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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

SHAFTY: A PHISH TRIBUTE; Doors at 9pm, Show at @ 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. $7

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

FUNK ‘n’ ROSES; Doors at 9pm, Show at @ 10:00pm

Join Brett McConnell (bassist for Shafty, Asher Fulero Band) and friends for their third annual performance of FUNK N’ ROSES! Funk N’ Roses is a “somewhat funky tribute to Guns N’ Roses,” and is comprised of a full rhythm section, a three-piece horn section, and ferocious singer Aniana Hough taking the lead as Axl Rose. FN’R will perform two long sets that will include all of your favorite Guns N’ Roses tunes performed by some of Portland’s best musicians. $7
Brett McConnell (Shafty, Asher Fulero Band) – Bass
Aniana Hough (Ben Darwish’s Commotion) – Vocals
Kyle Smith – Guitars
Kyle Owen (Asher Fulero Band) – Drums
Dave Dernovsek (Yak Attack, Emulator) – Keyboards
Lars Campbell – Trombone
Tree Palmedo (Ben Darwish’s Commotion) – Trumpet
Joshua Cliburn (Joey Porter’s Funk Tributes) – Tenor Saxophone

Friday, July 25th, 2014

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

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

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

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

Portland’s Jujuba is an 8 piece Afrobeat and juju band led by master talking drummer, Nojeem Lasisi (King Sunny Ade). While an arsenal of percussion and rubbery bass lines hold it down, a full horn section punches through the rhythms and Nojeem works his magic above it all. $8

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

LIVE WEBCAST OF PHISH’S MERRIWEATHER POST PAVILION SHOW (FREE!); @ 4:00pm

We are delighted to be teaming up with Melting Pot Sounds to host a free webcast of Phish’s live Merriweather Post Pavilion show from Maryland. It will be in hi-def on the big screen with audio through our concert P.A. The drinks will be cold and the band will be hot. Free

Monday, July 28th, 2014

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, July 29th, 2014

ASHER FULERO BAND (FREE); Doors at 9pm, Show at @ 10:00pm

As part of our free Tuesday Artist-in-Residence (A.I.R.) series, we welcome 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!! Free!

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

SHAFTY: A PHISH TRIBUTE; Doors at 9pm, Show at @ 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. $7

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

JERRY GARCIA BIRTHDAY BASH with GBB; Doors at 9pm, Music @ 9:30pm

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. $7

Friday, August 1st, 2014

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 2nd, 2014

GET DOWN AT THE GOODFOOT: TAKIMBA (formerly Melting Pot Sounds) VS. MANOJ @ 9:00pm

TAKIMBA (formerly Melting Pot) and Manoj will be at the controls and keeping it funky all night long. Blending hip hop, soul, funk, breaks & house. There’s sure to be something for everybody and a night of dancing and fun for all. They’ll be switching off sets throughout the night and may be rocking all 4 decks at once, looping blending and presenting you familiar cuts like you’ve never heard them before.
TAKIMBA draws form this unique heritage to bring a blend of dance floor heat that crosses genres and continents. Drawing from downtempo & dub to funk & breaks he draws from a wide selection to fit the dance floors temperature. Whether he’s sharing the stage with the funky Fort Knox 5 or the dubby sounds of Ott. With over a decade of experience lighting up dance floors, TAKIMBA’s signature blend of West Coast bass with beats and pieces of international electronica keeps your feet moving and spine aligned. When he’s not traveling the globe in search of audio gems he’s holding down The Melting Pot Radio Show in Portland.
DJ Manoj was born from the dancefloor and will always be a dancer at heart. He arose as one of the pioneers in the west coast dance culture both shaping and being shaped by this amazing adventure. Continually moved and changed by the power of music and the many transformational experiences he encounters while dancing and performing, he now dedicates his life to share with others the inspiration that he has received. Understanding and deeply rooted in the legacy of the original founding dj’s, that the power of dance music is unleashed through the ability to take dancers on a journey, he uses the contemporary technology available and the vast genres of music to weave a limitless musical landscape. $5

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Drink and Draw @ 8:00pm

Come out and draw with us 8pm – close. All skill levels are welcome.

Monday, August 4th, 2014

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 5th, 2014

BOYZ II GENTLEMEN- featuring members of The Quick and Easy Boys and Excellent Gentlemen (FREE!!); Doors at 9, Music at @ 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 6th, 2014

SAMBADA; Doors at 9pm, Show at @ 10:00pm

Indisputably the West Coast’s finest Brazilian band, SambaDá musically unites the Americas. Based in the rich musical traditions of Brazil, SambaDá also references salsa and cumbia, and blends them playfully with funk and reggae beats. Brazilian natives Papiba Godinho and Dandha da Hora bring profound knowledge and respect for Brazilian music, and together with the entire band, they present a unique musical sound with a universal appeal.
SambaDá was formed in 1998 in Santa Cruz, California, by capoeira master Papiba Godinho, saxophonist Anne Stafford, and drummer Gary Kehoe and has gone on to conquer clubs and festivals across the country with its explosive Carnival-like performances. The band is known for its high-energy percussion, danceable grooves and visually dynamic show. $7 pre-sale/$9 day of show.

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

RADULA; Doors at 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Radula has been bringing the early week heat to Tuesdays for over a year. Tonight they show love to the latter half of the week with a special Thursday show. Tye North (Leftover Salmon, Goodfoot All-Star), Jimmy Russell (Quick and Easy Boys), Carlton Jackson (Goodfoot All-Stars, Oregon Music Hall of Fame) and Steveland Swatkins (Juno What?) blend funk, blues, soul and some straight ahead rock’n'roll (not to mention talk box) for an evening of dancing and rubbing elbows with your neighbors. $6

Friday, August 8th, 2014

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

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

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

JON CLEARY TRIO, THE GOODFOOT ALL-STARS; Doors at 9pm, Music at @ 10:00pm

New Orleans’ Jon Cleary is a funk and R & B keyboardist and vocalist originally from Kent, England, who has spent the past twenty years studying the musical and cultural life of The Crescent City. During that time he has performed and toured with countless artists including Bonny Rait, Taj Mahal, BB King, Ryan Adams and Eric Burden, as well as being a mainstay at Jazzfest and holding down weeklies at some of New Oreans’ most iconic clubs. This should be fantastic!
Joining him are the Goodfoot All-Stars, our home team of funk, soul and jazz players who aim to keep things sweaty on the dance floor. Fresh off their Thursday night closing set at BluesFest, they are fired up and ready to bring the heat!
Jon and his band will be playing the 9:45-11:15 slot, so get here early if you want to experience 90 minutes of pure New Orleans music flooding the old dance floor!!!! $10

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Drink and Draw @ 8:00pm

Come out and draw with us 8pm – close. All skill levels are welcome.

Monday, August 11th, 2014

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 12th, 2014

BOYZ II GENTLEMEN- featuring members of The Quick and Easy Boys and Excellent Gentlemen (FREE!!); Doors at 9, Music at @ 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 13th, 2014

SHAFTY: A PHISH TRIBUTE; Doors at 9, Music at @ 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. $7

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

BRAD PARSONS and THE LOCAL TALENT, LEWI LONGMIRE and THE LEFT COAST ROASTERS, THE HILL DOGS ; Doors at 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Friday, August 15th, 2014

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

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

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

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

Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme is a funk juggernaut. Backed by the hot, gritty orchestration of the 13 member Court Supreme, front man Eldridge Gravy easily works dance floors to a fever pitch with his full-bore performance and smooth rapport with the audience.
The band, like so many of its members, is the product of a wonderful accident. Early in 2006, in what was supposed to be a one-off event, an instrumental band teamed up with a guest singer to learn some James Brown and Parliament covers for a moving-out party. The next morning, the house was torn up; shattered glass all over the floor, tables were broken, and the landlord was on his way for the final walk-through. In the wake of this carnage, Eldridge Gravy and The Court Supreme was born.
The group quickly picked up horns, keys, backup singers, and is presently 14 men and women strong. Their sound is a viscous blend of the covers they cut their teeth on; Sly & the Family Stone, Funkadelic, and James Brown are certainly touchstones, for their sound, but Eldridge Gravy has a distinct sound and persona that’s unmistakably their own. While Eldridge Gravy fit in with the recent soul revival heralded by Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, they have also played alongside hip hop crews, Balkan brass groups, and scuzzy bar rock bands. Their high energy, tight arrangements, and massive stage presence have the power to convince any crowd that funk ain’t dead. $8

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Drink and Draw @ 8:00pm

Come out and draw with us 8pm – close. All skill levels are welcome.

Monday, August 18th, 2014

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.

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

SHAFTY: A PHISH TRIBUTE; Doors at 9, Music at @ 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. $7

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

NAIVE MELODIES, EARPHUNK; Doors at 9, Music @ 10:00pm

What a fantastic double bill! We are excited to bring together New Orleans’ Earphunk with Arcata’s Talking Heads Tribute, Naive Melodies! Hailing from the Crescent City and kicking off the night, Earphunk has emerged as one of the premier jam acts in the Southeast. The quintet has been steadily building a rabid fan base across the United States with their brand of high-energy funk, inspired improvisation, and dynamic stage production. Earphunk has performed in more than 140 cities over the past 12 months, including performances at Wakarusa Music Festival, Bear Creek Music Festival, and The Purple Hatters Ball, and sharing the stage with Galactic, Big Gigantic, Toubab Krewe, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Zoogma, Perpetual Groove, Break Science & Chali 2NA, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, and Rubblebucket.
Naive Melodies was formed in Arcata, CA early in 2011, performing and honoring music created by Talking Heads. Sets are designed to interweave older and newer Talking Heads songs. Fans can expect to hear a wide range of material, from early art-rock, to radio hits, and everything in-between. With blends of three-part harmonies, synthesizers, and heavy grooves, this 3-piece dance machine does Talking Heads right! $9

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

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

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

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Drink and Draw @ 8:00pm

Come out and draw with us 8pm – close. All skill levels are welcome.

Monday, August 25th, 2014

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 26th, 2014

BOYZ II GENTLEMEN- featuring members of The Quick and Easy Boys and Excellent Gentlemen (FREE!!); Doors at 9, Music at @ 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 27th, 2014

SHAFTY: A PHISH TRIBUTE; Doors at 9, Music at @ 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. $7

Friday, August 29th, 2014

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

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

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

POLECAT, THE STUDENT LOAN; Doors at 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Formed in Bellingham, Washington in Spring 2010, Polecat has traveled all over Northwest U.S., performing over 400 shows in four years. Their unique instrumentation enables them to seamlessly blend genres including bluegrass, country, celtic, rock, reggae, and world music into their sound. The general appeal of Polecat comes from their unique take on roots music and their interactive and high energy live shows.
Together for nine years, The Student Loan is a progressive-acoustic newgrass project based out of Portland, Oregon. Their diverse style transcends genre, fusing elements of jazz, blues, rock and jam with traditional bluegrass instrumentation. They are known for their fun and funky originals, their quirky covers, and their knack for getting a crowd moving on the dance floor. $10

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

JERRY GARCIA CELEBRATION w/ ANDY COE BAND and STEPHEN’S ANSWER; Doors at 9, Music @ 10:00pm

We bring Jerry Month to a close with a special Labor Day Eve show featuring Seattle’s Andy Coe Band (he of McTuff fame) and Portland’s own Stephen’s Answer. Cuts from both the GD and JGB songbook will be played and drinks will be cold and flowing! $8.