Upcoming Concerts

  • May 26
    Crooked Lane Brewing Company - Benefit
    Auburn, CA
  • Jun 05
    Union Square Live
    San Francisco, CA
  • Jun 08
    Michael's On Main
    Soquel, CA
  • Jun 09
    Sweetwater Music Hall
    Mill Valley, CA
  • Jun 19
    Surrealistic Summer Solstice Jam 3
    San Francisco, CA
  • Jul 03
    Union Square Live
    San Francisco, CA
  • Jul 05
    Winston's
    San Diego, CA
  • Jul 06
    Teragram Ballroom
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Jul 07
    Bogie's at the Westlake Village Inn
    Westlake, CA
  • Jul 17
    Union Square Live
    San Francisco, CA
May 26
Crooked Lane Brewing Company - Benefit - Auburn, CA
Jun 5
Union Square Live - San Francisco, CA
Jun 8
Michael's On Main - Soquel, CA
Jun 9
Sweetwater Music Hall - Mill Valley, CA
Jun 19
Surrealistic Summer Solstice Jam 3 - San Francisco, CA
Jul 3
Union Square Live - San Francisco, CA
Jul 5
Winston's - San Diego, CA
Jul 6
Teragram Ballroom - Los Angeles, CA
Jul 7
Bogie's at the Westlake Village Inn - Westlake, CA
Jul 17
Union Square Live - San Francisco, CA

Moonalice News

  • Jerry Day in San Francisco: check out the video archive!
  • Check this epic show from the Hopmonk in Sebastopol
  • Moonalice plays Dead!!!
  • Enjoy the video archive from Humbrews in Arcata, CA!
  • Enjoy the video archive from Moonalice at Fais Do Do in LA!
  • Enjoy archive video from 4/20!!!
  • Compliance with Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Hardly Strictly Bluegrass - A Privilege To Play
  • LOCKN' FREE 2017 Livestream Courtesy of Ben and Jerry's, Airstream, and YouTube, with Suggested Donations to the Heal Charlottesville Fund
  • Moonalice To Play At Slide Ranch Grand Opening Of New Farm-to-Table Teaching Center
Jerry Day in San Francisco: check out the video archive!
Check this epic show from the Hopmonk in Sebastopol
Moonalice plays Dead!!!
Enjoy the video archive from Humbrews in Arcata, CA!
Enjoy the video archive from Moonalice at Fais Do Do in LA!
Enjoy archive video from 4/20!!!
Compliance with Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass - A Privilege To Play
LOCKN' FREE 2017 Livestream Courtesy of Ben and Jerry's, Airstream, and YouTube, with Suggested Donations to the Heal Charlottesville Fund
Moonalice To Play At Slide Ranch Grand Opening Of New Farm-to-Table Teaching Center

What To Watch (Archive)

  • Apr 14, 2019 / Special Los Lobos Stream from Sweetwater! (Mill Valley)
    Moonalice is supporting streaming of a this Los Lobos show at The Sweetwater in Mill Valley! As the show ...
  • Dec 16, 2018 / The Saint (Asbury Park)
  • May 25, 2019 / BottleRock Music Festival (Bai Stage) (Napa Valley)
  • Dec 13, 2018 / MilkBoy (Philadelphia)
  • Dec 17, 2018 / Still Partners (Sea Cliff)
  • May 24, 2019 / Occidental Center for the Arts (Occidental)
    According to Moonalice legend, the world is a filled with contrasts. Night and day. Land and sea. Swee...
  • Jan 10, 2019 / Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)
    According to Moonalice legend, this is a new year. They are calling it 2019, but a friend of ours hopes ...
  • Apr 20, 2019 / Slim's 420 Gathering of the Tribe! (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, the Tribe gathers every year around this time to elevate its profile. By ...
  • Dec 14, 2018 / The Capitol Theatre (Port Chester)
  • Dec 15, 2018 / Gypsy Sally's (Washington )
Apr 14, 2019 / Special Los Lobos Stream from Sweetwater! (Mill Valley)
Moonalice is supporting streaming of a this Los Lobos show at The Sweetwater in Mill Valley! As the show ...
Dec 16, 2018 / The Saint (Asbury Park)
May 25, 2019 / BottleRock Music Festival (Bai Stage) (Napa Valley)
Dec 13, 2018 / MilkBoy (Philadelphia)
Dec 17, 2018 / Still Partners (Sea Cliff)
May 24, 2019 / Occidental Center for the Arts (Occidental)
According to Moonalice legend, the world is a filled with contrasts. Night and day. Land and sea. Swee...
Jan 10, 2019 / Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)
According to Moonalice legend, this is a new year. They are calling it 2019, but a friend of ours hopes ...
Apr 20, 2019 / Slim's 420 Gathering of the Tribe! (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, the Tribe gathers every year around this time to elevate its profile. By ...
Dec 14, 2018 / The Capitol Theatre (Port Chester)
Dec 15, 2018 / Gypsy Sally's (Washington )

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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