Suburban Slim and The Adequates

Mock Crest Tavern hosts a weekend packed with great music. Starting your February off right, Suburban Slim performs at 9:00 p.m. on Friday February 1st.

If you’re not familiar with him, Suburban Slim is an MCT favorite with his blues. Phil Wagner (aka Suburban Slim) has played the ukulele since childhood and later learned guitar. Phil’s originally from Northern California, where he recorded his first album at the age of 15. Later on, he toured Oregon and moved to Eugene where he stayed for several 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

Suburban Slim

Suburban Slim is available to hear on YouTube.

The Adequates perform at 9:00  p.m Saturday evening. The band’s music includes songs from  the 60′s, 70′s and 80′s. Stapleton’s vocals and guitar shine through with songs from the Stones, The Clash, and others.

Members include:

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

Influences include the Rolling Stones, Clash, Elvis Costello, Squeeze and Bruce Springsteen.

Have you tried Mirror Pond? It’s pouring at MCT now. This American pale ale’s ABV is 5.0% and IBUs: 40. Brewed at Deschutes Brewery in beautiful Bend, Oregon, this beer pours a light amber with a distinct hop nose and hop-forward flavor.

  • Malt: Pale, NW Pale, Crystal, Carapils
  • Hops: Cascade

If you forgot to purchase your Drink Deck, Mock Crest Tavern still has a few available. If you don’t like to drink alone, buy one for your buddy, then hop over to Drink Deck’s website for details on how to begin your support group.

Enjoy your weekend, and we’ll see ya there!

David Brothers and Friends

Mock Crest has a fantastic line up this weekend, and to start it off, David Brothers and Friends perform on Thursday, January 31, at 8:00 p.m.

David Brothers

David Brothers

David Brothers, a critically acclaimed entertainer and composer, combines urban folk and blues giving it his own twist. He plays original material, and mixes it with elements from musicians who influenced him, including:

  • John Coltrane
  • Freddie King
  • Muddy Waters
  • Django Reinhart
  • John Fahey

David’s career began at the Thirsty Armadillo in Ft. Worth, Texas. And, while working at the Fort Worth music store, he gained inspiration from hanging out with Leon Rouche, voice of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, and Dave Milsap, and Delbert Mclinton’s, a guitarist.

David relocated to Portland Oregon, where he earned the Chistopher Mesi Memorial Scholarship from the Cascade Blues Association. He’s performed with some of the Pacific Northwest’s most elite musicians, including CBA Muddy Hall of Famers, Terry Robb and Robby Laws.

David’s album “Cornflakes and Gin” was released in 2009. He leads the David Brothers and Friends Band, performs solo, and also collaborates with other musicians. Stop by Myspace and catch a few of his songs before Thursday evening.

Here’s a few reviews concerning David:

…”Absolutely Beautiful Guitar Playing… A World Class Player”…
Portland Tribune

…”Guitar Playing is Masterful and Precise, song writing is brilliant.”…
Blues Notes Magazine

…”An Americana testament that would bring a smile to folk/bluegrass legend Doc Watson”…
New Haven Advocate

… “a top notch artist”…
Greg Johnson: President Cascade Blues Association

With reviews like that you won’t want to miss this performance.

Mock Crest still has a few Drink Decks, so grab one while you can. If you don’t like drinking alone, buy one for a friend too! Visit Drink Deck  for additional information.

Stay tuned for events for the rest of the weekend.

See ya there!

Doc Brown Experiment Anyone?

Doc Brown Experiment and The Blueprints are performing this weekend at our favorite tavern. The Blue prints are MCT faves, while Doc Brown’s bringing some new tunes to the table.

Doc Brown Experiment consists of a four-piece power-jazz ensemble that combines hard-driven grooves with smooth tones. They’ve been compared to bands like Frank Zappa, Bad Brains and Herbie Hancock.

Members Include: 

Doc Brown Experiment

Doc Brown Experiment

  • Flip on saxophone
  • Kirch on drums
  • Shawn on Bass
  • Max on Guitar

Doc Brown’s description of their band? “Take 2 parts funk, 1 part punk, 3 parts jazz and 1 part hip-hop…mix ingredients with a blender. Let chill for 5 mins then serve in your favorite festive mug….that’s how you make a Doc Brown Experiment.”

During an interview with Warped Mag, they asked DBE  how they differed from other bands. Their answer? “DBE is a mixture of almost all genres encompassing 60′s 70′s and early/mid 80′s…nothing new there…where we are different is that we juxtapose styles…e.g. hardcore d-beat into roots dub reggae…or taking jazz standards and turning them into gangsta rap jams…you know…like that.” You can read the rest of the interview from 2012 online at Warped Mag.

ReverbNation offers a few of their tunes, including “Fat Rita”. DBE definitely has some fun funk goin’ on.

The Blueprints kick off Saturday evening’s entertainment, also beginning at 9 p.m. Enjoy their unique sound of blues, rock and R&B. Visit them on ReverbNation where you can hear a few of their songs including “Unchain My Heart”, with its rocky blues sound and guitar. The Blueprints will get your foot tapping in no time.

Grab a HUB DOA (Deluxe Organic Beer) while it’s on tap. This beer, from Hopworks Urban Brewing, packs three powerful punches in its malt, hops, and smooth alcohol. It’s a dark amber color, organic, and brewed in Portland, Oregon. 55 IBU 6.9% ABV.

Mock Crest offers your favorites on draft as well, including Coors Light and good ‘ol Budweiser.

Enjoy your visit, and we’ll see ya there!

Carl Solomon Performs at Mock Crest Tavern

Carl Solomon

Carl Solomon

Join us Thursday, January 24th, as Carl Solomon performs at 8:00 p.m.

Originally from Brooklyn, NY and Baltimore, Maryland, Carl grew up listening to Aaron Copeland’s “Appalachian Spring”, “Billy the Kid”, “Rodeo”, and “Fanfare for the Common Man.” The music reminded him of his grandfather, who traveled through the Appalachia as a tinker from a horse-drawn wagon, settling in West Virginia. His grandfather then opened his first store “The Leader” in Clarksburg.  Carl’s other grandfather, moved away at the age 14 to avoid the Russian Army. His sister took him to France in order for him to begin a new life in safety. His love for music, and his family history, enriched Carl’s own music and song writing.

After high school, he learned to play the guitar and soon after began traveling. From hitchhiking across the United States, Europe and North Africa, he found himself observing people, cultures and countries. His life experience grew, and so did his music. While writing and playing music, he also worked as a carnival barker, truck driver and bouncer.

Carl’s website offers clips of his music, photo gallery and performance schedule. You can continue your support by follow him on twitter and Facebook as well.

Mock Crest has Double Mountain IRA (India Red Ale) on tap right now. This beer  blends a ruby-red color and rich body with the hop flavors of an IPA. Brewed with Gambrinus Organic Pilsner malt, imported crystal malt, Simcoe and Brewers’ Gold hops. It offers a 6.8% ABV,  and 55 BU. This is one of the first beers made by Double Mountain, and an ongoing favorite.

There’s no cover charge, ever, at Mock Crest Tavern. Grab your friends, order some fried pickles, or ask the staff what they recommend for an appetizer idea. Then, throw back a few drinks and enjoy the performance.

See ya there!

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