Upcoming Concerts

  • May 26
    Doobie Decibel System @ Bottlerock Music Festival
    Napa, CA
  • May 27
    Doobie Decibel System @ Moe's Alley
    Santa Cruz, CA
  • Jun 14
    Union Square Live
    San Francisco, CA
  • Jun 15
    Applegate River Lodge
    Applegate, OR
  • Jun 16
    Analog Theater
    Portland, OR
  • Jun 17
    4 Peaks Music Festival
    Bend, OR
  • Jun 18
    WOW Hall
    Eugene, OR
  • Jun 23
    Moe's Alley w/ The Weight Band
    Santa Cruz, CA
  • Jun 24
    Roger McNamee solo w/ The Weight Band
    Sacramento , CA
  • Jun 25
    Sweetwater Music Hall w/ The Weight Band
    Mill Valley, CA
May 26
Doobie Decibel System @ Bottlerock Music Festival - Napa, CA
May 27
Doobie Decibel System @ Moe's Alley - Santa Cruz, CA
Jun 14
Union Square Live - San Francisco, CA
Jun 15
Applegate River Lodge - Applegate, OR
Jun 16
Analog Theater - Portland, OR
Jun 17
4 Peaks Music Festival - Bend, OR
Jun 18
WOW Hall - Eugene, OR
Jun 23
Moe's Alley w/ The Weight Band - Santa Cruz, CA
Jun 24
Roger McNamee solo w/ The Weight Band - Sacramento , CA
Jun 25
Sweetwater Music Hall w/ The Weight Band - Mill Valley, CA

Moonalice News

  • Happy Birthday Moontunes TM!!!!
  • The Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion, and Rock And Roll
  • Moonalice 420 Gathering Of The Tribe Returns To Slim's In SF On 20 April 2017!!!
  • Roger McNamee - Free Super Bowl Tailgate Party Show At Sweetwater Music Hall - 5 Feb. 2017
  • Steve DeAngelo - Prop 64 is a compromise, but one that needs to be made
  • Roger McNamee, Pat Nevins and Jordan Feinstein join Paige Clem at the Bazaar Café on Nov. 15!!!
  • Moonalice - Prop 64 Awareness Concert on Nov. 3 2016
  • Doobie Decibel System Band and Midnight North Northeast Tour
  • Thoughts and Prayers
  • Moonalice 2016 Back in Time Couch Tour!!!
Happy Birthday Moontunes TM!!!!
The Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion, and Rock And Roll
Moonalice 420 Gathering Of The Tribe Returns To Slim's In SF On 20 April 2017!!!
Roger McNamee - Free Super Bowl Tailgate Party Show At Sweetwater Music Hall - 5 Feb. 2017
Steve DeAngelo - Prop 64 is a compromise, but one that needs to be made
Roger McNamee, Pat Nevins and Jordan Feinstein join Paige Clem at the Bazaar Café on Nov. 15!!!
Moonalice - Prop 64 Awareness Concert on Nov. 3 2016
Doobie Decibel System Band and Midnight North Northeast Tour
Thoughts and Prayers
Moonalice 2016 Back in Time Couch Tour!!!

What To Watch (Archive)

  • Aug 5, 2013 / AT&T Park (San Francisco, CA)
    We played two sets before the Giants game. Our band loves baseball, so this giant fun for us (pun intended)
  • July 2, 2014 / Truckee Amphitheater (Truckee, CA)
    This beautiful venue near Lake Tahoe was packed ... huge fun!
  • July 9, 2014 / Union Square Live (San Francisco, CA)
    Free show in San Francisco's most famous square.
  • July 26, 2014 / Jerry Jam (Bath, NH)
    Really fun festival in northern NH
  • July 8, 2014 / Delancey Street (San Francisco, CA)
    Our annual concert at San Francisco's most successful halfway house is always a huge thrill.
  • July 25, 2014 / Midnight Ramble, Levon Helm's Barn (Woodstock, NY)
    With Larry Campbell and the Midnight Ramble Band. Spiritual.
  • July 30, 2014 / The Cutting Room (NYC)
    Amazing venue in Manhattan's garment district. Jason Crosby joins us.
  • Oct 6, 2013 / HSB (San Francisco, CA)
    HSB: the largest free festival in America draws more than 1/2 a million people. Our adrenal glands were working overtime!!!
  • Jul 3, 2013 / TRI Studios (Weir Studio, CA)
    If you don't know Moonalice and want a quick introduction to our music, this show is as good as you will find.
  • Dec 29, 2013 / Sweetwater Music (Mill Valley, CA)
    Our Psychedelic Sunday shows at Sweetwater occur at 2 in the afternoon - a fantastic time for serious psychedelic music
Aug 5, 2013 / AT&T Park (San Francisco, CA)
We played two sets before the Giants game. Our band loves baseball, so this giant fun for us (pun intended)
July 2, 2014 / Truckee Amphitheater (Truckee, CA)
This beautiful venue near Lake Tahoe was packed ... huge fun!
July 9, 2014 / Union Square Live (San Francisco, CA)
Free show in San Francisco's most famous square.
July 26, 2014 / Jerry Jam (Bath, NH)
Really fun festival in northern NH
July 8, 2014 / Delancey Street (San Francisco, CA)
Our annual concert at San Francisco's most successful halfway house is always a huge thrill.
July 25, 2014 / Midnight Ramble, Levon Helm's Barn (Woodstock, NY)
With Larry Campbell and the Midnight Ramble Band. Spiritual.
July 30, 2014 / The Cutting Room (NYC)
Amazing venue in Manhattan's garment district. Jason Crosby joins us.
Oct 6, 2013 / HSB (San Francisco, CA)
HSB: the largest free festival in America draws more than 1/2 a million people. Our adrenal glands were working overtime!!!
Jul 3, 2013 / TRI Studios (Weir Studio, CA)
If you don't know Moonalice and want a quick introduction to our music, this show is as good as you will find.
Dec 29, 2013 / Sweetwater Music (Mill Valley, CA)
Our Psychedelic Sunday shows at Sweetwater occur at 2 in the afternoon - a fantastic time for serious psychedelic music

Doobie Decibel System Band and Midnight North Northeast Tour

As the Doobie Decibel System Band gets ready to head out on an 8 show Northeast Tour with Midnight North, here’s a bit of the back story about how the DDS Duo and the Band version of DDS came to be.

As Roger McNamee described it in this interview with “Live For Live Music” just before the first DDS Band tour last year, “We are so lucky in the San Francisco Bay area because Bobby Weir, Phil Lesh each have a venue out here. Sweetwater for Bobby and Terrapin Crossroads for Phil, and they have each created an environment that encourages local musicians to come and experiment.”

Describing how the DDS Duo was formed, Roger continued, “There are a ton of opportunities to come and play with folks whose regular gig is another band. So for Jason and me, who play with Moonalice...and we got together before Jason (Crosby) started playing with Moonalice, we were playing at an event together, but separately, and he suggests we get together and just play. So when we got together and played it was just like magic. We each found the we had a really great vocal blend, it was just so much fun.”

“Then when we started playing our first shows together we got a chance to participate in another one of the what we call "Friends" shows...somebody organizes the players and we kinda mix and match. Lebo was there, from ALO, Animal Liberation Orchestra, Jay Lane was there, from Ratdog and Pete Sears, from Moonalice was there,” said Roger, “So we wound up doing a song together and everyone was like "Wow! That was fun!" We got together at a studio and tried to have a little practice and again it was like "Wow! This is really cool.""

Roger continued. “We did our first show at the Moonalice 420 event at Boz Scaggs's venue, Slim's in San Francisco. Everyone went "Wow! This is really fun! We should do this again!" Then the challenge came up...everyone's gotten big. Pete, Jason and I are playing with Moonalice, Lebo is out there with ALO, they're recording a new album and getting ready for a tour...Jay is playing with a variety of bands...so the scheduling was a nightmare. So we said "Okay fine, let's pick some dates that are way out there at the end of September and…here we are!”

That was September, 2015. The rest, as they say in show business, was history, and still rocking out together, the DDS band will be playing a number of gigs together with Midnight North this July.

Says Roger, “We will tour the Northeast later this month and play 8 shows with Midnight North, with shows in DC, Philadelphia, Boston, Bath (NH), Buffalo, Syracuse, Saratoga Springs, and Brooklyn. DDS will finish the run with a sold out show at Jorma L Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch.”

Here are the dates / locations for the Northeast Tour gigs. More information can be found on the DDS website at www.ddsband.com or on the DDS Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DoobieDecibelSystem/events.

7/20: Washington, DC (Gypsy Sally's)
7/21: New Hope, PA (Havana)
7/22: Boston, MA (Brighton Music Hall)
7/23: Bath, NH (Jerry Jam)
7/26: Buffalo, NY (Buffalo Iron Works)
7/27: Syracuse, NY (The Westcott Theater)
7/28: Saratoga Springs, NY (Putnam Den)
7/29: Brooklyn, NY (Brooklyn Bowl)
7/30: Pomeroy, OH (Fur Peace Ranch)

Final word from Roger, “Hope to see you there!!”

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