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Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

SHAFTY: A PHISH TRIBUTE; Doors at 9, Music at @ 10:00pm

While Shafty (Portland’s Tribute to Phish) is doing a Wednesday residency at the goodfoot, we’ve decided to create a special event out of one of those nights to create the HELPING FRIENDLY BENEFIT! Our dear friend and long-time Phish/Shafty fan Danile Woody is currently battling breast cancer (and kicking its tail), and we are wanting to help her and her husband Chris financially during these tough times. The cover charge for this event is $10 and the majority of the proceeds will be donated to Danile and Chris! And on top of that, the Woody’s will be writing the set list for the night! They’ve been seeing Phish for twenty years and know their stuff… This is an event not to be missed. Spread the word and let’s all give some support to an amazing couple within our incredible Phishy community! $10

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

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

What a fantastic double bill! We are excited to bring together New Orleans’ Earphunk with Arcata’s Talking Heads Tribute, Naive Melodies! Hailing from the Crescent City and kicking off the night, 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.
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! $9

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

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

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

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

LOVE AFFAIR w/ COOKIE PARKER, BOBBY D and FREAKY OUTTY; @ 9:00pm

Love Affair is a sleek, business casual R&B party. Expect the finest dj selections in modern soul, boogie, electro, disco, funk & more. Our system is Hi-Fi. The vibe is Hi-Fi. Let us revel in the glow of love! Your dj’s for the affair are DJ Cooky Parker, Freaky Outty and Bobby D. $5

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Drink and Draw @ 8:00pm

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

Monday, August 25th, 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, August 26th, 2014

BOYZ II GENTLEMEN- featuring members of The Quick and Easy Boys and Excellent Gentlemen (FREE!!); Doors at 9, Music at @ 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, August 27th, 2014

SHAFTY: A PHISH TRIBUTE; Doors at 9, Music at @ 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, August 28th, 2014

THE WAY DOWNS, THE LESSER BANGS; Doors at 9, Music @ 10:00pm

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. The Way Downs started in 1995 as a bass, drums, and sax crew called the Jack Buddha Trio. The JB3 had a nice run around the Portland area, playing clubs, parties, and big-time events. After a bit of a hiatus, the band added some pieces and re-formed in 2006 as a quintet and is currently performing as a septet. $5

Friday, August 29th, 2014

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

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

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

POLECAT, THE STUDENT LOAN; Doors at 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Formed in Bellingham, Washington in Spring 2010, Polecat has traveled all over Northwest U.S., performing over 400 shows in four 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.
Together for nine years, The Student Loan is a progressive-acoustic newgrass project based out of Portland, Oregon. Their diverse style transcends genre, fusing elements of jazz, blues, rock and jam with traditional bluegrass instrumentation. They are known for their fun and funky originals, their quirky covers, and their knack for getting a crowd moving on the dance floor. $10

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

JERRY GARCIA CELEBRATION w/ ANDY COE BAND and STEPHEN’S ANSWER; Doors at 9, Music @ 10:00pm

We bring Jerry Month to a close with a special Labor Day Eve show featuring Seattle’s Andy Coe Band (he of McTuff fame) and Portland’s own Stephen’s Answer. Cuts from both the GD and JGB songbook will be played and drinks will be cold and flowing! $8.

Monday, September 1st, 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, September 2nd, 2014

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

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, September 3rd, 2014

SHAFTY: A PHISH TRIBUTE Doors at 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, September 4th, 2014

MARK SEXTON BAND, DIRTY REVIVAL, FRIZZ Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Emerging from the wild deserts of Reno, Nevada, Mark Sexton Band is a trio of music
renegades known for their viciously executed soul compositions and white-knuckle driving
funk. Accompanied by his commanding rhythm section featuring Alexander Korostinsky on
bass and Dan Weiss on drums, this band is redefining the sound of modern soul.
Their musical chemistry began forming in grade school, and as young adults their chops
defy their age. Eager to hit the road, the band started touring heavily during high school,
often lying about their age to play in dingy bars. In 2014 Mark Sexton Band is gaining
recognition on the major festival circuit and beyond, with appearances at Railroad Earth’s
Hangtown Halloween Ball and Wanderlust Festival in Tahoe. Armed with a new auxiliary
horn section and keyboardist, MSB is blowing the gates wide open on the west coast scene
and beyond.
Dirty Revival is notorious for their ability to excite and entertain their audience with everything from catchy original tunes to danceable ’90s hip-hop and R&B to unforgettable ’60s and ’70s funk and soul. DR delivers this diverse mix of genres with their own style that’s, one that’s dynamic, gritty and…well…dirty. The group performs with eight or more Portland musicians, complete with keys, horns and choreographed back-up singers. As the heart and soul of the group, the head chanteuse drives the dirty with arresting and passionate vocals that evoke the attitude and versatility of the timeless altos of yesterday’s soul. The members of Dirty Revival fused in a flurry of shows and rehearsals, and they kept growing until the recipe was just right. $8

Friday, September 5th, 2014

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 6th, 2014

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

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, featuring the impeccable Andy Coe on guitar and the truly incredible 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 2014.
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 and their Tuesday night has become a 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 countless others. $10

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

Drink and Draw @ 8:00pm

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

Monday, September 8th, 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, September 9th, 2014

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

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, September 10th, 2014

SHAFTY: A PHISH TRIBUTE Doors at 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, September 11th, 2014

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

Coming off of his grand July residency here at the goodfoot, we welcome keyboard/electronics maestro, Asher Fulero and his eponymous band, which includes Shafty bassist, Brett McConnell, and the goodfoot All-Stars’ Darvey Santner on guitar. Expect a raging mix of rock, jazz, psychedelic forays and lots of opportunities to dance!! $5

Friday, September 12th, 2014

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

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

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

DJ ANJALI and THE INCREDIBLE KID present: TROPITAAL, A DESI-LATINO SOUNDCLASH w/ Special Guest Rafi eL @ 9:00pm

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

Drink and Draw @ 8:00pm

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

Monday, September 15th, 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, September 16th, 2014

BUDDY JAY’S JAMAICAN JAZZ BAND (FREE) Doors at 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Back by popular demand after their goodfoot debut is Buddy Jay’s Jamaican Jazz Band–an All-Star line up of musicians led by Israelite’s saxophonist Buddy Jay Kieffer. He leads the band through an exploration of 1960′s Jamaican jazz music and beyond, with plenty of action for the dance floor. Tonight is a special show as Radula takes a week off from their September monthly. Don’t miss this very special (and very free) show!!

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

JELLY BREAD, THE GET DOWN CREW Doors at 9, Music @ 10:00pm

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. Jelly Bread has been delving into more extensive touring this past year. This past year, Jelly Bread has been tapped to perform opening duties for the likes of Robert Cray, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Dragon Smoke (members of Galactic), The Motet, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real, Pimps of Joytime, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds and performed on a bill featuring Bruce Hornsby and Railroad Earth. The band has appeared at premiere festivals to include Joshua Tree, Strawberry and High Sierra Music Festivals.
The Get Down Crew is an Arcata, California band comprised of members of Motherlode. They play straight-up funk music for your dancing needs!

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

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

In 2006, three musicians from across the Americas found themselves in the Bay Area –scouring Craigslist for other like-minded musicos, ready to take their musicianship to a different level– and though they didn’t know it at the time, these folks were on the verge of creating a previously unknown style of music: cumbia-dub. Bassist Daniel Yockey (Wisconsin, U.S.), conguero Carlos Mario Aguirre (Colombia) and gaitero / guitarist Adley Penner (Canada) met while playing with Colombian folklore group, Aluna. Inspired by the raw, rootsy rhythms of cumbia, yet growing restless with only playing covers, they began to experiment with the style. They applied dub studio techniques and reggae style bass lines to traditional cumbia and other Colombian rhythms, developing a completely unique style of dance music with electronic sensibilities and a raw, live feel. Though this ground-breaking idea was first conceived in 2006, it did not reach full fruition until the autumn of 2009, when Candelaria was formed under its current name in the heart of Oakland: the Fruitvale district. $7

Friday, September 19th, 2014

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

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

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

WIL BLADES TRIO, CRACK SABBATH (featuring SKERIK) Doors at 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Wil Blades, a native Chicagoan, has become the San Francisco Bay Area’s first call organist and is rapidly gaining momentum throughout the world. He has been named in the Downbeat critics poll under “Rising Star” for organ every year since 2006. Wil has kept the traditional sounds of Jimmy Smith, Larry Young, and “Groove” Holmes alive, while creating a more personal, modern sound. Wil has performed and recorded with John Lee Hooker, Dr. Lonnie Smith, 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. His band this evening features McTuff guitarist, Andy Coe.
Crack Sabbath is a Seattle hard-core jazz super group led by renowned sax-master, Skerik. This is not straight ahead jazz, mind you, but improvisational brilliance that is informed by rock, funk, punk and more! Whoa boy, this is gonna something to see (and hear)! $15

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Drink and Draw @ 8:00pm

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

Monday, September 22nd, 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, September 23rd, 2014

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

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, September 24th, 2014

SHAFTY: A PHISH TRIBUTE Doors at 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, September 25th, 2014

I KNOW YOU: A TRIBUTE to MORPHINE Doors at 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Morphine is a rarity — bluesy, bare-bones rock & roll without any guitars, the trio relying instead on sliding two-string basslines, raucous saxophones, and wry, ironically detached vocals. During the mid-’90s, Morphine gained a sizable cult following in America, primarily due to good word of mouth, heavy college airplay, and positive reviews. Morphine combined blues and jazz elements with more traditional rock arrangements, giving the band an unusual sound. Sandman sang distinctively in a deep, laid-back croon and his songwriting featured a prominent beat influence; pulp-fiction narratives which touch on sexy adult themes like pacts with the Devil and illicit affairs. They told simple and profound tales about the human condition, ultimately about sensitivity, and about self-medication in a world where desensitization is necessary. The band themselves coined the label “low rock” to describe their music, which involved a minimalist, low-end sound producing a slippery, sultry groove that suggests blues and be-bop without becoming either, it was noirish indie-rock-jazz that hadn’t been heard in quite this way before or since; Mark Sandman’s sonorous baritone duetting with baritone saxophonist Dana Colley’s rumbling counter melodies. Jerome Deupree, who was replaced by percussionist Billy Conway during the recording of 1993’s Cure For Pain, flushed out the unorthodox trio with precision and skill like a jazz player, dedicated to the tom and small cymbals, hitting the skins in a muffled way so as to give space to the nervous and feverish dialogue. When Mark Sandman died after collapsing on stage in Italy in 1999, the band was no more. It is of a great loss to the world, which is why this tribute, I Know You, was born. The band is comprised of Oregon natives Mary-Sue Tobin on saxophones, Will Moye on bass, Lance Paden on drums, and Gulf Coast transplant Andrew Pendleton on vocals. $5

Friday, September 26th, 2014

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

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

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

TAKIMBA vs. SPINNOZZA @ 9:00pm

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Drink and Draw @ 8:00pm

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

Monday, September 29th, 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, September 30th, 2014

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

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!

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

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, October 4th, 2014

POLYRHYTHMICS; Doors at 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Original hard-driving, modern Afro-beat and syncopated, horn-driven funk—that’s the recipe that Polyrhythmics have crafted and delivered to packed clubs, and festival crowds throughout the west coast in the past 3 years. The 8 members of this dynamic world-beat orchestra, weave a clever web of deep, hypnotic grooves, creative, yet melodic interplay, clever horn-hooks, and searing solos that ignite every dance-floor that has laid before them. $10

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Drink and Draw @ 8:00pm

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

Monday, October 6th, 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.

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

JESSICA LURIE, TRIO SUBTONIC w/ DAN BALMER; Doors @9, Music @ 10:00pm

NYC-based instrumentalist Jessica Lurie defies all boundaries bringing her individual sound to diverse types of music while preserving their stylistic authenticity. Jessica’s main instruments are saxophones, flute, clarinet, as well as voice and accordion, and she is an avid composer as well. Lurie moved from her home town of Seattle to Brooklyn 9 years ago and has been thrilling audiences on both coasts and in Europe. With MEGAPHONE HEART, her newest recording, Jessica and her ensemble are poised between creative jazz, rock, folk and avant-garde music, generating a luscious and compelling sea of sound. An adventurous musical spirit shines through ten original compositions, with Lurie’s unmistakable big sound on tenor and alto saxes, flute, and her distinctive voice. Inspired by life in Brooklyn, traveling the world, and her love of American and international melodies and rhythms, this is her strongest collection of songs yet. Her band includes McTuff’s Tariek Abouzied on drums, Bandalabra’s Evan Floury-Barnes on upright bass and forward-thinking guitarist Bill Horist.
Starting off the night is PDX’s own Trio Subtonic. TS has devel­oped a style of orig­i­nal music that is defined by its com­po­si­tional intrigue, groove heavy impro­vi­sa­tions and its acces­si­bil­ity to lis­ten­ers across the musi­cal land­scape. Choos­ing not to be boxed into any tra­di­tional gen­res, Trio Subtonic con­tin­ues its musi­cal explo­ration with the release of Night Run­ners which delves into an uncom­pro­mis­ing, darker and exper­i­men­tal sound­scape that pushes the bound­aries of their instrumentation. $8

Friday, October 10th, 2014

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

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

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Drink and Draw @ 8:00pm

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

Monday, October 13th, 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, October 14th, 2014

BOYZ II GENTLEMEN- featuring members of The Quick and Easy Boys and Excellent 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, October 15th, 2014

ALL THE APPARATUS, OU; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Friday, October 17th, 2014

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

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

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

ROBERT WALTER’S 20th CONGRESS; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Robert Walter performs all his own stunts. For 20 years, the San Diego native has been pulling drawbars and pushing the limits of the Hammond B3 organ. Walter helped form the the Greyboy Allstars in 1993 with Karl Denson, Elgin Park, Chris Stillwell, Zak Najor, and DJ Greyboy. Influenced by soul-jazz and funk records from the 1960s and 70s, the band juxtaposed jazz improvisation and dance music. They continue to record and perform to a committed fan base. The Greyboy Allstars also served as the band for Robert’s first solo record, Spirit of ’70 which also featured saxophonist and Miles Davis sideman Gary Bartz.
In the late 1990’s Walter started his own group Robert Walter’s 20th Congress to showcase his composing. The band became known for its live performances and toured throughout the 90’s and 2000’s. They recorded three albums Health and Fitness, Money Shot and Giving Up the Ghost. Band members included Cochemea Gastelum (Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings), Stanton Moore (Galactic), Joe Russo (Furthur and Benevento-Russo Duo), George Sluppick (Mofro and Chris Robinson Brotherhood), Mike Fratantuno (Black-eyed Peas), Chuck Prada and Will Bernard. During this period Robert also recorded There Goes the Neighborhood with jazz-funk pioneers Harvey Mason, Chuck Rainey, Phil Upchurch and Red Holloway. $15 advanced ticket price (purchase tickets HERE)/$17 at the door.

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Drink and Draw @ 8:00pm

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

Monday, October 20th, 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.

Friday, October 24th, 2014

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

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

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

GARCIA BIRTHDAY BAND; Doors at 9pm, 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, October 26th, 2014

Drink and Draw @ 8:00pm

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

Monday, October 27th, 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, October 28th, 2014

BOYZ II GENTLEMEN- featuring members of The Quick and Easy Boys and Excellent 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, October 29th, 2014

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. In 2014, the group ups the ante by collaborating with master afrobeat drummer Tony Allen on a studio release slotted for late in the year. The two artists first collaborated in 2013 on a series of Midwest summer concerts and plan to work together in the U.S. in summer 2014 as well.

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

McTUFF, JACOB FRED JAZZ ODYSSEY; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Friday, October 31st, 2014

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

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