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: Of course we have Mothers day on the 11th, which really should be more important than X-mas. Just sayin'. 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!     

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!

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.

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
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.

The Wet Nile Ramblers
Midnight Moonshiners
Martin Purtill
Friday, May 16th

The West Nile Ramblers play high energy western garage and take no prisoners. Midnight Moonshiners play uptempo old-time music. Martin plays acoustic indie pop. Bring the whole family!
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.

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.

Sea Legs
Black Star Safari
Friday, May 23rd

Sea Legs will make you smile and tap your feet with indie Americana led by leggy sex kitty, Adam Varona. Most of the band is made up of former Inversions boobs. BSS is from South Lake Tahoe and do funky folk electro music. Good vibes, good beer, and great music at Fox & Goose!

Shawn Brown
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.

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.

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.

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 Kendon Smith's Slippery Slope. They play psychedelic soul lounge... easy listening for the hardcore. Don't miss this show!