Upcoming Concerts

  • Sep 30
    Doobie Decibel System Band @ Smiley's Saloon
    Bolinas, CA
  • Oct 01
    Doobie Decibel System @ Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
    San Francisco, CA
  • Oct 06
    Terrapin Crossroads Grate Room
    San Rafael, CA
Sep 30
Doobie Decibel System Band @ Smiley's Saloon - Bolinas, CA
Oct 1
Doobie Decibel System @ Hardly Strictly Bluegrass - San Francisco, CA
Oct 6
Terrapin Crossroads Grate Room - San Rafael, CA

Moonalice News

  • Doobie Decibel System Band and Midnight North Northeast Tour
  • Thoughts and Prayers
  • Moonalice 2016 Back in Time Couch Tour!!!
  • Moonalice will perform at BottleRock Napa 2016!!!
  • Moonalice Radio station on the internet!!!
  • Bread & Roses Gives an Award to Moonalice!
  • Moonalice in San Francisco Chronicle!
  • Bass Player Magazine promotes Moonalice and Jason Crosby & Friends!
  • Moonalice Rocks BottleRock!!!
  • Bands to Watch at BottleRock: Moonalice
Doobie Decibel System Band and Midnight North Northeast Tour
Thoughts and Prayers
Moonalice 2016 Back in Time Couch Tour!!!
Moonalice will perform at BottleRock Napa 2016!!!
Moonalice Radio station on the internet!!!
Bread & Roses Gives an Award to Moonalice!
Moonalice in San Francisco Chronicle!
Bass Player Magazine promotes Moonalice and Jason Crosby & Friends!
Moonalice Rocks BottleRock!!!
Bands to Watch at BottleRock: Moonalice

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)
  • 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 2, 2014 / Truckee Amphitheater (Truckee, CA)
    This beautiful venue near Lake Tahoe was packed ... huge fun!
  • 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!!!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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)
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 2, 2014 / Truckee Amphitheater (Truckee, CA)
This beautiful venue near Lake Tahoe was packed ... huge fun!
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!!!
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.
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.
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.

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.