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.

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.

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.

Saturday, March 22:
Item 9
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
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.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

February 2014 at Fox & Goose!

In this funny old town where music has always been such a common and wonderful thread, we often forget how lucky we are to have all these unique music venues all within bike riding distance. There's basically no hills and the weather is so nice, you would have to be really lazy to not get out and take advantage of it. So ride your bike over here, grab a pint, and catch a quick set by one of Sacramento's best local performers. You only live once and it really is easy and affordable. 

Saturday the 1st is a triple threat of musical yumminess and ridiculous talent. The night opens with Hans & The Hot Mess. Hans is a vibrant neo soul singer who plays electronic beats and guitar with his slick and funky side kick, Nyxi on bass. We also welcome back the high energy New Orleans brass band The City of Trees with their wall of sound brass menagerie. And for their reunion show we have the super energetic rockabilly freak-out, Tip Top Trio! Drink good beer, ride your bike, be sweet, and listen to good music at Fox & Goose.

Friday the 7th it's the return of local crazy animal-man Dean Haakenson with his Be Brave Bold Robot outfit, psychy lovers, the Sunmonks, and hippopotamus rockers CFR. Do you like folk rock, psychedelics, or jammy rockedelics while being gently massaged by a large Haakenson, then get over to your pub and be realistic.

Saturday the 8th is all female fronted bands with the old timey swing sounds of Miss Maddy's F Street Stompers and attractive artsy indie rock pieces from The Lower 48 who hail from ye old Portlandia. If you like wonderfully classy female fronted bands who can entertain you with beautiful sounds then this is the show for you. Be responsible to yourself and visit Fox & Goose for breakfast, lunch, beer, and music! 
Adam Varona brings his not so wobbly Sea Legs to the Goose on Valentines night with Davis folk rock group, Red Union Blue and hippy-love music from The Followers of Sunshine. Sea Legs are very fresh and exciting with tricky songwriting, great lyrics, and well adjusted strong males in charge of solid and vibrant instruments. Adam is a sweet sweet man. Opening the night is the engaging folky rock sounds of Red Union Blue fronted by the dynamic and beautiful vocals of Trena Thompson. Closing the night is Jaime Espinoza's Followers doing sweet songs of love and kindness. Don't miss this great show!

Touchez comes to the Goose on Saturday the 15th with Redrick Sultan and Tepid Joy. Touchez is a love pop supreme group featuring the songwriting genius of Mario Andrioni (!!!) and James Williams (Yahmos) with lovely vocals from Rachel Purdie and brilliantly accurate drumming from Vince Andrioni. Canada's Redrick Sultan does poppy music influenced by folk and blues. Trepid Joy is a lush and vulnerable trip into a reverb dripping cave full of lo-fi stallactites poetically nibbling at your inner ear. There, I said it. 

Friday the 21st is Kevin Second's latest solo album release party. Come out and celebrate this local legend's new crop of songs. Kevin is a supremely prolific creative force that makes this town that much more rich. Fox & Goose loves his melodies, heart felt lyrics, rib-shaking guitar rhythms, and ongoing dedication to the Sacramento music scene. Making it a truly unmissable night is the fabulously energetic and dangerous West Nile Ramblers with their 3rd Friday monthly residency at your Goose. Jameson.
February 22nd is a serious doozy of musical magnificence with Christopher Gabe Nelson's intense super-dooper band Bellygunner. Gabe is another Sacramento gem bringing his wonderous songwriting to life with tip top level musicians. From the Bay it's electro acoustic megalodons, The Seshen with their Little Dragon-esque female fronted futuristic music. Opening the night we have the sweet California popsters, Felsen. Don't miss this show, darnit!

Chicken & Dumplin' will be at the Goose on Thursday the 27th 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.

Finishing out February on a high note we bring you an all acoustic night with Wolfgang Vega, The Denver J Band, and Stevie Nader. Wolfgang is grungey rock and roll band with passion and you can see them stripped down and naked in our intimate pub. Denver J does good old rock & roll and Stevie Nader is an r&b influenced folk singer with soul and great tunes. Jump on your bike and enjoy great music, great food, and the best selection of beer and spirits at Fox & Goose.