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Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

BUDDY JAY’S JAMAICAN JAZZ BAND, TEZETA BAND; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Buddy Jay’s Jamaican Jazz Band elaborates on the tradition of Jamaican Jazz and R n’B music. Engaging a deep respect for the sound, and pushing the music forward by writing original Jamaican jazz ,ska, dub reggae, calypso and rocksteady influenced tunes has been their path. Their sound is firmly rooted in the golden era of Jamaican music; the1960’s and 1970’s.
Buddy Jay and the band’s unique take on the genre of Jamaican jazz have allowed them to feel comfortable sharing the stage with bands performing a meried of styles. As part of the Soul’d Out Music Festival they shared the event with the likes of Vieux Farke Toure, Charles Bradley, Mos Def, and many more and have also shared the stage with genre icons like Winston Jarrett, The Skints, and The Gladiators to name a few. The current lineup features members of All The Apparatus, Cherimoya, The Isrealites, Grupo Condente, and Brownish Black. Buddy and the band’s very first album, “Buddy Jay’s Jamaican Jazz Band” was recently released upon the world to great acclaim. These heavy hitters always bring the party and never play a room without a dance floor. Stay tuned because Buddy Jay is here to stay!
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. $7

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

THE SEXTONES, THE RAD TRADS; Doors @9, Music @ 10:00pm

The Sextones are a family of music renegades known for viciously executed soul compositions and white-knuckle driving funk. Fronted by the charismatic and soulful vocalist Mark Sexton – The Sextones’ sound is a tip of the hat to the days of Tower of Power and Stevie Wonder while actively forging the path for a new generation of soul and funk. Based in the wild desert of Reno, NV, The Sextones continue to diligently craft their distinctive brand of soul with face-melting guitar parts, intricate bass-work, commanding drum rhythms, sticky Hammond B3 comping, brutally honest and heartfelt vocal acrobatics and a fearless and exciting stage performance. $7

Friday, August 18th, 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, August 19th, 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

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

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, August 23rd, 2017

THE HEAVY PETS, DACHAMBO; Doors @ 9, Music @ 9:30pm

The Heavy Pets are an American rock band that blends rhythm & blues, jazz, funk, disco and reggae with rock & roll. Called “a living, breathing, force of nature” by Relix Magazine, the Pets are known for their soulful songcraft and powerhouse live performances. Riding high on the success of their most recent studio effort, Two Horses, look out for The Heavy Pets as they continue to hit the road hard.
The group became an instant Sirius radio sensation in 2007 with the release of their double-disc debut album, Whale, driven by hit tracks “Operation of Flight” and “Sleep.” First embraced by the jam scene for their raw talent, their crossover sound is showcased on their self-titled album, also dubbed a “Top 10 Album of 2010” by The Huffington Post.
Joining them on the bill are Japanese jamband titans, Dachambo, who are in Oregon to play The Eclipse Festival. Already a festival fave at home, they are looking to share their deep groove with American audiences. They play 9:30-10:30, so please come early and help make a house a home for these guys! $10

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

MR. MUSU, JOYTRIBE; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Formed by Singer/Saxophonist, Chelsea Luker, in collaboration with Rick Bouvette on bass, Eric Hickey on guitar, Keith Abbott on drums, Gil Assayas on keys and Katie Presley on trumpet, JoyTribe is a passionate fusion of Pretenders inspired vocals meets Prince and Pink Floyd’s psychedelic funk child. Chelsea initiated JoyTribe with the goal of making unique fusion in a democratic writing situation. After 5 years with Mars Retrieval Unit, and a little break in Thailand, she took time searching for the right fit of musicians, but once she reaquainted with former MRU bassist Rick B., everything fell into place. Initially imagining a mix of electronic, prog and funk, the music made up it’s own mind to veer towards world inspired funk. Songs lean heavily on reggae, latin and african elements, paired with vintage rock vibes. This is due to Eric’s study of latin percussion and flamenco, Rick’s love of Reggae, and Keith’s strong connection to classic bands like Pink Floyd. With the recent addition of Electro Looping guru, Gil Assayas of Glasys, and MarchFourth Marching Band’s Katie Presley on trumpet, the vibe can go anywhere during a show.
Like dancing to funky grooves? Mr. Musu is a Portland, OR fusion band offering up an original blend of rock, jazz, and funk. $6

Friday, August 25th, 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, August 26th, 2017

GET ON UP with TAKIMBA (P-FUNK Re-Mixed and Re-Imagined) @ 9:00pm

Join us for another edition of Get on Up, hosted by Takimba (Melting Pot Sounds)! Steeped in funk, hiphop and electronica, Get On Up is a chance for Takimba to re-mix and mash-up tracks from familiar funk legends to the obscure, all while keeping the bass dial and the vibes really high for ya! Tonight he delves into the Parliament-Funkadelic legacy and scours the crates for your dancing pleasure! $5

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

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, August 30th, 2017

MARS RETRIEVAL UNIT; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Join us for an evening with Mars Retrival Unit! Described by many as a band where every member has equal shred capabilities, Mars Retrieval Unit brings it to the table with their fusion of spacey funk, rock and psychedelia. As a unit, MRU defines the word genre-hoppers, and leaves no musical rock unturned and no minds un-spaced. The music is sometimes danceable, sometimes cerebral, with both female and male vocals cutting through a densely crafted wall of sound. With the addition of saxophone to a jam band – you will hear nothing else like it. Through the years, the band has waxed and waned; first formed in Florida by guitarist Rob Sipsky in 2004, then resurrected in Portland with sax/singer Chelsea Luker in 2005, the search for like-minded musicians was completed in 2008 with the addition of bassist Joel Davis, drummer Murray Gusseck and Joshua Birns-Sprague on keyboards. $6

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

FAR OUT WEST; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Formed in October 2016, Far Out West combines quirky songwriting with instrumental endeavors to deliver an energetic brand of rootsy funk. The members of the band all met at different times, but are essentially two halves of former Portland groups fused together; members of The Student Loan Stringband, Chad Kimbler and Liz Chibucos, team up with rhythm section Forest Carter and Danny Lee (Pocket, Brad Parsons Band).

Friday, September 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, September 2nd, 2017

FARNELL NEWTON and THE OTHERSHIP CONNECTION’S TRIBUTE to PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Tonight we welcome Farnell Newton & The Othership Connection to the stage for a very special tribute to the music of Parliament-Funkadelic. 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. $10

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

ANDY COE BAND Tribute to Jerry Garcia; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Extraordinary Seattle guitarist Andy Coe (McTuff) returns with his eponymous band to show what the Garcia songbook can sound like in the hands of an equally talented player with a distinct style. Andy has shredded the goodfoot stage playing jazz, rock, funk, psychedelia and more countless times over the years. Come listen to him employ that virtuoso talent in the service of some deep, meaningful tunes. $8

Monday, September 4th, 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, September 5th, 2017

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, September 6th, 2017

THE RESOLECTRICS, FOSTER’S KIDS; Doors @ 8:30, Music @ 9:30pm

The Resolectrics at heart are a classic rhythm & blues band. But like the pioneers of rock & roll in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, The Resolectrics draw inspiration from many sources in the roots of American music to create an original and soulful blend of rock, classic r&b, and folk. Their ragged-yet-heartfelt harmonies, bluesy riffs and swampy grooves are sure to get you moving. The Resolectrics’ electrifying live performances showcase the group’s dedication to drummer & vocalist, John Becher’s motto: “Less is More. Feel is King.” $7

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

SKERIK BAND (Featuring ANDY COE, DAMIEN ERSKINE and TARIK ABOUZIED); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Legendary sax-monster Skerik returns to our friendly confines with a truly impressive group of players! Long regarded as one of the most innovative horn players on the planet, Skerik’s newest band features members of Mctuff as well as freakishly talented bassist, Damien Erskine. You will dance, you will shake your head as your jaw drops to the floor and you will have a helluva good time! $10

Friday, September 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

Saturday, September 9th, 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, September 12th, 2017

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

Fresh Track delivers a healthy blend of rock, funk, and synth driven dance music. Drawing from many different influences, you can expect high energy jams, catchy dance grooves, and the occasional prog rock riff to keep things interesting. Featuring some of Portland’s finest players from groups such as Shafty, Jarrod Lawson and the Good People, and Yak Attack. Come down; It’s free!!!

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

TYRONE HENDRIX and FRIENDS, EXCELLENT GENTLEMEN (Free!!!); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

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

Pacific NW musician Asher Fulero has been delivering the goods for 17 years in a wide range of stage/studio projects and is known across genres and scenes as a consummate pianist/keyboardist, a prolific and eclectic composer/producer, and a creatively inquisitive musical catalyst. Here, Fulero leads an ultra-tight 5-piece ensemble with groove and a sound that blends classic American radio rock and funk/jazz-fusion with the psychedelic, improvisational bent of the jamband culture. The band bobs and weaves through complex original arrangements as easily as it turns on a dime to rework them into new spaces, keeping the dance floor happy while taking listeners on a familiar-yet-original journey. $6

Friday, September 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, September 16th, 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, September 19th, 2017

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

Fresh Track delivers a healthy blend of rock, funk, and synth driven dance music. Drawing from many different influences, you can expect high energy jams, catchy dance grooves, and the occasional prog rock riff to keep things interesting. Featuring some of Portland’s finest players from groups such as Shafty, Jarrod Lawson and the Good People, and Yak Attack. Come down; It’s free!!!

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

LOST OX, RUSSELL STREET JAM; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

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. Formed in October of 2016 and featuring some longtime Portland music scene staples, the band has quickly generated a buzz around town with their adventurous and unabashed style. Featuring Reed Bunnell on bass, Dylan DiSalvio on electric guitar, Mark Mullen on keyboards, and Mike Stavish on drumkit.
From the inner nether-reaches of Portland’s scene comes: Russell Street Jam. A collection of musicians from local bands that include Garcia Birthday Band, Lewi Longmire and the Left Coast Roasters, The Student Loan and Rootjack. These local aces bring the heat, exploring rock, funk, and jam standards in new and creative ways. Featuring Justin John on guitar, Ed Connell on keyboards, Julio Appling on bass and Mike Stavish on drumkit. $8

Friday, September 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

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

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

Fresh Track delivers a healthy blend of rock, funk, and synth driven dance music. Drawing from many different influences, you can expect high energy jams, catchy dance grooves, and the occasional prog rock riff to keep things interesting. Featuring some of Portland’s finest players from groups such as Shafty, Jarrod Lawson and the Good People, and Yak Attack. Come down; It’s free!!!

Friday, September 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, September 30th, 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