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Sunday, January 25th, 2015

MOM (Motown on Mondays) ON SUNDAY ; FREE @ 9:00pm

What began in 2009 as a humble Monday night, Motown and Soul relatives party in San Francisco (Motown On Mondays) has since exploded into a weekly multi-city dance party across the States with family worldwide.
MOM DJs & Events is a family of DJs, producers, musicians and music enthusiasts that all share a passion for the convergence of soul music and dancing. They perform at and produce weekly, monthly and special events across North America; including San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Denver, Chicago, Austin, Brooklyn and beyond. Portland can now be added to the list of parties, as the goodfoot brings you MOM on SUNDAYS with resident dj’s Rev. Shines (Lifesavas) and DJ Zimmie .MOM DJs represent the most spirited soul parties with a unique vibration. We gather our musical inspiration from Motown, soul, funk and disco with an emphasis on new and classic remixes/edits. Many of these remixes and edits are created from our family of 60+ DJs and producers worldwide. We hope you kick off your week with us. FREE!!!!!

Monday, January 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, January 27th, 2015

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

Filling in for The Family Funktion 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, January 28th, 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. $7

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

KLOZD SIRKUT, FRESH TRACK; Doors @ 9. Music @ 10:00pm

Klozd Sirkut is a synthesis of electronic dance music with next level songwriting and musicianship. Acutely aware that the future is now, four well seasoned funk musicians harness the latest advances in music technology, embarking on a mission to rock the modern club scene with old school musical know how and pure groove. The dance floor is at their mercy.
Trumpeter Chris “C.D.” Littlefield [ Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, BluSirkut & Marmalade] tweaks his horn with effects to sound at any given moment like a synth bass, a horn section, or an alien vocalist. He can calmly cue samples and loops while laying down keyboard parts and background vocals or playing his horn. “Papa” Josh Suhrheinrich [BluSirkut & Global Funk Council] is an award winning “looper” and well studied musician who performs on guitar and bass, programs beats and rocks the vocals to keeps the funk extra greasy and down right nasty.
Drummer, Davee C, [Clinton Fearon's Boogie Brown Band & Marmalade] is a well known NW Funk, Reggae & Rock musician and successful Dj in his own right— a true groove merchant! Keyboardist Joey Walbaum [Brown Edition & Tetra Box] is a talented new comer on the NW scene. His innate musical intuition and soulful style provide rich texture to the band’s sound.
Fresh Track (featuring members of Shafty and Emulator) delivers a healthy blend of rock, funk, and synth driven dance music. Drawing from many different influences, you can expect high energy jams to start the night. $7

Friday, January 30th, 2015

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

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

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

TURKUAZ, DEEJAY WEATHER; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

The Brooklyn-based funk army known as Turkuaz “is like tossing a lit match into a dumpster full of fireworks” (bestnewbands.com). Their stage show combines influences from Sly and the Family Stone to Talking Heads into an explosive auditory and visual circus, a full-frontal assault on the senses. After multiple residencies at NYC’s Brooklyn Bowl, two blowout performances at Bear Creek Music Festival, and tours spanning the east and west coasts, Turkuaz has developed a reputation from NYC to San Francisco as the band that plays louder, faster, and harder than all the rest.
Originally from the San Francisco Bay, Weather began mixing and manipulating vinyl back in ’99 with a very modest mixer and two Technics 1200 turntables. He quickly established himself within the bay area’s North Bay Collective as a soulful house and broken beat DJ. Moving to Portland in ’02, Weather began to expand his style, no longer satisfied with the predictable drum repetition found in EDM. He challenged himself to learn any genre he could get his hands on, quickly developing his own style, not confined by genre, yet somehow consistent under the moniker “all things funky”. Whether playing original soul 45’s or the newest joints hot off the production table, Weather’s music is just that. Funky. $10

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

MOM (Motown on Mondays) ON SUNDAY ; FREE @ 9:00pm

What began in 2009 as a humble Monday night, Motown and Soul relatives party in San Francisco (Motown On Mondays) has since exploded into a weekly multi-city dance party across the States with family worldwide.
MOM DJs & Events is a family of DJs, producers, musicians and music enthusiasts that all share a passion for the convergence of soul music and dancing. They perform at and produce weekly, monthly and special events across North America; including San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Denver, Chicago, Austin, Brooklyn and beyond. Portland can now be added to the list of parties, as the goodfoot brings you MOM on SUNDAYS with resident dj’s Rev. Shines (Lifesavas) and DJ Zimmie .MOM DJs represent the most spirited soul parties with a unique vibration. We gather our musical inspiration from Motown, soul, funk and disco with an emphasis on new and classic remixes/edits. Many of these remixes and edits are created from our family of 60+ DJs and producers worldwide. We hope you kick off your week with us. FREE!!!!!

Monday, February 2nd, 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, February 3rd, 2015

BOYS II GENTLEMEN (Free); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

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 total Jam City. Come party! Like all Tuesdays here at the goodfoot, it’s free!!!

Wednesday, February 4th, 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. $7

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

CON BRiO, JELLYBREAD @ 9:00pm

Known for their fiery live shows, Con Brio is a living, evolving testament to the power of soul. Fronted by 21-year-old phenom Ziek McCarter — a charismatic, undeniably gifted showman whose stage presence calls to mind the magnetism of a young Michael Jackson or James Brown — the band’s sound traces a clear lineage from the dirty funk, blues, and psychedelic legacy of Bay Area legends like Sly and the Family Stone, with a nod toward ‘90s neo-soul trailblazers like D’Angelo, but with an eye to the future: A drive for experimentation, for pushing their high technical ability higher, for reaching beyond the familiar — approaching a deep R&B groove, a hard-rock guitar solo, or the warm peal of a Hammond organ with an ambitious, progressive sensibility. All of which is to say: They throw one hell of a dance party.
Hailing from Reno, Jelly Bread’s musical alchemy blends a dash of alt-rock with soul and funk, yet is thoroughly steeped in Rock-Americana. The band’s chameleonic playlist is highlighted by dual vocals, four part harmonies, in-the-pocket drum and bass grooves, swampy lap steel guitar, dirt under the fingernails guitar licks, and take-’em-to-church organ that is downright appetizing. Jelly Bread has emerged with a high-energy calling card that melds elements of desert twang and the urban tones of funk & rock, balanced by exceptional songwriting and storytelling. $8

Friday, February 6th, 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, February 7th, 2015

ELDRIDGE GRAVY and THE COURT SUPREME, GRACE LOVE and THE TRUE LOVES; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Eldridge Gravy and the Court Supreme is a funk juggernaut. Backed by the hot, gritty orchestration of the 13 member Court Supreme, front man Eldridge Gravy easily works dance floors to a fever pitch with his full-bore performance and smooth rapport with the audience. Early in 2006, in what was supposed to be a one-off event, an instrumental band teamed up with a guest singer to learn some James Brown and Parliament covers for a moving-out party. The next morning, the house was torn up; shattered glass all over the floor, tables were broken, and the landlord was on his way for the final walk-through. In the wake of this carnage, ELDRIDGE GRAVY & THE COURT SUPREME was born. The group quickly picked up horns, keys, backup singers, and is presently 14 men and women strong. Their sound is a viscous blend of the covers they cut their teeth on; Sly & the Family Stone, Funkadelic, and James Brown are certainly touchstones, but Eldridge Gravy has a distinct sound that’s unmistakably their own. While Eldridge Gravy fit in with the recent soul revival heralded by Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, they have also played alongside hip hop crews, Balkan brass groups, and scuzzy bar rock bands. Their high energy, tight arrangements, and massive stage presence have the power to convince any crowd that funk ain’t dead.
We are very excited for the goodfoot debut of Grace Love and the True Loves. Grace is Seattle’s hardest working and brightest young powerhouse vocalist. Bringing deep, heartfelt resonance and perfect intonation to the microphone, she delivers performances strongly reminiscent of many of soul music’s greatest masters – think Betty Wright and Mahalia Jackson. But, never an imitator, Grace possesses a completely captivating vocal experience that is all her own. Her backing band, The True Loves, has a sound altogether unique to the Pacific Northwest, and rare in 2014. Keeping the early soul music art form alive, this band provides a kickin’ back beat, smart horns, melodic, syncopated guitar and bass, and sweet Hammond B-3 color to back up Grace’s lyrics. It’s the hip swinging, booty shaking, heart freeing, soul healing sound you crave to hear live, but rarely do. Don’t miss these guys! $9

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

MOM (Motown on Mondays) ON SUNDAY ; FREE @ 9:00pm

What began in 2009 as a humble Monday night, Motown and Soul relatives party in San Francisco (Motown On Mondays) has since exploded into a weekly multi-city dance party across the States with family worldwide.
MOM DJs & Events is a family of DJs, producers, musicians and music enthusiasts that all share a passion for the convergence of soul music and dancing. They perform at and produce weekly, monthly and special events across North America; including San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Denver, Chicago, Austin, Brooklyn and beyond. Portland can now be added to the list of parties, as the goodfoot brings you MOM on SUNDAYS with resident dj’s Rev. Shines (Lifesavas) and DJ Zimmie .MOM DJs represent the most spirited soul parties with a unique vibration. We gather our musical inspiration from Motown, soul, funk and disco with an emphasis on new and classic remixes/edits. Many of these remixes and edits are created from our family of 60+ DJs and producers worldwide. We hope you kick off your week with us. FREE!!!!!

Monday, February 9th, 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, February 10th, 2015

BOYS II GENTLEMEN (Free); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

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 total Jam City. Come party! Like all Tuesdays here at the goodfoot, it’s free!!!

Wednesday, February 11th, 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. $7

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

TRUJILLO; AUDIOS AMIGOS; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Freddy Trujillo is a singer/songwriter/bassist who hails from Simi Valley, CA. He grew up in a highly musical family. His father, Fred Sr., sang and played guitar in various groups, including The Beethovens, an all-chicano beat combo who gigged all over the southland during the great garage-rock boom of the mid-1960′s. His sister A’me Loraine scored two top-ten dance hits in the early ‘90s.
Freddy himself played with Pat Smear (Nirvana, Germs) and many other local L.A. acts during the explosion of punk/alternative music that hit L.A. in the ’80s and ’90s. Freddy soon re-located to Portland, Oregon and released his acclaimed debut solo record Hawks & Highways, which dealt with the intertwining of Native American and Chicano experiences in rock & roll form. He has since been a sought-after player in the ever-burgeoning Portland scene, having formed the well-respected (yet short-lived) Chicano-rock ensemble Caguama, and, most recently, joined established and internationally touring Portland acts Richmond Fontaine and Fernando.
On the heels of all this comes Freddy’s newest offering Amexica, released under the moniker Trujillo. Amexica is nothing less than the sum-total of all dues paid: having played every possible type of venue, crafted every type of song, and immersed himself in the study of his Mexican heritage. $7

Friday, February 13th, 2015

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

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

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

“TURN ON YOUR LOVELIGHT” with 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. $7

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

MOM (Motown on Mondays) ON SUNDAY ; FREE @ 9:00pm

What began in 2009 as a humble Monday night, Motown and Soul relatives party in San Francisco (Motown On Mondays) has since exploded into a weekly multi-city dance party across the States with family worldwide.
MOM DJs & Events is a family of DJs, producers, musicians and music enthusiasts that all share a passion for the convergence of soul music and dancing. They perform at and produce weekly, monthly and special events across North America; including San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Denver, Chicago, Austin, Brooklyn and beyond. Portland can now be added to the list of parties, as the goodfoot brings you MOM on SUNDAYS with resident dj’s Rev. Shines (Lifesavas) and DJ Zimmie .MOM DJs represent the most spirited soul parties with a unique vibration. We gather our musical inspiration from Motown, soul, funk and disco with an emphasis on new and classic remixes/edits. Many of these remixes and edits are created from our family of 60+ DJs and producers worldwide. We hope you kick off your week with us. FREE!!!!!

Monday, February 16th, 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, February 17th, 2015

BOYS II GENTLEMEN (Free); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

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 total Jam City. Come party! Like all Tuesdays here at the goodfoot, it’s free!!!

Wednesday, February 18th, 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. $7

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

POPGOJI, CHERIMOYA; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

POPgoji is a mash up of American pop/soul and infectious Brazilian beats. Fine tuned vocal harmonies, layered percussion, and unique strings pay tribute to spiritual traditions of the African diaspora. Recreating the community energy of a Rio-style pagode jam session, POPgoji packs dance floors with hot Afro-Brazilian dance rhythms and familiar lyrics.
Cherimoya is an eight-piece instrumental group playing a unique blend of hard-hitting rock and elements of metal mixed with the groove of funk and Afrobeat. Fronted by four fierce horns locked in with an irresistibly tight rhythm section, Cherimoya puts on an energetic show that’s sure to make people move. This is funk for the future! $7

Friday, February 20th, 2015

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

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

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

JANS INGBER and FRIENDS; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Soul singer extraordinaire, Jans Ingber (The Motet), has decided to throw a little party with his favorite funk musicians— and you all get to come along! Look here in the coming weeks as the band rounds into shape….but be prepared, it’s gonna get hot in here!

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

MOM (Motown on Mondays) ON SUNDAY ; FREE @ 9:00pm

What began in 2009 as a humble Monday night, Motown and Soul relatives party in San Francisco (Motown On Mondays) has since exploded into a weekly multi-city dance party across the States with family worldwide.
MOM DJs & Events is a family of DJs, producers, musicians and music enthusiasts that all share a passion for the convergence of soul music and dancing. They perform at and produce weekly, monthly and special events across North America; including San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Denver, Chicago, Austin, Brooklyn and beyond. Portland can now be added to the list of parties, as the goodfoot brings you MOM on SUNDAYS with resident dj’s Rev. Shines (Lifesavas) and DJ Zimmie .MOM DJs represent the most spirited soul parties with a unique vibration. We gather our musical inspiration from Motown, soul, funk and disco with an emphasis on new and classic remixes/edits. Many of these remixes and edits are created from our family of 60+ DJs and producers worldwide. We hope you kick off your week with us. FREE!!!!!

Monday, February 23rd, 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, February 24th, 2015

BOYS II GENTLEMEN (Free); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

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 total Jam City. Come party! Like all Tuesdays here at the goodfoot, it’s free!!!

Wednesday, February 25th, 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. $7

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

NAIVE MELODIES; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Naive Melodies was formed in Arcata, CA early in 2011, performing and honoring music created by Talking Heads. Sets are designed to interweave older and newer Talking Heads songs. Fans can expect to hear a wide range of material, from early art-rock, to radio hits, and everything in-between. With blends of three-part harmonies, synthesizers, and heavy grooves, this 3-piece dance machine does Talking Heads right! $8

Friday, February 27th, 2015

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

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

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

PDX JAZZ FEST and GOODFOOT present THE GOODFOOT 14 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY w/ McTUFF; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Our friends at the always amazing Portland Jazz Festival are helping us ring in our 14 year anniversary with a special show from Seattle’s McTuff. Hammond organist Joe Doria brings together some of the best of the NW music scene to create a powerful and jaw-dropping funk and jazz sound like you’ve never heard, exhibiting a mix of stellar musicianship, seasoned songwriting and deep groove where no musical stone gets unturned. McTuff is a movin’ and groovin’ adventure that you won’t soon forget, featuring the impeccable Andy Coe on guitar and Tarik Abouzied on drums.
McTuff began in 2008 as an ode to jazz organ greats Jimmy Smith and Captain Jack McDuff, and has since evolved into a versatile and exciting group that has performed across the nation. The band has two albums under its belt, their 2009 release McTuff Vol. 1 and their 2011 follow-up McTuff Vol. 2: After the Show, with a third slated for release in Spring 2015.
McTuff has performed at Bumbershoot, the New Orleans Jazz Fest, as well as festivals and venues all over the US. The band has also held a residency at Seattle’s legendary Seamonster Lounge for over five years. Their Tuesday night show has become regular stop for local and traveling musicians including Skerik, Allen Stone, Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band), G Love (and Special Sauce), Blake Lewis, Kevin Sawka, and many others.
The members of McTuff have performed and toured with an impressive list of world-renowned groups and artists including Carlos Santana, Stanton Moore, Ravi Coltrane, Bobby Previte, Michael Shrieve, Mike Stern and many others. Advanced Ticket Price $8 [Purchase HERE] / $10 Admission Price at the door

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

MOM (Motown on Mondays) ON SUNDAY ; FREE @ 9:00pm

What began in 2009 as a humble Monday night, Motown and Soul relatives party in San Francisco (Motown On Mondays) has since exploded into a weekly multi-city dance party across the States with family worldwide.
MOM DJs & Events is a family of DJs, producers, musicians and music enthusiasts that all share a passion for the convergence of soul music and dancing. They perform at and produce weekly, monthly and special events across North America; including San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Denver, Chicago, Austin, Brooklyn and beyond. Portland can now be added to the list of parties, as the goodfoot brings you MOM on SUNDAYS with resident dj’s Rev. Shines (Lifesavas) and DJ Zimmie .MOM DJs represent the most spirited soul parties with a unique vibration. We gather our musical inspiration from Motown, soul, funk and disco with an emphasis on new and classic remixes/edits. Many of these remixes and edits are created from our family of 60+ DJs and producers worldwide. We hope you kick off your week with us. FREE!!!!!

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

SOUL STEW FEATURING DJ AQUAMAN (9pm); @ 7:00pm

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

Tuesday, March 3rd, 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, March 4th, 2015

THE HENHOUSE PROWLERS; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Ten years in the making, Chicago’s Henhouse Prowlers have built a reputation for hard work and non-stop touring, playing music inspired by the roots of bluegrass while branching out into a sound uniquely their own. From lightning fast picking, to sentimental ballads—playing storied original material, traditional songs, and contemporary covers—The Prowlers’ live show leaves no one wanting.
Their most recent album “Breaking Ground” grew out of collaboration and time well spent, having completed it within months of multiple cross-country US tours and the band’s third trip to Europe. Produced by Greg Cahill (Grammy nominated band-leader of Special Consensus), with special guests Josh Williams (of Rhonda Vincent and the Rage) and Anders Beck (of Greensky Bluegrass), this recording packs punch after punch.
The band recently performed with the US State Department on two separate trips in five different countries in Central and West Africa, as well as heading back to Europe in the spring of 2014 for their largest tour abroad to date. The Prowlers continue to push the envelope with their highly original songwriting, tight arrangements, and electrifying stage presence. With the bluegrass mantle on their shoulders and the best fans in the world by their side, The Henhouse Prowlers are here to stay for a long, long time! $7

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

THE L’IL SMOKIES; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Hailing from the utopian garden city of Missoula, MT, The Lil’ Smokies exploded onto the progressive bluegrass scene in the winter of 2009 and haven’t shown any signs of fatigue since. Sharing the stage with heavyweights like Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Keller Williams, Greensky Bluegrass, The Emmit-Nershi Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Travellin’ McCourys, Sam Bush Band, Fruition, Infamous Stringdusters, Bradford Lee Folk and The Bluegrass Playboys, and dozens of others, The Lil’ Smokies have no problem captivating large audiences. With a unique blend of traditional bluegrass, newgrass, unique original compositions, and sheer raw energy, The Lil’ Smokies weave seamlessly through genres, leaving something for everyone. The Smokies have played the Trap Bar at Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival (2011), the Bozeman Bluegrass Fest (2011), Sandpoint Summer Fest (2013), Wintergrass (2014), River City Roots Festival (2011, 2013, 2014), Northwest Folklife Festival (2014), the Northwest String Summit’s Further Stage and Main Stage (2013, 2014). Most recently, they were honored by the International Bluegrass Music Awards (IBMA 2014) with a nomination for the Momentum in Bluegrass Band Award. This six-piece bluegrass ensemble features, Pete Barrett (guitar), Andy Dunnigan (dobro), Scott Parker (upright bass), Matt Cornette (banjo), Cameron Wilson (mandolin), and Jesse Brown (Fiddle). $7

Friday, March 6th, 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, March 7th, 2015

SCOTT LAW ACOUSTIC MACHINE; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

MOM (Motown on Mondays) ON SUNDAY ; FREE @ 9:00pm

What began in 2009 as a humble Monday night, Motown and Soul relatives party in San Francisco (Motown On Mondays) has since exploded into a weekly multi-city dance party across the States with family worldwide.
MOM DJs & Events is a family of DJs, producers, musicians and music enthusiasts that all share a passion for the convergence of soul music and dancing. They perform at and produce weekly, monthly and special events across North America; including San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Denver, Chicago, Austin, Brooklyn and beyond. Portland can now be added to the list of parties, as the goodfoot brings you MOM on SUNDAYS with resident dj’s Rev. Shines (Lifesavas) and DJ Zimmie .MOM DJs represent the most spirited soul parties with a unique vibration. We gather our musical inspiration from Motown, soul, funk and disco with an emphasis on new and classic remixes/edits. Many of these remixes and edits are created from our family of 60+ DJs and producers worldwide. We hope you kick off your week with us. FREE!!!!!

Monday, March 9th, 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, March 10th, 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, March 12th, 2015

ELEKTRAPOD, PIGWAR; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Elektrapod is the brain child of guitarist Gabe Johnson (Jive Talkin’ Robots, Soulwork, El Dante) and keyboardist Brad Jones (FloorRide, Keegan Smith & The Fam, Tony Smiley/MOWO). Formed with the vision of fusing funk, soul, disco and riff rock w/ electronica, Gabe and Brad aimed from the start to create a band that would stand out.Tapping Matt Smith (Biddewah Trunk) on drums, Tyler Mason (Tone Red, El Dante, FloorRide) on bass, Jarrod Donatelli (2nd Hand Soldiers, El Dante) on percussion and uber-talented young diva Ze Rox (Jaccuzi) on vocals, they have assembled a truly colorful collection of players.
pigWar is pure psychedelic soul. Their live shows are explosive with all-original tunes that pull from the obscure corners of Teddy Pendergrass, Led Zeppelin, The Faces, Lee Scratch Perry, Dilla, and Parliament Funkadelic. pW is a collaboration between Portland-based artists Teddy Presberg and Garett Brennan.
Garett is worldwide renowned folk artist on Blue Coast Records getting his first vocal licks in on the soul scene. Teddy is a sought after producer/side-man on Ropeadope Records (Medeski Martin and Wood, Snarky Puppy, John Scofied, etc). $7

Friday, March 13th, 2015

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

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

Saturday, March 14th, 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, our newest dance night – 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

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

MOM (Motown on Mondays) ON SUNDAY ; FREE @ 9:00pm

What began in 2009 as a humble Monday night, Motown and Soul relatives party in San Francisco (Motown On Mondays) has since exploded into a weekly multi-city dance party across the States with family worldwide.
MOM DJs & Events is a family of DJs, producers, musicians and music enthusiasts that all share a passion for the convergence of soul music and dancing. They perform at and produce weekly, monthly and special events across North America; including San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Denver, Chicago, Austin, Brooklyn and beyond. Portland can now be added to the list of parties, as the goodfoot brings you MOM on SUNDAYS with resident dj’s Rev. Shines (Lifesavas) and DJ Zimmie .MOM DJs represent the most spirited soul parties with a unique vibration. We gather our musical inspiration from Motown, soul, funk and disco with an emphasis on new and classic remixes/edits. Many of these remixes and edits are created from our family of 60+ DJs and producers worldwide. We hope you kick off your week with us. FREE!!!!!

Monday, March 16th, 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, March 17th, 2015

BOYZ II GENTLEMEN (Free); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

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 total Jam City. Come party! Like all Tuesdays here at the goodfoot, it’s free!!! Plus, it’s St. Patty’s day— avoid the jackasses elsewhere and come here where everyone is pretty cool!

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

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

Friday, March 20th, 2015

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

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

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

WIL BLADES TRIO (with Jeff Parker and Simon Lott); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

From cookin’ with Blues legend John Lee Hooker, organ summits with B-3 master Dr. Lonnie Smith, television and radio appearances, Wil Blades is gaining critical acclaim and international recognition. Blades, a native Chicagoan, has become the San Francisco Bay Area’s first call organist and is rapidly gaining momentum internationally. He has been named “Rising Star” for organ in the Downbeat critics poll every year since 2006. Wil has been wowing audiences with groups such as O.G.D., Amendola Vs. Blades, Stanton Moore Trio, Steppin and Billy Martin/Wil Blades Duo. In addition to performing with legendary artists such as John Lee Hooker and Dr. Lonnie Smith, Wil has performed and recorded with Melvin Sparks, Idris Muhammad, Joe Louis Walker, Don Braden, Donald Harrison, Nicholas Payton, Karl Denson, Will Bernard, Scott Amendola, Charlie Hunter, Stanton Moore, Billy Martin, Anders Osborne, Jason Marsalis, Herlin Riley, Betty Joplin, Eddie Marshall, Herbie Lewis, and many others. Tonight’s trio includes New Orleans drummer, Simon Lott, and Tortoise’s Jeff Parker on guitar! $12

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

MOM (Motown on Mondays) ON SUNDAY ; FREE @ 9:00pm

What began in 2009 as a humble Monday night, Motown and Soul relatives party in San Francisco (Motown On Mondays) has since exploded into a weekly multi-city dance party across the States with family worldwide.
MOM DJs & Events is a family of DJs, producers, musicians and music enthusiasts that all share a passion for the convergence of soul music and dancing. They perform at and produce weekly, monthly and special events across North America; including San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Denver, Chicago, Austin, Brooklyn and beyond. Portland can now be added to the list of parties, as the goodfoot brings you MOM on SUNDAYS with resident dj’s Rev. Shines (Lifesavas) and DJ Zimmie .MOM DJs represent the most spirited soul parties with a unique vibration. We gather our musical inspiration from Motown, soul, funk and disco with an emphasis on new and classic remixes/edits. Many of these remixes and edits are created from our family of 60+ DJs and producers worldwide. We hope you kick off your week with us. FREE!!!!!

Monday, March 23rd, 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, March 24th, 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, March 27th, 2015

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

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

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

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

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

MOM (Motown on Mondays) ON SUNDAY ; FREE @ 9:00pm

What began in 2009 as a humble Monday night, Motown and Soul relatives party in San Francisco (Motown On Mondays) has since exploded into a weekly multi-city dance party across the States with family worldwide.
MOM DJs & Events is a family of DJs, producers, musicians and music enthusiasts that all share a passion for the convergence of soul music and dancing. They perform at and produce weekly, monthly and special events across North America; including San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Denver, Chicago, Austin, Brooklyn and beyond. Portland can now be added to the list of parties, as the goodfoot brings you MOM on SUNDAYS with resident dj’s Rev. Shines (Lifesavas) and DJ Zimmie .MOM DJs represent the most spirited soul parties with a unique vibration. We gather our musical inspiration from Motown, soul, funk and disco with an emphasis on new and classic remixes/edits. Many of these remixes and edits are created from our family of 60+ DJs and producers worldwide. We hope you kick off your week with us. FREE!!!!!

Monday, March 30th, 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, March 31st, 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!!!

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

TROUT STEAK REVIVAL, TUCK and DAISY; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Trout Steak Revival has earned a place in the mountain states bluegrass scene, performing to sold-out audiences, winning the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition, placing in the 2012 Rockygrass Band Competition, and even winning an Emmy Award for a soundtrack with Rocky Mountain PBS. From beginnings as an informal jamming unit during treks through the peaks of the Front Range, Trout Steak Revival has evolved into one of Colorado’s most tightly knit, hard-driving bluegrass bands. Their brand of heartfelt songwriting blends dynamic musicianship with intricately woven harmonies, all tied together with the unmistakable sound of their years of friendship. From sweat-soaked clubs to mountain festivals, the five-piece has shown a tenacity for quick-picking and all the right polish without sacrificing the raw feeling of well-executed bluegrass. Keeping an eye on traditions of the past but boldly forging into new territory, Trout Steak takes us back to memories of whiskey, laughter, and the misty high country where the band was born.