Upcoming Concerts

  • May 21
    Coal City Tavern
    Luzerne, PA
  • May 23
    Dark Star Jubilee Music Festival
    Thornville, OH
  • May 26
    Doobie Decibel System @ A Benefit for Music Heals International @ Sweetwater Music Hall
    Mill Valley, CA
  • May 27
    Union Square Live
    San Francisco, CA
  • May 29
    Chico Women’s Club - Benefit for KZFR
    Chico, CA
  • May 31
    Bottlerock Music Festival
    Napa Valley, CA
  • Jun 10
    Jackson Wellsprings
    Ashland, OR
  • Jun 11
    Jackson Wellsprings
    Ashland, OR
  • Jun 12
    Alhambra Theatre
    Portland, OR
  • Jun 13
    WOW Hall
    Eugene, OR
May 21
Coal City Tavern - Luzerne, PA
May 23
Dark Star Jubilee Music Festival - Thornville, OH
May 26
Doobie Decibel System @ A Benefit for Music Heals International @ Sweetwater Music Hall - Mill Valley, CA
May 27
Union Square Live - San Francisco, CA
May 29
Chico Women’s Club - Benefit for KZFR - Chico, CA
May 31
Bottlerock Music Festival - Napa Valley, CA
Jun 10
Jackson Wellsprings - Ashland, OR
Jun 11
Jackson Wellsprings - Ashland, OR
Jun 12
Alhambra Theatre - Portland, OR
Jun 13
WOW Hall - Eugene, OR

Moonalice News

  • Moonalice Rocks Twitter's Periscope!
  • Moonalice in Monterey Herald
  • Moonalice on The Dish!
  • Roger McNamee Announces Duo With Jason Crosby - Doobie Decibel System!!!
  • Radio Interview: Roger McNamee of Moonalice
  • Moonalice featured in SF Giants' video for Jerry Garcia Night
  • From Small Regional Band To National Touring Act – For Moonalice, Facebook Was The Key!!!
  • SF Weekly Blog: Candy and Pot: What to Do on the 4/20 Easter Weekend
  • 18 Mind Blowing Posters In Moonalice 2014 4/20 Poster Set!!!
  • Moonalice Returns to BottleRock Napa Festival For Two Shows!!! #BRNV
Moonalice Rocks Twitter's Periscope!
Moonalice in Monterey Herald
Moonalice on The Dish!
Roger McNamee Announces Duo With Jason Crosby - Doobie Decibel System!!!
Radio Interview: Roger McNamee of Moonalice
Moonalice featured in SF Giants' video for Jerry Garcia Night
From Small Regional Band To National Touring Act – For Moonalice, Facebook Was The Key!!!
SF Weekly Blog: Candy and Pot: What to Do on the 4/20 Easter Weekend
18 Mind Blowing Posters In Moonalice 2014 4/20 Poster Set!!!
Moonalice Returns to BottleRock Napa Festival For Two Shows!!! #BRNV

What To Watch (Archive)

  • July 26, 2014 / Jerry Jam (Bath, NH)
    Really fun festival in northern NH
  • 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 25, 2014 / Midnight Ramble, Levon Helm's Barn (Woodstock, NY)
    With Larry Campbell and the Midnight Ramble Band. Spiritual.
  • July 8, 2014 / Delancey Street (San Francisco, CA)
    Our annual concert at San Francisco's most successful halfway house is always a huge thrill.
  • 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.
  • July 30, 2014 / The Cutting Room (NYC)
    Amazing venue in Manhattan's garment district. Jason Crosby joins us.
  • July 9, 2014 / Union Square Live (San Francisco, CA)
    Free show in San Francisco's most famous square.
  • 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
July 26, 2014 / Jerry Jam (Bath, NH)
Really fun festival in northern NH
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 25, 2014 / Midnight Ramble, Levon Helm's Barn (Woodstock, NY)
With Larry Campbell and the Midnight Ramble Band. Spiritual.
July 8, 2014 / Delancey Street (San Francisco, CA)
Our annual concert at San Francisco's most successful halfway house is always a huge thrill.
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.
July 30, 2014 / The Cutting Room (NYC)
Amazing venue in Manhattan's garment district. Jason Crosby joins us.
July 9, 2014 / Union Square Live (San Francisco, CA)
Free show in San Francisco's most famous square.
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

Joker's Lie

Credits Lyrics: 
Pete Sears. B.M.I.

JOKER’S LIE Words and Music Pete Sears B.M.I.

For one week and a day you lay as your life hung by a thread
Unconscious to this earthly plane as she waited by your bed
You later said you found this place that shook you to the core
And you never want to go back to that dark and distant shore

(Where) and the reaper waited patiently as you knocked at deaths old door
While you felt the grip of fear inside as you never have before

But your souls at peace of that I'm sure and there will be no pain
And you'll never go back to that dark shore to that terrible place again

Perhaps it was the Morphine's grip that crawled inside your brain
As the joker sneered and lied to you said you'll never laugh again
Metallic shades of cobalt blue dark angels cold as rain
Trapped inside the devils lie and you tried to flee in vain

But your souls at peace of that I'm sure and there will be no pain
And you'll never go back to that dark shore to that terrible place again

Solo: Verse: Chorus:

But it was a lie I know you to be a man who’s lived life well
You've done more good than harm for all and for you there’ll be no hell
And you've lent a helping hand to those who for no fault of their own
Have felt the fickle hand of fate flay them open to the bone

But your souls at peace of that I'm sure and there will be no pain
And you'll never go back to that dark shore to that terrible place again

Performers: 
Pete Sears

About an intense conversation I had with my old friend, Jerry Garcia.