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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Tracey Fordice and The Adequates This Weekend

mockcrest-20110715-250Portland has had a hotter than normal summer so far so don’t forget to come in and cool off with a cold beer or mixed drink, food and enjoy the air conditioning. Mock Crest always has great customer service and just the place to beat the heat. And, on the nicer days grab a seat out back in the sunshine.

Tracey Fordice and the 8-Balls perform Friday, July 25th, at 9:00 p.m. They will get you rockin’ to their blues, soulful ballads, covers and original tunes.

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

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

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.

The Adequates

The Adequates

The Adequates perform at 9:00  p.m Saturday evening, July 26th. 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 Quizzies this Sunday with Roy Smallwood! It starts a 6:30 p.m. and of course Poker on Monday at 7:00 p.m.

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

Dakota Bob and the Adequates

Bob Mader

Bob Mader

Don’t miss Dakota Bob and the Business Men Blues Band Friday night, June 27th, at Mock Crest Tavern. The performance begins at 9 p.m.

Dakota Bob has played for years, and is 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”.

Hop over to his website for tunes and photos.

The Adequates perform at 9:00  p.m Saturday evening, June 28th. 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.

The fun continues each Sunday night at 6:30 so come on in and join Roy Smallwood and play some Quizzy Trivia. On Monday evening join us and blow off the Monday blues with some Free Hold ’em Poker. The games begin at 7:00 p.m.

Mock Crest Tavern has a great music lined up for next week. July 4th is right around the corner as well so be sure to swing by, grab your drink and celebrate your independence.

Have a great week 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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