Thursday, November 20, 2014

Support local music! Go to a show at Fox & Goose!

We mostly have local performers here at the Goose, but we are always getting emails from people all over the world asking to come play here. Anyhow, enjoy some local music and a few touring acts once in a blue moon at your favorite pub, because one day live music may just stay at home with the rest of the interneters. January marks forty years of music, food, and beer at Sacramento's first and most important pub. Come join us and the Tattooed Love Dogs on January 16th for a pint, a song, and a pasty to celebrate this great institution! 

Roger Carpio
Roger of Lipstick fame is on the wax at 8pm every Wednesday playing the best British music. Come play some cornhole after 10 and hear why he knows exactly what you need to hear. 

Thursday, December 4th
Marty Cohen & The Sidekicks
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!

Friday, December 5th
Doug C & The Blacklisted, Shelby Cobra & The Mustangs, Ryan Davidson, and The Delta City Ramblers
Why Do Punk Rockers Think They Can Play Country Music? Doug C played in the Descendents and now he's here with his alt-country/rockabilly band and some other rowdy hill-billy types. Delta City Ramblers are fun and local bluegrass/country boys. Come on down to the Goose and have some whiskey... Ya hear?

Saturday, December 6th
The Orange Scene and 50-Watt Heavy Double-trouble B-Day Bash!
The Orange Scene is pure girl rock like Joan Jett or Pat Benatar or even Janis Joplin. They are super fun and catchy and fronted by birthday girl #1: Tara Elizabeth. 50-WATT HEAVY is influenced by all genres from Country to Metal and is often compared to the likes of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Wilco, Whiskeytown, and The Replacements. They will rock your face off and it's Joe's lady's b-day too.

Thursday, December 11th
The Mike Justis Band
The Mike Justis Band plays acoustic folk on Thursday the 11th. 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.

Friday, December 12th
Miss Mouth Peace and Zyah Belle & The Funkshun - Children's Clothes Drive
The soulful Miss Mouth Peace, a Sacramento, CA native, originally known as Monique Jackson was transformed to Miss Mouth Peace when her passion for music through her own spoken word was heard. Zyah is an r&b songstress and rapper originally from Vallejo. Zyah and her band are pure soul and super tight! Don't miss this show! Please bring clothes to donate to underprivileged children.

Saturday, December 13th
Million Dollar Giveaway, Gillian Underwood, and Hair of The Dawg
Gillian is a wonderful songwriter and longtime Goose performer. Also enjoy fun and fancy indie country from Hair of the Dawg and Million Dollar Giveaway. Bring a friend and enjoy quality music and a great selection of imported beer!

Thursday, December 18th
Steve McLane
Thursday the 18th is Steve McLane and Laurali’s Christmas Party. Steve has been playing at Fox & Goose since the early days. Come hear some classic holiday folk songs at Steve's annual Xmas soiree. 8pm/free

Friday, December 19th
Danny Secretion, Kenny Beasley, Brian Hanover, and TBA
Danny is the Sacto/Chicano punk padre, Kenny is the legendary guitar and vox rude daddy of Sac hardcore and reggae, Brian is the punk rock prophet pappy, and TBA is another equally important local punky prolific songwriter papa. Goose-Music Presents: Pure Acoustic Punk Dads!

Saturday, December 20th
Desario’s sound is reminiscent of ‘90s Britpop and shoegaze, two styles that have long inspired the musicians. More suited to a dark, cavernous club than a raging party, the songs are at once intimate and lonely but always highly melodic and layered.

Friday, December 26th
The Golden Cadillacs
Seriously, this band kills us with amazing songwriting and slick guitars over perfect drums and bass. We can't say enough good things about them. 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.

Saturday, December 27th
Mango & Foat and Drop Dead Red

Mango isn't a Brazilian mango farmer but does electro/acoustic pop music with his lady friend, Foat. Drop Dead Red curses like a sailor, drinks the guys in her band under the table, and will make eyes go teary when she roars the lyrics of classic Beatles tunes.

Wednesday, December 31st
New Year's Eve Bash with Larry Rodriguez, MC HAM, and Wokstar!

Spend your New Year’s Eve with us, and shake your tambourine to the solid funk and soul sounds of Larry Rodriguez. This is by far the best year-end dance party in town, so get the crew together, and let’s ring in the New Year at your favorite pub!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

November 2014 in Goose-music!

Let's be realistic. You have to go see your friends play music. They put all their spare time and energy into this wonderful gift of expression and they want to share it with you! The Goose is the perfect place to see sweet local performers because of it's intimate and rustic setting, delicious British and American foods, and a vast assortment of beers and spirits. Also, it sounds great! We've got a nice sound system and all this old wood and brick vibrates perfectly.

Early Times
Saturday, November 1st
Early grew up in Sacramento and became a fixture of the music scene on several fronts. His musical ubiquity was acknowledged as he received more Sammie nominations than any other solo artist during his time there. These nominations were far ranging and included Best Rock Musician/Vocalist; Best Singer/Songwriter; Best Local CD; Best Rock Band; Best Blues Band; and Best Jazz Band. Some of these were received multiple times. In addition, he received a Critics’ Choice Award as Sacramento’s Best Guitarist. His debut CD "Society For the Misunderstood" received Best Local CD of the Year honors from "Sac This Week".
Early left Sacramento in 1997 to tour the U.S. and Greece with blues singer E.C. Scott. He recorded two CDs with E.C. for Blind Pig Records. Lee Hildebrand of the San Francisco Chronicle gave a 4-star review of E.C. Scott's "Hard Act to Follow" and wrote:
"Featured throughout the album is the scorching guitar work of a Sacramento musician named Early Times."
Early then moved to New York City where he helped launch Sirius Satellite Radio and gave blues its first national radio station. He hosted a 6 hour radio show on Sirius Blues and watched the fledgling company grow from 0 subscribers to over 17million.
Most recently, Early has used his musical skills in New York City to help people with Autism, Down syndrome, Alzheimer’s, and other challenges and has been in demand for his work. He just recorded an original song called “Special Abilities” for a documentary about adults with developmental disabilities. (You can hear the track here:
He operates Manhattan Recording where he has been producing albums including an upcoming release from one-time Sacramento resident Gail George. (You can hear a track here: In addition, he recently recorded music for an upcoming film called “Used Books”. He recorded two of his original songs with legendary engineer Jay Messina (Aerosmith, Kiss, John Lennon, Cheap Trick, Miles Davis).

Chris Kelly & Cherisha Heart 
Thursday, November 6th
Chris and Cherisha play the soft acoustic classics of Joni Mitchell, Maria Muldaur, John Prine, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Elton John and many more.

Delta City Ramblers, Pine Street Ramblers, and Wild Rabbit
Friday, November 7th
Here's a full night of wonderful acoustic groups. Wear your overalls and prepare yourself for sweet melodies and foot stomping rhythms! Delta City says, "Americana? Acoustic? Who knows anymore. It Jangles and Shuffles and Grooves and sings real good." Wild Rabbit (formerly Br'er Rabbit) plays folk-stomp Americana from the Pacific NW. Pine Street is good timin' acoustic roots music from the Sierra Foothills. Whisky!

The Secret Lives of Squirrels and Mau
Saturday, November 8th
The Squirrels say, "Rocking, in fact, is as important to the Squirrels as acorns are to, well, squirrels." Mau is/are the dudes that bring you Owlfest, the guy from KAI KLN, the fella from the CAL Berkeley marching band, and of course Ben Demartini on Bass!

Kelly Edward Berger
Wednesday, November 12th
We have a special guest musical purveyor for Northern Soul & Cornhole night on Wednesday, Nov. 12th. Kelly joins us on his triumphant return to the city of Sacs all the way from the city of Oklahomas. Kelly is a lovely creative force and a dear friend. Come join us for his choice sounds and consider sticking around for cornhole too! 

Steve McLane
Thursday, November 13th

Thursday the 13th 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.

Dandelion Moon, Kally O'Mally, and Home By Dark
Friday, November 14th
Dandelion Moon blends contemporary folk-pop with classics and blues to create an enticing stew of Americana. Kally is a singer songwriter who writes story based songs rife with bright harmonies, full string sections and catchy hooks. Home By Dark is a snazzy five PEACE band from Sactown playing acoustic American twang music. 

The Bright Faces, Garble, and The Polymers
Saturday, November 15th
The Bright Faces are sorta country and sorta power pop. Garble is a newly formed band led by Stephanie Espinosa of Dead Horses and Jaime Espinosa of The Followers of Sunshine with David Adams of Drive Thru Mystics on bass and vocals and Frank Tuna on Drums. This powerhouse quartet delivers skillfully-nuanced, heavy, in-your-face rock with heart-felt songs that force you to listen. The Polymers play melodic rock & roll filled with catchy pop hook goodness. Featuring the original drummer from that band that rhymes with snake, sweet male/female harmonies, and nice outfits.

Thursday, November 20th
The Mike Justis Band
The Mike Justis Band plays acoustic folk on Thursday the 20th. 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.

Them Travelin' Birds and Jackson Griffith
Friday, November 21st
Them Travelin' Birds is a rambling acoustic folk duo from Oakland, California making a cross-country loop of the continental US! Jackson Griffith is a kind and interesting singer-songwriter chap.

The Storytellers and Rat Stomp
Saturday, November 22nd

Sac Storytellers are Sacramento's premier reggae/groove band, helping people party and dance rain or shine. Rat Stomp is a 3-piece band from Nevada County, Ca. They play a variety of music styles including rock, grunge, reggae, ska, punk, old delta blues, and surf. Don't miss this show!

Red Union Blue and Jenn Rogar
Friday, November 28th
Red Union Blue plays rock, new country, and pop led by Trina Thompson on vocals and Chris Lee on guitar. Jenn is a lovely singer/songwriter specializing in folky protest songs.

The Followers of Sunshine and The Stringtown Ambassadors
Saturday, November 29th
The Followers are such good, sincere rock & roll with Jaime's slick tubey Les Paul licks and friendly lyrics that we always look forward to. String Duo Rosalind Parducci and Arlo Blaisus create a blend of contemporary and traditional music, combining old time tunes and Celtic roots with a modern twist.