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Friday, March 24th, 2017

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

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

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

TROUT STEAK REVIVAL, JAY COBB ANDERSON BAND; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Soulful Narratives. Heartfelt Songwriting. Tightly-woven Instrumentation. Harmonies Rooted in Years of Friendship. Blending the foregoing, Trout Steak Revival pushes the envelope on a progressing genre while drawing creatively from the many canons of American roots music. Trout Steak Revival has earned a place in the mountain states bluegrass scene, performing to sold-out audiences, earning the International Bluegrass Music Association 2016 Official Showcase Recognition and Momentum Band Nomination, winning the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition, appearing on the Today Show in 2015, and even winning an Emmy Award for a soundtrack with Rocky Mountain PBS. Their most recent album, “Brighter Every Day,” was released in March 2015. Produced by Chris Pandolfi of the Infamous Stringdusters, the album has radio play and acclaim both in Colorado and across the world.
Portland mainstay and member of the beloved roots/rock band Fruition, Jay Cobb Anderson, kicks the affair off with a high energy set with his eponymous band! Advanced tickets here.

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Sonic Forum @ 7:00pm

Monday nights are filled with endless possibilities… Join Host Jeff Sechs (Excellent Gentlemen) & Sound Engineer Casey Anderson (The Quick & Easy Boys) for Sonic Forum Open Mic Night. Every Monday we provide musicians and artists (solos, duos, trios, large ensembles, troubadours, accordion driven punk groups, yodeling jugglers, etc.) with a fantastic space to let their talent shine. Play alone or backed by our house musicians. Drum kit, all amps and of course… Sound Engineer provided! Click here for more information. Doors open at 7pm $2

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

GRANT FARM, MAMA MAGNOLIA (Free!); Doors @ 9, Music @ 9:30pm

Join us for a very special one-off performance as part of our free weekly Tuesday series!! Boulder, Colorado-based Cosmic Americana band Grant Farm has entertained a growing fan base on the nation’s club and festival scene since its founding in 2009 by vocalist and National Flatpicking Guitar Champion Tyler Grant. Built on the fundamentals of love, family, and music, the band is a sure bet for fans of high-energy, authentic artists as diverse as Sturgill Simpson, Tedeschi Trucks Band and Phish. Comprised of zany, creative and highly musical comrades, Grant Farm members include Grant (aka “The Champ”), Adrian “Ace” Engfer (bass and vocals), Sean “Magic” Macaulay (drums) and Kevin “Money” McHugh (keyboards and vocals). Daniel Mescher of Colorado Public Radio dubbed Grant Farm “some of the ablest musicians not only in the state of Colorado, but in the nation.” Members’ prior experience includes playing with groups like The Emmitt-Nershi Band, Donovan Frankenreiter and Hot Soup. Collectively, they had also shared stages with notable artists Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Tim O’Brien, Tony Rice, Keller Williams, Jon Oates and the like and with notable groups The String Cheese Incident, Greensky Bluegrass, Yonder Mountain String Band and The Infamous Stringdusters. FREE!

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

CHANCE HAYDEN GROUP with DJ OG ONE (The Trail Blazer’s Official DJ!); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

The groovy guitarist and Portland producer returns to The Goodfoot with an opening set from DJ OG One, Official DJ of the Portland Trailblazers! For over a decade Chance Hayden has maintained an active presence as a stalwart player throughout the city’s diverse music communities. His talent has extended from stints with local luminaries to recent appearances with national artists such as Lindsey Webster, Maimouna Youssef, Matt Brown and Mycle Wastman. Hayden garnered international exposure touring alongside soul-jazz sensation Jarrod Lawson with highlights including Holland’s North Sea Jazz Festival, Japan’s Billboard Live and the incredibly unique opportunity of a birthday celebration for Stevie Wonder. Always keeping good company, Hayden brings together a stellar band featuring Damian Erskine, Michael Elson and Brent Follis performing works from his upcoming album Get Somethin’. As a PSU Jazz Studies graduate, Hayden’s guitar stylings are well informed through the jazz tradition while equally matched with influence of funky rhythm players a la Curtis Mayfield and Cornell Dupree to story-telling bluesmen such as B.B. King and Johnny Guitar Watson. “Having turned 30 just moments ago and fluent in multiple genres, Hayden is ready to display the results of many years’ listening, learning, teaching, practicing and performing” (Tom D’Antoni of Oregon Music News & KMHD Jazz Radio). $8

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

JIMMY RUSSELL’S TRIBUTE TO JIMI HENDRIX; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

The title pretty much says it all on this one. Guitar wizard Jimmy Russell (Quick and Easy Boys, Party City 2034) has channeled the spirit of Jimi so many times from so many stages that it was just time to make it an official show. So there you have it– plainly and simply…Jimmy shreds Jimi, and you should be there for it.
Jimmy is joined by fellow guitarist Peter Knudsen (Coco Columbia), promising a night of explosive tunes exclusively out of the Jimi Hendrix catalogue. The rhythm section is lead by badder than bad Shook “Shake Weight” Black on the drums and Andre “Fire Fingers” Zapata on bass. The group will also feature B3 master Ben Turner. A few special guests, including Tyrone Hendrix (Jimi’s cousin) on drums and Vocal powerhouse Etta Ward, will be stopping by to lend their prodigious talents. $8

Friday, March 31st, 2017

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

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

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

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

Shafty is the country’s finest Phish tribute band! 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 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. $10

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

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

Join us for our new First Monday Monthly with Ural Thomas and the Pain! Ural Thomas is, and forever will be Portland’s pillar of soul. He started singing beneath his mothers knee in church at the age of 3. By high school he led the doo-wop group the Mono Rays, breaking hearts and taking names at Jefferson High and Irvington Park along the way. Ural’s voice and songwriting soon gained national attention and he found himself sharing the stage with the likes of James Brown, Otis Redding, Johnny Guitar Watson and “Little” Stevie Wonder. He played the Apollo 44 times. He backed the Northwest’s biggest soul and garage outfits of the1960s (The Kingsmen, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Cavaliers Unlimited) and he never for a moment stopped teaching, singing and loving soul music. Now Ural is poised to represent Portland on equal ground with contemporaries like Lee Fields, Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley, all of whom ultimately gained their dues in their golden years. To ensure the legacy he’s backed by a 9 piece band comprised of the some of the most recognizable session and solo players in town. Band leader/drummer Scott Magee (aka Cooky Parker) has arranged a setlist compiled from the gilded age of soul and R&B and Ural originals, all with a sharp focus on moving the dance floor. The foot stomping days of Jump Town, USA have returned and Ural Thomas & the Pain are here to lead the way. $5

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

TAKIMBA and FRIENDS (FREE!!); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Takimba, of our Get On Up series and host of the traveling Silent Disco, pops in for a rare midweek gig and he’s bringing some friends! Takimba (Melting Pot Sounds) brings his deep record crates and penchant for funk, hiphop, electronica and world beats– exactly what you’d expect from one of the finest party starters on the West Coast. However, tonight he’s not satisfied simply spinning records— he’s invited a who’s who of PDX musicians (many who are very familiar to goodfoot regulars) to sit it and play along throughout the night. Don’t miss it…and like all Tuesdays here, it’s free!!!!!

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

BEN LARSON TRIO, KELLEN ASEBROEK (Fruition); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Ben Larsen has been a fixture on the Portland music scene for nearly a decade.. Raised in New England (where his first instrument in grade three was the clarinet) and Jakarta, Indonesia, he moved to Portland in 2006 to attend Lewis and Clark College to study jazz guitar, Larsen’s musical journey has not been a direct one. After two years studying jazz, heshifted his focus to the mandolin, concentrating on Bach violin sonatas and the choro music of Brazil’s early 20th century. After graduating in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in mandolin performance, Larsen began to embed himself in the local folk and bluegrass scene. Tonight he plays in a trio setting! $8

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

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

13 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! $8

Friday, April 7th, 2017

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! $5.

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

OBJECT HEAVY, DIGGIN’ DIRT; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

California’s Object Heavy draws from the sound of soul music! Inspired by the parameters of rock, funk, blues, R&B and hip hop, the band features two singers, whose lyrics remind us of a world in need, a world to love, and a place to be free. Their self-titled debut album features Bill Summers, percussionist of Herbie Hancock’s acclaimed “HeadHunters”. DJ Logic shows up on two tracks, and you’ll get to hear the Legendary Fred Wesley (James Brown Band, Parliament) with his signature trombone. Sleep and Zone (Macklemore) of “The Chicharones” and Raashan Ahmad of the “Crown City Rockers” are featured, as well. As a touring outfit they have backed these artists and many other legendary performers and their past goodfoot shows have been serious get downs!
Diggin Dirt has been planting its roots in Humboldt County since 2011 and its growth has shown no signs of slowing. Ranging from Roots Rock Reggae to Afrobeat and Heavy Funk, Diggin Dirt searches the earth for the dirtiest of grooves to make you dance and enjoy every bit of life. You gotta dig that dirt! $8

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Sonic Forum @ 7:00pm

Monday nights are filled with endless possibilities… Join Host Jeff Sechs (Excellent Gentlemen) & Sound Engineer Casey Anderson (The Quick & Easy Boys) for Sonic Forum Open Mic Night. Every Monday we provide musicians and artists (solos, duos, trios, large ensembles, troubadours, accordion driven punk groups, yodeling jugglers, etc.) with a fantastic space to let their talent shine. Play alone or backed by our house musicians. Drum kit, all amps and of course… Sound Engineer provided! Click here for more information. Doors open at 7pm $2

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

ANDY COE BAND (Free); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

RAMBLIN’ ROSE; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Since 2001, Ramblin’ Rose has at each show performed a widely varying set list of Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia Band and related music, and attempts the improbable feat of evoking the emotion and excitement of the Dead’s legendary performances, with the goal of everyone in the venue having something very close to a “Grateful Dead experience.” $6

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

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

Seattle’s McTuff, led by true B-3 burner Joe Doria, is a grease-dripping beast of funky soul-jazz and dance floor filling funk. Their shows here are the real deal and you shouldn’t miss out on the chance to dance hard with so many friendly people. $8

Friday, April 14th, 2017

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

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

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

GET ON UP with TAKIMBA and DJ SAUCY– JAMES BROWN RE-MIXED AND RE-IMAGINED; @ 9:00pm

Join us for another grand installation of Takimba’s “Get On Up” series. For this party, he is joined by DJ Saucy as they mash-up and re-mix classic JB cuts and throw in some of the artists who were greatly influenced by The Godfather! $5

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Sonic Forum @ 7:00pm

Monday nights are filled with endless possibilities… Join Host Jeff Sechs (Excellent Gentlemen) & Sound Engineer Casey Anderson (The Quick & Easy Boys) for Sonic Forum Open Mic Night. Every Monday we provide musicians and artists (solos, duos, trios, large ensembles, troubadours, accordion driven punk groups, yodeling jugglers, etc.) with a fantastic space to let their talent shine. Play alone or backed by our house musicians. Drum kit, all amps and of course… Sound Engineer provided! Click here for more information. Doors open at 7pm $2

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

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

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

ASHER FULERO BAND, FAR OUT WEST; Doors @9, Music @ 10:00pm

Celebrate the holiday with us as we welcome back Asher Fulero Band and unveil the goodfoot debut of Far Out West. Pacific NW musician Asher Fulero has been delivering the goods for 17 years in a wide range of stage/studio projects and is known across genres and scenes as a consummate pianist/keyboardist, a prolific and eclectic composer/producer, and a creatively inquisitive musical catalyst. Here, Fulero leads an ultra-tight 5-piece ensemble with a top-shelf groove and a sound that blends classic American radio rock and funk/jazz-fusion with the psychedelic, improvisational bent of the jamband culture. The band bobs and weaves through complex original arrangements as easily as it turns on a dime to rework them into new spaces, keeping the dance floor happy while taking listeners on a familiar-yet-original journey.
Formed in October 2016, Far Out West is based out of Portland, Oregon. The group combines quirky songwriting with instrumental endeavors to deliver an energetic brand of rootsy funk. The members of the band all met at different times, but are essentially two halves of former Portland groups fused together; former members of The Student Loan Stringband Chad Kimbler and Liz Chibucos team up with rhythm section Forest Carter and Danny Lee (Pocket, Brad Parsons Band). $8

Friday, April 21st, 2017

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

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

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

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

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Sonic Forum @ 7:00pm

Monday nights are filled with endless possibilities… Join Host Jeff Sechs (Excellent Gentlemen) & Sound Engineer Casey Anderson (The Quick & Easy Boys) for Sonic Forum Open Mic Night. Every Monday we provide musicians and artists (solos, duos, trios, large ensembles, troubadours, accordion driven punk groups, yodeling jugglers, etc.) with a fantastic space to let their talent shine. Play alone or backed by our house musicians. Drum kit, all amps and of course… Sound Engineer provided! Click here for more information. Doors open at 7pm $2

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

HEAD FOR THE HILLS; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Head for the Hills has a simple but continuing dilemma they can’t seem to resolve. Specialists have been hired to no avail and the predicament persists: how does one describe the multifarious music of Head for the Hills? Among the top contenders are catchy turns of phrase like post-bluegrass, progressive string music, modern acoustic noir, and bluegrass bricolage. “On top of modern string music,” (Bluegrass Today), “Cutting edge” (Drew Emmitt) or “Best in Colorado Bluegrass” (Westword Magazine Readers Poll)—those are up there too. Strip away the artful descriptors and you have a forward thinking group of {mostly} acoustic musicians drawing on eclectic influences, tastes and styles. They didn’t grow up immersed in bluegrass music but came to it later in life, with each other. The result is a sound based in bluegrass that reaches into indie rock, jazz, hip hop, world and folk to stitch together fresh songs that bridge the divide between past and future acoustic music.
Head for the Hills—Adam Kinghorn on Guitar and vocals, Joe Lessard on violin and vocals, Matt Loewen on upright bass and vocals and Sam Parks on mandolin — have been bringing their music, whatever you’d like to call it, to audiences from the Telluride Bluegrass Festival to South by Southwest and a multitude of stages in between since 2004. The band has independently issued three studio records and one live, been featured on NPR Ideastream and eTown, co-released a beer with Odell Brewing Company and charted on the CMJ Top 200 (Blue Ruin, 2013 and Head for the Hills, 2010). $12 Advanced tickets here.

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

SNEAKY PETE and THE SECRET WEAPONS, GOLDFOOT; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons is a collective of musicians channeling original music through a lens of hazy funk and unending groove, all witnessed and interpreted from the peaks and valleys of the Rocky Mountains. With a diverse web of musical inspiration, The Weapons have absorbed sounds from all over: smokey downtown jazz clubs, raucous New Orleans street parades, exotic Latin ballrooms, late-night laser-filled clubs, intergalactic spaceship stages, festivals of love & roses, and so many more! After only three years of touring, SPSW has brought their infectious sound to the edges of the West Coast (playing shows from Seattle to San Diego) and up & down the Rocky Mountains (consistently touring throughout CO, MT, UT, ID, and of course, WY), leaving crowds in excess of 2000 people dancing uncontrollably in their wake. $8

Friday, April 28th, 2017

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

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

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

YAK ATTACK (CD Release), NIGHT DRIVER; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm