Suburban Slim, the Adequates and The Kentucky Derby This Weekend

Mock Crest Tavern hosts a weekend packed with great music and Suburban Slim starts it off. He performs at 9:00 p.m. on Friday May 2nd.

Suburban Slim is a huge favorite at Mock Crest Tavern with his blues music. Phil Wagner (aka Suburban Slim) has played the ukulele since childhood and later learned guitar. Phil grew up in Northern California, where he recorded his first album at the age of 15. Later, he toured Oregon and moved to Eugene where he stayed for several years before relocating to Portland.

Suburban Slim
Suburban Slim

Suburban Slim is available to hear on YouTube.

The Adequates perform at 9:00  p.m Saturday evening, May 3rd. 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.

Derby

Come on in Saturday, May 3rd and watch the Kentucky Derby! Wear your hat and get a FREE FRESH Mint Julep. PICK YOUR
PONY ! $5 & WIN it ALL!

And to finish off the post I’ll leave you with some trivia to keep your mind sharp and the game on.

  • The comedy series Portlandia, shoots on location in Portland, satirizing the city as a hub of liberal politics, organic food, alternative lifestyles, and anti-establishment attitudes. It’s all about living the “dream of the 90s” and its all pretty much true.
  • The famous White Stag sign in downtown Portland now reads Portland Oregon. At one time, it used to say Made in Oregon– a bone of contention among many Portlanders. The day after Thanksgiving a red bulb is lit on the stag’s nose to welcome the holiday season.

Have a great week and we’ll see ya there!

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