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Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

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

Welcome back Farnell Newton and OC to the stage. The band features current or former members of Jill Scott, Bootsy Collins, The Doo Doo Funk All-Stars, Liv Warfield, Juno What?! and more. Trumpeter Farnell Newton is one of the most versatile musicians in the Northwest, playing straight ahead jazz, Latin music, soul, hip hop, funk and more. Farnell has been touring with 3-time Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Jill Scott, soulful singer/Pianist Jarrod Lawson, and with the Legendary Rhinestone Rockstar Bassist, Bootsy Collins! A funky good time awaits. FREE!!!

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

STEVE SWATKINS’ POSITIVE AGENDA; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

The Big Ginger returns for a burner at the lounge! Steve Swatkins (Allen Stone Band, Juno What?!) has manned the keys for a who’s who of funk and dance projects and remains one of the goodfoot’s favorite ivory ticklers. Come have a ball! $6

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

DJ LOGIC, KLOZD SIRKUT; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

The theorem of turntablist as musician has been long proven in the capable hands of DJ Logic, whom with jazz as his foundation has become a wax innovator by crossing genres and mixing his sound across the map. As one of the world’s most accomplished turntablist’s, DJ Logic is widely credited for introducing jazz into the hip – hop realms and is considered by most as a highly respected session musician and an innovative bandleader.
Since his emergence in the early nineties amidst the Bronx hip-hop scene, the New York City based deejay has been amassing a veritable mountain of collaborations ranging from the likes of: Medeski Martin and Wood, Chritian McBride, Vernon Reid, Charlie Hunter, Jack DeJohnette, John Mayer, Ben Harper, Mos Def and The Roots, to name but a few.
An evolutionary sound derived from a pallet of funk, jazz, rock, soul and world beat influences, all incorporated through technology. The members of Klozd Sirkut utilize unique hybrid electro-instrumental setups, effects and pre-recorded loops. The live performance is layered with a hard grooving, beat-driven framework creating Klozd Sirkut’s undeniably signature sound and dynamic live electro performances. Trumpet player, Chris Littlefield performs regularly with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and has shared the stage with Angelo Moore (Fishbone), Phil Lesh, and a plethora of other exceptional voices— including James Brown. Littlefield tweaks his horn effects to sound like everything from a synth bass, horn section and an alien vocalist. $8

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

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

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

Saturday, February 24th, 2018

GOODFOOT 17 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW with McTUFF; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

After 17 long and wonderful years of music we thought we’d celebrate by inviting our favorite funky organ trio down from Seattle for a little dance party. McTuff, led by B-3 burner Joe Doria, combine master musicianship with an Earth rumbling groove as they tear through jazz, funk, soul and psychedelia. Come to our birthday party– no presents necessary! $10

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

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

Welcome back Farnell Newton and OC to the stage. The band features current or former members of Jill Scott, Bootsy Collins, The Doo Doo Funk All-Stars, Liv Warfield, Juno What?! and more. Trumpeter Farnell Newton is one of the most versatile musicians in the Northwest, playing straight ahead jazz, Latin music, soul, hip hop, funk and more. Farnell has been touring with 3-time Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Jill Scott, soulful singer/Pianist Jarrod Lawson, and with the Legendary Rhinestone Rockstar Bassist, Bootsy Collins! A funky good time awaits. FREE!!!

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

THE GARCIA PROJECT (Early Show); Doors @ 8, Music @ 9:00pm

The Garcia Project’s (NY) performances are recreations of full, classic Jerry Garcia Band set lists from 1976-1995. More than just a Jerry Garcia Band Tribute Band or Jerry Garcia Cover Band, using thoughtful arrangements and the proper instrumentation and feel, The Garcia Project faithfully channels and projects the feelings, emotions and music that propelled the Jerry Garcia Band and their fans through the years. For anyone that never had a chance to experience the Jerry Garcia Band or for fans that want to relive a classic show, The Garcia Project delivers. $17     Advanced tickets here

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

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

Averaging over one hundred shows a year — The Jauntee has quickly made a name for themselves in the New England music scene. Hailing from Boston, they’ve solidified a dedicated following in the Northeast, playing most staple venues in the area (ie. Paradise Rock Club, Nectar’s, The Spot Underground, Stone Church). Several New England festival appearances (ie. Catskill Chill, StrangeCreek, Disc Jam) and extensive touring down the East Coast and across the Midwest have given them Nationwide recognition, with sold out shows as far west as Denver, CO (Quixote’s). A focus on live improvisation, set list variety, and musical exploration makes every show different from the last, truly making The Jauntee a live act to see again and again.
Drawing influence from a wide variety of bands, The Jauntee’s improvisational landscape spans multiple genres, including: Funk/Rock/Jazz/Progressive/Bluegrass/Psychedelic and Ambient music. Their willingness to explore genres, abandon all song structure, and dive into ‘the weird’ sets them apart from your average upcoming Jam Band. They aim to push the boundaries of improvisation, embrace the moment and engage the audience. With an ever-expanding song catalog and an inclination for open ended improvisation, every show promises to be a unique experience. $8

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

FIRST FRIDAY SUPERJAM w/DJ MAGNETO & FRIENDS @ 9:00pm

First Friday Superjam means funk, soul, disco & hip hop with DJ Magneto and Friends. Come and join the dance party! $5

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

DJ ANJALI and THE INCREDIBLE KID Present: TROPITAAL– A Desi-Latino Sound Clash with Special Guest BLACK DARIA @ 9:00pm

Take the sultry vibe of the Latin American Tropics, combine with the rhythm of India (“Taal”) and stir into Tropitaal, a Desi/Latino Soundclash where the hottest club sounds from India and Latin America go head to head in an all-night dance-off of epic proportions. Resident DJs Anjali & The Incredible Kid combine their deep passions and deep crates from across the spectrum of Latin, Indian and Caribbean vibes. (We are not talking Salsa, but Reggaeton, Moombahton, Digital Cumbia, 3Ball Guarachero, Latin Trap, Dembow and more). $7

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

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

Fresh Track delivers a solid blend of rock, funk, and synth driven dance music. Drawing from many different influences, they create high energy jams, catchy dance grooves, and the occasional prog rock riff to keep things interesting. The band features some of Portland’s finest players from groups such as Shafty, Jarrod Lawson and the Good People, and Yak Attack. Free!

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

STEVE SWATKINS’ POSITIVE AGENDA; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

The Big Ginger returns for a burner at the lounge! Steve Swatkins (Allen Stone Band, Juno What?!) has manned the keys for a who’s who of funk and dance projects and remains one of the goodfoot’s favorite ivory ticklers. Come have a ball! $6

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

SPEAKER MINDS, SUBCONSCIOUS CULTURE, BORN COSMIC; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Speaker Minds’ high energy and charismatic performance make for a memorable time for both themselves and spectators. With an intelligible emcee who enthusiastically expresses his love for hip-hop and community, an unapologetic and seasoned soul singer, and a band that has blended their diverse backgrounds to form a unique sound, there’s never a dull moment.
Born Cosmic is a Portland based band blending ambient funk and hip hop to create original music ranging from melancholy to four on the floor dance jams. $8

Friday, March 9th, 2018

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

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

Saturday, March 10th, 2018

PONGA (WAYNE HORVITZ, SKERIK, BOBBY PREVITTE and MIKE GAMBLE); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Wayne Horvitz is a composer, pianist and electronic musician who has performed extensively throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America. He is the leader of the Gravitas Quartet, Sweeter Than the Day, Zony Mash, The Four plus One Ensemble and co-founder of the New York Composers Orchestra. He has performed and collaborated with Bill Frisell, Butch Morris, John Zorn, George Lewis, Robin Holcomb, Fred Frith, Julian Priester, Michael Shrieve and Carla Bley, among others. Commissioners include the NEA, Meet the Composer, Kronos String Quartet, Seattle Chamber Players, BAM, and Earshot Jazz. Collaborators include Paul Taylor, Liz Lerman, Bill Irwin and Gus Van Sant. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including two MAP grants and the NEA American Masterpiece award. Recent compositions include The Heartsong of Charging Elk based on the novel by James Welch and 55: Music and Dance in Concrete: a site-specific collaboration with dancer Yukio Suzuki and video artist Yohei Saito. He is the music programmer for The Royal Room, a performance venue in Seattle, Washington, and a professor of composition at the Cornish College of the Arts.
Tonight he is joined by an equally impressive roster of musicians for what is sure to be a stunning ensemble. Ponga is a quartet of four bandleaders: Mike Gamble – Keyboards, Bobby Previte – Drums, Skerik – Saxophone and Electronics and Wayne Horvitz – Keyboards. The music of Ponga is 100% improvised. And fairly mind-blowing!
$12

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

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

Fresh Track delivers a solid blend of rock, funk, and synth driven dance music. Drawing from many different influences, they create high energy jams, catchy dance grooves, and the occasional prog rock riff to keep things interesting. Featuring some of Portland’s finest players from groups such as Shafty, Jarrod Lawson and the Good People, and Yak Attack.

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

JOYTRIBE, TIM KARPLUS BAND; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

JoyTribe infuses their funk with rock, reggae, latin, jazz and even a little two-step thrown in. The band released their first 6 song EP, We Insist, which showcases their diverse, positive and fun songwriting, as well as an adapted version of In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel. JoyTribe has been packing houses in Portland and surrounding areas, as well as opening for Dumpstaphunk, Balkan Beat Box, Afrolicious, Kung Fu, Marbin, and SuperSonic Soul Pimps. They have managed to captivate listeners of all ages with a tight, passionate show led by singer/saxophonist Chelsea Luker.
The original project of Portland musician Tim Karplus, the TKB play a mix of catchy, melodic pop rock and groove-oriented fusion.The project includes Tim Karplus (Weather Machine, Haley Johnsen, The Breaking), drummer Casey Anderson (Curtis Salgado, Quick & Easy Boys) and bassist Andre Zapata (Moorea Masa, Positive Agenda, PC 2034). $7

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

BROTHERS GOW, DIGGIN’ DIRT; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

The San Diego quintet Brothers Gow combines rock, funk, jazz and reggae influences with thoughtful lyrics, deep grooves and an ear for improvisation that keeps each show fresh and unique. With more than 500 shows under their belts, this well-seasoned band started off in Flagstaff, AZ, and since moving to Southern California, has developed a more dynamic sound, adding strong vocal harmonies and complex arrangements to their guitar-driven rock. Add to this mix an awe inspiring light show, and you have a recipe for a memorable concert experience.
The more evolved sound of Brothers Gow can be heard in Reflections their 4th studio album, that runs the gamut from arena rock and uptempo dance grooves to more musically and lyrically emotive tracks and some fan-favorite intrumental compositions that showcase Brothers Gow’s tight arrangements.
Reminiscent of James Brown, and Sly and the Family Stone, Diggin Dirt, is a band that is very well known around Humboldt County and the Pacific Northwest for uniquely blending together their influences that range from funk to blues to reggae to psychedelic-rock, to make something that is all together new and old sounding, in the best way possible. Diggin Dirt are an 8 piece band with tight horns and an even tighter rhythm section and they never fail to keep the dance floor moving all night long. Excitement, top notch stage presence, and high quality original songs are sure to be delivered in more than adequate dosages with Diggin Dirt on stage. Whether you intend to or not, Diggin Dirt will have you moving from your head to your toes if you happen to find yourself in the same room as this extremely funky powerhouse of a band. $10

Friday, March 16th, 2018

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

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

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

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

Garcia Birthday Band (GBB), is a group of veteran musicians interpreting and celebrating the vast repertoire of the late Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead. But this isn’t a “tribute band!” Drawing upon years of individual and shared experience, these players are able to craft and transform these tunes into something fresh and original. Solid chops, tight arrangements and fine harmonies all contribute to the band’s musical travels and explorations of one of the greatest and most diverse songbooks of all time. Always sure to raise the roof and keep the dance floor rocking, the band’s quickly growing fan base finds the community spirit and kind vibes contagious. $10

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

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

Fresh Track delivers a solid blend of rock, funk, and synth driven dance music. Drawing from many different influences, they create high energy jams, catchy dance grooves, and the occasional prog rock riff to keep things interesting. Featuring some of Portland’s finest players from groups such as Shafty, Jarrod Lawson and the Good People, and Yak Attack.

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

PROUD and NASTY (featuring Members of McTuff and Polyrhythmics); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

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

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

LOST OX (CD Release), BAMBOOZLE; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Formed in early 2017, and quickly gaining traction around Portland, Lost Ox is part rapidfire rambling lyrics, part whiskey blues soul grass, two parts neo-funk groove; all with an extra helping of electro-psychedelic heat. The prog-blues-folk quartet bring their own brand of inventive playfulness to performances; weaving dark, murderous yarns in the same stride as delightfully groovy jive numbers, saturated richly with improvisation and interplay.
Bamboozle has appeared to carry the burning, stinking torch of funk deep into the dark night of your soul. Having given birth to itself in a fit of pain and ecstasy in the year 2016, Bamboozle has quickly rocketed its way to becoming the band you never knew you wanted – but always knew you needed. $7

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

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

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

Saturday, March 24th, 2018

PYATA and THE RHYTHM; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Sunday, March 25th, 2018

YOU DON”T KNOW ME! COMEDY SHOWCASE; Doors @ 8, Music @ 9:00pm

Join us as the goodfoot hosts the Comedy Showcase “You Don’t Know Me!” Have you ever wondered if you can do stand-up? You Don’t Know Me! thinks you can. Calaix presents the 3rd installation of her comedy variety show
Every other month Portland’s infamous dance spot is transformed into a riotous giggleplex. You Don’t Know Me! carefully curates each show to encourage a select handful of hopefuls to take the leap and try stand-up for the first time. This glorified (not) open mic is accompanied by hilarious musical guests and accomplished PDX comedians. The show in March features headliners, Phil Schallberger, a Portland veteran who make lectures funny (who doesn’t love a good PowerPoint presentation?) and the loveable Libyan ex-pat, Mohanad El Shieky, who was recently named Portland’s 3rd funniest person. This month’s newcomers include Lauren Emery, Phil Nicolazzo, and Mallary Silberberger. Wish them luck! And as always, there’s Calaix, who took a stand-up comedy class in May and now she thinks she can do this. $8

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

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

Fresh Track delivers a solid blend of rock, funk, and synth driven dance music. Drawing from many different influences, they create high energy jams, catchy dance grooves, and the occasional prog rock riff to keep things interesting. Featuring some of Portland’s finest players from groups such as Shafty, Jarrod Lawson and the Good People, and Yak Attack.

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

LA RIVERA; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

La Rivera takes arthouse harmony-laden songwriting and combines it with a soulful rootsy sincerity and a wild pumping danceable fever. Featuring Jessica Cambell ( Life during Wartime), Whityn Owen ( Scott Pemberton),André Zapata ( Los Lobos), Zac Allen ,and Joshua Rivera on vocals and guitar. Special guests will pepper this special evening. $6

Friday, March 30th, 2018

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

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

Saturday, March 31st, 2018

HIGH AND MIGHTY BRASS BAND, FARNELL NEWTON’S OTHERSHIP CONNECTION; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

There’s a reason that musical trailblazers from Galactic to DJ Logic have recently chosen to collaborate with High and Mighty Brass Band, and legends such as Dr. John, Rebirth Brass Band, and Trombone Shorty have chosen them to share the stage. Co-mingling band members from New Orleans, NYC, and a host of other cities across the globe, this dynamic krewe has the unique ability to combine classic New Orleans Funk and R&B with more modern Afro-Beat and Hip Hop influences.
Their live performances are both fiercely entertaining and refreshingly inspiring, connecting the band with each and every audience member. Just catching a single performance will make it abundantly clear why HMBB! is known as “a party in progress!”
Welcome back Farnell Newton and OC to the stage. The band features current or former members of Jill Scott, Bootsy Collins, The Doo Doo Funk All-Stars, Liv Warfield, Juno What?! and more. Trumpeter Farnell Newton is one of the most versatile musicians in the Northwest, playing straight ahead jazz, Latin music, soul, hip hop, funk and more. Farnell has been touring with 3-time Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Jill Scott, soulful singer/Pianist Jarrod Lawson, and with the Legendary Rhinestone Rockstar Bassist, Bootsy Collins! A funky good time awaits. $12

Friday, April 6th, 2018

FIRST FRIDAY SUPERJAM w/DJ MAGNETO & FRIENDS @ 9:00pm

First Friday Superjam means funk, soul, disco & hip hop with DJ Magneto and Friends. Come and join the dance party! $5

Saturday, April 7th, 2018

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

15 years and hundreds of shows later, Jujuba continues to whip crowds into a dancing frenzy with their explosive live shows. Led by master talking drummer, Nojeem Lasisi (King Sunny Ade), the ten piece band straddles the line between Afrobeat and juju. A full horn line, rubbery bass and intricate percussion breaks combine to make Jujuba shows a can’t miss good time! $10

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

WONDERS of NATURE (Featuring SCOTT LAW and ANDY COE); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Friday, April 13th, 2018

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

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

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

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

Take the sultry vibe of the Latin American Tropics, combine with the rhythm of India (“Taal”) and stir into Tropitaal, a Desi/Latino Soundclash where the hottest club sounds from India and Latin America go head to head in an all-night dance-off of epic proportions. Resident DJs Anjali & The Incredible Kid combine their deep passions and deep crates from across the spectrum of Latin, Indian and Caribbean vibes. (We are not talking Salsa, but Reggaeton, Moombahton, Digital Cumbia, 3Ball Guarachero, Latin Trap, Dembow and more). $7

Friday, April 20th, 2018

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

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

Friday, April 27th, 2018

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

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