Sunday, April 20, 2014

...there's two O's in Goose.

May is a very important month. You better come to the Goose to celebrate some very important, but somewhat obscure holidays: http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/may.htm. Of course we have Mothers day on the 11th, which really should be more important than X-mas, but I don't wanna get all political on you. Seriously though, you should celebrate Mother Goose Day with us on the 1st and Star Wars Day on Sunday the 4th... May the 4th be with you. Leprechaun Day is on the 13th and National Bike to Work day is on the 16th and those seem pretty Goosey. Memorial Day is pretty important. Anyways, there's really no excuse for you to not celebrate at Fox & Goose in the month of May. Here's some music to enjoy with us too:

Northern Soul & Cornhole Every Wednesday!

Every Wednesday is Northern Soul and Cornhole, our weekly night of classic rare soul music, rocksteady, northern soul, and the super fun bag toss game, Cornhole! 8pm/free

Marty Cohen & The Sidekicks 
Thursday, May 1st
Every first Thursday we have Marty Cohen & The Sidekicks. They play original Americana/folk with a twist. Enjoy good feelin' music and great beer at the Goose!
https://www.facebook.com/MartyCohenAndTheSidekicks
http://www.sidekicksmusic.net     

The Neighbors
The Scott Jeppeson Quintet
Friday, May 2nd
The Neighbors play big pop rock music. It's well written and definitely has some pure American roots with a little new wave or post wave flare. The sweet harmonies from both male and female vocals are laced up with lush violin melodies and pizzicato that buzzes around in your brain causing pleasant day dreams of spring afternoons in the foothills filled with puppies and picnics. Scott Jeppeson plays incredible, supremely satisfying saxophone. His bop inflected lines blend with creative melodies and hi quality modern jazz flare that bring this mature sound to a playful place where jazz should always be. If he was an English breakfast pizza I'd be very fat! 
https://soundcloud.com/ron-melcer
https://soundcloud.com/theneighbors

Too Much Fiction
The Boneyard Rattlers (E.P. Release)
Saturday, May 3rd

TMF are a proud outfit and have been playing around this town for quite a while. They play original jazzy, alternative modern-rock with great female lead vocals from Tossa. Boneyard is a local Americana roots band with bourbon-smooth compositions and delivery. It's their E.P. release party so wear a hat and drink lots of whiskey!   



Steve Mclane
Thursday, May 8th

Thursday the 8th it’s Steve McLane’s timeless acoustic tunes. Steve has been playing at Fox & Goose since the early days. He plays classics from Neil Young to the Beatles to Bob Dylan. It's a nice mellow way to spend a Thursday evening with a pint and a pasty. 8pm, free.
http://www.myspace.com/stevemclane


Kally O'Mally
Guy Jones
Emily Frost
Brianna Pruett
Friday, May 9th
This is a mostly female singer-songwriter night. Kally sounds like Annie Lennox, K.D. Lang, Dixie Chicks, Kelly Clarkson, and Adele and is bringing the whole band. Emily is from NYC and plays poppy soul. Guy is from Birmingham, England and combines soulful and often intricate guitar playing with soothing, rich vocals. Brianna is a folk singer-songwriter from Gold Country, Ca who intertwines a wide mix of influences with modern folk songs.  


Salt Wizard
California Lions
Damager
Saturday, May 10th

Salt Wizard is fronted by the mystical Rachel Lomax and plays ambient electro folk with deep thoughtful lyrics from the banks of the Sacramento River. They remind me of Portishead. California Lions are from LA and have a whimsical Belle and Sebastian style with male and female vocals and eclectic instrumentation.


The Mike Justis Band
The Mike Justis Band plays acoustic folk on Thursday the 15th. Mike has played at the Goose for many many years, and his brand of classic acoustic music is always refreshing. Featuring Kathy Barwick, Mike Justis, Steve O'Neil, Jeff Sears, and Steve McLane, you're always in for some great Americana, Blues, and Classic folk music.
http://www.myspace.com/themikejustisband


The Wet Nile Ramblers
Friday, May 16th
The West Nile Ramblers play high energy western garage and take no prisoners. Bring the whole family!

Merrygold
The Blackberry Bushes
Delta City Ramblers
Saturday, May 17th

Delta says, "Americana? Acoustic? Who knows anymore. It jangles and shuffles and grooves and sings real good." The Blackberry Bushes are a high energy, soulful, Americana stringband. Merrygold play whiskey-soaked folk/bluegrass songs, take listeners back to simpler times, and portray a rawness that embodies the pioneer spirit of the Wild West.
https://www.facebook.com/deltacityramblers
https://www.facebook.com/TheBlackberryBushes
https://www.facebook.com/merrygoldband

Doug Martin
Thursday, May 22nd
Doug Martin is a smooth jazz guitarist who has been playing around California since the 70's. Sit back with a pint and enjoy his laid-back guitar stylingz. Doug performs many favorite standards that people will recognize spanning from "Take Five" by Dave Brubeck to "Rock With You" by Michael Jackson to "Breezin" by George Benson to "Josie" by Steely Dan to “Sweet Thing” by Chaka Khan to "Shadow of Your Smile" performed by so many greats.

Sacto Soul Rebels
Black Star Safari
Friday, May 23rd
The Sacto Soul Rebels will make you smile and dance. BSS is from South Lake Tahoe and do funky folk electro music. Good vibes, good beer, and great music at Fox & Goose!
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sacto-Soul-Rebels/133025213440062
https://www.facebook.com/BlackStarSafari

Shawn Brown
iiii
Saturday, May 24th
Shawn Brown has soulful vocals, freewheeling melodies, and earthy charm and plays poppy soul rock. Think Otis Redding meets David Gray. New York-based band iiii(four) is a female fronted jazz/pop quartet on tour in support of their new self titled album and they're influenced by Joni Mitchell and Alicia Keys. Come enjoy super talented and creative music from sweet people at your favorite pub. 
https://www.facebook.com/shawnbrownsinger?v=app_4949752878


Chicken & Dumpling
Thursday, May 29th
Chicken & Dumpling will be at the Goose on Thursday the 29th warming your night with down home blues. The duo consists of Charles the chicken on guitar and Julia the dumpling on bass. Enjoy this free show with a pint and a Shepherd's Pie... we don't have chicken and dumplings.
http://www.chickenanddumpling.net/

Mike Blanchard & The Californios
Friday, May 30th

This band plays Californicana and does it well. It's a matter of pride in the heritage of Califonia's American country and bluegrass music. Mike was the leader of legendary Sacramento rock band The Tattooed Love Dogs and now fronts The Californios with his wife Laurie.
http://www.reverbnation.com/mikeblanchardandthecalifornios


Daisy Spot
The Slippery Slope
Saturday, May 31st
What this town needs is Daisy Spot. They are sweet and romantic, shiny and enigmatic, and covered in hazy dreams of reverberated bossa novas. Fronted by this town's most revered guitar hero, Mike Farrell, and everyone loves Tatiana's sweet-sounding melodies. The perfect compliment to them is Kendan Smith's Slippery Slope. They play psychedelic soul lounge... easy listening for the hardcore. Don't miss this show!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

April's musical goosiness.


Every Wednesday is Northern Soul and Cornhole, our weekly night of classic rare soul, rocksteady, and northern soul. We're happy to be teaming up with local midtown internet radio station, The Grid FM. We should be up and streaming every Wednesdays show by Wednesday, April 2nd. Come throw some corn sacks and dare to move your hips to the sweet sounds of soulful music! 8 'til late/sacks @ 10pm. 


Marty Cohen & The Sidekicks


Every first Thursday now we have Marty Cohen & The Sidekicks. They play original Americana/folk with a twist. Enjoy good feelin' music and great beer at the Goose!


The Golden Cadillacs
We've got the Golden Cadillacs back on Friday, April 4th. Seriously, this band kills us with amazing songwriting and slick guitars over perfect drums and bass. I can't say enough good things about this band. Not only are they so fun to watch, but they are all just super kind and ridiculously talented. Get up close and personal at your Goose. 


Infinite Vastness
Hans & The Hot Mess

These cheese muffins are gonna make you very hungry, because after Infinite Vastness (starring our tripped out sound guy, Taylor) gets done rocking your face off you'll need to feed your self something greasy. Supposedly they have a bass player now. Bass players are important. And Hans says he's bringing his new drummer this time, so that's gonna probably make you very thirsty. You better just come early and get fueled up before hand because the kitchen closes at 9:30pm. Don't drink and drive and remember to smile at musicians because they are sensitive like comedians and bartenders. Don't take benadryl and drink lots of coffee.

Steve Mclane
Thursday the 10th it’s Steve McLane’s timeless acoustic tunes. Steve has been playing at Fox & Goose since the early days. He plays classics from Neil Young to the Beatles to Bob Dylan. It's a nice mellow way to spend a Thursday evening with a pint and a pasty. 8pm, free.http://www.myspace.com/stevemclane


Mike Blanchard & The Californios
This band plays Californicana and does it well. It's a matter of pride in the heritage of Califonia's American country and bluegrass music. Mike was the leader of legendary Sacramento rock band The Tattooed Love Dogs and now fronts The Californios with wife Laurie. She reminds me of Robert Plant sometimes, but it's mainly because she is amazing and her hair is really nice. Meow. Beer. Fun. Goose.

The Polymers
Blame The Bishop
We Just Met


The dudes are back... The Polymers are sveltey rock & roll with Frank "the Tank" French on drums. He's a legendary local drum animal and all around ridiculous young cheese teet. The Polymers are on myspace. Blame is led by local sound guru and heir to board at ye 'ol iron boat up the street, Sir Warren Bishop. We Just Met is a classic rock smorgasbord of fun jams. Drink some Bengal Lancer English IPA and enjoy yourself.

The Mike Justis Band
The Mike Justis Band plays acoustic folk on Thursday the 19th. Mike has played at the Goose for many many years, and his brand of classic acoustic music is always refreshing. Featuring Kathy Barwick, Mike Justis, Steve O'Neil, Jeff Sears, and Steve McLane, you're always in for some great Americana, Blues, and Classic folk music.

The Wet Nile Ramblers
April 18th, West Nile play high energy western garage and take no prisoners. Bring the whole family!


The Roy Thorpe Jr. Blues Band
Dead Larry

 Saturday, April 19th








Roy says, "This isn't normal blues, I'm mixing in Bob Marley in a Texas bluesy ZZTop way, but mostly Chicago blues..." Dead Larry’s powerful blend of high energy rock, dance and funk shakes the foundation of modern music. From rock driven sea shanties to pulsating dance beats, from shake-yo-booty funk jams to orchestral themes of space and time travel. Dead Larry is one thing: Original. Have you tried our Banger on a Bun? Put some Stilton on it and wash it down with a Guinness draught… good night.
     


Chicken & Dumpling 
Chicken & Dumpling will be at the Goose on Thursday the 24th warming your night with down home blues. The duo consists of Charles the chicken on guitar and Julia the dumpling on bass. Enjoy this free show with a pint and a Shepherd's Pie... We don't serve chicken and dumplings.


Andrew Castro
Emily Kollars 

On Friday, the 25th Andrew Castro from the bay plays acoustic pop styled music that is catchy and melodic while still providing thoughtful lyrics for the hopeless romantic. Emily is everything you could dream of with a fantastically soultry (sic) Sade voice with the best combination of r&b, pop, and jazz played by some local extremist musos.


Be Brave Bold Robot
The Royal Blue 
Simon Pure

Oh shoot, Be Brave Bold Robot is here with The Royal Blue and Simon Pure on the 26th. I better find something to wear. Dean is a fricking genius and you know it. His lyrics are adventurous and poetic stories of love and life, and his band is into it, so don't forget it! Royal Blue are Wilco-ish and Neil Young-ey. Simon Pure played here back in the 80's and will rock you out with 80's covers. Eat your self fitter and have a Pasty with extra gravy and Welsh Rarebit. 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

March to Fox & Goose for breakfast, lunch, dinner, beer, and music!

Alright, here we go again. Month after month we fill your face with all this great stuff. You keep coming back and then we do it all over again. I'll try to write something interesting just in case anyone is reading this. If you are, then tap your forehead 3 times with your index finger and say, "I need to go to Fox & Goose and belly up to the bar, because I love it there and they love me." Now get on down here and drink some beer before closing time! Everyone should drink beer and listen to music at Fox & Goose. Music is just as important as beer and food. Anyhow, here's what's going on at your Goose:

Saturday, March 1st:
For Sayle
Emily Kollars
Mike Visser (Frank Jordan)


March 1st is a kick ants night of incredible Sacramento Music. Opening the show is a solo set from Mike Visser of Frank Jordan fame, and he's now back from the Big Apple where he started his new band, Springs. The lovely and extremely talented Emily Kollars is back doing her brilliant r&b infused jazz tunes. For Sayle is a perfect fit for the Goose with their super catchy and well crafted rock & roll chunes. Let's be at this show.
Thursday, March 6th:
Songwriter Showcase with Ken Koenig
Ken Koenig is playing his acoustic songs. He's a nice guy. Let's drink beer.
http://www.reverbnation.com/kenkoenig

Friday, March 7th:
Jay Shaner
Geoff Baker 
Lauren Cole Norton

Oh man, Jay Shaner is back with Geoff Baker Lauren Cole Norton. Jay is an amazing songwriter and his songs belong here. They remind me of this town in the fall and they sound like the way the Goose looks... all wood and bricks with old pictures, and years of life experience that you can only imagine quite often would break your heart. Geoff is from LA and writes songs about things going wrong. Lauren is an Irish lass with a taste for southern swing.

Saturday, March 8th:
Red Sky Sun Rise
Julie Meyers
Mikey LP


Do you like music? Do you like beer? Come check out Red Sky Sunrise, Julie Meyers, and Mikey LP at this really cool pub called Fox & Goose. Red Sky is a female fronted alt rock band with a fun vibe and kind of sounds like Heart. Julie likes Elliott Smith, and  Mikey is a songwriter with spiritual tendencies. He's seems like a pretty nice guy. Drink beer and tip your bartender.
Friday, March 14:
Delta City Ramblers
The Coffis Brothers
Matt Sertich
On the 14th it's The Coffis Brothers, Delta City Ramblers, and Matt Sertich. Coffis is Californicana from Belmont influenced by Neil Young and Tom Petty. The Ramblers do original bluegrass with great harmonies and lyrics. Matt is a longtime Sacramento songwriter making soft synthy sounds and singing vulnerable lyrics. The Goose is your one stop pub for all things related to your ears and mouth. Meow.
Saturday, March 15th:
St. Patrick's Day Pre-Party with
The Pikeys
Stepping Stone
The Fox & Goose's St. Patrick's Day Celebration starts early this year! Some people don't like to party on Mondays so we're bringing the pre-party on Saturday, March 15th. We were the 1st pub in town to throw a St. Patrick's Day party back in the day when we were the only pub in town, and we want to give you every opportunity to get your dose of Celtic pride early and not have to worry about it affecting your work week. Come out and enjoy traditional Irish music from Stepping Stone then get all ridiculous with the best Irish Punk band in town, The Pikeys! Remember to keep it safe and take a cab, but make sure you get enough Guinness and Jameson in your system to loose your Goose!
Monday, March 17th:
Fox & Goose St. Patrick's Day Celebration with
The Pikeys
Bobby & The Kennedys
On Monday, March 17th Fox & Goose will hold it's annual St. Patrick's Day celebration. Once again we have the super fun and entertaining Pikeys headlining the night playing their Celtic punk songs with Bobby & The Kennedys opening the night doing a more traditional, but of course raucous and jig worthy Irish set. Bobby was the original singer and leader of famed Stout Rebellion. Grab a pint of Guinness and an Erin Go Bragh "Ireland Forever" corned beef brisket sandwich. $2-$10 cover from 4 to midnight (cover goes up as the night goes on). Music from 5:30 to midnight.
Friday, March 21:
The West Nile Ramblers
Mike Blanchard & The Californios
Natural Drift Bluegrass

Enjoy some California bluegrass and country on Friday, March 21st with The West Nile Ramblers, Mike Blanchard & The Californios, and Natural Drift Bluegrass. West Nile play high energy western garage. Mike was the leader of legendary Sacramento rock band The Tattooed Love Dogs and now fronts The Californios with wife Laurie. Their music represents California's deep country and Americana roots. Natural Drift performs authentic and passionate pure bluegrass. 
http://thewestnileramblers.bandcamp.com/


Saturday, March 22:
Item 9
Relion
Lost Roots
Saturday the 22nd is a night of reggae with Item 9, Lost Roots, and Relion. Get that Irie vibe with some great roots rock reggae. Item 9 hails from Fresno and has a Sublimey sound. Lost Roots is rebel rock reggae and calls Redding home. Relion is from Coalinga and is alternative reggae. Looks like we'll be jammin'.


Thursday, March 27:
The (Celtic) Method
Thursday is more Irish music with The (Celtic) Method who play a blend of Celtic music, acoustic rock, folk, and blues.


Friday, March 28
The Uncovered
On Friday the 28th we have The Uncovered who do obscure covers of songs you've most likely not heard before. Bring a date and let's rockout!

Saturday, March 29:
Wanted Exotic
Punch-Out!
The Punknecks


Saturday the 29th is a crazy line-up of mad-cap musical cheese muffins. Wanted Exotic is a space rock instrumental band. Punch-Out features wild man and hair doer, Casey Sims and his band of sweet and fancy fistacuffers. The Punknecks are a male/female duo from Nashville that play punky-tonk and outlaw bluegrass. This is the night you've been waiting for! Beer.