above it all.
California’s Motherlode is the gritty sound of a 10-piece funktrain. Inspired by 70′s soundtrack funk, James Brown’s JB’s, Afrobeat and more. Be prepared to break a massive sweat on the dancefloor!!! $10

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

BOYZ II GENTLEMEN- featuring members of The Quick and Easy Boys and Excellent Gentlemen (FREE!!) @ 9:00pm

Members of Portland’s two biggest party bands join forces for an epic show heavy on dance hits from back in the day to the here and now. When the Quick and Easy Boys meet the Excellent Gentlemen you get uncut good times and a stage full of dudes in various states of undress. Come party! Like all Tuesdays here at the goodfoot, it’s free!!!

Friday, May 30th, 2014

SOUL STEW FEATURING DJ AQUAMAN (9pm) @ 9:00pm

The classic Friday night of funk, soul and breakbeats with DJ Aquaman. $5.