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Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

JON WAYNE and THE PAIN, PERK!; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Minneapolis based reggae rockers Jon Wayne and The Pain have been carving a sizable niche in the reggae-rock genre. Their third release “Surrender” builds upon the success of the group’s sophomore album which adds Jam and EDM to their unique mix of Reggae, Rock, and Dub that fans can’t get enough of. Jon, Teeto and Chuckie are the ultimate coast-to-coast road warriors having played an average of 20 shows per month for the last 4 years. Their live shows include a powerful display of the trio’s “Reggae-Tronic Dub”. The band creates a unique psychedelic Reggae sound by blending Reggae-Rock with evolving bass heavy tangents of electronic dub.
Perk! is a 4 piece Instrumental band that features Jon Petz on drums, Devon Bedette on guitar, Robert Ping on trumpet/guitar and Justin “Boo” Wilson on bass. Perk! blends elements of Funk, Rock, Groove, Jam, Blues, Jazz and more into a sound that is often funky and always energetic. They feed off of the energy of the crowd and strive to make every show a party. $8

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

JOYTRIBE, DEVICE GRIPS; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Joytribe plays funk from the soul. If you haven’t heard the Portland-based band, JoyTribe, get ready for a dive into waters where funk meets world beats and positive energy flows. JT is new on the scene, yet has been revving up crowds through the NW with original music and tasty covers.
Joining Joytribe is Device Grips. What started as a solo MC/guitar looping project transformed into a vibrant live band featuring funky baselines, flashy horns, fresh beats and gritty melodic conscious hip hop vocals backed by psychedelic instrumentation with hints of *Black Keys + The Roots + Sound Tribe Sector 9. $6

Friday, July 31st, 2015

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

Portland’s longest running DJ Dance Night, Soul Stew delivers deep & delicious cuts of funk, soul, disco & break beats on vinyl 45′s. DJ Aquaman (aka Eric Hedford, former member of The Dandy Warhols and 2014 Oregon Music Hall Of Fame Inductee) joins forces with DJ Brad Vachal and The Soul Mechanic to bring you Soul Stew. $5

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

JERRY GARCIA BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION with 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, August 3rd, 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, August 4th, 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, August 5th, 2015

TIMBERLINE EFFECT, DORADO; 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, August 6th, 2015

KORY QUINN and THE COMRADES; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

The compelling contemporary hobo intellectual has a refreshingly homespun take on DIY Americana
which The Portland Mercury has said is “The best The West Coast has to offer”. He has spent the last
five years playing 1000+ self-booked dates on the road throughout the Pacific Northwest, West Coast,
Midwest and Texas. His travels also span three international tours through 7 countries, including the Netherlands, England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland, and Canada.
His second full-length album, “At The End of The Bar”, boiled down red-dirt basics in a freewheeling
roadhouse stew. Quinn’s songwriting is “adroit, surefooted, and imbued with authenticity” – The
Portland Mercury. He offered up sturdily constructed country, folk, and Cajun-tinged songs for his
ensemble to really sink their fangs into on that instant jukebox classic. The songs are short and sweet but packed with clever lines, sentimental harmonies and twangy fills. All that makes them the kind of songs that hang around your brain like honky-tonk regulars. $7

Friday, August 7th, 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, August 8th, 2015

L’IL SMOKIES, LEFT COAST COUNTRY (Album Release Party); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Hailing from the utopian garden city of Missoula, MT, The Lil’ Smokies exploded onto the progressive bluegrass scene in the winter of 2009 and haven’t shown any signs of fatigue since. Sharing 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, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Travellin’ McCourys, Sam Bush Band, Fruition, Infamous Stringdusters, Bradford Lee Folk and The Bluegrass Playboys, and dozens of others, 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. The Smokies have played the Trap Bar at Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival (2011), the Bozeman Bluegrass Fest (2011), Sandpoint Summer Fest (2013), Wintergrass (2014), River City Roots Festival (2011, 2013, 2014), Northwest Folklife Festival (2014), the Northwest String Summit’s Further Stage and Main Stage (2013, 2014). Most recently, they were honored by the International Bluegrass Music Awards (IBMA 2014) with a nomination for the Momentum in Bluegrass Band Award. 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).
Formed in 2010 from the exploding newgrass scene in Portland, Oregon, Left Coast Country quickly recorded and released their debut full-length, Dark Down and Blue, which features the group’s high-energy, hard-driving originals and their contemporary take on the old bluegrass sound. Following that up with their sophomore, self-titled full-length in 2012, it helped propel their versatile, dynamic sound onto the never-ending tour circuit of North America. Dedication to their craft has made Left Coast Country one of the hardest working, up-and-coming acts in the Northwest. $10

Monday, August 10th, 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, August 11th, 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, August 12th, 2015

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

Tonight Shafty begins 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. $8

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

EROTIC CITY (Prince Tribute); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Erotic City is a Prince tribute band led by Julian Stefoni, whose resemblance is more than passing. Their knowledge of the catalog combined with Julian’s flair for performance makes an EC show worth coming down for! $6

Friday, August 14th, 2015

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

Portland’s longest running DJ Dance Night, Soul Stew delivers deep & delicious cuts of funk, soul, disco & break beats on vinyl 45′s. DJ Aquaman (aka Eric Hedford, former member of The Dandy Warhols and 2014 Oregon Music Hall Of Fame Inductee) joins forces with DJ Brad Vachal and The Soul Mechanic to bring you Soul Stew. $5

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

DJ ANJALI and THE INCREDIBLE KID present TROPITAAL: @ 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.

Monday, August 17th, 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, August 18th, 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, August 19th, 2015

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

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. $8

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

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

Lesser Bangs are set to reclaim the massive power of rock and roll that has begun to quietly fade in the era of samples and laptops. Inspired by the valiant battle for rock’s soul that Lester Bangs championed in his writings, Lesser Bangs embody their namesake’s passion for truth in music. Forged in 2012 by keyboardist Adam King and guitarist Sean DeGregorio, LBs finds the pair’s like-minded but unique takes on rock and pop fusing in harmonic splendor. Endearing hooks are gracefully attacked, and the potential for psychedelic expansion lies within each melodic turn. Both King and DeGregorio write songs that are inherently thematic – where the lyrics and melodies can’t exist without one another, and where each tune is a story unto itself. Rounded out by bassist Scott DeWitt and drummer Justin Birge, Lesser Bangs make music that’s more electrifying than a toaster in a bathtub. The four-piece feeds off one another’s passion and technique, and the result is a throbbing life-force of rock and roll. Remember why you first fell in love with the electric guitar. Find the piano sexy once again. Let Lesser Bangs reignite the sonic quiver of your soul.
When Ween shockingly called it quits in 2012, a gaping hole was left in the hearts of all who worshipped at the holy altar of the Boognish. Their end marked a devastating blow to lovers of rock, comedy, social experimentation, and all things brown. But on Halloween night of 2013, a group of Portland musicians joined together to host a black-mass resurrection of the band’s spirit at Club 21. As the night progressed, a wafting aroma of pork roll, egg and cheese began to emit from the stage amplifiers and some in attendance swear they say a spiky-haired stallion emerge from the fog machine. The Boognish spoke to the musicians that night, and instructed them to bear the torch of his legacy – they would no longer be known as men, but rather as The Voodoo Ladyboys. As such, the VLBs not only pay homage to the spirit of Ween musically, but also through their embrace of the absurd. Sonic annihilation hasn’t felt this good since the liberty bell first cracked. $6

Friday, August 21st, 2015

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, August 24th, 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, August 25th, 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, August 26th, 2015

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

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. $8

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

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

Originally formed to pay tribute to guitar hero and folk legend Jerry Garcia, the Andy Coe Band has evolved into the greatest jam band to come out of the Pacific Northwest in years. The fretboard & tone wizardry of Andy Coe (McTuff) joins forces with the textural bliss of Gary Palmer on keyboards, the tight pocket grooves of Chris Jones on bass, and the symbiotic rhythms of Scott Goodwin & Bob Rees on percussion, to deliver stellar tunes in mystical proportions. Tonight they keep it close to their origins as they toast Jerry and wrap up Garcia month here at the goodfoot. $7

Friday, August 28th, 2015

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

Portland’s longest running DJ Dance Night, Soul Stew delivers deep & delicious cuts of funk, soul, disco & break beats on vinyl 45′s. DJ Aquaman (aka Eric Hedford, former member of The Dandy Warhols and 2014 Oregon Music Hall Of Fame Inductee) joins forces with DJ Brad Vachal and The Soul Mechanic to bring you Soul Stew. $5

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

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

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. 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. $7

Monday, August 31st, 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, September 1st, 2015

FARNELL NEWTON and THE OTHERSHIP CONNECTION (Free); Doors at 9, Music @ 10:00pm

As part of our artist-in-residency (AIR) series, 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, June What?! and more. Trumpeter Farnell Newton is one of the most versatile musicians in the Northwest, playing straight ahead jazz, smooth 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. Farnell has assembled a new band together to bring a funky/sweaty good time at the Good Foot Lounge. Like all Tuesdays around here, it’s free!!!

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

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

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. $8

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

SPIRITUAL REZ; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

The Spiritual Rez reggae funk dance experience is an unabashed display of musical virtuosity. When paired with a deep, sub-sonic groove and powerful heart felt vocalization; crowds are left dancing and screaming for more. Over the past 9 years, these six men have relentlessly toured the country to share their music and appreciation of the arts. Rooted in rock, reggae, and funk; their diversity exemplifies their love and desire to put on a live experience that will not only cut to your core, but also ignite the inner flame that exists in us all. A constant festival favorite, The Rez can shake a stage like a psychedelic dance earthquake. Evoking their personal power animals, they fearlessly forge into the musically unknown, creating a masterpiece every performance. It’s this power, this creative desire, that has fans traveling across the nation to experience this raw and intoxicating display of musical bliss.

Friday, September 4th, 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, September 5th, 2015

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! Keeping you engaged and dancing from start to finish is their goal!

Monday, September 7th, 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, September 8th, 2015

FARNELL NEWTON and THE OTHERSHIP CONNECTION (Free); Doors at 9, Music @ 10:00pm

As part of our artist-in-residency (AIR) series, 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, June What?! and more. Trumpeter Farnell Newton is one of the most versatile musicians in the Northwest, playing straight ahead jazz, smooth 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. Farnell has assembled a new band together to bring a funky/sweaty good time at the Good Foot Lounge. Like all Tuesdays around here, it’s free!!!

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

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

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. $8

Friday, September 11th, 2015

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 12th, 2015

McTUFF, HAPPY ORCHESTRA; 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, September 14th, 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, September 15th, 2015

FARNELL NEWTON and THE OTHERSHIP CONNECTION (Free); Doors at 9, Music @ 10:00pm

As part of our artist-in-residency (AIR) series, 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, June What?! and more. Trumpeter Farnell Newton is one of the most versatile musicians in the Northwest, playing straight ahead jazz, smooth 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. Farnell has assembled a new band together to bring a funky/sweaty good time at the Good Foot Lounge. Like all Tuesdays around here, it’s free!!!

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

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

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. $8

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

SOUL’D OUT and THE GOODFOOT PRESENT: MIKE LOVE; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Revolutionary music may seem hard to come by in these days and times. Long gone is the era of artists like Bob Marley, The Clash, Stevie Wonder and Patti Smith getting airplay and bringing their messages to the masses. But that doesn’t mean that the revolution isn’t still brewing in the hearts and minds of many people around the globe. Meet Mike Love. One of reggae music’s rising stars. Born and raised in Oahu, Hawaii to a musical family that spans generations, Mike Love brings a multitude of influences to the table, all tied together by the common goal of making the world a better place. Which is no mean feat. On his debut album, The Change I’m Seeking, Love harkens the legends of roots reggae in both his lyrics and his sound, but never relies on any one genre to hold him down. Coming from a wealth of influences – he started out playing classical piano as a teenager and later would perform in high school bands that were more akin to the grunge sounds of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam – Mike Love fuses the simple rhythms of classic reggae with the complex changes of the classical and rock music he was first trained on to come up with a style wholly unique to him. Mike is currently wrapping up his second album titled Love Will Find A Way.

Friday, September 18th, 2015

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 19th, 2015

TAKIMBA @ 9:00pm

Monday, September 21st, 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, September 22nd, 2015

FARNELL NEWTON and THE OTHERSHIP CONNECTION (Free); Doors at 9, Music @ 10:00pm

As part of our artist-in-residency (AIR) series, 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, June What?! and more. Trumpeter Farnell Newton is one of the most versatile musicians in the Northwest, playing straight ahead jazz, smooth 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. Farnell has assembled a new band together to bring a funky/sweaty good time at the Good Foot Lounge. Like all Tuesdays around here, it’s free!!!

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

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

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. $8

Friday, September 25th, 2015

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, September 28th, 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, September 29th, 2015

FARNELL NEWTON and THE OTHERSHIP CONNECTION (Free); Doors at 9, Music @ 10:00pm

As part of our artist-in-residency (AIR) series, 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, June What?! and more. Trumpeter Farnell Newton is one of the most versatile musicians in the Northwest, playing straight ahead jazz, smooth 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. Farnell has assembled a new band together to bring a funky/sweaty good time at the Good Foot Lounge. Like all Tuesdays around here, it’s free!!!

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

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

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. $8