Thursday, June 23, 2016

July you guys!!!!!

Friday, July 1st
Honky D & the Short Raps Project set: M2 & the People, Tribe of Levi, Comfort Creature (Humboldt), 9pm/$10
Little Deany Haakenseany is Honky D, and when he's not hootin' and hollerin' with Be Brave Bold Robot he likes to rap! Here he is all naked and spittin'. Honky D describes The Short Raps Project as "a bunch of one minute raps (all winners in any "one minute song contest" perhaps), done by me and other people who don't usually rap, and a few who do... showing that anybody can rap... rap is just lyrical poetry put to some sort of beat, or a song, or a silence... rap is what you make it..." The $10 cover also gets you a copy of the Short Raps Project album. Enjoy some great conscious hip hop from Tribe of Levi, M2, and Comfort Creature (Humboldt).

Saturday, July 2nd
Kevin Seconds, Bobby Jordan, and Grub Dog

Kevin Seconds is a magical song creature that constantly emits chunes. He set the tone when he started his band 7 Seconds 37 years ago, and now he is one of the most prolific songwriters in the style of acoustic indie pop with country/Americana all up in it. He still tours and records with his original punk band, and calls Sacramento his home. Bobby Jordan is also songing and he played bass in The Mr. T Experience. Grub Dog is an Amazing Sweetheart! So there.

Friday, July 8
Shiloh & Marion and Que Bossa

Shiloh & Marion do folky soul. Que Bossa is like a lovely walk through a meadow in the spring. Bossa is a genre of Brazilian music made popular in the 50's and 60's. Astrud Gilberto is the queen of bossa music and Que Bossa brings this sweet and romantic sound. Have some Scotch.

Saturday, July 9
Infinite Vastness and Cory Norris & Good Company
Infinite Vastness is Taylor Clark's magical rock & roll band. They get wild. They get vicious. They take their shirts off and make you stare at their nipples. Cory plays funky rock. Enjoy.

Friday, July 15
Thick Soup and Rich Driver 

Rich Driver is a Californian songwriter that actually captures the sound of California. You can hear the sun in his songs and the trees and the rivers and the beach. Thick Soup does progressive Americana and do it well. Super sweet musical peeps this night, don't miss it.

Saturday, July 16
Adam Varona, Noah Nelson, and Sami Jo

Adam is a fuzzy little Tabby. He loves playing, pets, treats, and naps in the sun. He's also a wonderful performer. Noah is the singer/guitarist of Las Pesadillas and Radio Orangevale. His songs are sometimes dark, usually kind of quirky, and quite possibly influenced by Neutral Milk Hotel and Black Francis! I love him. Sami is a country singer-songwriter from Redding and writes catchy and emotional songs. Let's party!
Friday, July 22
Yours Truly, Michelle and JonEmery

Yours Truly, Michelle is 60s pop and soul, infused with Americana roots-rock. JonEmery is a honky-tonk troubadour.  Join us.

Saturday, July 23rd
The Stummies
The Stummies are extremely nice guys. They always take care of their loved ones first and pay all their bills on time. They're fun-lovin fellas that enjoy the simple things in life. Always kind and pleasantly dressed, the Stum-guys quite often will help out a strange granny. Don't be shocked if you get a gentle massage or a compliment from one of these fine gentlemen. You deserve to have them in your life.

Friday, July 29th
The Storytellers and Honey B & the Cultivation
The Sacramento Storytellers are reggae kings and Honey B is the Lioness. Positive vibrations at your favorite pub! Reggae music!

Saturday, July 30th
The Working Man’s Blues Band and Mango Jennings

Michael Ware of the Working Man's Blues Band sings and plays the blues. His band is solid and fierce. Mango writes awesome folky songs sometimes with beats. Stilton cheese please.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

June choose Goose-juice!

Friday, June 3rd
Kevin & Allyson Seconds, Danny Secretion, and Mark Harrod
June choose Goose-juice. Kevin & Allyson are the king and queen of Sacramento Americana-pop, Danny is a super kind and creative diplomat of Sacramento music and a wicked songwriter and musician, and Mark Harrod is the songy wizard from Sacto's Popgun and The Love Doctors. Bring your friends and listen to this music! Wear something nice and smile at them. And have something to drink! Maybe it will loosen you up a little bit and you'll stop being so depressed. Have a pasty.

Saturday, June 4th
Nice Monster and Que Bossa
Oh Nice Monster... you are so scary but gentle. I feel nervous around you and vulnerable, but you're always so kind. Hold me. Que Bossa is like a lovely walk through a meadow in the spring. Bossa is a genre of Brazilian music made popular in the 50's and 60's. Astrud Gilberto is the queen of bossa music and Que Bossa brings this sweet and romantic sound. Have a martini.

Friday, June 10th
The Met Music Dept. Benefit with The Pat Reilly Trio
Hey, it's time for another Met Music Dept. Benefit. Opening the evening a bit earlier at 8:30pm is Pat Reilly and Frank French, featuring one of The Met's music students on guitars and vocals too. Give a little back to the kids so we can keep this music dream alive.

Saturday, June 11th
Merdog (E.P. Release), Rich Corporation, and Blue Oaks
Merdog has a new E.P., and if you like lush guitars and artful indie pop with clear and melodic female vocals then you'll want to get a copy at their release party. Rich Corporation does big Arctic Monkeysee and Strokesee type indie rock and do it well. Blue Oaks is This night of Sacramento music is not to be missed. Blue Oaks does bluesy indie soul with dark and loud reverbs and beats. Truly amazing! Be here!

Friday, June 17th
The Working Man Blues Band, The Bottom Feeders, and Albert Carranza

Michael Ware of the Working Man's Blues Band sings and plays the blues. The Bottom Feeders do indie pop and like The Smiths, The Strokes, and Talking Heads. Albert Carranza is the singer from Popesmashers and Armed Forces Radio and he's influenced by Joe Strummer and Bruce Springsteen. Great local music at your favorite pub!

Saturday, June 18th
Banjo Bones and Pine Street Ramblers
Banjo Bones is an Americana songwriter named Pepe.  He's a "Whiskey infused philosopher, frustrated poet and wannabe cowboy, Banjo Bones sings themes of the present in a voice of the past." The Pine Streets say this, "Good time acoustic roots & grass from the Sierra Foothills with an edge...shades of Townes van Zandt & Gram Parsons." I like all that and you should also. Lots of bricks too!

Friday, June 24th
Gillian Underwood & the Lonesome Doves and Jenn Rogar
Gillian is a wonderful songwriter and longtime Goose performer. Jenn is a lovely singer/songwriter specializing in folky protest songs.

Saturday, June 25th
Rich Corporation and Empty Wagon
Hey, look! Rich Corporation does big Arctic Monkeysee and Strokesee type indie rock and do it well. Empty Wagon has Rich Driver and Fred Nelson and Phil Bran and Steven Storey. These guys are nice guys. Pop/rock guys. Join us.

Friday, April 22, 2016

May the Fox & Goose be with you!

Friday, May 6th
Kevin Seconds, Spike McGuire, and Mason Hoffman
Kevin is back from his latest European tour. Join us for a night of punky Americana at his regular monthly Goose visit. Allyson and David Houston will probs be here too. Spike McGuire is the Six Mile Station frontman and plays acoustic political post-folk punk. Mason Hoffman is from Honyock and they play peyote-tonk and folkadelic psychwave. Super duper!

Saturday, May 7th
Clast and Jenn Rogar
Clast is back for one more Goose-show due to a last minute cancellation, so what the heck! Kelly lives in Oklahoma and we jumped at the opportunity to do one more performance of our artsy electro rock before he heads back home. Jenn Rogar is an amazing singer-songwriter/activist and a kind and giving soul. Join us for a night of honest and sweet music from the heart. 

Friday, May 13th
Whiskey & Stitches, The Rattlin' Bones, and Stepping Stone

Celtic music has soaked into the pub's bricks and wood. Join us for some of the best local acoustic Celtic folk and The Whiskey & Stitches. This amazing line-up brings forth some of the area’s best practitioners of neo-traditional folk and rock music. Stepping Stone brings it traditional style with fiddle, guitar and mandolin with tin whistles whistling and a bouzouki for good measure. The Rattlin’ Bones, formerly known as Halfpence and Haypenny, come down the hill to SAC town with guitars, banjos, a bouzouki, bodhran, and, we hope, that fine hurdy-gurdy played by Sage Arias. If you have heard Eva sing, this night you’ll be in for a musical treat. They usually do Americana with touches of Celtic (with a tip of the hat to Planxty) and a tad of Medieval. Whiskey & Stitches will add a harder edge to their Irish/American folk base. The band has been adding originals and some new covers lately. Plus, it has regained the keyed services of Steve with accordion in tow. What can we say? This is a kick-ass evening of folk music for the fine folks who like it. Come on!

Saturday, May 14th
Sacramento Historical Society Benefit: 50-Watt Heavy, The Dirty Feet, Be Brave Bold Robot, Stummies, and Patrick Skiffington with MC William Burg

Dean organized this and he says this: "William Burg historical lecture as MC... fundraiser for Sacramento County Historical Society --- 100 years ago, a "Causeway Celebration" happened in the region... oh, little did we know how unworthy of celebration our car culture would come to be... BUT, history is history, and they made a pretty poster for it. SO, to celebrate the centennial, a fundraiser for the Sacramento County Historical Society. William Burg will MC the thing and tell stories of history in the entertaining way that he does that... Five bands will be, in prossibly this order: ---

-- Jimbo, Johnnie, and Junior (pat skiffington's string ensemble, old timey fun!) --

-- STUMMIES (ex-The Inversions, great pop rock stuff)

-- Be Brave Bold Robot

-- The Dirty Feet (reunited just for this show! great prog rock originality)

-- 50 Watt Heavy bringing the awesome awesome Rock closing it out... "
Friday, May 20th
The Sea Legs Reunion with Blake Abbey and Rich Driver

Adam Varona has been around the block a couple times. He is a fascinating songwriter, a tasty guitarist, and a friendly musical enthusiast that we at Goose-music find absolutely adorable. We only want to pet him and feed him and keep him warm. Guess what, Blake Abbey is back in town, so they decided to do a Sea Legs original line-up show. Blake is a cheeky monkey with chunes galore. Rich Driver is a Californian songwriter that actually captures the sound of California. You can hear the sun in his songs and the trees and the rivers and the sea. Super sweet musical guys this night, don't miss it.

Saturday, May 21st
The Bottom Feeders, Katmonkeys, and Dolores 5000
Hey rockers! Get your act together and join us for Dolores 5000 doing her magical metal infused guitar manipulations. Such satisfying fretwork! Incredible lightning licks! Sick tricks and wiggles for your Saturday night. Katmonkeys are a surreal, gender vague, sex positive, kink friendly, band of fashion tragedies. They're gonna knock your socks off! The Bottom Feeders do indie pop and like The Smiths, The Strokes, and Talking Heads. A wonderful night of great music at your favorite public house. Meow!

Friday, May 27th
Benefit for Harm Reduction Services: The Storytellers and Infinite Vastness

We've all had our lives touched in some way or another by the effects of drug abuse. Whether it be a friend or a family member or yourself, it is everywhere. That's why instead of criminalizing and ignoring it, we should seek ways to make it safer or at least make services more available and effective for people who are stuck in addiction. HRS provides syringe exchange services, mobile outreach, HIV/HCV/STI testing, Ryan White Medical Case Management and Overdose Response Training(NARCAN). Located at 2800 Stockton Blvd in Sacramento. The Storytellers are Sacramento's premiere reggae band and they bring the good vibes with a conscious and compassionate message. Infinite Vastness are the latest and the greatest in Sacramento rock & roll. They have a heavy sound and a positive attitude. Let's get together and help the people of Sacramento who are less fortunate.

Saturday, May 28th
Ish and Pants Da Buzzard

Ish is a Sacramento rock band that sounds quite punk. Party music! Rock & roll! Good times, let's go! Pants does a twist on old timey sounding music perfect for your Goose. It's like r & b infused banjo music. Or rag timey soul and experimental indie sauce. His voice is good and different from song to song and his banjo skills are nothing to shake a stick at. I think he rocks the suitcase kick-drum too. You could drink whiskey to this music. You could also eat a pastie to it.