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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!!!

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

FAR OUT WEST, YUR DADDY; Doors @ 9, Music @ 9:45pm

Since October 2016, Far Out West has delivered a unique and energetic brand of rootsy funk with groovy beats and soulful vocals. The group traverses on crunchy instrumental endeavors guided by a variety of musical influences including blues, jazz, and folk. Featuring Liz Chibucos (vocals/guitar), Chad Kimbler (mandolin), Danny Lee (bass), and Forest Carter (drums).
Yur Daddy was founded by Yarley Nystrom and Julian Munske in early 2009. Cheap whiskey and endless pints fueled the creative process until the music could no longer be harnessed by just two musicians. After creating a strong core of original music, Yur Daddy added bass guitar master Sky Stewart and drummers, Ben Lee and Matt Stump to hold down the rhythm. Constantly evolving, the band has drawn from an orgy of creative influences over the years including funk, folk and reggae but, stylistically, they are a rock band at heart. This eclectic mash up moves crowds and is fun and full of energy leading to be described as somewhere between Ron Jeremy and Mr. T. $6

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

DEADPHISH ORCHESTRA with ROB SIPSKY; 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

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.
Trio Subtonic is a groove heavy power trio out of Portland, OR that blends genre bending funk with slow burning underground soul jazz. Subtonic will be joined by Portland guitar legend Dan Balmer. Trio Subtonic featuring Dan Balmer explores a coalescence of rock, soul, funk and jazz that simultaneously draws in listeners and pushes boundaries. Dan Balmer has worked with jazz greats such as Joey DeFrancesco, Dr Lonnie Smith, Benny Green and Pat Martino to name a few. TS is Galen Clark on keys, Russ Kleiner on drums and Bill Athens on bass. $10

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.

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

1,000 FUEGOS, CHRISTOPHER WORTH, JACOB WESTFALL; Doors @ 8, Music @ 9:00pm

1000 Fuegos has become a cultural bridge between not only Spanish & English, but also modern pop and EDM and the timeless rhythms of Latin jazz. Theirs are compositions that paint an Afro-Cuban face with a transplanted American smile. 1,000 Fuegos presents ancient sounds entombed by the filter of today’s modern pop perspective. All the way from Hialeah, FL – a concrete melting pot of cultures spanning from the Carribean, South and Central America and the US- this music transcends our modern concept of diverse.

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!

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

PROUD and NASTY; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Attention-grabbing, jazzy-funky and eclectic as all get out, Proud and Nasty doesn’t cage up its creative beasts, it loads ’em up on a party-cruise ark and floats them ingeniously into your psyche. Comprised of players in Seattle’s raging funk and jazz scenes, including members of Polyrhythmics and Theoretics, and led by hammond b-3 burner Michael Zabrek, P and N is ready to slay their goodfoot debut, and you should be here for that. $8

Thursday, December 28th, 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

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 and FRIENDS– Classic funk and soul re-mixed and re-imagined; Doors @ @ 9:00pm

Join us for another edition of Get On Up, the funky dance party hosted by Takimba. This month’s edition is an homage to the great funk and soul tracks of the past, but with a twist– he’ll be re-mixing, mashing and re-imaging these classics with elements of hiphop, electronica and bass…lots of bass! $6

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. Advanced tickets here.
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

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

STEVE SWATKINS’ POSITIVE AGENDA (Free!); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

The big Ginger returns for a burner at the lounge! Steve Swatkins (Allen Stone Band, Juno What?!) has manned the keys for a who’s who of funk and dance projects and remains one of the goodfoot’s favorite ivory ticklers. Come have a ball! Free!

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

SOUL PROGRESSION; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Soul Progression is born of Portland’s unbound music scene, and hangs on the tongues of those charmed by its provocative sound. The band is composed of five musicians who lay down musical fusions of soul, pop, blues, acoustic and funk: K’lyn Bain (Lead Vocalist), Brian “B.B.” Bays (Lead Guitar & Vocalist), Dave Kelsay (Drums), Timothy James Hornickel (Bass) with guest appearances by James Lawrence (Saxophone). $6

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

CLARK/RUSSELL/HENDRIX ORGAN TRIO; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Galen Clark (Trio Subtonic), Jimmy Russell (Quick and Easy Boys) and Tyrone Hendrix (drummer extraordinaire) join forces for an evening of funky instrumentals to shake the cold from your bones. Come dance with us! $6

Friday, January 5th, 2018

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, January 6th, 2018

FARNELL NEWTON and THE OTHERSHIP CONNECTION; 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. $8

Monday, January 8th, 2018

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

Join us for our First Monday Monthly (on the second Monday off January due to New Year’s Day) 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, January 9th, 2018

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 music scene….FREE!!!

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

QUADRAPHONNES, EUGE ORGAN TRIO; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Passionate about the saxophone, its characteristics and possibilities, The Quadraphonnes are adventurous! These strong, talented, ladies break the boundaries of the saxophone quartet with their mighty chops, tantalizing grooves, soaring solos and dynamic vocals. Covering a variety of musical styles from jazz-funk-pop, to avant-garde, gypsy-punk and classical, the quads put on a great show!
The Euge Organ Trio is a groove oriented, soul-jazz group consisting of organist Dave Fleschner (Curtis Salgado, The Blues Cabaret), drummer Tom “Euge” Goicoechea (Professor Gall, The Quadraphones) and guitarist Teddy Presberg (pigWar, DoveDriver). The three keep audiences moving to the groove and eagerly anticipating whatever might come next out of their free-spirited improvisational approach. Rooted in the tradition of classic organ trios such as Jimmy Smith and Jack McDuff, the group is also influenced by contemporary groups like Medeski, Martin and Wood, The City Champs, and Soulive. One can also hear the hip-hop influences of J-Dilla and genre pushing stylings of Robert Glasper in their compositions. $7

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

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

Fresh Track delivers a solid 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.

Friday, January 12th, 2018

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, January 13th, 2018

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

Take the sultry vibe of the Latin American Tropics, combine with the rhythm of India (“Taal”) and stir into Tropitaal, a Desi/Latino Soundclash where the hottest club sounds from India and Latin America go head to head in an all-night dance-off of epic proportions. Resident DJs Anjali & The Incredible Kid combine their deep passions and deep crates from across the spectrum of Latin, Indian and Caribbean vibes. (We are not talking Salsa, but Reggaeton, Moombahton, Digital Cumbia, 3Ball Guarachero, Latin Trap, Dembow and more). $6

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

ASHER FULERO BAND (Free); 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. Free!

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

COPPER CHILDREN, THE SHORING; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

The Copper Children are an indie rock band emerging out of the heart of Denver, Colorado. Their sound is a mix of indie-Americana, intertwined with soul-folk, influenced as much by mountain music as classic rhythm & blues. The band’s expressed musical functions are driven by a contemporary multi-focus genre, in which they challenges conventional thinking and preconceived notions of what soul-folk is, and aims to give an edge to the folk genre with unique instrumentation and songwriting.
The Shoring draw heavily from folk and Americana but also form 60’s and 70’s pop/rock. Too driving and dynamic to be folk, but too thoughtful to be pop, the Shoring plumb the depths of love, heartbreak and loss. $7

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

THE LIQUE, SPEAKER MINDS, ELTON CRAY and evvnflo; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

The Lique is a funky hip-hop/jazz band from Las Vegas. They’ve been featured on AFROPUNK, were on Las Vegas Weekly’s cover as one of “10 Acts To Watch in 2016”, and named 2016 “Best Band” by Vegas Seven Magazine.
As well, they’ve played the Life Is Beautiful Festival, Brooklyn Bowl (NY & Las Vegas), Wine Amplified Festival, Hard Rock Cafe and had a residency on the Las Vegas Strip at The Sayers Club.
Speaker Minds’ high energy and charismatic performance make for a memorable time for both themselves and spectators. With an intelligible emcee who enthusiastically expresses his love for hip-hop and community, an unapologetic and seasoned soul singer, and a band that has blended their diverse backgrounds to form a unique sound, there is never a dull moment with SM.
Elton Cray is a singer/ rapper/songwriter/ entertainer from Southern California. Elton uses his artistic ability and performance prowess as vehicles of advocacy for those individuals who cannot advocate for themselves. Elton’s music predominantly speaks and caters, though not exclusively, to the everyday life and issues of the African American Community, LGBTQ community, and adolescents at risk.

Friday, January 19th, 2018

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, January 20th, 2018

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, January 23rd, 2018

ASHER FULERO BAND (Free); 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. Free!

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

THE GET AHEAD, SAM RAVENNA; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

The Get Ahead is a five-piece group from Portland that has evolved from retro-soul evangelism to a more mature and distinct identity. Their newest release, Mind is a Mountain, highlights their emotive and gritty roots aesthetic while hinting at soul with simmering grooves, yearning vocals, and purposeful lyrics. Produced by Grammy Award winning artist, Son Little (Mavis Staples, RJD2), the quintet mines an amalgam of classic rock, swampy blues, vintage soul, R&B and gospel in their mission to move people.
On his debut self titled album, Sam Ravenna establishes himself as a chef in a soul kitchen. Blending ingredients of electro funk, hip-hop and classic and modern soul, Ravenna pulls together an all star band consisting of players from some of the best touring acts in the country. Members of Turkuaz, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Pretty Lights live band and more lend their hand to Sam Ravenna’s songs, complimenting his intricate arrangements and uncompromising electric sound. The Berklee College of Music graduate has spent the bigger part of the last decade as a side man for many artists including Cas Haley, Tubby love, and Peter Joseph Burtt & The Kingtide. He is a seasoned touring musician, and has produced a handful of records for artist around Lake Tahoe and national touring acts. His own projects, the funk powerhouse “Rapplesauce” and the reggae-dub project “Samily Man” have received critical acclaim. All of these accomplishments culminate in Sam Ravenna’s high energy and intimate musical experience he’ll be taking on the road this year to support his new record. $8

Friday, January 26th, 2018

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, January 27th, 2018

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

15 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, January 30th, 2018

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 music scene….FREE!!!

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

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

Formed in early 2017, and quickly gaining traction around Portland, 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 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. $7

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

BRIAN CHARETTE ORGAN TRIO; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Some of you may know that the goodfoot houses a Hammond organ and is the touring home of some of the finest B-3 burners on West Coast. If that’s your thing then you DO NOT want to miss this show, as some serious East Coast hammond playing is about to ensue. New York City organist/pianist, Brian Charette, has established himself as a leading voice in modern Jazz. He’s a Grammy-nominated, Hammond-endorsed artist who was the winner of the 2014 Downbeat Critics’ Poll Rising Star Organ award and has climbed to 4th place in The Critic’s Poll main organ category. In 2015 Brian also won The Hot House Magazine’s Fan’s Decision Jazz Award for Best Organist in New York.
Charette was born in Meriden, Connecticut in 1972, and was introduced to music by his mother, Catherine. By the age of 17, he was playing with jazz luminaries Lou Donaldson and Houston Person. Since graduating on the Dean’s List from UConn in 1994 with a BA in Music, Charette has been performing extensively in Europe and the USA with his home base being the East Village, NYC. Brian is a staple of the downtown NYC scene working with virtually everyone who plays with an organist.
Besides being a critically acclaimed composer and bandleader, Brian has performed with many notable artists such as Joni Mitchell, Chaka Khan, Paul Simon, Cyndi Lauper, and many more. Most recently, he’s worked with Miles Davis alumnus, George Coleman, and Allman Brother’s Band Drummer, Jaimoe. $10

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

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, February 3rd, 2018

GET ON UP w/ TAKIMBA and FRIENDS; Doors @ 9:00pm

Monday, February 5th, 2018

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

Join us for our final 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

Friday, February 9th, 2018

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