Sneakin’ Out and Johnnie Ward’s Sharkskin Revue

Sneakin outSneakin’ Out is back this weekend at Mock Crest Tavern so join us this Friday, March 14th. The performance begins at 9:00 p.m. so don’t be late, in fact grab your food and beer early if you plan to sit down for this performance.

Did you know that Sneakin’ Out has a soundtrack to a movie that doesn’t exist? The Cd is titled “Opera Tuna Teen Ox” (aka “OTTO”) and available at CD Baby. Birthed at Mississippi Studios with the band and Jim Brunberg co-producing, OTTO showcases their talents in new ways. They also brought guest artists onto the project including James Dineen, on field recordings and inhuman sounds, Lisa Molinaro on french dialogue, Eugene Gray on island crooning, Kina Muir on cello section and Jim Brunberg on the subtlest of textures.

Sneakin’ Out has played many venues including The High Sierra Music Festival, The Portland Bite, National Earth Day, Hillsboro Celebration and many other events including being one of the consistent favorites at Mock Crest Tavern.

Johnnie Ward’s Sharkskin Revue. The performance starts at 9 p.m. Saturday, March 15th.

Johnnie’s Sharkskin Revue plays the blues, swing, jazz, and also features Portland blues  legend Johnnie Ward and chanteuse Lauren Sheehan.

Johnnie, who is a Muddy Award winner, leads the band on tenor saxophone, harmonica, saxcello, and vocals. They feature original music as well as a wide variety of material from Ella Johnson, Howlin’ Wolf, and Thelonious Monk. Catch their performance on youtube.

We’ve got Quizzy with Roy Smallwood Sunday nights at 6:30 p.m. and free poker on every Monday night. Mock Crest has something great for you all week-long.

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


Tracey Fordice and Johnnie Ward at Mock Crest Tavern

8-ball.jpTracey Fordice and the 8-balls perform Friday, January 17th,  at 9:00 p.m. They’re recognized for their Rockin’ Blues, soulful ballads, covers and also original tunes.

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

Come on over and join us while we  hang out with Johnnie Ward’s Sharkskin Revue. The performance starts at 9 p.m. Saturday, January 18th.

Johnnie leads the band on tenor saxophone, harmonica, saxcello, and vocals. They feature original music as well a wide variety of material. Catch their performance on youtube.

Here’s some more New Years Trivia:

  • Persians used to give eggs as a New Year’s gift, as a way of symbolizing productiveness. In a way, this tradition remains alive to this day, typically carried out during Halloween. Though the eggs are less a “gift” so much as a form of vandalism, and they don’t symbolize productiveness so much as they symbolize the cruelty of bored teenagers.
  • The first Times Square New Year’s celebration took place in 1904 and was organized by “The New York Times” to inaugurate their new headquarters in Times Square, as well as to bring attention to the renaming of what was then called Longacre Square to Times Square.
  • Unlike chewing gum and cream cheese, New Year’s celebrations were not invented in America. In fact, it is believed that the Babylonians began the tradition of celebrating the New Year more than 4,000 years ago, when they celebrated the first full moon after the spring equinox.

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

Halloween and Live Music at Mock Crest Tavern

Tomorrow is All Hallow’s Eve! Dress up and come on by Mock Crest Tavern for your free drink. Stick around for “Scaryoke” or in other terms scary karaoke.  It’s sure to be a frightfully fun night!

Suburban Slim,  a smash hit at Mock Crest Tavern, returns with his blues tunes Friday, November 1st at 9:00 p.m.

Phil Wagner, otherwise known as Suburban Slim, has played the ukulele since childhood and later picked up the guitar. He grew up in Northern California, and 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. 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 Disappointments perform at 6:30 until 8  p.m Saturday evening, November 2nd, and you won’t be disappointed! Visit Reverbnation to hear their music. “Pretty Killer”, “Beneath” and “Opening Salvo” will allow you to appreciate the smoothness the sax and the blend of this group bring to the table. You won’t want to miss them!

Just a reminder of the new event on Sunday evenings, Quizzies, hosted by Roy Smallwood. The games begin at 6:00 p.m. Also, to help you get through those dreaded Mondays, Mock Crest Tavern hosts “Hold ‘Em Poker”. And the best part of it? It’s free. Who doesn’t like free?

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

Slim and The Adequates at Mock Crest

Suburban Slim  returns to Mock Crest Tavern on Friday, September 6th. He starts your weekend with great tunes in the way only Slim can do. The show begins at 9:00 p.m.

Suburban Slim, a multi-award winning guitarist, singer and songwriter, recorded his first album at the age of 15. After he toured Oregon, he decided to move to Eugene. He stayed for 15 years before relocating to Portland in search of a larger music scene. Not long after, he released three CD’s of original tunes.

Suburban Slim is available to hear on YouTube.

The Adequates perform at 9:00  p.m Saturday evening September 7th. The band’s music includes songs from  the 60′s, 70′s and 80′s.

The Adequates

The Adequates

Stapleton’s vocals and guitar shine through with songs from the Stones, and The Clash.

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.

Don’t forget to arrive early to order from the “Happy Hour” menu available from 3-6 p.m., or wrap up the evening with additional “Happy Hour” times of 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. There’s also a drink special each day, so ask the staff what they’re mixing up.

Just a reminder, there’s never a cover charge at the tavern! Check out their website for daily food and drink specials. They offer a great variety of food for every taste out there, and you can’t beat the awesome customer service. They truly recognize the importance of their customers.

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

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