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Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

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

Members of Portland’s two biggest party bands join forces for an epic show heavy on dance hits from back in the day to the here and now. When the Quick and Easy Boys meet the Excellent Gentlemen you get uncut good times and total Jam City. Come party! Like all Tuesdays here at the goodfoot, it’s free!!!

Wednesday, August 24th, 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, August 25th, 2016

TOMMY ALEXANDER, SEAN O’NEILL and CO. DJANGO KOENIG; 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.
Alexander focuses on “basement indie” sound with influences from American folk music that reflects his personal songwriting style. “I focus on poetry and music and my inspiration, and from there I just let it all flow through me.” In the era of synthetic electro-pop, audiences from across the country have connected with Alexander’s intimate sound..
Over the past two years alone, 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.
“The downright truth about Alexander is that he is an expression of rebellion in a society that is trapped within institutional conformities and down-the-road retirement plans. Filled with an introspective and strikingly truthful style of songwriting, his music can be downright mind-bending — especially for those of us who have grown used to Pandora’s corporate jukebox and the cultural clichés that run with it.” $7

Friday, August 26th, 2016

SOUL STEW with DJ AQUAMAN AND FRIENDS (with Special Guest DJ, Jackie Sugarlumps) @ 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 27th, 2016

GARCIA BIRTHDAY BAND plays The Creamery Benefit; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

44 years ago today, The Grateful Dead played arguably their finest show ever. Taking place in Veneta, Oregon and scheduled as a benefit for the Kesey family creamery, that very hot day led to some of the deepest, most exploratory, often beautiful and occasionally frightening music every to vibrate off of electric instruments. Tonight, GBB honors the music and the fun of the occasion by replaying the set list for you. Come re-live it or experience it for the first time.
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

Monday, August 29th, 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, August 30th, 2016

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

Members of Portland’s two biggest party bands join forces for an epic show heavy on dance hits from back in the day to the here and now. When the Quick and Easy Boys meet the Excellent Gentlemen you get uncut good times and total Jam City. Come party! Like all Tuesdays here at the goodfoot, it’s free!!!

Wednesday, August 31st, 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

Friday, September 2nd, 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, September 3rd, 2016

GET ON UP: 40 YEARS of FUNK RE-MIXED AND RE-IMAGINED with TAKIMBA and Friends; @ 9:00pm

Get On Up continues with an evening dedicated to the past 40 years of Funk! Takimba and friends will be playing rare gems, re-mixes and mash-ups of funk, soul, hiphop and West Coast Bass, all featuring or inspired by artists laying it down between 1976-2016. Come on down and Get On Up! $5

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

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

Monday, September 5th, 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 6th, 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 7th, 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 8th, 2016

NEW ORLEANS SUSPECTS, BOYS II GENTLEMEN; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

New Orleans Suspects began playing together in 2009 as a pick-up band at the Maple Leaf in New Orleans. Comprised of some of the most seasoned, highly respected players in NOLA, the group called themselves The Unusual Suspects. Their chemistry was undeniable and by the summer of 2011 they decided to tour full-time, renaming the band New Orleans Suspects. They quickly began attracting large crowds from San Francisco to New York. In four short years they released three CDs and established themselves as one of New Orleans’ best supergroups.
“Mean” Willie Green was the drummer for the Neville Brothers for over thirty years. His unparalleled style has helped shape New Orleans funk, and his drumming has graced recorded tracks by dozens of artists, including The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Edie Brickell.
Reggie Scanlan’s career has been defined by his thirty-three years playing bass in The Radiators – the longest running rock act in the history of New Orleans – but his résumé is far deeper; Scanlan spent much of the 1970’s in the bands of legends James Booker, Professor Longhair, and Earl King.
Jake Eckert was the longtime lead guitarist in the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Traveling the world, he has performed everywhere from Palace Square in Russia to 2009 Grammy Awards ceremony. He has other talents as well, receiving a Grammy Award in 2011 for recording engineer and producing albums for John Mooney, Cedric Burnside, and New Orleans Suspects, among others.
CR Gruver is a classically trained pianist who immersed himself in New Orleans piano styles after touring with national bands such as Outformation and singer/songwriter Angie Aparo. Adept at James Booker-style piano and the swelling B-3 stylings of Art Neville, Gruver has also become a well-regarded sideman for Leo Nocentelli, of The Meters.
Jeff Watkins is an accomplished sax player, engineer and producer. He spent twelve years leading the James Brown Band, including Brown’s induction into the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame. He also worked for six years with Joss Stone as her producer, engineer, and bandleader. $12

Friday, September 9th, 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, September 10th, 2016

TRIO SUBTONIC w/ DAN BALMER, HAPPY ORCHESTRA w/ SKERIK; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Step out and help celebrate the Rope-a-Dope records release of Trio Subtonic’s newest album! TS is a groove heavy power trio out of Portland, Oregon that blends genre bending funk with slow burning underground soul jazz. Led by keyboardist Galen Clark, Subtonic explores a coalescence of rock, soul, funk, hip hop and jazz that simultaneously draws in listeners and pushes boundaries. Creating a sonic footprint reserved for more than just three people, Subtonic delivers soulful grooves, expansive improvisations and a deep pocket that compels audiences to try dance moves they didn’t know they had.
Happy Orchestra, produced by drummer Tarik Abouzied, is a band that puts smiles on faces and lights fires under feet. Its members are drawn from some of the Northwest’s most highly regarded jazz, funk, and soul bands including McTuff, Skerik’s Bandalabra, Richie Aldente, and more. The band combines instrumental and compositional firepower with a determined effort at crafting an intensely happy musical experience.
Abouzied was awarded 4Culture’s Arts Project Grant in order to develop, record and perform with Happy Orchestra. The band was conceived from his gratitude and experiences as an established musical force in the Northwest: “The level of talent here is astounding, the community that supports this music scene is as strong as I’ve ever seen, and contributing to that has been incredibly life affirming. … I want more, and so Happy Orchestra is born.”
Nationally recognized saxophonist Skerik and Earshot Golden Ear Award collector Thomas Marriott join as the horn section, bringing decades-refined improvisational might and intensity. Richie Aldente front man Tim Kennedy and bassist Ian Sheridan fuse effortlessly with McTuff guitarist Andy Coe and drummer Tarik Abouzied, who both “possess Olympian skills on their instruments…” (The Stranger) to create an unshakeable foundation built from years of camaraderie and virtuosic musicianship. This combination of stellar human beings, instrumental mastery, and a grin-inducing compositional palette is what makes Happy Orchestra an unmissable act. $10

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

JOHN KADLECIK BAND; @ 9:00pm

Wow, are we stoked for this one!!!! John Kadlecik is a singer, songwriter, and musician based in the DC-area who can play most string instruments, but is primarily known for being a guitar-slinging sideman to Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir in the band Furthur. An original co-founder of the group Dark Star Orchestra, John has been performing improvisationally-oriented shows regularly since the late 1980′s and touring nationally for the last 20 years. His work also includes several studio releases of original music, and he is currently active with his own group, The John Kadlecik Band, as well as “supergroup” the Golden Gate Wingmen and occasionally Phil Lesh & Friends. $20 Advance Tickets here

Monday, September 12th, 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 13th, 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 14th, 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 15th, 2016

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

Pacific NW musician Asher Fulero has been delivering the goods for 17 years in an incredibly 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 that inspires those around him. Finally, Fulero has crossed the threshold to front man status, boldly leading an ultra-tight 5-piece ensemble with an undeniable top-shelf groove and an instantly satisfying sound that blends classic American radio rock and funk/jazz-fusion with the psychedelic, improvisational bent of the jamband culture. Led by Fulero’s powerful keyboard work, 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. Simply put, AFB’s ‘big room-ready’ sound never fails to get the smiles flowing and the butts moving. The group’s debut full-length studio album, ‘Catching Air’, is being released tonight and features guest cameo appearances from Grammy-winning Producer/Saxophonist Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) and Singer/Mandolinist Mimi Naja (Fruition). Recorded and Mixed by West Coast studio hero Justin Phelps (Amanda Richards, Cake, The Mars Volta, Joe Satriani, Neville Brothers, Dresden Dolls, Mr. Bungle), the album sounds warm, detailed and 3-dimensional with a better-than-live feel that effectively captures the electric magic of the live band complete with inspired improvisation and powerful energetic builds.
Yak Attack will make you dance. Founded in Portland, OR in 2013, the live electronica trio has been making waves in the local scene and expanding its fan base regionally in its short history. Rowan Cobb (bass), Dave Dernovsek (keys) and Devin Weston (drums) combine skilled playing with live looping and effects, resulting in expansive sonic terrain and heightened peaks well beyond the capabilities of most live trios. Nick Werth (Galaxe, Scott Pemberton Trio) recently joined the group, expanding and colorizing their soundscapes. House, breakbeat, downtempo, jazz, and funk, tight compositions mixed with improvisation and jamming, and frequent contributions from guest musicians define a typical Yak show. The band has just released its first full-length album, “Real World Conditions”, and will soon be bringing its unique mix of live chops, electronic techniques, and monkey noises to venues far and wide. $8

Friday, September 16th, 2016

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

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 17th, 2016

LIFE DURING WARTIME (Talking Heads Tribute); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Life During Wartime is a band born out of love, appreciation and enthusiasm for Talking Heads music. In every show they strive to capture the full essence of The Talking Heads performance styles, especially that of the epic 1984 concert film, Stop Making Sense, which they consider to be the most brilliant concert film of all time. The 6-8 piece band is made up of some of the most energetic, dedicated, fun-loving players in the Pacific NW who have been crafting their skills as stage performers and musicians for years. They offer their audiences a true Talking Heads experience: exciting visuals, costuming, signature licks and moves, even stage props! $13

Monday, September 19th, 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 20th, 2016

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, September 21st, 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 22nd, 2016

CASCADE CRESCENDO; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

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

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 24th, 2016

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

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

BRAD PARSONS BAND; 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

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 @ 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, 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!!!

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, WILL BERNARD TRIO; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

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!!!

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

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

Deadphish Orchestra plays both kinds of music! 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. $12

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

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!!!

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

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