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Saturday, October 21st, 2017

McTUFF with SKERIK and WILL BERNARD; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Led by Joe Doria, an absolute beast on the Hammond organ and one the West’s finest keyboardists, Seattle’s McTuff embarks on an instrumental journey that’s heavy on the funky grease and not afraid to push new boundaries. If you got a thing for virtuoso musicians and an itch to dance your tail off, come on down for this. Legendary sax player, Skerik, and Grammy-nominated guitarist Will Bernard join the proceedings. $10

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

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

Time travel from 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 25th, 2017

SNEAKY PETE and THE SECRET WEAPONS; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons is a collective of musicians channeling original music through a lens of hazy funk and unending groove, all witnessed and interpreted from the peaks and valleys of the Rocky Mountains. Their genre-blending sound of funk, rock, jazz, and hip-hop moves from the streets of New Orleans to smoky jazz dives, intergalactic spaceships, and late-night laser-filled clubs. Initially drawn to Jackson Hole with a shared passion for skiing and mountains, the group formed in late 2011 when friends Jack Tolan (guitar/vox) and Sam Lowenthal (bass) got together with the vision of “making funk noises,” and featured a rotating cast of ‘Secret Weapons’ playing small gigs in Jackson, WY. With the addition of Bobby Griffith on trumpet, the band had their breakthrough performance on December 21st, 2012, a legendary party known as “the FUNKapocalypse.” By the next fall, with the addition of keyboardist Galen Karnatz, it was time to hit the road and take their sound beyond the towering walls of the Tetons. They quickly built a reputation for high-energy performances and sweaty dance floors across the western US. $7

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

AMENDOLA vs. BLADES vs. SKERIK; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Wil Blades and Scott Amendola conjure various sonic deities though only a duo. For the past 10 years, their live shows have been generating a buzz around the San Francisco Bay Area. The two got their start as a group when Scott had the vision of performing Duke Ellington’s “Far East Suite” in duo with Wil. While quite a daunting task translating a suite (originally written for a big band) into duo, the Hammond Organ had previously been used in the 1940’s and 1950’s to emulate the sound of big bands. With Wil’s knowledge of this tradition and Scott’s desire to push boundaries, they were able to pull it off in an explorative, yet cohesive manner. The duo continues to perform pieces from the Ellington suite, while also developing their original material. Their live performances are fun and playful, yet deeply musical. They can cover everything from Avant Garde to Funk, Bebop to Rock, sometimes within one song. Joining them this evening is world-renowned sax master, Skerik, whose resume goes on for days. This will be like a master class in musicianship that should not be missed! $10

Friday, October 27th, 2017

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 28th, 2017

GET ON UP with TAKIMBA and DJ SAUCY— MONSTER MASH EDITION; Doors @ 9:00pm

Join us for the Get On Up’s 2nd Annual Monster Mash! Takimba and DJ Saucy will be mixing up mashups, re-mixes and rarities from all your favorite Groovy Ghoulies including James Brown, Prince, Stevie, Michael, George Clinton and more. You’ll hear funk refreaked with house, breaks, bass, hip-hop and reggae. As, well, live musicians will be popping by throughout the affair with some ear candy for you! $7

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

HALLOWEEN with 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!!!

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

THE MOVES COLLECTIVE, BAND OF COMERADOS; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

The Moves Collective have proven to turn heads all over the West with their Funk-Grass music, having shared the stage with greats like Leftover Salmon, Hot Buttered Rum, Fruition, Midnight North, The Dustbowl Revival and Joe Marcinek. 2017 has been one busy year for TMC: recipients of ‘Best Americana’ in the San Diego Music Awards, joining booking forces with the impressive roster of Ever Upward Entertainment out of Colorado, and most recently teaming up with Zach McNabb at Zali Presents (TAUK, Consider the Source). A third record is underway, to be released in 2018.
Band of Comerados plays acoustic music that makes you feel good! Listening to their first EP, Tomorrow is Today, evokes the feeling that everything will be okay. There is a theme of positivity throughout the album that will stoke optimism as well as instrumentation that will leave you wanting to hear more. $7

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

SOL SEED, COLOSO; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Sol Seed brings a distinct sound combining elements of Rock, Hip Hop, Soul, World Music and Psychedelic Jam with a Reggae foundation to form a positive musical fusion that is uniquely their own. With thought-provoking lyrics, infectious grooves and high-energy live performances, Sol Seed creates an unforgettable live-music experience for people of all ages to enjoy. Since transplanting to Eugene from Southern Oregon several years ago Sol Seed has rapidly gained momentum and created a diverse and loyal fan base in the North West and beyond. $8

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

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

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

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

JIMMY RUSSELL’S PARTY CITY 2034 (Album Release); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Boy howdy, this oughta by fun! Jimmy Russell, incendiary lead guitarist of The Quick and Easy Boys, brings his eponymous dance band to the lounge to celebrate their newest release. Steeped in funk, blues, psychedelic rock and soul, PC2034 features some of PDX’s finest musicians. If you’re looking for judgment-free party times in a room full of kind folk, look no further! $8

Monday, November 6th, 2017

URAL THOMAS and THE PAIN; Doors @ 8, Music @ 9:00pm

Join us for our new First Monday Monthly with Ural Thomas and the Pain! Ural Thomas is, and forever will be Portland’s pillar of soul. He started singing beneath his mothers knee in church at the age of 3. By high school he led the doo-wop group the Mono Rays, breaking hearts and taking names at Jefferson High and Irvington Park along the way. Ural’s voice and songwriting soon gained national attention and he found himself sharing the stage with the likes of James Brown, Otis Redding, Johnny Guitar Watson and “Little” Stevie Wonder. He played the Apollo 44 times. He backed the Northwest’s biggest soul and garage outfits of the1960s (The Kingsmen, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Cavaliers Unlimited) and he never for a moment stopped teaching, singing and loving soul music. Now Ural is poised to represent Portland on equal ground with contemporaries like Lee Fields, Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley, all of whom ultimately gained their dues in their golden years. To ensure the legacy he’s backed by a 9 piece band comprised of the some of the most recognizable session and solo players in town. Band leader/drummer Scott Magee (aka Cooky Parker) has arranged a setlist compiled from the gilded age of soul and R&B and Ural originals, all with a sharp focus on moving the dance floor. The foot stomping days of Jump Town, USA have returned and Ural Thomas & the Pain are here to lead the way. $5

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

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

After countless shows bringing the heat with Othership Connection we welcome back Farnell Newton to the stage. The band features 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!

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

THE GARCIA PROJECT: Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

The Garcia Project’s (NY) performances are recreations of full, classic Jerry Garcia Band set lists from 1976-1995. More than just a Jerry Garcia Band Tribute Band or Jerry Garcia Cover Band, using thoughtful arrangements and the proper instrumentation and feel, The Garcia Project faithfully channels and projects the feelings, emotions and music that propelled the Jerry Garcia Band and their fans through the years. For anyone that never had a chance to experience the Jerry Garcia Band or for fans that want to relive a classic show, The Garcia Project delivers. $15 Advanced tickets here.

Friday, November 10th, 2017

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 11th, 2017

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

13 years and hundreds of shows later, Jujuba continues to whip crowds into a dancing frenzy with their explosive live shows. Led by master talking drummer, Nojeem Lasisi (King Sunny Ade), the ten piece band straddles the line between Afrobeat and juju. A full horn line, rubbery bass and intricate percussion breaks combine to make Jujuba shows a can’t miss good time! $10

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

“YOU DON’T KNOW ME” COMEDY SHOWCASE; Doors @ 8pm, Laughs @ 9:00pm

A comedy show at the Goodfoot? You don’t know me! Tonight, we’ll be showcasing Portland’s up and coming comedy talents. The headliners include Caitlin Weierhauser (Portland’s Funniest Person 2017) and Barbara Holm (Host of It’s Gonna Be Okay). Hilarious musical guests Brahñana and Feminine Touch will titillate your sonic soul. Come early to provide the laugh track for our live taping, provided by Open Signal. $5

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

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

Boy howdy, are we stoked to have a free show with one of the West Coast’s finest guitarists tonight! With a rich background in jazz and a joyful enthusiasm for blues and psychedelic rock, Andy Coe is recognized as a deeply intuitive, emotive guitarist. As an architect of sound and style, Coe draws in listeners, making collective exploration and resolution accessible across genres. Born and raised in Seattle, Andy played in the critically acclaimed Roosevelt Highschool Jazz band before going on to graduate from the music department of the University of North Texas. He has played venues and festivals around the country and world ever since. Andy has performed with many great musicians including Jimmy Page, Duff McKagen, Jerry Cantrell, Kim Thayil, Paul Rogers, Rich Robinson, Reggie Workman, Rashied Ali, Ravi Coltrane, Norah Jones, Stanton Moore, Mike Clark, Bobby Previtte, Skerik, Mike Dillon, Karl Denson and many others. Currently Andy resides in Seattle and plays in Skerik’s Bandalabra, Tuatara, McTuff and the Andy Coe Band among others. FREE!!!!!

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

DANDU, KORGY and BASS, ALDEN and THE AMBIENCE; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Dandu’s music is inspiried by jazz, hip-hop, and funk; resulting in a sound that can be described as wonky groove music. The Denver based trio consists of Dylan Johnson (drums), Ben Weirich (piano and synthesizers), and Sean Dandurand (bass guitar). The musicians have been playing together for over 5 years, and share a love for odd music. They’ve shared the stage with Victor Wooten, John Scofield, Jack DeJohnette, Thundercat, John Medeski, Dennis Chambers, and many other musical greats.
Drummer/composer Barra Brown (Shook Twins, Ages and Ages, Old Wave, The Wishermen) and bassist/beat maker Alex Meltzer (Coco Columbia, Two Planets) construct sample based beat music inspired by classic beatmakers like J. Dilla to more modern/jazz stylings like Robert Glasper and Flying Lotus. Pulling from their backgrounds in jazz, Korgy & Bass move expertly between composed and improvised beats in their live shows. The band pushes the boundaries of what a duo can do with samplers, bass, drums, and two synths and often invite MCs to freestyle during their sets. $8

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

HEAD FOR THE HILLS; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Potions and Poisons is the fourth album of original music from Head for the Hills, the Colorado based post-modern bluegrass outfit of Adam Kinghorn, Joe Lessard, Matt Loewen and Sam Parks. There’s no reinvention of the wheel here–no computer programmed banjo rolls or digitally arpeggiated fiddle lines. Instead we find Head for the Hills at the peak of their powers of musical alchemy, building little worlds of sound from the detritus of bluegrass, jazz, hip hop, folk and soul. Potions and Poisons is a look at the darker side of love, lust, and life; an examination of our affinity for and aversion to the things that make us fragile but human. Recorded at home in Colorado with the band’s go-to engineer, Aaron Youngberg (Cahalen and Eli, Martha Scanlan, Grant Gordy and Ross Martin), the record features appearances from Bonnie Paine (Elephant Revival) on vocals and washboard, Erin Youngberg (Uncle Earl, FY5) on vocals, and a lush string section. Potions and Poisons is the most Head for the Hills record yet, and in the great tradition of bluegrass (and soul and folk and old time music), it delivers some bitter pills, but the ten new original songs are more than a survey of the human condition. This is reflective but buoyant music, restorative and full of vibrancy.
Head for the Hills prides itself on defying expectation, turning neophytes into converts and genre purists exploratory listeners. Remaining true to the roots of bluegrass while simultaneously looking to it’s future prospects, the band makes music that reaches into jazz, indie rock, hip hop, soul, world and folk to stitch together cutting edge songs that bridge the divide between past and future acoustic music. More than a decade in and after thousands of miles, hundreds of performances, a handful of independently released records, 4 times awarded Best Bluegrass in Colorado via Westword Magazine, and one new mandolin player–Head for the Hills is at their absolute peak, firing on all cylinders and winning the hearts and minds of audiences everywhere they go. $10

Advanced tickets here.

Friday, November 17th, 2017

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 18th, 2017

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

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

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

THE FAMILY FUNKTION (Free); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

As part of free weekly Tuesday, we are proud to present The Family Funktion, an all-star collective of PDX musicians laying out improvised grooves in real-time for your dancing pleasures! Free!!!

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

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

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

UPSTAIRS PUB OPEN AT 8PM. MUSIC VENUE CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING!!! @ 8:00pm

Join us in the upstairs pub and pool hall as we work off of our big dinners by toasting friends. The downstairs will be closed tonight but we’ll be geared up and ready to bring it tomorrow.

Friday, November 24th, 2017

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 25th, 2017

BOYZ II GENTLEMEN; 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 dancing for days….$7

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

THE FAMILY FUNKTION (Free); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

As part of free weekly Tuesday, we are proud to present The Family Funktion, an all-star collective of PDX musicians laying out improvised grooves in real-time for your dancing pleasures! Free!!!

Friday, December 1st, 2017

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

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

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

DJ ANJALI and THE INCREDIBLE KID Present: TROPITAAL– A Desi-Latino Soundclash; Doors @ 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 Latin, Indian and Caribbean vibes. (We are not talking Salsa, but Reggaeton, Moombahton, Digital Cumbia, 3Ball Guarachero, Latin Trap, Dembow and more). $6

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

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

Time travel from 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, December 7th, 2017

ADDVERSE EFFECTS, SUNDAY BUMP, SUBCONSCIOUS CULTURE; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Channeling all the nostalgia of the golden age of hip-hop with genre-bending live instrumentation and blending it with all the energy of a punk show, ADDverse Effects aims to bring artistry and integrity back to the craft. Formed in Norman, OK the 5-piece was initially conceived by drummer/singer/composer Boyd ‘B-Side’ Littel and lead MC Joshua ‘Fiji’ Rehanek in late summer 2012 after the two landed a short-notice opening gig with a couple other local musicians. With only 3 days to practice, the band threw together a 45 minute set that went over like gangbusters. Littel and Rehanek instantly knew they had something special and decided to see the project through.
The Sunday Bump is an 8 piece neo-soul fusion band from Eugene, Oregon dedicated to pushing the boundaries of funk, jazz and pop to the absolute limit.
Subconscious Culture is a dynamically eclectic six-piece hip-hop band, home-grown in Portland! $7

Friday, December 8th, 2017

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

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

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

Time travel from 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, December 14th, 2017

DEADPHISH ORCHESTRA; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

The Deadphish Orchestra is a quartet of Colorado musicians who, above all, are close friends who have played together for many years. They had played Grateful Dead songs together, and they had played Phish songs together. But they got to wondering what would happen if they tried to merge the music of these two bands, the Granddaddies and Daddies of the jamband scene. While these two bands have their surface similarities, most fans realize that their actual musical styles are quite different. The Grateful Dead are an earthy, folky, bluesy band where Phish is sharper around the edges–funky and more aggressive. But both bands have an improvisational approach to their live shows, and it is in that spontaneity where the magic really happens. The guys in DPO have posed themselves a unique challenge in merging the two styles. Setlists end up with segues that look like Divided Sky > Morning Dew > Divided Sky, or Help > Slip > Frankenstein. Or how about Mike’s Song > Stella Blue > Weekapaug Groove. Or even stranger, like My Friend, My Friend of the Devil…or It Must Have Been The Roses Are Free. You can see that between the vast repertoires of the two bands, the possibilities are endless. $10

Friday, December 15th, 2017

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, December 16th, 2017

McTUFF, TRIO SUBTONIC with DAN BALMER (Album Release); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

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

Time travel from 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, December 20th, 2017

JOYTRIBE, LOST OX; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

JoyTribe infuses their funk with rock, reggae, latin, jazz and even a little two-step thrown in. The band released their first 6 song EP, We Insist, which showcases their diverse, positive and fun songwriting, as well as an adapted version of In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel. JoyTribe has been packing houses in Portland and surrounding areas, as well as opening for Dumpstaphunk, Balkan Beat Box, Afrolicious, Kung Fu, Marbin, and SuperSonic Soul Pimps. They have managed to captivate listeners of all ages with a tight, passionate show led by singer/saxophonist Chelsea Luker.
Lost Ox is part rapidfire rambling lyrics, part whiskey blues soul grass, two parts neo-funk groove; all with an extra helping of electro-psychedelic heat. The Portland-based prog-blues-folk quartet bring their own brand of inventive playfulness to performances; weaving dark, murderous yarns in the same stride as delightfully groovy jive numbers, saturated richly with improvisation and interplay.

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

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, December 23rd, 2017

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

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

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

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

After countless shows bringing the heat with Othership Connection we welcome back Farnell Newton to the stage. The band features 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!

Friday, December 29th, 2017

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, December 30th, 2017

GET ON UP with TAKIMBA; Doors @ @ 9:00pm

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

NEW YEARS EVE with THE QUICK and EASY BOYS (Downstairs), SOUL STEW DJ’s (Upstairs) ; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

As is tradition here at the goodfoot we have a two-floor, two-show New Year’s Eve celebration in the works. In the lower-level music venue we welcome the always fiery Quick and Easy Boys, while the upstairs pub and gallery is transformed into a dancehall with tunes provided by the legendary Soul Stew Dj’s. The shows are ticketed separately with pre-sale tickets avail for The Quick and Easy Boys (see bottom of this event description for link; As well, there will be day-of tickets avail at the door on a first come, first served basis). Tickets for Soul Stew in the upstairs venue will be available at the door only.
The Quick and Easy Boys are a power trio steeped in funk, blues, rock’n’roll and general good party times! Over the years they’ve developed a raucous, incendiary live show with guitar pyrotechnics laid over a steady, rumbling rhythm section. In their wake they leave dancefloors smoldering and crowds blissed out and sweaty (these are really good things). Come celebrate the new year with us! $20.
Portland’s longest running DJ Dance Night, Soul Stew, delivers deep and 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 ring in 2018 in the funkiest of ways. Come get some! $20