Bad Assets and Sweet Home This Weekend!!!

And Bad Assets are back!!! Come on in this Friday night, May 30th, at 9:oo p.m. and start your weekend with great music, food, friends and drinks. Kick back and relax while Mock Crest Tavern takes care of you.

Bad Assets

Bad Assets

Bad Assets is known for their whiskey-soaked country-rock tunes and the group is originally from Portland, Oregon.

Members Include:

  • Ben Cosloy – lead guitar
  • Kevin Marcotte – bass and vocals
  • Drag Triplet – drums
  • Motor Jeffries – guitar, vocals

Motor Jeffries, the bands primary song writer, decided to write a collection of songs about the drive through Oregon on Interstate 84.

Enjoy the road trip with them through their music. The journey takes you from Stumptown, across the state line, towards the potato processing plants, stops by a bottom shelf liquor distillery, a washed out waterfall, rodeo country, and an abandoned cement factory.

Bad Assets is creative and tons of fun, something we all need a bit more of in our lives. Enjoy their music on myspace. 

Sweet Home continues the fun and music on Saturday, May 31st. They deliver a combination of  Rock-Folk-Pop and Americana Saturday night beginning at 9 pm.

Original songs offer vocal harmonies that weave stories of love, heartbreak, and the ups and downs of life. With guitar riffs and mandolin accents, Sweet Home creates a unique sound.

“The process of creating and performing together helps us define who we are. Our mission is to create a common dream through music that reflects the world we want to live in,” says Sweet Home.

Member Include:

  1. John Manns – Vocals/Rhythm Guitar
  2. Glen Allen – Lead Guitar/Mandolin
  3. Sarah Brooks – Vocals/Percussion
  4. Marcia Michel – Vocals/Percussion

Feel free to listen to their music at Reverbnation.

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

It’s Open Mic and Jam Night Thursday at Mock Crest!

If it’s been a rough week and you’re trying to hang on until the weekend, Mock Crest Tavern is throwing you a life line so grab hold and join us for Open Mic Night. Lee Blake and Zack will start the music and fun at 8:30 p.m.

Lee Blake

Lee Blake

Lee Blake has played the blues and R&B for more than forty years. He performs with several bands including The Lee Blake Band, a trio, and sometimes adds players for larger venues and performances. He also plays solo performing roots music on a Regal/ National steel bodied resophonic guitar. He plays the blues, old school R&B, funk, and Rock ‘n’ Roll.

For additional information and tunes visit Lee Blake at Reverbnation.

Join us every Sunday at 6:30 p.m for Quizzy with Roy Smallwood and Free Hold “Em Poker Monday evening at 7:00 p.m.

I’ve got some fun alcohol facts for you. You never know what questions Roy will ask, so be prepared!

  • Unlike beer and wine, all spirits are originally completely clear and colorless; their golden browns and other hues are the result of the aging process.
  • There is no worm in tequila. It’s in mezcal, a spirit beverage distilled from a different plant. And it’s not actually a worm, but a butterfly caterpillar (Hipopta Agavis) called a gusano.
  • Bourbon takes its name from Bourbon County in Kentucky, where it was first produced in 1789 by a Baptist minister.
  • Bourbon county no longer produces bourbon.
  • Rye was the first distinctly American whiskey. It is distilled from a combination of corn, barley malt, and at least 51% rye.
  • Gin is spirit alcohol flavored from juniper berries. First made by the Dutch, it was called junever, the Dutch word for “juniper.” The French called it genievre, which the English changed to “geneva” and then modified to gin.
  • Sloe gin is not gin at all but a liqueur made with sloe berries (blackthorn bush berries).

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

Mock Crest Has Great Music All Weekend Long!

Sneakin' Out

Sneakin’ Out

Sneakin’ Out performs at Mock Crest Tavern Friday night, May 23rd, followed by Tracey Fordice and the 8-Balls Saturday, May 24th.

Expect another packed house Friday night before Sneakin’ Out  arrives. They are known for a fantastic show so if you want a seat, arrive a few hours early.

 

Members Include:

  • David Gerow on the mandolin
  • Don Henson on percussion
  • Mike Cheddar Schmitt on bass

Tracey Fordice and the 8-balls are bringing their Rockin’ Blues, soulful ballads, covers and original tunes back to Mock Crest Tavern, May 24th at 9 p.m. Saturday night.

Tracey Fordice, offers a truly unique voice, plays the piano and offers her song-writing talents that blend a mix of creativity and depth to the blues community.

Members Include:

  • Tracey Fordice – Songwriter, keyboards, guitar, and vocals
  • Randy Yearout – Songwriter, guitars, and vocals
  • Johnnie Corrie – Drums and vocals
  • Rudi Spain – Bass and vocals
  • Bob Demary – Guitars and vocals

Visit their website for additional information and to hear their tunes.

Everyone’s having a fantastic time with Roy Smallwood and Quizzy Trivia. He comes in to host it every Sunday night at 6:30 p.m. Since he doesn’t write any questions regarding reality TV or People Magazine, here are some trivia tid- bits that might help you and your team win the game.

  • The total alcohol content of a typical can of beer, glass of wine, or spirits drink is virtually identical. To a breathalyzer, a drink is a drink is a drink.
  • The trick to setting liquor aflame in drinks or food dishes is to pre-warm the glass, cooking vessel, and liquor. Preheat a spoonful of liquor, light it, and then pour it into the remaining liquor to be set aflame.
  • Proof expresses the proportion of alcohol in a beverage as twice the percent. For example, a 100-proof beverage is 50% alcohol. It derives from early days when “proof” of a whiskey used in barter was to mix it with gunpowder to see if it contained enough alcohol to burn.
  • Whiskey and whisky both refer to alcohol distilled from grain. Whiskey is the usual American spelling, especially for beverages distilled in the U.S. and Ireland. Whisky is the spelling for Canadian and Scotch distilled beverages.

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

It’s Open Mic Night This Thursday

It’s Open Mic Jam night so come  join us at Mock Crest Tavern this Thursday,

Randy Yearout

Randy Yearout

May 22nd, at 8:30 p.m. with Randy Yearout and Tracey Fordice. 

Randy plays guitars and Vocals with the 8-Balls, and founded the North Portland band NoPoMoJo. Known for his multi-instrumentalist and songwriting abilities, Randy writes songs in a variety of musical styles combining blues, folk, jazz, rock, and country.

Tracey Fordice brings a powerful and unique voice to the stage, as well as plays the piano and writes songs.

Tracey Fordice

Tracey Fordice

Her latest CD, “Long Hard Day”, offers original material. Dean Baskerville, the Grammy winning recording engineer, engineered her CD. He is widely known for “Soak Up the Sun” by Cheryl Crow.

I’ve got some fun Portland trivia for everyone:

Fiction novelist Chuck Palahniuk, makes his home in Portland. He shares about his time here in his book, Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon

Over 100 years ago, Portland was considered the most dangerous city in the states to go out for a drink. Not because you might end up dead, but instead shanghaied on a boat to another country.

Portland’s “Shanghai Tunnels”, lesser known as “Portland Underground”, connected the basements of many downtown hotels and pubs to the Willamette River’s waterfront. Originally built to move goods from docked ships, these tunnels quickly created a unique network of passages and thoroughfares that were used by unscrupulous individuals called “shanghaiiers” or “crimps”, to move drugged and kidnapped individuals unto ships and into slavery and prostitution.

Quizzy with Roy Smallwood is every Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m. and free Hold ’em Poker on Monday nights starting at 7:00 p.m.

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

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