SHAFTY- A Phish Tribute, Goodfoot Pub & Lounge, Saturday, 29. June 2019

What began as essentially a goof – a chance to throw down some familiar dancy beats and jam for whoever felt like listening – ultimately lit a spark under the off-the-radar powder keg of Phish fans in the Portland, Oregon music scene. The demand for a repeat was high, and Shafty was born. If there’s a motive, it’s to recreate the energy of a Phish show, with the attitude of playful band-audience interaction at the forefront and sharp musical skill acting as a behind-the-scenes glue to hold it all together. Classic Phish gimmicks are in full force: trampolines, megaphones, choreographed dances, vacuum cleaner solos, instrument switching, and the secret language are alive and well at a Shafty show.The band’s songlist is growing strong. Now at a staggering 210+ songs, the repertoire includes newer Phish material such as “No Men In No Man’s Land,” “Blaze On,” “Mercury,” and more. Material from 2014’s album Fuego have become reliable staples of sets. A notable “Story of the Ghostbusters” mashup made news on, and the usual hijinks of slicing, dicing, and unpredictably rearranging songs continues.It is not uncommon for the band to perform weeklies at The Goodfoot Lounge, where they’ll perform for up to nine Wednesdays in a row without repeating a single Phish tune, thus providing a fresh concert experience for the diehards who attend week by week. These weeklies have helped create the telepathic musical chemistry between the band members, as well as providing the motivation to learn as many songs as possible to please the fanbase. $15

Saturday, 29. June 2019, Goodfoot Pub & Lounge, SHAFTY- A Phish Tribute

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