Wednesday, August 22, 2012

September 2012 Music at the Goose

Check out who's playing at Fox & Goose. It's always something different and always a good time. Enjoy our 19 beers on tap, great selection of American and British cuisine, and live music in a unique pub atmosphere!

Saturday the 1st, it’s the wonderful and talented Gillian Underwood, one-man band: the Lurk, and Donald Beamen playing really beautiful acoustic music similar to Nick Drake. Gillian is playing with her band the Lonesome Doves and it's kind of like Mazzy Star meets Fleetwood Mac. The Lurk is self described as a one-man band/stalker/rocker. hmm...

Wednesday the 5th, it’s an amazing free show with John Courage and the Great Plains from Santa Rosa. Ever notice those really big John Courage Posters in the pub; well here he is reincarnated as a new and improved Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Also performing is the fabulous troubadour, Stephen Yerkey.

Thursday, it’s acoustic songwriters Kirk Ross, Boscoe’s Brood, and Skippin’ Brook. Kirk is from Pasadena and is kind of like a combination of Bon Iver, David Gray, and Cat Stevens. Boscoe's Brood sounds like the Beatles, David Byrne, and King Crimson. Skippin' Brook play alternative, classic rock and country music. Check out some great free music and have pint of Guinness!

Friday, it’s electronica duo Claudeo from San Diego then country and western from Richard March and the Bathtub Gins. Claudeo is like the Postal Service meets Radiohead. Richard is a great songwriter and is influenced by Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne and Kris Kristofferson. The Bathtub Gins are cosmic country and rocky tonk. Come have a lager and some crisps! 

Make sure you make it on Saturday the 8th for the beautiful and dangerous Atomic Bride from Seattle, local garage rockers Drive-Thru Mistycs, and Captain Amazing & the I Guesses (SF). Atomic Bride combines garage rock, surf, and psychedelia with male and female vocals. Drive-Thru Mistycs is garage punk/neo psychedelic rock and roll at it's finest. Hold onto your hats cause Captain Amazing is gonna blow your mind with psychedelic drunk folk rock. Scary!

On Wednesday September 12th and 26th it's Steve McLane. Steve has been playing at Fox & Goose since the early days. His smooth voice and excellent guitar playing create the atmosphere we can only hope will last forever. Playing classics from Neil Young to the Beatles to Bob Dylan, he always leaves us wanting more, and its always a mellow way to spend a Wednesday evening with a pint and a pasty.

On Thursday, it’s local singer/songwriters Lucky Laskowski and Mark Badovinac. Lucky is bringing his band and they do an alt/country thing. His solo stuff is solid so it will be an extra special night hearing it all laced up! Mark is from the Polymers and he is influenced by all the best British bands and Beck and Tom Petty. It's free so bring a friend and enjoy good music with good people and great beer! The beer's not free though.

On this very eclectic night it's Martin Purtill's acoustic indie songs, Spanglers acoustic pop, and then super fun Cramps style psychobilly from Seattle's Mad Caps, who bring a stripped-down, revved-up brand of bluesy rock and roll with an appeal crossing many generational and musical barriers. There's something for everyone at the Goose!

It's singer/songwriter Ramblin' Andy (Bklyn), local punk rock legend, Kevin Seconds, and The Bright Faces. Andy does hardcore American folk, Kevin is a pop troubadour with a protest singer's heart, and The Bright Faces are country power-pop. Drink Beer and eat bangers!

The 19th is our Traditional Irish Jam Session that comes around every 3rd Wednesday. Have some Guinness and join in if you like!

The 19th is The Mike Justis Band. 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, and Steve McLane, you're always in for some great Americana, Blues, and Classic folk music.

Friday the 21st is Ian and Alex's annual birthday pub bash with a classic Goose lineup: The Inversions, Pushtonawanda, Norfolk Jacket, and Not for Profit. Come out and celebrate with these succulent local music tramps and find out what really goes on!

Saturday night we’ve got alternative folk from Ardella’s Crown and the Memoirs from San Francisco. Ardella's Crown is lead by Heather Amerman's unique melodic vocal styling and poetic lyrics and the Memoirs are Americana folk rock.

Thursday, September 27th, check out the urban electro sounds of Better Days and LA singer/songwriter Pete RG. Better Days is a 4 piece influenced by Aesop Rock, Animal Collective, Gorillaz, and Subtle. Pete RG is into photography, Andrew Bird, and M Ward. Enjoy this free show and have a pint of Twisted Thistle! 

Friday, it’s San Francisco’s In Letter Form playing their dark art rock, the dreamy shoe gaze of Master Moya, and Americana/rock & roll band, Sly Park. In Letter form is influenced by Joy Division, Bauhaus, and Echo and the Bunnymen. Master Moya says they will envelop your consciousness and destroy it, eventually. Sly Park plays garage soul that will captivate you. Drink beer and dance!

Saturday, September 29th we have alternative folk by Akron Engine from San Francisco, local rockers Blame the Bishop, and an acoustic set by Erik Spencer with Terry Meehan on cello. Akron Engine sounds like a combination of Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Elliott Smith, and Ben Harper. Bishop is like Elvis Costello meets the Beatles and Erik is like acoustic Led Zepplin. Lot's of good music to be heard at Fox & Goose.