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Friday, March 6th, 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, March 7th, 2015

SCOTT LAW ACOUSTIC MACHINE, THE HOBO NEPHEWS of UNCLE FRANK ; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Scott Law may have been born in Southern California but his music pulls together traditions from every corner of the country. His latest album, Black Mountain (released October 29, 2013 on Volcano Underground), is all about his acoustic roots and the fiddle-driven string-band sounds of the Appalachian Southeast. On this beautifully captured recording, Law successfully draws upon a number of wide-ranging musical influences, from Austin’s alt-country to raw Bluegrass and even the improvisational spirit of bands like the Grateful Dead. These influences–and Law’s years of experience in groups like Hanuman, Brokedown in Bakersfield (with Nicki Bluhm), and Darol Anger’s Republic of Strings—combine to create a unique sound that the musician-singer-songwriter, now based in Portland, defines as “Current Roots Americana.” Scott is a goodfoot favorite whose spirit shines bright and whose notes ring true— we are honored to have him back on our stage.
For nearly a decade the troubadour brothers in The Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank have been refining their unique brand of Americana. The Minneapolis Star Tribune calls it “timeless songwriting chops” and The Atlantic City weekly describes it as “tremendously played roots music.” Hobo Nephews Of Uncle Frank have tirelessly played, sang and stomped their own brand of independent roots music. At a live show they create a deep and sometimes raucous groove earned from years of touring through the big cities and small towns of America. $10

Sunday, March 8th, 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, March 9th, 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, March 10th, 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, March 11th, 2015

BRETT McCONNELL’S LOVETET, ANIANA: Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

The Brett McConnell Lovetet is an instrumental funk/jazz project that performs original compositions by Brett McConnell (bassist for Shafty, the Asher Fulero Band, Fresh Track), Kyle Owen, and Kyle Smith. The group also plays fresh arrangements of jazz standards, as well as choice covers by modern jazz artists such as the Brian Blade Fellowship Band and Aaron Parks.
The project essentially started as Brett’s senior recital band at Portland State University and has continued to evolve into a group with a sizable repertoire. The Lovetet has performed a handful of shows each year for the last three years, including a big show in 2014 that had the Lovetet opening up for Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood in Bend, Oregon as a part of the Peak Summer Nights music series. You are sure to witness an entirely different show each time, whether it be repertoire, setlist, or even instrumentalists! When the Lovetet isn’t performing, the band members collaborate in many other projects together, creating a stronger bond of musical telepathy each time the band unites to perform.
This show will mark the long-awaited solo debut performance by singer Aniana Hough. Aniana’s musical career first flourished over a decade ago in Phoenix, Arizona where she sang harmonies in The Mighty 602 Band, a reggae backing band that backed multiple legends such as H.R. (of Bad Brains), Ras Michael, The Meditations and many more. She also worked in the 9-piece hip-hop band Antedote singing smooth melodies over jazz-infused beats. After moving to Portland six years ago, Aniana has been seen performing with multiple bands such as Philly’s Phunkestra, Ben Darwish’s Commotion, Marv Ellis, Funk N’ Roses, Yak Attack, the Asher Fulero Band, Fresh Track, and others. This upcoming performance will feature music written by Aniana herself, hitting an array of genres (roots & dub reggae, rock, soul, and funk) that will surely highlight her vocal prowess and sultry style. Her stellar band of Goodfoot regulars include Brett McConnell (Shafty, Asher Fulero Band), Jimmy Russell (The Quick & Easy Boys, Boys II Gentlemen), Nick Werth (GALAXE), Dave Dernovsek (Yak Attack, Emulator) and a 3-piece horn section! Don’t miss out on this special event!

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

ELEKTRAPOD, PIGWAR; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Elektrapod is the brain child of guitarist Gabe Johnson (Jive Talkin’ Robots, Soulwork, El Dante) and keyboardist Brad Jones (FloorRide, Keegan Smith & The Fam, Tony Smiley/MOWO). Formed with the vision of fusing funk, soul, disco and riff rock w/ electronica, Gabe and Brad aimed from the start to create a band that would stand out.Tapping Matt Smith (Biddewah Trunk) on drums, Tyler Mason (Tone Red, El Dante, FloorRide) on bass, Jarrod Donatelli (2nd Hand Soldiers, El Dante) on percussion and uber-talented young diva Ze Rox (Jaccuzi) on vocals, they have assembled a truly colorful collection of players.
pigWar is pure psychedelic soul. Their live shows are explosive with all-original tunes that pull from the obscure corners of Teddy Pendergrass, Led Zeppelin, The Faces, Lee Scratch Perry, Dilla, and Parliament Funkadelic. pW is a collaboration between Portland-based artists Teddy Presberg and Garett Brennan.
Garett is worldwide renowned folk artist on Blue Coast Records getting his first vocal licks in on the soul scene. Teddy is a sought after producer/side-man on Ropeadope Records (Medeski Martin and Wood, Snarky Puppy, John Scofied, etc). $7

Friday, March 13th, 2015

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

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

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

DJ ANJALI and THE INCREDIBLE KID PRESENT: TROPITAAL– A DESI-LATINO SOUNDCLASH w/ Special Guest DJ DANIELA KARINA @ 9:00pm

Take the sultry vibe of the Latin American Tropics, combine with the rhythm of India (“Taal”) and stir into Tropitaal, our newest dance night – 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. Dj Daniela Karina drops by for an early (9-10 pm) set of reggaeton! $5

Sunday, March 15th, 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, March 16th, 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, March 17th, 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!!! Plus, it’s St. Patty’s day— avoid the jackasses elsewhere and come here where everyone is pretty cool!

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

FAMILY FUNKTION; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

We welcome The Family Funktion for a rare Wednesday performance. Led by guitarist Joe Hall, The Funktion is a rotating collective of musicians playing improvisational deep groove. This isn’t spacy noodling; it’s a feet-firmly-planted-in-the-dance floor kind of thing with heavy rhythms and punchy horns. Come dance a little! $5

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

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

We welcome back keyboard/electronics maestro, Asher Fulero, and his eponymous band, which includes Shafty bassist, Brett McConnell, and the goodfoot All-Stars’ Darvey Santner on guitar. Expect a raging mix of rock, jazz, psychedelic forays and lots of opportunities to dance!!
Kicking off the night is California’s Tracorum, whose contagious musical journeying is a blend of southern swamp pop, soul, honky tonk, roots rock americana with a rhythmic diversity that adds elements of funk, latin-caribbean and gospel stomp. Great songwriting steeped in rich vocal harmonies and urban storytelling are the vehicle on which this powerful quartet had made their national ascent. $7

Friday, March 20th, 2015

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

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

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

WIL BLADES TRIO (with Jeff Parker and Simon Lott); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

From cookin’ with Blues legend John Lee Hooker, organ summits with B-3 master Dr. Lonnie Smith, television and radio appearances, Wil Blades is gaining critical acclaim and international recognition. Blades, a native Chicagoan, has become the San Francisco Bay Area’s first call organist and is rapidly gaining momentum internationally. He has been named “Rising Star” for organ in the Downbeat critics poll every year since 2006. Wil has been wowing audiences with groups such as O.G.D., Amendola Vs. Blades, Stanton Moore Trio, Steppin and Billy Martin/Wil Blades Duo. In addition to performing with legendary artists such as John Lee Hooker and Dr. Lonnie Smith, Wil has performed and recorded with Melvin Sparks, Idris Muhammad, Joe Louis Walker, Don Braden, Donald Harrison, Nicholas Payton, Karl Denson, Will Bernard, Scott Amendola, Charlie Hunter, Stanton Moore, Billy Martin, Anders Osborne, Jason Marsalis, Herlin Riley, Betty Joplin, Eddie Marshall, Herbie Lewis, and many others. Tonight’s trio includes New Orleans drummer, Simon Lott, and Tortoise’s Jeff Parker on guitar! $12

Sunday, March 22nd, 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, March 23rd, 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, March 24th, 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, March 25th, 2015

SIMON TUCKER GROUP; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

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

Friday, March 27th, 2015

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

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

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

GET ON UP @ the goodfoot: TAKIMBA & DJ SAUCY RE-IMAGINE PRINCE @ 9:00pm

Sunday, March 29th, 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, March 30th, 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, March 31st, 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, April 1st, 2015

LESSER BANGS, VOODOO LADYBOYS; Doors at 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

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

THE DIP, TUBALUBA: Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Formed 3 years ago, The Dip came out of a desire for some hard-hitting authentic soul and funk tunes. With 8 members deep (featuring members of Beat Connection and Tom Eddy Band) the band soon took over house parties throughout Seattle’s University District, spending the next year developing a tight set of originals with a sound all their own. The spring and summer of 2013 had The Dip moving to stages throughout Seattle and beyond, scoring a main stage slot at the Summer Meltdown festival in Darrington, Washington. In the fall of 2013 they released the self-recorded and produced Premium Northwest Soul EP, six songs that were quietly acclaimed by music fans as far away as Australia. Fueled by this release, the band (now 9 members) has played a string of packed shows in Seattle, including an evening slot at the Northwest Folklife Festival, a capacity show at the popular Capitol Hill Block Party, opening for the legendary Dirty Dozen Brass Band at Neumos, and headlining their own shows in venues around Seattle and Bellingham. Their driving horn section, The Honeynut Horns, have been in demand for appearances with bands such as Beat Connection and Pickwick. You can listen to their new single, “Ready to Go,” and can expect their new full length new record out in April of 2015.
Tubaluba captures the spirit of New Orleans, and conveys it through their brass street band rhythm and style they call, Jambalaya Brass Rock. Like the New Orleans dish that lent its name to their style, Tubaluba combines the staple musical provisions of jazz and soul with the trinity of funk, R&B & rock ‘n’ roll into a unique concoction designed to make you feel like you’ve been transported into the middle of a raucous 2nd line parade surrounded by vocals, piano, drums and a mess of horns. Formed in 2009, Tubaluba initially drew its musical inspirations from of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rebirth Brass Band, Dr. John, the Cosimo Matassa influence of early New Orleans R&B and rock ‘n’ roll artists like Irma Thomas and Lee Dorsey. Over the past 5 years, their sound has expanded to encompass the rock ‘n’ roll past and funky present of their hometown of Seattle, WA. The band’s songwriting continues to evolve, blending fresh horn hooks with powerful vocal melodies. $7

Friday, April 3rd, 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, April 4th, 2015

McTUFF, CURE FOR THE COMMON; 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 band, exhibiting a mix of stellar musicianship, seasoned songwriting and deep groove where no musical stone gets unturned. McTuff is a movin’ and groovin’ adventure that you will not soon forget, featuring the impeccable Andy Coe on guitar and the incredible Tarik Abouzied on drums.
McTuff has performed at Bumbershoot, the New Orleans Jazz Fest, as well as festivals and venues all over the US. The band has also held a residency at Seattle’s legendary Seamonster Lounge for over five years. Their Tuesday night show 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.
Cure for the Common is a band whose name sounds super familiar, but you’ve never gone to see until now. Making their Goodfoot debut, their shows are an experience the band calls “Montana-grown Electro Thunder Funk.” Never heard of it? It’s okay. Just strap on your space helmet and be prepared for the band to take you on a mind-bending journey through time, space, and music. First it’s funky, then it’s electronic. It’s soulful, then it’s progressive rock! $10

Sunday, April 5th, 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 6th, 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 7th, 2015

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

As part of Artist-in-Residence series, we welcome Yak Attack for the month of April. 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 8th, 2015

THE CONGRESS; Doors @ 9, Music @ @ 10:00pm

Evoking emotions that you thought had long passed – the feeling of your first cigarette, or the way you feel listening to a worn vinyl as it warmly crackles against the sound of a summer night – The Congress is naturally compared to many names and styles of years gone by. But drawing such comparisons is, in many respects, a misguided endeavor. Misguided not because you’d be wrong, but because you’d be missing the beautiful point – The Congress are a natural evolution of more than 60 years of purely American music. With a spirit rooted just south of the Mason-Dixon Line, and now calling Denver – “The Queen City of the West” – their home, they’ve got enough soul, grit, and have spent enough time in the woodshed and on the road to call them pretty much whatever you want. But whatever words you think you need to describe their contribution to the American music tradition – save your breath. The Congress play Rock & Roll. $7

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

YO MAMA’S BIG FAT BOOTY BAND; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Funk has a new spokesband— Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band! Known for their raucous live shows and outrageous stage wear, the Booty Band’s sound is a mix of deep funk, high energy rock, plus a little old school rap and soul thrown in for good measure. Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band formed in North Carolina in 2002 and went through a few incarnations before culminating into the dynamic ensemble it is today. Mary Frances “Mama Funk” creates a sultry platform for her keyboard and keytar playing with her powerhouse vocals. Laying down the bottom is Al “Sweet Nasty” Ingram on bass and vocals and Derrick “Dr Ock” Johnson on trombone. JP “Smoke Machine” Miller soars on guitar, and Lee “Insta Funk” Allen drives it all forward on drums. The five-piece funk rock outfit fuels their high-energy show with original compositions, triumphant horns, laid-back grooves and heavy backbeats. $10

Friday, April 10th, 2015

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

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

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

GARCIA BIRTHDAY BAND; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Sunday, April 12th, 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 13th, 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 14th, 2015

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

As part of Artist-in-Residence series, we welcome Yak Attack for the month of April. 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 15th, 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. $6

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

JUNO WHAT?!; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Juno What?! is a shameless dance party based in the music mecca of Denver, CO. This powerhouse delivers a deeply satisfying mix of live electro-funk and high-energy disco booty jams. The band formed in 2008 as an outlet for Joey Porter’s organic-meets-electronic dance compositions and since then has released three independent albums (Late Night, Shameless, and Late Night Live). Touring regularly since 2009, JW?! has shared the stage with funk luminaries The Ohio Players, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, The Pimps of Joytime, Lettuce, and Bernie Worrell. Juno What?! audiences are treated to a band that appreciates both the classic pedigree of vintage vinyl dance cuts as well as futuristic sternum-bumping anthems.

The band consists of Joey Porter (keyboards, talk box) from The Motet, Tyrone Hendrix (drums) from Stevie Wonder’s touring band, bassist Garrett Sayers (The Motet) and guitarist Dan Schwindt. This core group is often augmented by special guests taken from the best of the gigging groups on the scene (including founding member Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic). These musicians have gathered their collective talents to focus on this mission of making the world a better place…to dance! $15 (purchase tickets online HERE)

Friday, April 17th, 2015

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

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

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

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

More than 100,000 road miles after the original members met in cold and snowy Breckenridge, Colo., trance-fusion-dance band Yamn continues hurtling toward their evolving vision. As their dedication, virtuosity and pure enjoyment propels them through music scenes across the United States, Yamn’s focus remains on the here and now of the live performance. Progressive livetronica and free-flowing power rock await you! $8

Sunday, April 19th, 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 20th, 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 21st, 2015

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

As part of Artist-in-Residence series, we welcome Yak Attack for the month of April. 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 22nd, 2015

CATS UNDER THE STARS; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

The Cats are back to share a good ol’ Grateful Dead experience with us. Come down for a spell! $5

Friday, April 24th, 2015

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

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

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

TROUT STEAK REVIVAL, TUCK and DAISY; 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.

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

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

As part of Artist-in-Residence series, we welcome Yak Attack for the month of April. 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!!!!