New Year’s Eve With the Chancers!

8879929-new-year-2013If you missed The Chancers on Thanksgiving, no worries, their bringing in the New Year at Mock Crest Tavern!  The party and countdown kick off at 9:00 p.m.

The Chancers bring a  blend of their unique sound to 80’s hits, traditional Irish ballads, hackneyed paddy-whack tunes and polkas. Their influences include performers such as Benny O’Conner of the esteemed Galway ceili band ‘Shaskeen’ , Neil Diamond, Shane McGowan and Morrissey.

The band members include:

  1. Felim Egan on accordion
  2. Paddy Schutte on banjo
  3. Tim Cornell on fiddle, mandolin and guitar
  4.  Model Sean Connolly as front man

With their folk/Celtic Rock and Irish traditional sounds you won’t want to miss this group as we kick off 2013. Visit them at Reverbnation to hear their tunes.

Mock Crest Tavern will also celebrate New Year’s Day with Johnnie Ward & the Eagle Ridin’ Papas. They’ll kick off the evening at 8:30 p.m.

Johnnie brings a rich history and incredible talent to the stage. He’s shared stages with bands including the PH Phactor Jug Band, and opened for Moby Grape, The Grateful Dead, Pentangle, and The Doors. In 1970, Johnnie participated in the  movement that resurrected the blues venue in Portland. The Fly-by-Night Jass Band was the first act to play The White Eagle, which was the first post-war Portland Blues club.

You can listen to some tunes on myspace. Don’t miss this opportunity for some great music!

Remember that the “Happy Hour” menu is available from 3-6 p.m. or wrap up the evening with additional “Happy Hour” times of 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. And of course, don’t forget to ask what the drink special is.

See ya there!

The Adequates and DC Malone and the Jones

The Adequates perform at 9 p.m. on Friday, December 28th at Mock Crest. Their music includes songs from  the 60′s, 70′s and 80′s. Stapleton’s vocals and guitar come through strong with songs from the Stones and Clash, among others.

Members Include:

  • Don Henson on piano, drums and vocals
  • Mike Cheddar offers his expertise on bass
  • Peter Blowing on harp

The band contributes the Rolling Stones, Clash, Elvis Costello, Squeeze and Bruce Springsteen as their influences.

dcbandwMock Crest  is bringing DC Malone and the Jones to the tavern Saturday, December 29th at 9 p.m.

DC is from Eugene, Oregon,  and is the son of a jazz drummer and mortician. He has performed for over 30 years. DC has played the guitar since age ten. He leads the group with his strong rhythmic style and versatile voice. DC grew up on jazz, blues, and folk music which influences his music today. He incorporates blues, rock, folk, swing, country and a touch of bluegrass in the song list. He not only performs cover songs, but interpretations as well.

Members Include:

  • DC Malone, guitar, vocals
  • Dale Turnbull, bass, vocals
  • Derek Doggett,lead guitar
  • Mike Zilis, keyboards
  • Jason Moore, percussion, vocals

DC is also a stand-up comic. He has entertained on the same stage with The Talking Heads, Greg Almann, Pablo Cruise, Mytch Ryder, Spirit, Bo Diddley, and the Kiefer Sutherland and Friends Roadshow in Europe. He has traveled overseas to Japan, Okinawa, Korea, Guam, Italy, Sicily, Germany, Bahrain, Kuwait and Iraq to perform for our troops. Now that’s a stand up guy!

Get to know DC at his website:

New Year’s is fast approaching so check into the deals and hours. Click here for details. Holiday Menu and Deals.

Don’t miss this fantastic weekend guaranteeing great music and laughs.

Christmas Concert at Mock Crest Tavern!

craciun07Join everyone at Mock Crest Tavern for Suburban Slim’s Christmas Concert! Rainer and Jon invite you to “put Christmas 2012 behind you with a pint and some great music.” 

The doors will open at noon Christmas Day. The holiday special includes: ham, twice baked potatoes, green bean bundles, and a dinner roll. The cost is only $7.95, and if you’re in the mood for dessert, it’s only $8.95!

Click to view the Holiday Menu and Deals

Suburban Slim is a MCT favorite with his blend of  blues. Phil Wagner (aka Suburban Slim) has played the ukulele since childhood and later learned guitar with his brother as his mentor. Originally from Northern California, he recorded his first album at the young age of 15. Later on, he toured Oregon and moved to Eugene where he stayed for years before relocating to Portland. Phil settled into the area and embraced the wider audience and music culture. As his music career grew he released three Cd’s of original tunes.

Suburban Slim is available to hear on YouTube.

Side O’ Ranch will perform on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. for a middle of the week extra!  Enjoy their unique and fun sound with their Side O' Ranchblend of  anti-folk, country and punk.

Molly and Sam Dechenne, brother and sister, relocated from Portland to Brooklyn, New York to form their group.  Side O’ Ranch is light-hearted, but heartfelt and honest with their lyrics.  The show offers a fast-paced magnetism and natural ease. Side O’ Ranch is a fun show you don’t want to miss.

Not only are you guaranteed great music with Suburban Slim and Side O’ Ranch, but the menu is awesome as well. Mock Crest Tavern also offers a great choice of drinks to help you warm up and relax after the holiday. If you have friends and family visiting from out-of-town, bring them by.

Merry Christmas!

Holiday Deals and Dakota Bob and the Business Men Blues Band


Christmas is next week and Mock Crest has their menu and specials ready! Click here for what’s in store! Holiday Menu and Deals

You won’t want to miss Dakota Bob and the Business Men Blues Band Friday night at Mock Crest Tavern. The performance begins at 9 p.m.

Dakota Bob has played for years, and well recognized throughout the North and Midwest. Previously with a group in Washington, he later began playing with a Jazz band group from Portland. The group clicked and formed the band “Dakota Bob and the Business Men Blues”.

Members Include:

  1. Dakota Bob – Guitar and Harmonica
  2. Kdawg – Bass
  3. Johnny – Drums

Dakota Bob began his music career as Harmonica Bob, but after locating someone with the same name, he changed  it to Dakota Bob. Not long after, he connected with other musicians and began learning Old Chicago Blues songs. He soon earned a reputation as a well-respected musician with the “Blues Cronies”.

Bob discovered his love for playing while diagnosed with a terminal illness. The prescribed medication came with side effects of  flu-like symptoms and Bob often found himself exhausted. He discovered that while playing his harp, the side affects lessened and he found a renewed energy.

Dakota Bob brings fun to any party, and speaking of party, he appears each year at the Sturgis Rally. We’ve all heard about Sturgis!

Hop over to his website for tunes and photos at

The Blueprints will kick off Saturday evening’s entertainment  at 9 p.m. Enjoy their unique sound of blues, rock and soul. Visit them on ReverbNation and Facebook at  They will get your foot tapping, and body moving with their great tunes at Mock Crest Tavern.

Members of  The Blueprints:

  • Steve Dion: Lead Vocals, Back-up Vocals, Lead Guitar
  • Emmalee Almroth: Lead vocals, Back-up Vocals, Alto Sax, Percussion
  • Claes Almroth:  keyboards, mouth harp, lead vocals
  • Chris Bond: Drums
  • Emery Wilson: Bass, Back-up vocals

Emmalee and Claes Almroth won’t perform with The Blueprints this month due to taking some much deserved time off with her family in Sweden.

Have a great rest of your week, and we’ll see you Friday night!

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