There are so many places with “blues” in their names that look nothing like the music they proclaim to celebrate. No self-respecting blues establishment should be brighter than your average live K-pop experience. We’re not saying the place should look like a toxic waste site. It just needs a little weathering and history to fuel the soul of the blues music that blares out of its windows. This Gaston Avenue club bleeds blues the way blood seeps out of a haunted house’s cursed walls. The Goat has a long list of talented blues folks who regularly take the stage across the nights and weekends with an occasional jukebox or karaoke night thrown into the mix. It’s the kind of place the blues would go to if it had legs and a sentient existence.