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Saturday, April 25th, 2015

TROUT STEAK REVIVAL, FIREWATER MOUNTAIN BAND; 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. From beginnings as an informal jamming unit during treks through the peaks of the Front Range, Trout Steak Revival has evolved into one of Colorado’s most tightly knit, hard-driving bluegrass bands. Their brand of heartfelt songwriting blends dynamic musicianship with intricately woven harmonies, all tied together with the unmistakable sound of their years of friendship. From sweat-soaked clubs to mountain festivals, the five-piece has shown a tenacity for quick-picking and all the right polish without sacrificing the raw feeling of well-executed bluegrass. Keeping an eye on traditions of the past but boldly forging into new territory, Trout Steak takes us back to memories of whiskey, laughter, and the misty high country where the band was born.
FireWater Mountain Band is an upbeat, unconventional blend of Northwest songwriters. Each show is a creative experience of living songs where the whole is larger than sum of the parts. A folk fusion of strings, keys, percussion and rich harmonies; these young artists have grown from late night whiskey fueled jams to a beautiful refined force of new musical horizons. $8

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

MOM (Motown on Mondays) ON SUNDAY @ 9:00pm

What began in 2009 as a humble Monday night, Motown and Soul relatives party in San Francisco (Motown On Mondays) has since exploded into a weekly multi-city dance party across the States with family worldwide.
MOM DJs & Events is a family of DJs, producers, musicians and music enthusiasts that all share a passion for the convergence of soul music and dancing. They perform at and produce weekly, monthly and special events across North America; including San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Denver, Chicago, Austin, Brooklyn and beyond. Portland can now be added to the list of parties, as the goodfoot brings you MOM on SUNDAYS with resident dj’s Rev. Shines (Lifesavas) and DJ Zimmie .MOM DJs represent the most spirited soul parties with a unique vibration. We gather our musical inspiration from Motown, soul, funk and disco with an emphasis on new and classic remixes/edits. Many of these remixes and edits are created from our family of 60+ DJs and producers worldwide. We hope you kick off your week with us. FREE!!!!!

Monday, April 27th, 2015

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 28th, 2015

WORTHY BREWING PRESENTS: YAK ATTACK (Free!): Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

As part of Artist-in-Residence series, we welcome Yak Attack for the month of April. Tonight’s performance is brought to you by the good folks at Worthy Brewing, who will be on hand as we pour multiple taps of their delicious beer! YA 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. Elements from genres including house, breakbeat, downtempo, jazz, and funk, tight compositions mixed with improvisation and jamming, and frequent contributions from guest musicians define a typical Yak show. Free!!!!

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

ROB SIPSKY’S TIMBERLINE EFFECT (with Light Design by LIGHTS UP LOUD); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Timberline Effect, headed by guitarist and “song”writer Rob Sipsky,
is a progressive rock group, with tendencies towards groove and improv.
The debut show will include rearranged songs from his previous projects
Mars Retrieval Unit and Perfect Zero, as well as providing brand new
never-performed material. Expect quirky sci-fi lyrics, complex
compositional arrangements, and, if his time in Shafty – Portland’s Tribute
to Phish is any indicator, some serious improvisation.
Timberline Effect’s lineup is filled out with incredible local
musicians Murray Gusseck (MRU, Emulator, Asher Fulero Band, Spheric)
on drums, Brett McConnell (Shafty, Funk n Roses, Brett McConnell
Lovetet, Fresh Track) on bass, and Dave Dernovsek (Yak Attack, Emulator, Fresh Track, Spheric) on keyboards.$7

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

ERRICK LEWIS BAND’S TRIBUTE to BOOTSY COLLINS; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Extraordinary bassist Errick Lewis gathers his funkateers for a tribute to the music of Bootsy Collins and his Rubber Band! In short— straight, funky fire on the dance floor! $10

Friday, May 1st, 2015

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, May 2nd, 2015

THE STUDENT LOAN STRING BAND, CHRISTOPHER JOHN MEAD and THE COW PADDY STOMPERS; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

The Student Loan celebrates 10 years together as a groovy, quirky, and lively genre-buster of a string band! This progressive quartet’s diverse sound fuses ideas from jazz, blues, and rock rooted in acoustic instrumentation. Their upcoming summer schedule is somersaulting with appearances scheduled at Northwest Folklife, 4 Peaks Music Festival, Northwest String Summit, High and Dry Bluegrass Festival, and a slew of other concerts and festivals all around the west coast. In addition to their time at home, the band has toured overseas to 16 countries, holding workshops for students and performing free, public concerts for the U.S. State Department’s cultural exchange programs. The Student Loan recently released their fourth studio album, ‘Moonlit Toasters.’ Produced by guitar-slinging extraordinaire Scott Law (Phil Lesh and Friends), the album marks a new stage of style, spunk, and creativity. Their energy will get you up and moving, so be sure to bring appropriate footwear. TSL is also happy to feature guitar guru Jimmy Russell (Quick and Easy Boys) and harmonica hoss Dave Lipkind (Woodbrain) spicing up the night and keeping it fresh.
Christopher John Mead has been crafting original music since childhood and loves sharing it with others. CJM builds on the work of his heroes Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Jerry Jeff Walker, Nathan Moore, John Prine, and all other troubadours singing their hearts out. “Phoenix,” his first solo album released May 2015, mixes the soft and edgy sides of his songwriting telling stories of rebirth and perseverance of life’s ups and downs. It is a glimpse into emotions and experiences everyone can connect to. By blending these roots with gritty blues, honky-tonk, and folk rock, Christopher John Mead’s soulful vocals will make you a believer.
Cow Paddy Stompers are an Americana roots and bluegrass band from Portland. The Stompers are heavily influenced by old time bluegrass, modern new grass and good old-fashioned rock and roll. Their performances are known for their fun loving energy, a train song or two, and lots of shaking it. Push up your sleeves and lace up your dancing shoes because CPS are guaranteed to be a good time. Advanced Ticket Price $8 [purchase here] / $10 Admission at the door

Monday, May 4th, 2015

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 5th, 2015

A SPECIAL CINCO de MAYO with MCTUFF ($5): Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

We have a very special interruption to our free Tuesday Artist-in-Residency series and we think you’ll agree it’s worth the trouble (and nominal cover). Seattle’s McTuff, our favorite soul/funk Hammond trio pay us a midweek visit that’s as rare it is anticipated. Led by first call organ wizard and possessor of the best bass pedal work in the NW, Joe Doria, McTuff’s instrumentals keep the dance music front and center while exploring the outer reaches. Drummer Tarik Abouzied and guitar maestro Andy Coe are reason enough to put this one in your calendar $5

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

TAARKA: Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Described by SF Weekly as a “collision of Django Reinhardt and David Grisman,” Taarka is the new acoustic “supergroup” (Flagstaff Live) “presenting masterfully deep americana and gypsyjazz string band music!” Led by the husband-and-wife team of David Pelta-Tiller (mandolin, tenor guitar, vocals) and Enion Pelta-Tiller (five-string violin, vocals) Taarka fills out its unique sound with impeccable guitarist Ross Martin and bass powerhouse Sam Grisman on their upcoming release Making Tracks Home (out March 24). Now with a touring band made up of award-winning bassist Troy Robey and prodigious young guitarist Mike Robinson, Taarka is bringing their otherworldly, energetic music to venues across the US, Canada, and Mexico. $10

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

JAKUBI, LESSER BANGS; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Jakubi is a Melbourne-based band composed of two brothers, two cousins and one friend whose love for producing music brought them together and whose pure talent propelled them forward. Jakubi’s unique flavor stems from an irresistible combination of jangly guitars, hip-hop beats and sailing synth rhythms. Flawlessly melding the sounds of a talk box one minute and reggae-inspired guitar the next, the band’s infectious experimental songs are guaranteed to get everyone dancing. 2014 saw the band touring two continents and three countries including Australia, the US, and Canada. Since the release of their first single in 2013, the band’s music has been streamed on SoundCloud almost 2 million times and has amassed over 3 millions views across YouTube.

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

GOODFOOT ALL-STARS ANNUAL TRIBUTE to JAMES BROWN; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Once again we welcome the goodfoot All-Stars for a hot evening dedicated to the Godfather! This show gets better every year, no doubt, and this one promises to bring the heat. Expanding to a 9 piece (full horn line) band and sprinkling extra funky dust over their instruments, the All-Stars will channel the ghost of the Sex Machine and turn the dance floor out for ya! $10

Monday, May 11th, 2015

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 12th, 2015

RADULA (Free!); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

As part of our artist-in-residency (AIR) series, we welcome Radula to the stage. Featuring current or former members of The Quick and Easy Boys, Juno What?! and Leftover Salmon, as well as Oregon Music Hall of Fame drummer, Carlton Jackson, Radula is a greasy plate of blue-based funk, soul and R & B, with the occasional cowboy tune to tie it all together. Like all Tuesdays around here, it’s free!!!

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

GALAXE, GEMS, YEAH GREAT FINE; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Galaxe is the emerging solo project from Portland based Nick Werth, Scott Pemberton’s former drummer. While simultaneously juggling the producer/MC roles, live beats and positive mantras unite to form a unique blend of conscious Hip Hop and organic electronica. To make matters more interesting, Nick delivers the Galaxe sound via Xylosynth: a futuristic beat machine with limitless possibilities. Nick recently toured with Ghost Note – a side project from members of the Grammy-winning Snarky Puppy.
Gems is an instrumental electronic band from Seattle, WA consisting of two drummers and two keyboardists – and their music will make you dance. Gems have garnered rave reviews from the Seattle music scene, most recently in a glowing profile from The Stranger that read: Gems hit you with heavy grooves and polyrhythmic interplay, while Moog-generated liquid-sex bass-lines and champagne-bubble leads seduce you to the dance floor.
Yeah Great Fine’s influences are many: the lush vocal harmonies of the Beach Boys, the heavily layered approach of bands like Battles and Maps & Atlases, the pulsing groove of Ratatat, the dense polymeter of traditional West African rhythms and the guitar counterpoint of the Strokes. They are known for their energetic and infectious live shows. They’ve shared the stage with national acts such as the Walkmen, Typhoon, and Free Energy, as well as beloved West Coast bands such as Finn Riggins and Tartufi. $7

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

TEZETA BAND; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Tezeta Band is the sound of nostalgia and sweaty soulful dance music. It is part jazz, part soul and part ancient Ethiopian melodies blended with the R & B music of the 1960’s and 1970’s. It comes from a period when the influential sounds of James Brown, Jackie Mittoo and John Coltrane melted together with Ethiopian tradition in the hot clubs and lounges of Addis Ababa.
Tezeta Band’s inspiration is the Golden Age of Ethiopian Dance Music that produced legendary Ethiopian musicians such as Tilahoun Gessesse, Mahmoud Ahmed, Seyoum Gebreyes, Alemayehu Eshete, and Mulatu Astatke. These artists combined revolutionary sounds and ideas into a powerful Ethiopian soul sound.
Tezeta Band (pronounced tih-zeh-tah Band) consists of reunited members of Portland’s Original all live Hip-Hop crew The Five Fingers of Funk; Talbott Guthrie/drums, Ted Hille/ Saxophone, Tim Cook / Keyboards. Curt Bieker/Trombone & Josh Prewitt/ Trumpet, with the help of Brent Martens (From Asylum Street Spankers, Martens Combination, and Duo Royale), and Bassist John Teagle. $7

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY for TROPITAAL -A DESI-LATINO SOUNDCLASH Featuring DJ ANJALI and THE INCREDIBLE KID @ 9:00pm

Come celebrate 2 trips around the sun for Tropitaal! 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. Tonight’s party includes special guests DJ E3 and DJ Tarsier of the world’s premier 7″ dub label ZamZam Sounds! $5

Monday, May 18th, 2015

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 19th, 2015

RADULA (Free!); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

As part of our artist-in-residency (AIR) series, we welcome Radula to the stage. Featuring current or former members of The Quick and Easy Boys, Juno What?! and Leftover Salmon, as well as Oregon Music Hall of Fame drummer, Carlton Jackson, Radula is a greasy plate of blue-based funk, soul and R & B, with the occasional cowboy tune to tie it all together. Like all Tuesdays around here, it’s free!!!

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

LA RIVERA, SCREENS; Doors @ 9, Music @ 9:00pm

La Rivera is the umbrella moniker for the music produced by Portland, Oregon based singer-songwriter, and accomplished guitarist Joshua Rivera. Rivera has produced 6 releases and recorded close to fifty original songs varying from dark-folk fairytales to driving psychedelic epics. As he honed his skills from fledgling songwriter to deliberate music-maker he has meandered through various NW ensembles including Weathermaker, Sudden Anthem, and Early Hours. The newest evolution of his work musically is that of a finely woven, sizzling americana-pop that rocks outside of ethnomusical lines when it needs to and lyrically speaks to a new paradigm of compassionate existence while still rooted in the subconscious and gliding into the ether. The music is emotive on a variety of levels and danceable just when you need it.
Screens is a band from West Seattle featuring veterans of the Seattle, Bay Area and L.A. music scenes. Screens plays Crystal Skully music; synth heavy, bass driven, trip-pop anthems. Like a John Hughes movie on acid. Like The Journey of Natty Gann. On acid. Integrating visual elements into every live performance, Screens ushers the audience into their pixelated outer space fantasy game. Mapping a musical odyssey in the days of the pre-singularity for your listening pleasure. $7

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

FARNELL NEWTON’S ElECTRIC MILES; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Trumpeter Farnell Newton & guitarist Chance Hayden have been performing together since 2007 and touring together in the last year with soul singer/pianist Jarrod Lawson. After many conversations on the road, they decided to rekindle a project that Chance Hayden started and originally called Miles Electric. Miles Electric was designed as a performance of Miles Davis’s electric fusion break out record In a Silent Way in its entirety.
This time around with a group name change to “Electric Miles,” Newton and Hayden have decided to assemble a star- studded cast of local leading jazz, funk, and soul musicians, including saxophonist Alex Milsted, keyboardist Ramsey Embick, bassist Damian Erksine, and Drummer Mark Griffith.
In a Silent Way is a one of kind record that moved the late-’60s pop and underground movement into the jazz realm. On this record, Miles began to hook into the late ’60s sounds that flowed from the jam bands in San Francisco. Don’t miss out on this rare occasion to celebrate Miles Davis’s birthday with one of his absolutely timeless works that proves that Miles Davis and his crew were some of the most innovative thinkers in modern music. $8

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

GET ON UP at THE GOOODFOOT with TAKIMBA @ 9:00pm

Monday, May 25th, 2015

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 26th, 2015

RADULA (Free!); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

As part of our artist-in-residency (AIR) series, we welcome Radula to the stage. Featuring current or former members of The Quick and Easy Boys, Juno What?! and Leftover Salmon, as well as Oregon Music Hall of Fame drummer, Carlton Jackson, Radula is a greasy plate of blue-based funk, soul and R & B, with the occasional cowboy tune to tie it all together. Like all Tuesdays around here, it’s free!!!

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

PHILLY’S PHUNKESTRA; Doors @ 9, Music @ 9:00pm

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

RIPPIN CHICKEN, JeCONTE: Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Formed from deep within the Westsound Union, Rippin Chicken plays a greasy brand of funky, boogaloo and soul jazz, executed with creative ease by 3 funky brothers from different mothers who LOVE to play together. After performing and recording together for the better part of a decade in groups such as, The Funk Revolution, The Lucky Mystery Now Orchestra, and The Bucks (all under the direction of the great Lucky Brown), Rippin Chicken presents this power-house rhythm section as the center of attention, playing the music they wanna, in a style that is all their own. “A soul-food Organ trio gone Rippin!”
JeConte is a blues rock singer and harmonica player based in Sausalito California. He travels the World performing at clubs and festivals with his bands based in the San Francisco Bay Area, New Orleans, Paris, France, and Bamako, Mali. Coming off his successful 2013 release of Mali Blues (Winning multiple top 10 playlists and honors – see TheMaliBlues.com) and with multiple European & US tours in 2013 & 2014, 2015 will see the release of ‘Down by the Bayou,’ produced by, and featuring, Anders Osborne and released on Red Parlor Records. Tonight’s band includes guitarist Brian Jordan (Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe) and some of Seattle’s finest funk and soul players! $8

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

ELDRIDGE GRAVY and THE COURT SUPREME; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Eldridge Gravy and the Court Supreme is a funk juggernaut. Backed by the hot, gritty orchestration of the 13 member Court Supreme, front man Eldridge Gravy easily works dance floors to a fever pitch with his full-bore performance and smooth rapport with the audience. Early in 2006, in what was supposed to be a one-off event, an instrumental band teamed up with a guest singer to learn some James Brown and Parliament covers for a moving-out party. The next morning, the house was torn up; shattered glass all over the floor, tables were broken, and the landlord was on his way for the final walk-through. In the wake of this carnage, ELDRIDGE GRAVY & THE COURT SUPREME was born. The group quickly picked up horns, keys, backup singers, and is presently 14 men and women strong. Their sound is a viscous blend of the covers they cut their teeth on; Sly & the Family Stone, Funkadelic, and James Brown are certainly touchstones, but Eldridge Gravy has a distinct sound that’s unmistakably their own. While Eldridge Gravy fit in with the recent soul revival heralded by Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, they have also played alongside hip hop crews, Balkan brass groups, and scuzzy bar rock bands. Their high energy, tight arrangements, and massive stage presence have the power to convince any crowd that funk ain’t dead. $10

Monday, June 1st, 2015

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, June 2nd, 2015

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!!!

Friday, June 5th, 2015

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, June 6th, 2015

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

Monday, June 8th, 2015

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, June 9th, 2015

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, June 10th, 2015

THE GIRAFFE DODGERS; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Beloved progressive bluegrass (with drums) band, The Giraffe Dodgers, return after a hiatus. Welcome them back to the stage for two sets of dancing and drinking tunes! $6

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

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. $9

Monday, June 15th, 2015

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, June 16th, 2015

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, June 17th, 2015

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

Back by popular demand is Buddy Jay’s Jamaican Jazz Band–an All-Star line up of musicians led by Israelite’s saxophonist Buddy Jay Kieffer. He leads the band through an exploration of 1960′s Jamaican jazz music and beyond, with plenty of action for the dance floor. $7

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

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

Jujuba delivers a funky, danceable style of Nigerian Afrobeat and Juju music. The strength of the eleven-piece revolves around its energetic cohesion between percussion, rhythm and horn sections. Renowned for their ability to engage a wide variety of audiences, the band draws a dance floor full of smiling faces at every event. Jujuba features Nojeem Lasisi from Igbo Ora, Oyo State, in Nigeria. He ranks among the world’s elite talking drum players. Nojeem was given his first drum at age four by his father, also a master drummer, who handed down to Nojeem its powerful language. As a member of Nigerian superstar King Sunny Ade’s group, the African Beats, Nojeem toured the world and appears on numerous recordings with King Sunny, including “Seven Degrees North” and “Odu. $9

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

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, June 23rd, 2015

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!!!

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

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

Hammond organist Joe Doria brings together some of the best of the NW music scene to create a powerful and jaw-dropping funk and jazz sound like you’ve never heard, exhibiting a mix of stellar musicianship, seasoned songwriting and deep groove where no musical stone gets unturned. McTuff is a straight up dance party featuring the impeccable Andy Coe on guitar and the incredible Tarik Abouzied on drums.
McTuff began in 2008 as an ode to jazz organ greats Jimmy Smith and Captain Jack McDuff, and has since evolved into a versatile and exciting group that has performed across the nation. They’ve performed at Bumbershoot, the New Orleans Jazz Fest and other theaters and festivals across the nation. They’ve also held a residency at Seattle’s legendary Seamonster Lounge for over five years, which has become regular stop for local and traveling musicians including Skerik, Allen Stone, Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band), G Love (and Special Sauce), Blake Lewis, Kevin Sawka, and many others.
The members of McTuff have performed and toured with an impressive list of world-renowned groups and artists including Carlos Santana, Stanton Moore, Ravi Coltrane, Bobby Previte, Michael Shrieve, Mike Stern and many others. $10

Monday, June 29th, 2015

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, June 30th, 2015

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!!!