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Monday, September 26th, 2016

Sonic Forum @ 7:00pm

Monday nights are filled with endless possibilities… Join Host Jeff Sechs (Excellent Gentlemen) & Sound Engineer Casey Anderson (The Quick & Easy Boys) for Sonic Forum Open Mic Night. Every Monday we provide musicians and artists (solos, duos, trios, large ensembles, troubadours, accordion driven punk groups, yodeling jugglers, etc.) with a fantastic space to let their talent shine. Play alone or backed by our house musicians. Drum kit, all amps and of course… Sound Engineer provided! Click here for more information. Doors open at 7pm $2

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

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

Tonight we welcome Farnell Newton & The Othership Connection to the stage. Featuring current or former members of Jill Scott, Bootsy Collins, The Doo Doo Funk All-Stars, Liv Warfield, Juno What?! and more. Trumpeter Farnell Newton is one of the most versatile musicians in the Northwest, playing straight ahead jazz, Latin music, soul, hip hop, funk and more. Farnell has been touring with 3-time Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Jill Scott, soulful singer/Pianist Jarrod Lawson, and with the Legendary Rhinestone Rockstar Bassist, Bootsy Collins! A funky good time awaits. FREE!!!

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

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

Shafty is the country’s finest Phish tribute band! 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 music scene. Brett McConnell (bass) and Rob Sipsky (guitar) spent more time talking about the possibility of putting a Phish tribute together than actually practicing, prior to that first performance at the goodfoot, in February of 2012. Expectations for attendance were moderate at best, yet before the band played the first note, there was a line out the door, culminating in a jam-filled celebration of the music of Phish to an over-capacity crowd! The demand for a repeat was high, and Shafty was born. If there’s a motive, it’s to recreate the energy of a Phish show, with the attitude of playful band-audience interaction at the forefront, sharp musical skill acting as a behind-the-scenes glue to hold it all together.
Over the first year alone, the band played 83 unique songs, ranging from spoken word moments such as Lengthwise, to epic compositions including You Enjoy Myself, Reba, David Bowie, and The Curtain (With), already to multiple sold-out and near sold out audiences. Classic Phish gimmicks are in full force: trampolines, megaphones, choreographed dances, vacuum cleaner solos, instrument switching, and the secret language are alive and well at a Shafty show. $8

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

FUNKY 2 DEATH; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

What started as the house band at the Seamonster Lounge in Seattle has evolved over the past few years into a bonafide eight piece funk and soul band – and a force to be reckoned with. With tributes to some of the greats – James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, and Chaka Khan to name a few – plus a mixture of original hard-hitting instrumentals and great vocal songs, Funky2Death gets the crowd moving no matter where they play. Fans young, old, and in between come together, smiling, laughing, and getting down to originals like “Boogaloo”, “Funky in My Pants”, and “Funky 45th Street”. There is never a dull moment with these talented cats. Woogie D. aka “Dirty Uncle” holds it down on drums, vocals, and as MC. You’d be hard pressed to find a more solid player than Mark Mattrey on the bass. Jabrille Williams aka “Jimmy James” shows amazing control on rhythm guitar, but then lets loose and completely blows everyone away with his solos. Roc’Phella aka “Cousin Nasty” always gets the crowd going whether he’s on the mic or exploring other galaxies on the keys. Melissa Montalto rounds it all out on the organ, but then gets up in the front and pulls the crowd even closer with her soulful vocals. With the addition of a horn section including Jason Cressey and Peter Daniel, and Jonathan Gipaya, F2D has something for everyone. $8

Friday, September 30th, 2016

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

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

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

JANS INGBER’S PORTLAND FUNK FELLOWSHIP; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Sonic Forum @ 7:00pm

Monday nights are filled with endless possibilities… Join Host Jeff Sechs (Excellent Gentlemen) & Sound Engineer Casey Anderson (The Quick & Easy Boys) for Sonic Forum Open Mic Night. Every Monday we provide musicians and artists (solos, duos, trios, large ensembles, troubadours, accordion driven punk groups, yodeling jugglers, etc.) with a fantastic space to let their talent shine. Play alone or backed by our house musicians. Drum kit, all amps and of course… Sound Engineer provided! Click here for more information. Doors open at 7pm $2

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

JIMMY RUSSELL’S PARTY CITY 2034 (Free!!); Doors at 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Time travelfrom the year 2034, where war has been banished, judgement-free party times of friendship abound, and veteran goodfoot guitarist Jimmy Russell (Quick and Easy Boys) leads a super group of Portland all-stars! Including members of The Quick and Easy Boys, The Excellent Gentlemen, The Liv Warfield Band, Allen Stone Band, Juno What?! and the Ural Thomas Band, Jimmy Russell’s Party City 2034 is a mix of the thriving Portland musician scene. The core of the band includes Jimmy Russell on guitar, Tyrone Hendrix on drums, Jeff Sechs on keys, Andre Zapata on bass, and Moorea Masa on vocals. Special guests can include just about anyone who can play their tail off from Portland’s wonderful musician scene….FREE!!!

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

DOVE DRIVER + JIMMY RUSSELL = PARLIAMENT CITY; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Are you ready to dance? Tonight we have one set of original, hard grooving beats from the DoveDriver universe. The band grooves hard like a J Dilla beat but also melts minds with John Coltrane sheets of sounds via synths and shredding guitars on the top. They are one of Portland’s best kept secrets and goodfoot veteran Jimmy Russell’s favorite buds. Jimmy will join the band for a second set consisting of Parliament Funkadelic tunes, a common interest between the two that linked them up via Tinder. $7

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

TOMMY ALEXANDER, SUN MACHINE, EVAN LANAM; Doors @9, Music @ 10:00pm

Originally from Santa Barbara, CA, Alexander had never written or played music until he got a guitar as a gift for his 21st birthday. A highly ranked amateur baseball player at the time, Tommy quit the sport, dropped out of college, and threw himself into writing and performing music full time. Since then, he’s released three full-length LPs, two EPs and founded an artist collective and record label. His new album, Old News (Su Casa Records) was produced by Mike Coykendall (M. Ward, Blitzen Trapper, She and Him, Bright Eyes) and features guest appearances by Robert Burger (Iron and Wine) and Jay Cobb Anderson (Fruition). Old News combines groovy beats with traditional folk influences, mixing modern sounds with meaningful messages. Tommy has been fortunate to share the stage with acts such as Michael McDonald, Kevin Devine, Rising Appalachia, People Under the Stairs, Milo Greene, Johnnyswim, Night Beds, Spirit Family Reunion.
Evan Lanam is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist , singer/songwriter from San Mateo, California. He has been in a countless number bands since high school, everything from Indie-folk, to Punk. Now 27, he has been a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and mostly a drummer in various San Francisco based groups including: Midnight Sons, & Mystery Flavors and has been a co-songwriter for bands including Stang, Mystery Flavors, Kenny Crowley, Hot Mountain Dips and more. He’s played most of the medium sized venues in SF including The Chapel, Bottom of Hill, Great American Music Hall, Boom Boom Room, Brick n’ Morter, Slims and more. His sound has a late 60′s, early 70′s rock & roll feel, with funky rythyms, soulful vocals, and a country/folk foundation. $8

Friday, October 7th, 2016

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 8th, 2016

DJ ANJALI and THE INCREDIBLE KID Present: TROPICAL– A Desi-Latino Soundclash (With Special guest BUMBAC JOE) @ 9:00pm

Take the sultry vibe of the Latin American Tropics, combine with the rhythm of India (“Taal”) and stir into Tropitaal – a Desi/Latino Soundclash where the hottest club sounds from India and Latin America go head to head in an all-night dance-off of epic proportions. Resident DJs Anjali & The Incredible Kid combine their deep passions and deep crates from across the spectrum of Caribbean, Indian and Latin vibes.
Bumbac Joe, né Leopoldo Bello– a Lima-born Venezuelan who Madrid embraced as an adopted son — is a DJ/ producer whose beats and grooves summon listeners into the fire of Latintronic dance. Taking his sampling, looping and remixing into the studio with countless guest musicians, this beatmaker — now based in Chicago — transforms folkloric rhythms into topical beats and brings marginalized music onto the contemporary dance floor. In 2016 Bumbac Joe won Best Local Dance Producer in the Chicago Reader’s 2016 poll.$5

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Sonic Forum @ 9:00pm

Monday nights are filled with endless possibilities… Join Host Jeff Sechs (Excellent Gentlemen) & Sound Engineer Casey Anderson (The Quick & Easy Boys) for Sonic Forum Open Mic Night. Every Monday we provide musicians and artists (solos, duos, trios, large ensembles, troubadours, accordion driven punk groups, yodeling jugglers, etc.) with a fantastic space to let their talent shine. Play alone or backed by our house musicians. Drum kit, all amps and of course… Sound Engineer provided! Click here for more information. Doors open at 7pm $2

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

JIMMY RUSSELL’S PARTY CITY 2034 (Free!!); Doors at 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Time travelfrom the year 2034, where war has been banished, judgement-free party times of friendship abound, and veteran goodfoot guitarist Jimmy Russell (Quick and Easy Boys) leads a super group of Portland all-stars! Including members of The Quick and Easy Boys, The Excellent Gentlemen, The Liv Warfield Band, Allen Stone Band, Juno What?! and the Ural Thomas Band, Jimmy Russell’s Party City 2034 is a mix of the thriving Portland musician scene. The core of the band includes Jimmy Russell on guitar, Tyrone Hendrix on drums, Jeff Sechs on keys, Andre Zapata on bass, and Moorea Masa on vocals. Special guests can include just about anyone who can play their tail off from Portland’s wonderful musician scene….FREE!!!

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

NAIVE MELODIES (Talking Heads Tribute); 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, October 14th, 2016

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

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

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

McTUFF (with Special Guest Will Bernard) Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Led by monster Hammond organist Joe Doria, Seattle’s McTuff continues it’s run as one of the finest, funkiest, dirt-nastiest instrumental trios in the country. These guys are goodfoot favorites for a reason– because people come here to dance and no one does it better than McTuff. Doria is joined by guitarist Andy Coe, a deeply intuitive player with rich background in jazz and a joyful enthusiasm for blues and psychedelic rock. As an architect of sound and style, Coe draws in listeners, making collective exploration and resolution accessible across genres. Rounding out the trio is drummer Tarik Abouzied, a dextrous rhythm-master whose playing generally leaves people with dropped jaws. And if that wasn’t enough, Mctuff will be joined by world-renowned guitarist Will Bernard!
Although currently a New Yorker, guitarist Will Bernard’s unique voice was formed from the most part from the rich cultural roots of the San Francisco Bay Area. Along the way he studied classical music, jazz, played in basements and coliseums and absorbed the Bay Area Multi-Kultii, the New York downtown edge and the loose funk of New Orleans. He has performed or recorded with Charlie Hunter, Stanton Moore, Robert Walter, John Medeski, Ben Sidran, Peter Apfelbaum, Tom Waits, Dr. John and a lot of other known and unknowns. Will can be seen working in a chameleon like way to fit into his current habitat. His 2007 CD “Party Hats” as well as his 1997 collaborative project T.J. Kirk “If Four was One” were both nominated for Grammys and he is nominated yearly in Downbeat magazines critic’s poll for best “rising star’ guitar player. Will is a regular fixture at New Orleans Jazz fest, Jam Cruise and other such activities has toured extensively in the US and Europe.
Currently Will performs with John Medeski’s Mad Skillet, Peter Apfelbaum’s Sparkler, Frequinox with Stanton Moore and Robert Walter, Pleasure Drones, Brian Charette’s Mighty Grinders and the Will Bernard trio and quartet.Will’s 8th album as a leader “Out and About” was released spring 2016 on Posi-tone records. $12

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Sonic Forum @ 7:00pm

Monday nights are filled with endless possibilities… Join Host Jeff Sechs (Excellent Gentlemen) & Sound Engineer Casey Anderson (The Quick & Easy Boys) for Sonic Forum Open Mic Night. Every Monday we provide musicians and artists (solos, duos, trios, large ensembles, troubadours, accordion driven punk groups, yodeling jugglers, etc.) with a fantastic space to let their talent shine. Play alone or backed by our house musicians. Drum kit, all amps and of course… Sound Engineer provided! Click here for more information. Doors open at 7pm $2

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

JIMMY RUSSELL’S PARTY CITY 2034 (Free!!); Doors at 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Time travelfrom the year 2034, where war has been banished, judgement-free party times of friendship abound, and veteran goodfoot guitarist Jimmy Russell (Quick and Easy Boys) leads a super group of Portland all-stars! Including members of The Quick and Easy Boys, The Excellent Gentlemen, The Liv Warfield Band, Allen Stone Band, Juno What?! and the Ural Thomas Band, Jimmy Russell’s Party City 2034 is a mix of the thriving Portland musician scene. The core of the band includes Jimmy Russell on guitar, Tyrone Hendrix on drums, Jeff Sechs on keys, Andre Zapata on bass, and Moorea Masa on vocals. Special guests can include just about anyone who can play their tail off from Portland’s wonderful musician scene….FREE!!!

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

ADVERSE EFFECTS (CD Release), TRIBE MARS, HUMAN OTTOMAN; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

ADDverse Effects, from Portland, OR by way of Norman, OK has been crafting their unique blend of live Hip-Hop since 2012. With influences ranging from De La Soul to Frank Zappa, and inspired by the thought of using a full live band as an MPC sampler, they have managed to blend and bend genres while staying incredibly true to the late 80′s early 90′s Hip-Hop roots they grew up on. Fronted by their socially informed and incredibly entertaining lead MC Joshua ‘Fiji’ Rehanek you can trust that the party will be brought from the word GO. Band leader, Boyd Littel, crafts a perfectly nostalgic boom-bap on his live kit while also taking to time to pull some carefully crafted verbal calisthenics while maintaining the kicks and claps. ADD to that the experimentaly funky bass riffs from the mad scientist Benja Farber, some oh so tasty Rhodes chords and synth patches from Professor Spencer ‘Keys’ Finnan, and the type of rockstar chops that could only come from the axe-wielding Vincent Jaime and his 2002 Gibson Les Paul Standard and you’ve got one of the most potent live Hip-Hop acts in the country. ADDverse Effects released their debut EP ‘Just A Taste’ March 26, 2015 which spent time in the Top 50 on the iTunes Hot Indie Hip-Hop chart and has garnered critical acclaim around the country. The lead single ‘Just A Taste’ was selected as one of the Top 50 songs of 2014, in Oklahoma, by The Spy/NPR. On October 21st, 2016 the band will independently release it’s debut full-length album ‘A Good Problem To Have,’ a 64 minute 13 track culmination of the bands first 4 years together featuring artists from both Oklahoma and Portland, creating the perfect blend of rhyme and time. With a sound rooted deep in the foundations of Hip-Hop, that is able to branch out from Reggae, to acid jazz, to punk, to new wave, ADDverse Effects is creating its’ own lane while bringing the party and positivity with every sound they create.
Tribe Mars is an emerging soul/jazz/funk/hip-hop act based in Portland, OR. Trumpet, guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and three different vocalists create this bands’ fresh yet slightly nostalgic sound. The culmination of diverse musical backgrounds of all the members has resulted in a unique, raw, old school meets new school, West coast meets East coast vibe that’ll be sure to have you groovin.’ $8

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

CORAL CREEK (Featuring BILL McKAY, Formerly of LEFTOVER SALMON AND DEREK TRUCKS BAND); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Coral Creek (featuring Bill McKay of Leftover Salmon and Derek Trucks Band & Grammy Award-winning fiddler, Luke Bulla, Of Jerry Douglas Band and Lyle Lovett fame) is a Colorado band on the rise, featuring a diverse catalog of original music spanning the genres of rock, country/bluegrass, cajun, folk and island music. While the new self-titled album sits squarely in the Americana category, CC’s live performances transport audiences from the beaches of the Caribbean, down to the bayou and back up high into the Colorado Rockies – with instrumentation ranging from mandolin and fiddle to congas and steel pan.
The counter-balance to McKay’s fiery piano is the acoustic guitar of singer/songwriter Chris Thompson, stylistically blazing new trails inspired by Jerry Garcia and Tony Rice. Rob Garland (bass) and Jack Watson (drums) lock down the rhythm section, while Luke Bulla elevates the music with a soaring bluegrass fiddle and high lonesome vocals.
Since forming in 2010, Coral Creek has performed on festival main stages, concert series and clubs across the US, Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean, sharing stages with distinguished musicians including Sam Bush, Peter Rowan, Bill Nershi and members of The String Cheese Incident, Leftover Salmon, Railroad Earth, Greensky Bluegrass, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Infamous Stringdusters and other fine acts. $8

Friday, October 21st, 2016

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

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

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

OBJECT HEAVY; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Object Heavy returns to the goodfoot fresh off their incredible tour backing the legendary Fred Wesley (James Brown Band, Parliament). If you were here for that show, you know these guys lay it down thick. Object Heavy draws from the sound of soul music. Inspired by the parameters of Rock, Funk, Blues, R&B and Hip Hop, the band features Two voices which really capture their versatility with lyrics, reminding us of a world in need, a world to love and a place to be free. Their self-titled 1st album features Bill Summers, percussionist of the acclaimed “HeadHunters”. DJ Logic shows up on two tracks, and you’ll get to hear the Legendary Fred Wesley with his signature trombone. Sleep and Zone(Macklemore) of “The Chicharones” and Raashan Ahmad of the “Crown City Rockers” are featured, showing Object Heavy’s love for Hip Hop.
Get Down with Object Heavy. $8

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Sonic Forum @ 7:00pm

Monday nights are filled with endless possibilities… Join Host Jeff Sechs (Excellent Gentlemen) & Sound Engineer Casey Anderson (The Quick & Easy Boys) for Sonic Forum Open Mic Night. Every Monday we provide musicians and artists (solos, duos, trios, large ensembles, troubadours, accordion driven punk groups, yodeling jugglers, etc.) with a fantastic space to let their talent shine. Play alone or backed by our house musicians. Drum kit, all amps and of course… Sound Engineer provided! Click here for more information. Doors open at 7pm $2

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

JIMMY RUSSELL’S PARTY CITY 2034 (Free!!); Doors at 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Time travelfrom the year 2034, where war has been banished, judgement-free party times of friendship abound, and veteran goodfoot guitarist Jimmy Russell (Quick and Easy Boys) leads a super group of Portland all-stars! Including members of The Quick and Easy Boys, The Excellent Gentlemen, The Liv Warfield Band, Allen Stone Band, Juno What?! and the Ural Thomas Band, Jimmy Russell’s Party City 2034 is a mix of the thriving Portland musician scene. The core of the band includes Jimmy Russell on guitar, Tyrone Hendrix on drums, Jeff Sechs on keys, Andre Zapata on bass, and Moorea Masa on vocals. Special guests can include just about anyone who can play their tail off from Portland’s wonderful musician scene….FREE!!!

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

FRESH TRACK, COCO COLUMBIA; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

JAIMEO BROWN BAND; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Our good friends at the PDX Jazzfest turned us on to NYC drummer Jaimeo Brown recently and we couldn’t be more grateful. He is a rare talent and we hope you can join us for this special show. Jaimeo Brown (pronounced jah-mayo) began his drum career at age 16 with his father bassist Dartanyan Brown and mother pianist and woodwind specialist, Marcia Miget, and drum teacher, Sly Randolph, himself a Bernard Purdie protégé from Harlem. Sometimes, when you find a voice, your life is no longer your own. It belongs to those you speak to, speak for and speak of. Jaimeo Brown has found his voice in struggle and hope. Sung with fire, healed with love, his words are the songs of the unknown labourer; the jailhouse; the coal miner, gandy dancer, and stonemason – yesterday, and tomorrow. His notes are the echoes of protest and his rhythms are the universal beat of freedom and solidarity; at once ancient and modern. Jaimeo’s view of the world is one of togetherness. His life, like his work, is a patchwork of people, cultures and examples of the great human potential for acceptance and integration.
As a child he spent early of his life living on a Native American reservation in Arlee, Montana: a community in which the Native American voice was very present; very much a part of the social dialogue. When you experience this kind of natural sensitivity, he explains, it sheds light on the rest of the society. “Where, he asks, is the Native American voice when we speak of immigration”? Life has made Jaimeo see things differently…Examples of light and liberation permeate Jaimeo’s growing up. Amidst the aimless youth and gang culture of the Bay Area, he discovered multiculturalism within a West Coast hiphop culture shared and celebrated by a broad group of minorities. Inspired equally by the beats and samples of J Dilla, Dr. Dre and DJ Premier, and the raw eloquence of Coltrane, Miles Davis and Art Blakey, he found shelter in practice: playing music was to be the epicentre of his spiritual awakening.When recordings of Gees Bend quilters, an isolated African American community on the Alabama river found their way into Jaimeo’s life, they instantly became some of the most important music in his life; more ‘spiritual nourishment’ than art. The songs of this small group of quilters became the substance of Jaimeo’s meditation, medication and inspiration.
A decade later, after 14 turbulent years of New York life, Jaimeo’s own search for creative and spirtual healing lead him to experiment with weaving samples of the Gees Bend into his own music. In doing so, he discovered a sound that “immediately gave me a life’s worth of work” – and that was to become the source of his definitive project, Transcendence.
Jaimeo reached out to producer, guitarist & longtime friend Chris Sholar to achieve what he heard in his soul. With the mantra ‘not to think of it as a regular gig’, and an MPC salvaged from the garbage, they began to program. Together they discovered a tapestry where a digital future meets a hand-stitched past; the logic of a language waiting to be spoken. $10

Friday, October 28th, 2016

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

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

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

GET ON UP at the GOODFOOT with TAKIMBA: Doors @ 9:00pm

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Sonic Forum @ 7:00pm

Monday nights are filled with endless possibilities… Join Host Jeff Sechs (Excellent Gentlemen) & Sound Engineer Casey Anderson (The Quick & Easy Boys) for Sonic Forum Open Mic Night. Every Monday we provide musicians and artists (solos, duos, trios, large ensembles, troubadours, accordion driven punk groups, yodeling jugglers, etc.) with a fantastic space to let their talent shine. Play alone or backed by our house musicians. Drum kit, all amps and of course… Sound Engineer provided! Click here for more information. Doors open at 7pm $2

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

LEFT COAST COUNTRY, DODGY MOUNTAIN MEN; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Left Coast Country is a modern string band formed in 2010 from the exploding newgrass scene in Portland, OR. The release of their first album, ‘Dark Down and Blue’ features the group’s high-energy, hard driving originals and their contemporary take on the old bluegrass sound. Their second album, ‘Left Coast Country’ propelled their versatile, dynamic sound onto the never-ending tour circuit of North America. Dedication to their craft has made Left Coast Country one of the hardest working, up and coming acts in the Northwest. The statement “for LCC pickin’ is not a hobby, not a job, but a way of life,” (B. Salmon – Bend Bulletin) could not be any more accurate. Left Coast Country constantly strives to expand their music and blaze new territory across the country.
Dodgy Mountain Men sling a home-brewed Montana Stompgrass that goes down smooth but packs a bite, mixing the rhythms of bluegrass, the soul of the blues and the energy of rock ‘n’ roll with a plethora of other musical traditions to create a unique electro-acoustic experience. The group’s genre-bending experimentation and passion for American roots traditions weave together to emphasize their lyrical storytelling, creating a musical frontier rife with empty mason jars, outlaws, gypsy women and cold Montana storms. Add three distinct frontmen, a pension for sonic exploration and live performances that build to a fever pitch,and you’ve got a concoction that will make moonshiners proud and compel dancers to wear out the soles of their shoes. $8

Friday, November 4th, 2016

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, November 5th, 2016

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

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

GRATEFUL BLUEGRASS BOYS; Doors @ 8, Music @ 9:00pm

Grateful Bluegrass Boys is a string band that plays traditional Bluegrass versions of Classic Rock favorites from bands such as the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, The Eagles, Rolling Stones and more.
These songs, combined with classic Bluegrass and Country tunes, consistently have audiences singing and dancing along the whole show. The band consists of Aaron Redner, violin, mandolin, and vocals,who is known for his work with Hot Buttered Rum with whom he toured for 13 years. David Thom, who fronts the David Thom Band and Vintage Grass, plays mandolin and guitar, and sings like an angel. He also spent two years working for David ‘Dawg’ Grisman. Isaac Cantor, banjo, also plays in Dusty Green Bones Band. He is one of the finest young jam-jo pickers on the scene today. Ben Jacobs, accordion, can be seen with Poor Man’s Whiskey and Achilles Wheel. Ben is a highly sought-after keyboard player and we are honored to have him play with us! They have a rotating cast of bass players that include Bryan Horne (Hot Buttered Rum), Aspen Stevenson (Poor Man’s Whiskey), Pam Brandon (Belle Monroe & Her Brewglass Boys), and Russel Simon (Rusty Springfield). $10

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Sonic Forum @ 7:00pm

Monday nights are filled with endless possibilities… Join Host Jeff Sechs (Excellent Gentlemen) & Sound Engineer Casey Anderson (The Quick & Easy Boys) for Sonic Forum Open Mic Night. Every Monday we provide musicians and artists (solos, duos, trios, large ensembles, troubadours, accordion driven punk groups, yodeling jugglers, etc.) with a fantastic space to let their talent shine. Play alone or backed by our house musicians. Drum kit, all amps and of course… Sound Engineer provided! Click here for more information. Doors open at 7pm $2

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

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

Tezeta Band is the sound of nostalgia and soulful dance music. It is part jazz, part soul and part ancient Ethiopian melodies blended with the R & B music of the 1960’s and 1970’s. It comes from a period when the influential sounds of James Brown, Jackie Mittoo and John Coltrane melted together with Ethiopian tradition in the hot clubs and lounges of Addis Ababa. $8

Friday, November 11th, 2016

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

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

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

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

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

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Sonic Forum @ 7:00pm

Monday nights are filled with endless possibilities… Join Host Jeff Sechs (Excellent Gentlemen) & Sound Engineer Casey Anderson (The Quick & Easy Boys) for Sonic Forum Open Mic Night. Every Monday we provide musicians and artists (solos, duos, trios, large ensembles, troubadours, accordion driven punk groups, yodeling jugglers, etc.) with a fantastic space to let their talent shine. Play alone or backed by our house musicians. Drum kit, all amps and of course… Sound Engineer provided! Click here for more information. Doors open at 7pm $2

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

ANDY COE BAND (FREE!!!!); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Man, are you in for a treat….Andy Coe Band for free??!!! Yessir, McTuff’s virtuoso guitarist pops in with his eponymous band to take part in free weekly Tuesday!! Originally formed to pay tribute to guitar hero and folk legend Jerry Garcia, the Andy Coe Band has evolved into the greatest jam band to come out of the Pacific Northwest in years. The fretboard & tone wizardry of Andy Coe joins forces with the textural bliss of Gary Palmer on keyboards, the tight pocket grooves of Chris Jones on bass, and the symbiotic rhythms of Scott Goodwin & Bob Rees on percussion, to deliver stellar tunes in mystical proportions. Come make a house a home over here! Free!!!

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

THE RAILSPLITTERS, STEEP RAVINE; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Fresh off the success of their first album, and taking first place in Rockygrass’ Best New Band Competition, Colorado natives, The Railsplitters got busy touring the US, meeting wider audiences, and of course, spending hours in the tour van! As you can imagine with five members traveling across the United States, the musical array pouring out of the van onto the open highway was wildly eclectic, crossing over genre and time. The musical potpourri heard in their time on the road eventually began to seep into the band’s own music. With their new album, The Faster It Goes, The Railsplitters, are using these new influences to break the bonds of bluegrass and unleash tradition. Lauren Stovall and the rest of the ‘Splitters suggest that using your roots to evolve is really at the heart of the genre as, Bill Monroe himself was an innovator. With their finger on the pulse, The Railsplitters are pushing the genre forward with an adventurous spirit, carrying in the tradition of breaking boundaries with their innovative sound.
Fusing elements of folk, jazz, bluegrass, and rock n roll, Steep Ravine continues to enthrall audiences with their soulful California sound. Songwriter Simon Linsteadt (guitar, lead vocals) and Jan Purat (violin, vocals) began playing music together in high school in Northern California, later moving on to study music at UC Santa Cruz and the California Jazz Conservatory. They met bassist Alex Bice (bass, vocals) through jam sessions in Santa Cruz. Percussionist Jeff Wilson, a close musical compadre, is the band’s most recent addition. Steep Ravine has toured extensively throughout the country and has released two full-length records of original music.
Following their humble beginnings playing at a Hawaiian barbecue spot in Santa Cruz and busking in the BART Metro Stations of San Francisco, Steep Ravine quickly gained a following in the Bay Area and throughout the west. After the release of their debut record TRAMPIN’ ON, the band went on several national tours, including notable performances at High Sierra Music Festival, Four Corners Folk Festival, Pagosa Folk n’ Bluegrass, Outside Lands, and Strawberry Music Festival. In 2015, Steep Ravine released their second record THE PEDESTRIAN, diving deeper into new musical terrain. $10

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

MIDNIGHT NORTH; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

They say if you work hard enough, opportunity flies like seed on the wind. Midnight North sustain this as truth. Gigs one after another. Set lists like a jukebox that has overflowed. For this band, it’s all about the song. 2015 came bearing the gift of rapid territorial expansion for Midnight North. They landed a coveted late night slot at their first High Sierra Music Festival and became regulars on the California summer festival circuit. The band made a lot of new fans on a successful East Coast summer and and a follow up fall tour and gave Chicago and Southern California a taste while they were at it.
When you come to a Midnight North show, you’ll find Elliott Peck, Grahame Lesh and Alex Jordan sliding into three part harmonies that are as comfortable as an old pair of jeans. You’ll hear bassist Connor Croonn and drummer Alex Koford making themselves at home in any groove from a stomp to a slow-burn or boogie. Settle in and you might find Midnight North writing a new page in the American songbook.
In addition to all the touring, Midnight North is entering their third year of holding down a weekly gig at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA where they began webcasting live and connecting with fans as far away as Japan. Every Sunday night, you are one click away from tuning in for fun nights like one in June of 2014 that had Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh standing in for an out-of-town Connor. This is a band that is as happy logging highway miles as it is keeping the home fires warm. $10

Friday, November 18th, 2016

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

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

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

TROUT STEAK REVIVAL, CASCADE CRESCENDO; 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. Their new album, “Brighter Every Day,” was released in March 2015. Produced by Chris Pandolfi of the Infamous Stringdusters, the album has received radio play and acclaim both in Colorado and across the world. Soulful Narratives. Heartfelt Songwriting. Tightly-woven Instrumentation. Harmonies Rooted in Years of Friendship. Blending the foregoing, Trout Steak Revival pushes the envelope on a progressing genre while drawing creatively from the many canons of American roots music. $12

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Sonic Forum @ 7:00pm

Monday nights are filled with endless possibilities… Join Host Jeff Sechs (Excellent Gentlemen) & Sound Engineer Casey Anderson (The Quick & Easy Boys) for Sonic Forum Open Mic Night. Every Monday we provide musicians and artists (solos, duos, trios, large ensembles, troubadours, accordion driven punk groups, yodeling jugglers, etc.) with a fantastic space to let their talent shine. Play alone or backed by our house musicians. Drum kit, all amps and of course… Sound Engineer provided! Click here for more information. Doors open at 7pm $2

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

THANKSGIVING PRE-FUNK with BOYZ II GENTLEMEN; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

You know what makes laying about stuffing your face and napping all Thanksgiving day even better? Getting down and leaving it all on the dance floor the night before. Trust us, we’ve been doing this for years. 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! $10

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

NO SHOW; CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING @ 9:00pm

Join us for a raging weekend when you awake from your long nap!

Friday, November 25th, 2016

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

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

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

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

Shafty is the country’s finest Phish tribute band! 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 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. $10

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Sonic Forum @ 7:00pm

Monday nights are filled with endless possibilities… Join Host Jeff Sechs (Excellent Gentlemen) & Sound Engineer Casey Anderson (The Quick & Easy Boys) for Sonic Forum Open Mic Night. Every Monday we provide musicians and artists (solos, duos, trios, large ensembles, troubadours, accordion driven punk groups, yodeling jugglers, etc.) with a fantastic space to let their talent shine. Play alone or backed by our house musicians. Drum kit, all amps and of course… Sound Engineer provided! Click here for more information. Doors open at 7pm $2