Friday, April 22, 2016

May at Fox & Goose!

Friday, May 6th
Kevin Seconds & TBA

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.

Saturday, May 7th
Gillian Underwood and the Lonesome Doves

The Doves are back and playing electric, so prepare to be rocked. Gillian is a great songwriter and singer. Her lonesome melodies sound right for the Goose public house.

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
Mr. Muckraker & the Adventures of the Unemployed and Dolores 5000
Hey rockers! Get your act together and join us for Dolores 5000 doing her magical medal infused guitar manipulations. Such satisfying fretwork! Incredible lightning licks! Sick tricks and wiggles for your Saturday night. Mr. Muckraker & the Adventures of the Unemployed have a very long name and will rock you. They're gonna take you on a rock & roll journey, and thankfully they DO NOT sound like Journey, but more like KISS. If you like electric guitar, this one is for you.

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.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Lose your goose in April!

Thank you for all the Goose-music, Sacramento! 
Kevin & Allyson Seconds, Grub Dog Mitchell, and Jackson Griffith
Friday, April 1st

Kevin Seconds is here every first Friday of the month, and this time he's bringing Allyson, Grub Dog, and Jackson Griffith. Kevin is a magical song creature that constantly emits chunes. With his powerful superhero wife, Allyson, they are able to harmonize the entire world. Grub Dog is an Austin based singer, drummer, and leader of Sacramento's Amazing Sweethearts. Welcome back, Dog. He is a very nice man. Jackson is a great flower photographer, writer, and songwriter.

Infinite Vastness, Jeremy Settles and Devin Galdieri
Saturday, April 2nd

Infinite Vastness is pure Davis rock. They play real rock. Not just your dad's rock, it's new rock too. Rock hard guitars, rock solid drums, and rocking vocals. Rock! Solo songwriters, Jeremy Settles and Devin Galdieri play the Goose. Devin is from Davis band, the Liabilities, and Jeremy is also from Davis. Enjoy some cool guys and songs and bricks and beer and bangers and Branston Pickle and bourbon and bellies and Brian. There's gotta be a Brian here.

C.F.R. and Thought Squad
Friday, April 8th

Goose-music welcomes back psychedelic live trip hoppian laser lizards C.F.R. These guys will make you think about stuff you didn't know existed. They'll take you on a real groovey trip. Don't be afraid, it will eventually fade away. Just stay positive and surrender to the journey. Also involved is Thought Squad, which features some members of Ideateam. Mind expanders, unite!! 

Saturday, April 9th
Antique Naked Soul (r&b/hip-hop/beat-box)
Goose-music presents: Antique Naked Soul. We are so happy to have this wonderful group back. Pure and crucial hip-hop with dope harmonies and the best beat boxer you've ever heard. Loops and surprises meet such fun entertaining talent, you can't miss this exclusive Sacramento performance in your favorite pub!
Golden Shoulders and Sarah Bethe Nelson featuring Rusty Miller
Friday, April 15th
An evening of delightsome music with Nevada City's Golden Shoulders (featuring the great Dave Brockman) and returning hero Sarah Bethe Nelson (featuring the also-very-great Rusty Miller)! As a friend, I think you should attend this show.

One-Eyed Reilly and The Jumbuck Mob
Saturday, April 16th

Welcome back to One-Eyed Reilly and The Jumbuck Mob. What do Irish bands do the rest of the year? Well if you're these guys you keep playing and playing well. Jumbuck do Australian music inspired by and in remembrance of the ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps). It's some guys from The Pikeys playing Australiacana. Reilly is a stiff uppercut and a shot of Powers for your troubles, and here's a pint of gat!

Sly Park
Friday, April 22

"Mix up a random sampling of alternative, punk, Americana, and R&B in a blender and you'll get a unique concoction of original rock 'n roll music that can only be delivered with the integrity of Sacramento's own SLY PARK." Love these guys, and their keyboardist is moving away so catch them before he goes.

Adam Varona and TBA
Saturday, April 23
He went away, but now he’s back. He songs, he sings. He’s a dreamer and a midnight screamer. Have a pint and a pasty you cheeky monkey.
Surface Tension
Friday, April 29th

Surface Tension plays a unique style of blues, jazz, and rock with great vocal harmonies and upbeat danceable rhythms. Sweet music by sweet people at a sweet pub!

Waste Money and Clast
Saturday, April 30
Waste Money is Elijah Jenkins from Eli & the Soundcult playing solo with neat sounds and beats behind his lyrical mouthy areas. Lots of looping, sampling and synth magic. Clast is Tom and my long lost pal Kelly B from Oklahoma. It's all moody post-punk electro-rock. Look what I can do! Here's the new full length here:

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

That was fast! St. Pat's! No one's talking about Star Wars anymore. Yogoman!!!!!! Allergies

We're staying positive and present in the 2016 at Fox & Goose! It's really such an amazing place to be. Fox & Goose would like to say a huge thank you to the Sacramento music community for continuing to play, going to gigs, and for supporting us as a place that we can all enjoy for intimate live local music. 

Friday, March 4th
Kevin Seconds with Allyson Seconds, Anton Barbeau, and Will Comstock
Kevin Seconds set the tone when he started his band 7 Seconds 37 years ago. Now he is one of the most prolific songwriters in the style of acoustic indie pop with country/Americana undertones. He still tours and records with his original punk band, and we are so proud to have his monthly first Fridays residency at Fox & Goose! Oh yeah, I almost forgot, Anton Barbeau and Will Comstock are playing too. Anton is a dude who lives in Berlin and has made over 20 albums"Like a centipede in a candy jar..." and Will is the frontman, amaze-nards songwriter for The Inversions and The Stummies! Don't miss this night of guitary songy guys!

Saturday, March 5th
Yogoman with Hans & The Hot Mess, and Sacto Soul Rebels
Wrapping up their Caravan To Mardi Gras Tour 2016 at Fox & Goose, Yogoman is back with his latest installment of huge soul meets New Orleans Brass with Jamaican riddims kind of music. Basically imagine Sam Cook backed up by The Maytals and The Rebirth Brass Band. It's a super positive dance party to original songs that sound so familiar and good you will loose it. Jordan Rain/Yogoman is the singer, drummer, leader and songwriter that carries on with his 10+ year run as one of America's best hidden musical treasures. Don't miss this great show with local support from Hans & The Hot Mess (funky soul with the Joy & Madness horns) and Sacto Soul Rebels (ska/reggae).

Friday, March 11th
Banjo Bones and Pine Street Ramblers
Banjo Bones is a whiskey infused philosopher, frustrated poet and wannabe cowboy and sings about 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!

Saturday, March 12th
The Met Music Dept. Benefit with Pat Reilly Trio and Spangler
Hey, it's time for another Met Music Dept. Benefit. This local Americana rock band Spangler will bring the Tom Petty/Eagles influenced folky rock harmonies to your ear orifices. Opening the evening a bit earlier at 8:30pm Is Pat Reilly 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.

Thursday, March 17th
St. Patrick's Day Celebration with The Pikeys and Bobby & The Kennedys
You know how this works, right. May you have a song in your heart, a smile on your lips, and nothing but joy at your fingertips! The Pikeys are like Tom Waits in the Pogues with The Dropkick Murphys' rhythm section and they start at 8:30. Bobby does rocked up Irish drinking songs that will get you jigging at 5:30. We also have our singalong around 6 or so, all the corned beef and cabbage you can use to help support your Guinness and Jamesons. Drink Responsibly and get a ride. 

Friday, March 18th
Black Knight Satellite, Teo, Beane, & Crow, and Jacobb Alexander
Black Knight Satellite plays space rock with ripping guitars, driving bass, and big beats. Their acoustic sister band Teo, Beane, and Crow does folky country that will help you drink and have fun. Jacobb Alexander opens the night with his romantic acoustic crooning. Bangers & Mash! 

Saturday, March 19th
Massive Delicious, Honey B., and Sacto Soul Rebels
Honey B is back to save the world! She is a super positive force for crucial reggae music and we are so happy to have her back. Massive D is brill folk reggae this time with the full band. SSR is here again and bringing the positive vibes, love songs, and rocking steady. Don't miss a full night of reggae.

Friday, March 25th
The Stoneberries and Stillwood Sages
Stoneberries play acoustic rock. They keep you in the rock pocket. We have pastys that are basically British hot pockets. Stillwood Sages is Rosevillian alt rock and blues. Coming at ya like a shepherd's pie. Join us.

Saturday, March 26
The Brangs, Schwamigos, and Bob Easton Waller
Hey, Pete Barker is The Brangs and it looks like he's got Kevin Coughlin on drums. It's whiskey rock & roll songs with tubey guitary growl. Schwamigos is Hunter Merritt's bluesy folk group, and look, it's Kevin Coughlin on drums here too. Kevin is a kick arse drummer. Bobby Waller opens the night with his Irishicana chunes. Bob's a cuddly bloke and his music is always a Goose favorite.