Upcoming Concerts

  • Jun 24
    Doobie Decibel System Band @ Crazy Horse
    Nevada City, CA
  • Jun 25
    Doobie Decibel System Band @ Lost on Main
    Chico, CA
  • Jun 26
    Doobie Decibel System Band @ Commons Beach
    Tahoe City, CA
  • Jun 29
    Union Square Live
    San Francisco, CA
  • Jun 30
    Moraga Commons Park - Free Summer Concert Series
    Moraga, CA
  • Jul 06
    Doobie Decibel System Band @ Union Square
    San Francisco, CA
  • Jul 16
    Ain't Necessarily Dead Fest
    Auburn, CA
  • Jul 20
    Doobie Decibel System Band @ Gypsy Sally's
    Washington, DC
  • Jul 21
    Doobie Decibel System Band @ HAVANA
    New Hope, PA
  • Jul 22
    Doobie Decibel System Band @ Brighton Music Hall
    Allston, MA
Jun 24
Doobie Decibel System Band @ Crazy Horse - Nevada City, CA
Jun 25
Doobie Decibel System Band @ Lost on Main - Chico, CA
Jun 26
Doobie Decibel System Band @ Commons Beach - Tahoe City, CA
Jun 29
Union Square Live - San Francisco, CA
Jun 30
Moraga Commons Park - Free Summer Concert Series - Moraga, CA
Jul 6
Doobie Decibel System Band @ Union Square - San Francisco, CA
Jul 16
Ain't Necessarily Dead Fest - Auburn, CA
Jul 20
Doobie Decibel System Band @ Gypsy Sally's - Washington, DC
Jul 21
Doobie Decibel System Band @ HAVANA - New Hope, PA
Jul 22
Doobie Decibel System Band @ Brighton Music Hall - Allston, MA

Moonalice News

  • 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
  • Moonalice Rocks Twitter's Periscope!
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
Moonalice Rocks Twitter's Periscope!

What To Watch (Archive)

  • 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 2, 2014 / Truckee Amphitheater (Truckee, CA)
    This beautiful venue near Lake Tahoe was packed ... huge fun!
  • July 30, 2014 / The Cutting Room (NYC)
    Amazing venue in Manhattan's garment district. Jason Crosby joins us.
  • 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 8, 2014 / Delancey Street (San Francisco, CA)
    Our annual concert at San Francisco's most successful halfway house is always a huge thrill.
  • July 9, 2014 / Union Square Live (San Francisco, CA)
    Free show in San Francisco's most famous square.
  • 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)
  • July 26, 2014 / Jerry Jam (Bath, NH)
    Really fun festival in northern NH
  • July 25, 2014 / Midnight Ramble, Levon Helm's Barn (Woodstock, NY)
    With Larry Campbell and the Midnight Ramble Band. Spiritual.
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 2, 2014 / Truckee Amphitheater (Truckee, CA)
This beautiful venue near Lake Tahoe was packed ... huge fun!
July 30, 2014 / The Cutting Room (NYC)
Amazing venue in Manhattan's garment district. Jason Crosby joins us.
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 8, 2014 / Delancey Street (San Francisco, CA)
Our annual concert at San Francisco's most successful halfway house is always a huge thrill.
July 9, 2014 / Union Square Live (San Francisco, CA)
Free show in San Francisco's most famous square.
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)
July 26, 2014 / Jerry Jam (Bath, NH)
Really fun festival in northern NH
July 25, 2014 / Midnight Ramble, Levon Helm's Barn (Woodstock, NY)
With Larry Campbell and the Midnight Ramble Band. Spiritual.

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.