Sunday, March 23, 2014

TLG + Medford = ♡

Dance, magic, dance!  The Legendary Goodtimes and the Southern Oregon Music Family shakin' it @ Howie's on Front in Medford.

The Goodtimes love Saturdays.  It's a good day for jumping off speaker cabinets, doing knee slides, windmills, rock kicks, and making all manner of rock faces.  Fridays are similarly awesome, of course, but now we turn our attention to last Saturday, when TLG showed up at Howie's On Front to summon The Great Rock Spirits.

 Matt Jameson, getting really high.

Mark's impromptu hair dying in the Howie's men's room turned out great!

Mr. Moore, feelin' it like a Sir, as per usual.

Medford is homebase to The Legendary Goodtimes; Howie's is about a three minute drive from The Band Cave.  The guys were stoked to perform Feats of Rock in their own back yard, including a steaming hot batch of new songs, which might destined for their rumored second album.

100 Watt Mind!!! 

Brynna and Skyler of 100WM.

Opening the evening was Medford's own 100 Watt Mind.  Their performance was saucy, sultry, bluesy, and totally badass.  TLG considers this band a Crown Jewel of the Rogue Valley music scene--you need to see them, and you should definitely buy their debut album, Out of Night.

TLG on fire!

 You could poke somebody's eyes out with that thing!! ...the guitar is dangerous, too.

It should go without saying, but just to be clear--a Really Good Time was had by all.

TLG w/ Jive Coulis @ Caldera Tap House in Ashland, 4-18-14.

The Legendary Goodtime's gigging season continues April 18th!  TLG will be joined by their Brothers in Rock, Ashland's very own rock n' roll behemoth, Jive Coulis!  Come on down to Caldera Tap House and enjoy some of Southern Oregon's best rock n' roll and microbrews.  Don't miss it, and keep checking back for more Low O' music shenanigans! 

Monday, March 17, 2014

A Night of Mystery and Good Times in Rogue River

Rocket Maaaaaan!! (and you know it's gonna be a Good Good Time)
TLG @ Cattlemen's in Rogue River, March 15, 2014.
Thanks to Steven Riley for the pics, and to Sarah Walch for that first joke.

The Legendary Goodtimes love going new places and rocking new faces.  Making groovy, soul shakin' tunes is priority #1 for TLG, but hosting a musical throw-down in a different town comes in a very close second.  

On Saturday, Cattlemen's in Rogue River was the scene of the Traveling Sonic Good Time Machine, and just like always, there were surprises waiting for the band.

100 Watt Mind rockin' the motherlovin' house!

The first surprise was one of The Low O's best and brightest stars, 100 Watt Mind, already rockin' the outdoor stage when TLG rolled in.  Always a pleasure to see this hardworking powerhouse do what they do best--melt faces and make booties shake!

"Get down" is a literal term.  This is how it's done.

"I like to play."

The Goodtimes took to the outdoor stage at around 9:30, and payed tribute to The Great Rock Spirit for about 45 minutes.

Then came surprise number two... a "contest."

The exact details of this so-called "contest" remain sketchy.  For the record, Matty and Dave moved their equipment (and themselves) back several yards to make way for an entourage of white-clad ladies (and their bodygaurds).  

What is happening here?  Everyone's expression is priceless, but Mark wins, hands down.

What happened next is sworn to secrecy on social media.  The Legendary Goodtimes--after much creative photoshopping and consideration--can only offer this heavily cropped picture as evidence of this alleged so-called "contest."  Please use your imagination, and enjoy.

Keep it funky.  Uh!

After the suspected alleged so-called "contest," TLG returned to a slightly soggy stage to tear it up for another 45 minutes....

...until it got really cold.  Then came surprise #3.  With the speed of three leopards, The Goodtimes picked up their entire stage setup...

Rock your body!

...and brought it inside the bar!  A funkified dance-off was absolutely necessary.

Rock your soul!

After all the boogie-woogie-all-night-longin', TLG looked at the clock.  1:38 AM.  A new record in stamina for the band.  Truly an Epic Night.  So the band played two more songs, just to make it A Legendary Night.

Funk, yes!

The Goodtimes love Rogue River.  The locals are fun bunch of folks, and appreciative of original music.  Bill and Jinny of Cattlemen's treated the band like family; The Goodtimes parted ways with a promise to return to this excellent Southern Oregon music venue.

You know you want to be there.

Stay tuned!  The Goodtimes are playing with 100 Watt Mind this very Friday the 21st of March @ Howies on Front in Medford!  See you then...

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Nothing Says 'Rock n Roll' Like Wall to Wall Taxidermy

This is what an actual legendary good time looks like @ The Trophy Room in Prospect, Oregon.  Thanks to Steven Riley for all the photos!

Last Friday night is a shining example of why The Legendary Goodtimes do what they do.

All the right elements were in place.  Beautiful, sunny Southern Oregon.  Cool local folks who love to get down.  Cold beverages, hot chicken strips, and a dance floor on fire.  A great local band sharing the bill.  Taxidermy.

Well, the night started out like this....

...then this happened...

...which led to this happening...

...which obviously caused this.

Yes, The Goodtimes returned to a favorite stomping ground, The Trophy Room in Prospect, Oregon.  Dave, Matt, and Mark are always pleasantly surprised at how the locals are a bunch of fun loving, good natured people who just want to rock out.

And rock out everyone did.  Totally epic night.

Black Ink Breakdown, breakin' it down!

Purple Ink Breakdown!

Sharing the stage and standing beneath the majestic taxidermy turkeys was one TLG's favorite Southern Oregon bands, Black Ink Breakdown.  The Goodtimes and Black Ink have shared many a bill over the last year, with more to come this season.  The first time these two bands met, TLG was barely off the ground, and BIB was playing short sets of originals with a couple covers mixed in.  On Friday, Black Ink played almost two hours of original songs.  These guys have come a long way, and TLG is always proud to support them.

 Matt Jameson!

 David Moore!

Mark Anderson!  WOOOOO!!!!!

Yep, Southern Oregon knows how to party.  If any pregnancies resulted from Friday night's festivities, The Legendary Goodtimes would just like to say, "You're welcome."

After-party, baby, yeah!  Matt, Mark, and Mr. Steven Riley.

When the last amp was turned off, the final guitar packed safely away, The Goodtimes found a comfy spot at the bar for a little after hours party.  At some point, there was a walk to the nearby motel and some heavy slumbering, but the details become a bit foggy at this point...

Many thanks to all who attended this splendid evening of music and good times.  Extra special thanks to Taryn and Matt of the Trophy Room, you guys are the greatest!

'Til next time, Goodtimers.