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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

SHAFTY: A PHISH TRIBUTE @ 9:00pm

Tonight Shafty continues a several months long Wednesday residency at the goodfoot! What began as essentially a goof – a chance to throw down some familiar dancey beats and jam for whoever felt like listening – ultimately lit a spark under the off-the-radar powder keg of Phish fans in the Portland, Oregon music scene. Brett McConnell (bass) and Rob Sipsky (guitar) spent more time talking about the possibility of putting a Phish tribute together than actually practicing, prior to that first performance at the goodfoot, in February of 2012. Expectations for attendance were moderate at best, yet before the band played the first note, there was a line out the door, culminating in a jam filled celebration of the music of Phish to an over-capacity crowd! The demand for a repeat was high, and Shafty was born. If there’s a motive, it’s to recreate the energy of a Phish show, with the attitude of playful band-audience interaction at the forefront, sharp musical skill acting as a behind-the-scenes glue to hold it all together.
Over the first year alone, the band played 83 unique songs, ranging from spoken word moments such as Lengthwise, to epic compositions including You Enjoy Myself, Reba, David Bowie, and The Curtain (With), already to multiple sold-out and near sold out audiences. Classic Phish gimmicks are in full force: trampolines, megaphones, choreographed dances, vacuum cleaner solos, instrument switching, and the secret language are alive and well at a Shafty show. $7

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

ZACH DEPUTY, KLOZ’D SIRKUT @ 9:00pm

Zach Deputy has made his mark thus far as a touring powerhouse. As a boy, the music of his Puerto Rican, Cruzan and Irish heritage was cooked up in the South Carolina heat. The Calypso rhythms and folk songs of St. Croix competed with the R&B / soul of pioneers like James Brown and Ray Charles for space on the family stereo. As Deputy honed his craft, a unique hybrid of these influences emerged, ultimately creating the signature Zach Deputy sound. To bring this sound to the stage, the big, impossibly upbeat South Carolinian with the infectious smile puts on a solo show– enhanced by looping technology– that is essentially a one man dance party offering up what he calls “Island-infused, Drum ‘n’ Bass, Gospel-Ninja-Soul” to the enthusiastic crowds of dancers who flock to clubs from coast-to-coast. It is these late night dance parties— more than 250 per year– that have made Zach Deputy one of the hottest up-and-coming performers on the camping festival circuit and “jam band” scene. Starting the night off is Kloz’d Sirkut, an instrumental electro-funk band led by trumpeter Chris Littlefield (Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe)! $10 Advanced Tickets [purchase HERE] / $12 at the door

Friday, April 25th, 2014

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

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

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

SHAFTY: A PHISH TRIBUTE @ 9:00pm

A very special Saturday show by Portland’s incredible Phish Tribute, Shafty! Expect two sets of spot-on takes covering the whole Phish catalog, with inventive jams and a spectacular light show from PDX’s own Lights Up Loud! $10

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Drink and Draw @ 8:00pm

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

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Sonic Forum @ 7:00pm

Monday nights are filled with endless possibilities… Sonic Forum Open Mic Night provides musicians and artists (solos, duos, trios, large ensembles, troubadours, accordion driven punk groups, yodeling jugglers, etc.) with a fantastic space to let your talent shine. Play alone or backed by our house musicians. Drum kit, all amps and sound engineer provided! Click here for more information. Doors open at 7pm & There is no cover charge.

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

RADULA (FREE) @ 9:00pm

As part of AIR (Artist in Residence) Series on Tuesdays (always free!) we welcome Radula– a superband featuring Tye North (Leftover Salmon), Jimmy Russell (Quick and Easy Boys), Steve Swatkins (Juno What?!) and Oregon Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Carlton Jackson. Radula touches on funk, rock, blues, jazz and anything else they can conjure up to make your Tuesday party happen right! FREE!

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

SHAFTY: A PHISH TRIBUTE @ 9:00pm

Tonight Shafty continues a several months long Wednesday residency at the goodfoot! What began as essentially a goof – a chance to throw down some familiar dancey beats and jam for whoever felt like listening – ultimately lit a spark under the off-the-radar powder keg of Phish fans in the Portland, Oregon music scene. Brett McConnell (bass) and Rob Sipsky (guitar) spent more time talking about the possibility of putting a Phish tribute together than actually practicing, prior to that first performance at the goodfoot, in February of 2012. Expectations for attendance were moderate at best, yet before the band played the first note, there was a line out the door, culminating in a jam filled celebration of the music of Phish to an over-capacity crowd! The demand for a repeat was high, and Shafty was born. If there’s a motive, it’s to recreate the energy of a Phish show, with the attitude of playful band-audience interaction at the forefront, sharp musical skill acting as a behind-the-scenes glue to hold it all together.
Over the first year alone, the band played 83 unique songs, ranging from spoken word moments such as Lengthwise, to epic compositions including You Enjoy Myself, Reba, David Bowie, and The Curtain (With), already to multiple sold-out and near sold out audiences. Classic Phish gimmicks are in full force: trampolines, megaphones, choreographed dances, vacuum cleaner solos, instrument switching, and the secret language are alive and well at a Shafty show. $7

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

TEZETA BAND, BUDDY JAY’S JAMAICAN JAZZ BAND @ 9:00pm

Tezeta Band is the sound of nostalgia and sweaty soulful dance music. It is part jazz, motown and ancient Ethiopian melodies blended with the R & B music of the 1960’s and 1970’s. Imagine if the sounds of James Brown, Jackie Mittoo and John Coltrane melted together in the hot clubs and lounges of Addis Ababa.
The inspiration for the Tezeta Band is the Golden Age of Ethiopian Dance Music that produced legendary Ethiopian musicians such as Tilahoun Gessesse, Mahmoud Ahmed, Seyoum Gebreyes, Aleymeyehu Eshete, and Mulatu Astatke. These artists blended revolutionary sounds and ideas into a powerful Ethiopian soul sound. Starting out the evening, Isrealites Saxophonist Buddy Jay Kieffer leads an All-Star line up of Portland musicians and fans through an exploration of 1960′s Jamaican jazz music. $7

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

FIRST FRIDAY SUPERJAM with DJ MAGNETO and 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, May 3rd, 2014

GOODFOOT ALL-STARS TRIBUTE to JAMES BROWN @ 9:00pm

It’s our 7th annual tribute to The Godfather! Every May we remember JB with a marathon dance party featuring the finest funk players in town. Backed by a full horn section, The GFAS leave it all on the stage as they work through the catalog for your dancing pleasures. $10

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

Drink and Draw @ 8:00pm

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

Monday, May 5th, 2014

Sonic Forum @ 7:00pm

Monday nights are filled with endless possibilities… Sonic Forum Open Mic Night provides musicians and artists (solos, duos, trios, large ensembles, troubadours, accordion driven punk groups, yodeling jugglers, etc.) with a fantastic space to let your talent shine. Play alone or backed by our house musicians. Drum kit, all amps and sound engineer provided! Click here for more information. Doors open at 7pm & There is no cover charge.

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

FAMILY FUNKTION (Free!!) @ 9:00pm

As part of our free Tuesday weekly we welcome The Family Funktion, an all-star funk jam featuring a rotating cast of the NW’s most dance-inducing musicians. Past players have included members of the Motet, Juno What?, The Funky Meters, Everyone Orchestra and the Goodfoot All-Stars. The lineup is never the same, but the music is guaranteed to be funky and fresh, determined to make you dance. FREE!!!

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

DUSU MALI @ 9:00pm

Dusu, meaning “gentle heart,” is a Portland-based band led by Ibrahim Kelly (a nephew of the great Malian musician Ali Farka Toure). They play both original songs and traditional music from Mali and W. Africa. They bring a noticeable love of song and dance and a dedication to spreading joy wherever they play. Having recently returned from Mali they are re-charged and ready to wash over the Pacific Northwest! $7

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

MIMI NAJA TROIS (CD Release), JAY COBB ANDERSON BAND, ASHER FULERO BAND @ 9:00pm

A magnificent triple bill in celebration of the newest side project release by Fruition’s Mimi Naja. Her usual soulful vocals and fine picking will be on display as she is backed by her stellar band. Joining her on the bill is the rocking side project of Fruition’s Jay Cobb Anderson as well as Asher Fulero Band, featuring members of Shafty and The Goodfoot All-Stars! $10

Friday, May 9th, 2014

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

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

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

GARCIA BIRTHDAY BAND @ 9:00pm

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, hoppin’ and shakin’, the band’s quickly growing fan base finds the community spirit and kind vibes contagious. $7

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

Drink and Draw @ 8:00pm

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

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Sonic Forum @ 7:00pm

Monday nights are filled with endless possibilities… Sonic Forum Open Mic Night provides musicians and artists (solos, duos, trios, large ensembles, troubadours, accordion driven punk groups, yodeling jugglers, etc.) with a fantastic space to let your talent shine. Play alone or backed by our house musicians. Drum kit, all amps and sound engineer provided! Click here for more information. Doors open at 7pm & There is no cover charge.

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

FAMILY FUNKTION (free!!) @ 9:00pm

As part of our free Tuesday weekly we welcome The Family Funktion, an all-star funk jam featuring a rotating cast of the NW’s most dance-inducing musicians. Past players have included members of the Motet, Juno What?, The Funky Meters, Everyone Orchestra and the Goodfoot All-Stars. The lineup is never the same, but the music is guaranteed to be funky and fresh, determined to make you dance. FREE!!!

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

YAK ATTACK, DARK MATTER TRANSFER @ 9:00pm

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

THE WAY DOWNS, EROTIC CITY (Prince Tribute) @ 9:00pm

The Way Downs pull their sound from the gold mine of pre-disco funk—–the same deep tracks now widely sampled by DJ’s and producers all over the world. It’s good-time, groove-based, stank-faced dance music with a jazz heart and a funky soul. Tonight they are joined by Erotic City, a Prince tribute band led by a remarkable copy of the Purple One! $6

Friday, May 16th, 2014

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

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

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

THE QUICK AND EASY BOYS, JELLY BREAD @ 9:00pm

The Quick & Easy Boys create their own blend of rock and roll. Imagine the Minutemen, Band of Gypsies and the Police rolled into one. Formed in 2005, The Quick & Easy Boys quickly made a name for themselves in Eugene before heading north and building a Portland fanbase. Their shows are an interactive party with electrifying stage antics and profound musical moments as the trio pours out every ounce of their energy, leaving nothing behind. The band has gained the reputation for moving a crowd all-night long whether it be a big festival or a tiny watering hole. The core members – – Jimmy Russell on guitar, Sean Badders on bass, and Michael Goetz on drums – – have continued to evolve musically…and audiences continue their enthusiastic calling of “Yeah Bud!” at every show.

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Drink and Draw @ 8:00pm

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

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Sonic Forum @ 7:00pm

Monday nights are filled with endless possibilities… Sonic Forum Open Mic Night provides musicians and artists (solos, duos, trios, large ensembles, troubadours, accordion driven punk groups, yodeling jugglers, etc.) with a fantastic space to let your talent shine. Play alone or backed by our house musicians. Drum kit, all amps and sound engineer provided! Click here for more information. Doors open at 7pm & There is no cover charge.

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

BOYZ II GENTLEMEN- featuring members of The Quick and Easy Boys and Excellent Gentlemen (FREE!!) @ 9:00pm

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 a stage full of dudes in various states of undress. Come party! Like all Tuesdays here at the goodfoot, it’s free!!!

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

DUSU MALI @ 9:00pm

Dusu, meaning “gentle heart,” is a Portland-based band led by Ibrahim Kelly (a nephew of the great Malian musician Ali Farka Toure). They play both original songs and traditional music from Mali and W. Africa. They bring a noticeable love of song and dance and a dedication to spreading joy wherever they play. Having recently returned from Mali they are re-charged and ready to wash over the Pacific Northwest! $7

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

THE LIL’ SMOKIES @ 9:00pm

Hailing from Missoula, MT, The Lil’ Smokies exploded into the acoustic/bluegrass scene back in the winter of 2009 and haven’t shown any signs of fatigue since. The Lil’ Smokies have shared the stage with heavyweights like, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Keller Williams, Greensky Bluegrass, The Emmit-Nershi Band and dozens of others. Winning the 2013 Northwest String Summit Band Competition has proven that The Lil’ Smokies have no problem captivating large audiences. With a unique blend of traditional bluegrass, newgrass, unique original compositions and sheer raw energy, The Lil’ Smokies weave seamlessly through genres, leaving something for everyone. This six-piece bluegrass ensemble features, Pete Barrett (guitar), Andy Dunnigan (dobro), Scott Parker (upright bass), Matt Cornette (banjo), Cameron Wilson (mandolin), and Jesse Brown (fiddle). $7

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

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

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

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

JUJUBA, MOTHERLODE @ 9:00pm

A spectacular double bill of dance-inducing Afrobeat and funk with two West Coast gems! Portland’s Jujuba is an 8 piece Afrobeat and juju band led by master talking drummer, Nojeem Lasisi (King Sunny Ade). While an arsenal of percussion and rubbery bass lines hold it down, a full horn section punches through the rhythms and Nojeem works his magic above it all.
California’s Motherlode is the gritty sound of a 10-piece funktrain. Inspired by 70′s soundtrack funk, James Brown’s JB’s, Afrobeat and more. Be prepared to break a massive sweat on the dancefloor!!! $10

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

Drink and Draw @ 8:00pm

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

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Sonic Forum @ 7:00pm

Monday nights are filled with endless possibilities… Sonic Forum Open Mic Night provides musicians and artists (solos, duos, trios, large ensembles, troubadours, accordion driven punk groups, yodeling jugglers, etc.) with a fantastic space to let your talent shine. Play alone or backed by our house musicians. Drum kit, all amps and sound engineer provided! Click here for more information. Doors open at 7pm & There is no cover charge.

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

BOYZ II GENTLEMEN- featuring members of The Quick and Easy Boys and Excellent Gentlemen (FREE!!) @ 9:00pm

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 a stage full of dudes in various states of undress. Come party! Like all Tuesdays here at the goodfoot, it’s free!!!

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

DIRTY REVIVAL @ 9:00pm

Dirty Revival is notorious for their ability to excite and entertain their audience with everything from catchy original tunes to danceable ’90s hip-hop and R&B to unforgettable ’60s and ’70s funk and soul. DR delivers this diverse mix of genres with their own style that’s, one that’s dynamic, gritty and…well…dirty. The group performs with eight or more Portland musicians, complete with keys, horns and choreographed back-up singers. As the heart and soul of the group, the head chanteuse drives the dirty with arresting and passionate vocals that evoke the attitude and versatility of the timeless altos of yesterday’s soul. The members of Dirty Revival fused in a flurry of shows and rehearsals, and they kept growing until the recipe was just right. $7

Friday, May 30th, 2014

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

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

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

WORLD’S FINEST @ 9:00pm

World’s Finest is an eclectic five piece band whose shows span too many genres to list them all! It’s a ska-heavy sound with bluegrass leanings and the energy of a punk band. It’s here to make you feel good!