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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.

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

EXCELLENT GENTLEMEN (Free) Doors at 9, Music @ 10:00pm

You get nothing but the Gentlemen tonight, as the other members of B2G take a night off from their August residency. Expect R & B booty jams all night, a sweaty dance floor and cold drinks. Free!!!!

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.

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

LOVE AFFAIR w/ COOKIE PARKER, BOBBY D and FREAKY OUTTY; @ 9:00pm

Love Affair is a sleek, business casual R&B party. Expect the finest dj selections in modern soul, boogie, electro, disco, funk & more. Our system is Hi-Fi. The vibe is Hi-Fi. Let us revel in the glow of love! Your dj’s for the affair are DJ Cooky Parker, Freaky Outty and Bobby D. $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

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

THE WAY DOWNS; Doors at 9, Music @ 10:00pm

The Way Downs pull their sound from the gold mine of pre-disco funk—the same deep tracks now widely sampled by DJ’s and producers all over the world. It’s good-time, groove-based, stank-faced dance music with a jazz heart and a funky soul. The Way Downs started in 1995 as a bass, drums, and sax crew called the Jack Buddha Trio. The JB3 had a nice run around the Portland area, playing clubs, parties, and big-time events. After a bit of a hiatus, the band added some pieces and re-formed in 2006 as a quintet and is currently performing as a septet. $5

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.

Monday, September 1st, 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, September 2nd, 2014

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

As part of AIR (Artist in Residence) Series on Tuesdays (always free!) we welcome Radula– a superband featuring Tye North (Leftover Salmon), Jimmy Russell (Quick and Easy Boys), Steve Swatkins (Juno What?!) and Oregon Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Carlton Jackson. Radula touches on funk, rock, blues, jazz and anything else they can conjure up to make your Tuesday party happen right! FREE!

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

SHAFTY: A PHISH TRIBUTE Doors at 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Tonight Shafty continues a several months long Wednesday residency at the goodfoot! What began as essentially a goof – a chance to throw down some familiar dancey beats and jam for whoever felt like listening – ultimately lit a spark under the off-the-radar powder keg of Phish fans in the Portland, Oregon music scene. Brett McConnell (bass) and Rob Sipsky (guitar) spent more time talking about the possibility of putting a Phish tribute together than actually practicing, prior to that first performance at the goodfoot, in February of 2012. Expectations for attendance were moderate at best, yet before the band played the first note, there was a line out the door, culminating in a jam-filled celebration of the music of Phish to an over-capacity crowd! The demand for a repeat was high, and Shafty was born. If there’s a motive, it’s to recreate the energy of a Phish show, with the attitude of playful band-audience interaction at the forefront, sharp musical skill acting as a behind-the-scenes glue to hold it all together.
Over the first year alone, the band played 83 unique songs, ranging from spoken word moments such as Lengthwise, to epic compositions including You Enjoy Myself, Reba, David Bowie, and The Curtain (With), already to multiple sold-out and near sold out audiences. Classic Phish gimmicks are in full force: trampolines, megaphones, choreographed dances, vacuum cleaner solos, instrument switching, and the secret language are alive and well at a Shafty show. $7

Friday, September 5th, 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, September 6th, 2014

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

Hammond organist Joe Doria brings together some of the best of the NW music scene to create a powerful and jaw-dropping funk and jazz sound like you’ve never heard, exhibiting a mix of stellar musicianship, seasoned songwriting and deep groove where no musical stone gets unturned. McTuff is a movin’ and groovin’ adventure, featuring the impeccable Andy Coe on guitar and the truly incredible Tarik Abouzied on drums.
McTuff began in 2008 as an ode to jazz organ greats Jimmy Smith and Captain Jack McDuff, and has since evolved into a versatile and exciting group that has performed across the nation. The band has two albums under its belt, their 2009 release McTuff Vol. 1 and their 2011 follow-up McTuff Vol. 2: After the Show, with a third slated for release in Spring 2014.
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 and their Tuesday night has become a 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 countless others. $10

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

Drink and Draw @ 8:00pm

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

Monday, September 8th, 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, September 9th, 2014

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

As part of AIR (Artist in Residence) Series on Tuesdays (always free!) we welcome Radula– a superband featuring Tye North (Leftover Salmon), Jimmy Russell (Quick and Easy Boys), Steve Swatkins (Juno What?!) and Oregon Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Carlton Jackson. Radula touches on funk, rock, blues, jazz and anything else they can conjure up to make your Tuesday party happen right! FREE!

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

SHAFTY: A PHISH TRIBUTE Doors at 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Tonight Shafty continues a several months long Wednesday residency at the goodfoot! What began as essentially a goof – a chance to throw down some familiar dancey beats and jam for whoever felt like listening – ultimately lit a spark under the off-the-radar powder keg of Phish fans in the Portland, Oregon music scene. Brett McConnell (bass) and Rob Sipsky (guitar) spent more time talking about the possibility of putting a Phish tribute together than actually practicing, prior to that first performance at the goodfoot, in February of 2012. Expectations for attendance were moderate at best, yet before the band played the first note, there was a line out the door, culminating in a jam-filled celebration of the music of Phish to an over-capacity crowd! The demand for a repeat was high, and Shafty was born. If there’s a motive, it’s to recreate the energy of a Phish show, with the attitude of playful band-audience interaction at the forefront, sharp musical skill acting as a behind-the-scenes glue to hold it all together.
Over the first year alone, the band played 83 unique songs, ranging from spoken word moments such as Lengthwise, to epic compositions including You Enjoy Myself, Reba, David Bowie, and The Curtain (With), already to multiple sold-out and near sold out audiences. Classic Phish gimmicks are in full force: trampolines, megaphones, choreographed dances, vacuum cleaner solos, instrument switching, and the secret language are alive and well at a Shafty show. $7

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

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

Coming off of his grand July residency here at the goodfoot, 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!! $5

Friday, September 12th, 2014

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

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

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

DJ ANJALI and THE INCREDIBLE KID present: TROPITAAL, A DESI-LATINO SOUNDCLASH w/ Special Guest Rafi eL @ 9:00pm

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

Drink and Draw @ 8:00pm

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

Monday, September 15th, 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, September 16th, 2014

BUDDY JAY’S JAMAICAN JAZZ BAND (FREE) Doors at 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Back by popular demand after their goodfoot debut 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. Tonight is a special show as Radula takes a week off from their September monthly. Don’t miss this very special (and very free) show!!

Friday, September 19th, 2014

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

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

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

WIl BLADES TRIO, CRACK SABBATH (featuring SKERIK) Doors at 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Drink and Draw @ 8:00pm

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

Monday, September 22nd, 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, September 23rd, 2014

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

As part of AIR (Artist in Residence) Series on Tuesdays (always free!) we welcome Radula– a superband featuring Tye North (Leftover Salmon), Jimmy Russell (Quick and Easy Boys), Steve Swatkins (Juno What?!) and Oregon Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Carlton Jackson. Radula touches on funk, rock, blues, jazz and anything else they can conjure up to make your Tuesday party happen right! FREE!

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

SHAFTY: A PHISH TRIBUTE Doors at 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Tonight Shafty continues a several months long Wednesday residency at the goodfoot! What began as essentially a goof – a chance to throw down some familiar dancey beats and jam for whoever felt like listening – ultimately lit a spark under the off-the-radar powder keg of Phish fans in the Portland, Oregon music scene. Brett McConnell (bass) and Rob Sipsky (guitar) spent more time talking about the possibility of putting a Phish tribute together than actually practicing, prior to that first performance at the goodfoot, in February of 2012. Expectations for attendance were moderate at best, yet before the band played the first note, there was a line out the door, culminating in a jam-filled celebration of the music of Phish to an over-capacity crowd! The demand for a repeat was high, and Shafty was born. If there’s a motive, it’s to recreate the energy of a Phish show, with the attitude of playful band-audience interaction at the forefront, sharp musical skill acting as a behind-the-scenes glue to hold it all together.
Over the first year alone, the band played 83 unique songs, ranging from spoken word moments such as Lengthwise, to epic compositions including You Enjoy Myself, Reba, David Bowie, and The Curtain (With), already to multiple sold-out and near sold out audiences. Classic Phish gimmicks are in full force: trampolines, megaphones, choreographed dances, vacuum cleaner solos, instrument switching, and the secret language are alive and well at a Shafty show. $7

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

I KNOW YOU: A TRIBUTE to MORPHINE Doors at 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Morphine is a rarity — bluesy, bare-bones rock & roll without any guitars, the trio relying instead on sliding two-string basslines, raucous saxophones, and wry, ironically detached vocals. During the mid-’90s, Morphine gained a sizable cult following in America, primarily due to good word of mouth, heavy college airplay, and positive reviews. Morphine combined blues and jazz elements with more traditional rock arrangements, giving the band an unusual sound. Sandman sang distinctively in a deep, laid-back croon and his songwriting featured a prominent beat influence; pulp-fiction narratives which touch on sexy adult themes like pacts with the Devil and illicit affairs. They told simple and profound tales about the human condition, ultimately about sensitivity, and about self-medication in a world where desensitization is necessary. The band themselves coined the label “low rock” to describe their music, which involved a minimalist, low-end sound producing a slippery, sultry groove that suggests blues and be-bop without becoming either, it was noirish indie-rock-jazz that hadn’t been heard in quite this way before or since; Mark Sandman’s sonorous baritone duetting with baritone saxophonist Dana Colley’s rumbling counter melodies. Jerome Deupree, who was replaced by percussionist Billy Conway during the recording of 1993’s Cure For Pain, flushed out the unorthodox trio with precision and skill like a jazz player, dedicated to the tom and small cymbals, hitting the skins in a muffled way so as to give space to the nervous and feverish dialogue. When Mark Sandman died after collapsing on stage in Italy in 1999, the band was no more. It is of a great loss to the world, which is why this tribute, I Know You, was born. The band is comprised of Oregon natives Mary-Sue Tobin on saxophones, Will Moye on bass, Lance Paden on drums, and Gulf Coast transplant Andrew Pendleton on vocals. $5

Friday, September 26th, 2014

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

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

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Drink and Draw @ 8:00pm

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

Monday, September 29th, 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, September 30th, 2014

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

As part of AIR (Artist in Residence) Series on Tuesdays (always free!) we welcome Radula– a superband featuring Tye North (Leftover Salmon), Jimmy Russell (Quick and Easy Boys), Steve Swatkins (Juno What?!) and Oregon Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Carlton Jackson. Radula touches on funk, rock, blues, jazz and anything else they can conjure up to make your Tuesday party happen right! FREE!