Suburban Slim and the Adequates Return

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

Phil Wagner (aka Suburban Slim) has played the ukulele since childhood and later learned guitar. Phil eventually settled in Portland 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, August 2nd. 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

Don’t forget Quizzy trivia this Sunday at 6:30. Here’s some new trivia for you.

 

What historic event took place at Fraunces Tavern in New York City on December 4, 1783?

George Washington bade farewell to his officers following the Revolutionary War. Following his meeting with his officers, Washington resigned his commission as commander-in-chief and returned to Mount Vernon, intending to enjoy a much-deserved retirement. Fraunces Tavern is still open and houses a restaurant and a museum.

Heinhold’s First and Last Chance Saloon, in Oakland, California, was a hangout for which famous writer?

Jack London. Located on the Oakland waterfront, the bar was built in 1880 from the timbers of an old whaling ship. Sailors used to make this the last stop before going out to sea, and the first upon their return, hence the bar’s name. London used many of the stories he heard here in his books. For example, the saloon is mentioned 17 times in London’s novel “John Barleycorn”.

Which famous rebellion was planned in 1786 at Conkey’s Tavern in Pelham, Massachusetts?

Shays Rebellion. Daniel Shays, a decorated Revolutionary War veteran, organized about 800 Massachusetts farmers in rebellion against various farm policies which were bankrupting farmers. The rebellion was squelched the next year, but most of the men involved were ultimately pardoned.

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

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Emilio Shivers at Mock Crest Tavern

Join Mock Crest Tavern in welcoming Emilio Shivers this Thursday, July 24th, at 8:30 p.m.

Emilio Shivers

Emilio Shivers

If you enjoy Phillip Phillips, Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson, Augustana and Coldplay you are sure to enjoy this Singer Songwriter  and his acoustic alternative songs.

Emilio Shivers is originally from the small town of Silverton, Oregon, and is very passionate about writing and playing music. He finds inspiration on a personal level, but also allows and encourages his fans to become apart of his music.

Visit Reverbnation to hear his tunes, videos and more.

Roy Smallwood  hosts Quizzy Trivia Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m. It’s a great way to cool off, have a beer and meet new people. Here’s a bit of trivia for you until then.

  • L’Esprit de Courvoisier, a cognac made from brandies distilled between 1802 (yes, during the time of Napoleon Bonaparte!) and 1931, sells for $350 per shot (1 and 1/2 ounces). Cognac is a brandy made from white wine grapes grown in the small region of Cognac in southwestern France.

 

  • To show that their moonshine has high alcohol content and is also free of potentially deadly contaminants commonly found in the illegal product, moonshiners sometimes pour some of theirs on a stump and light it. A clear blue flame indicates high-proof. Any other colors within the flame indicates that it is contaminated. Why do people buy unpleasant tasting and potentially deadly moonshine? Because legally produced distilled spirits products are very heavily taxed, thus dramatically increasing their cost to the consumer.

 

  • The World’s Oldest Brewery – Weihenstephan BreweryWeihenstephan Brewery in Bavaria, Germany is the world’s longest continually operating brewery, and has been up and running since 768 AD. The brewery produces mostly pale lagers and wheat beers and is a state of the art beer production facility, as well as a center for learning. The brewery is now co-operated with Technische Universität München (Munich University of Technology) [Wikipedia]. Weihenstephan Abbey

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

No Quizzy Trivia This Sunday

Roy SmallwoodThere’s no Quizzy Trivia this Sunday, June 29th. Quizzy will resume at normal time the following Sunday, July 6th.

Have a great week, brush up on your trivia and we’ll see ya there!

Suburban Slim and the Adequates

Mock Crest Tavern hosts a weekend packed with great music. Suburban Slim starts your weekend off on the right foot. He performs at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, June 6th.

Phil Wagner (aka Suburban Slim) has played the ukulele since childhood and later learned guitar. Phil eventually settled in Portland 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, June 7th. 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

Here’s your fun facts to prepare you for Quizzy trivia this Sunday at 6:30.

  • Poor soil tends to produce better wines (“the worse it is, the better it is”).
  • White wine can is usually produced from red grapes.
  • Most wines do not improve with age.
  • Mead is a beverage made of a fermented honey and water mixture.
  • The United States is unique in distinguishing between “hard cider” and nonalcoholic “cider.” “Cider” is derived from the Hebrewshekar, meaning “strong drink.” In referring to unfermented apple juice, the proper term is “apple juice” rather than cider.
  • No government health warning is permitted on wine imported into any country in the European Union (Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom).
  • One of every five glasses of wine consumed in the world is sake.
  • “Muscatel” means “wine with flies in it” in Italian.
  • In Welsh, the word for beer is “cwrw.” Incidentally, it’s pronounced “koo-roo.”
  • Rum was issued daily to every sailor in the British Navy from 1651 until 1970.

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

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