Upcoming Concerts

  • Jul 29
    StageOne
    Fairfield, CT
  • Jul 30
    The Cutting Room
    New York, NY
  • Jul 31
    Infinity Hall
    Norfolk, CT
  • Aug 02
    Baseball Hall of Fame 75th Anniversary
    Cooperstown, NY
  • Aug 06
    Union Square Live
    San Francisco, CA
  • Aug 07
    Moraga Summer Concert Series
    Moraga, CA
  • Aug 08
    Alamo Free Summer Concert Series
    Alamo, CA
  • Aug 09
    Twilight Concert Series
    Palo Alto, CA
  • Aug 12
    Jerry Garcia Tribute Night @ SF Giants
    San Francisco, CA
  • Aug 14
    Woodlands Tavern
    Columbus, OH
Jul 29
StageOne - Fairfield, CT
Jul 30
The Cutting Room - New York, NY
Jul 31
Infinity Hall - Norfolk, CT
Aug 2
Baseball Hall of Fame 75th Anniversary - Cooperstown, NY
Aug 6
Union Square Live - San Francisco, CA
Aug 7
Moraga Summer Concert Series - Moraga, CA
Aug 8
Alamo Free Summer Concert Series - Alamo, CA
Aug 9
Twilight Concert Series - Palo Alto, CA
Aug 12
Jerry Garcia Tribute Night @ SF Giants - San Francisco, CA
Aug 14
Woodlands Tavern - Columbus, OH

Moonalice News

  • 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
  • Carolyn Ferris And Roger McNamee Debut Sunday Art And Music Series In Napa
  • Moonalice 4/20 Celebration with Special Guest David Nelson!!!
  • Concert In Celebration Of The National Baseball Hall Of Fame & Museum's 75th Anniversary
  • Plucking the strings of the guitar business - Gibson celebrates going back to the future!!!
  • Is Music the Key to Success?
  • Roger McNamee - 11 Albums That Stuck With Me
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
Carolyn Ferris And Roger McNamee Debut Sunday Art And Music Series In Napa
Moonalice 4/20 Celebration with Special Guest David Nelson!!!
Concert In Celebration Of The National Baseball Hall Of Fame & Museum's 75th Anniversary
Plucking the strings of the guitar business - Gibson celebrates going back to the future!!!
Is Music the Key to Success?
Roger McNamee - 11 Albums That Stuck With Me

What To Watch (Archive)

  • 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
  • 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.
  • May 7, 2013 / Delancey Street (SF, CA)
    The clients at Delancey Street are all in recovery from one thing or another, and we are the only band that plays there
  • Oct 9, 2013 / Union Square (San Francisco, CA)
    Union Square is an SF landmark & we play free shows every summer month - this was our final 2013 appearance!
  • 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!!!
  • Sep 27, 2013 / The Linda (Albany, NY)
    Venue was once a bank - the band's green room was in the walk-in safe - and it was packed to the rafters.
  • 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
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.
May 7, 2013 / Delancey Street (SF, CA)
The clients at Delancey Street are all in recovery from one thing or another, and we are the only band that plays there
Oct 9, 2013 / Union Square (San Francisco, CA)
Union Square is an SF landmark & we play free shows every summer month - this was our final 2013 appearance!
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!!!
Sep 27, 2013 / The Linda (Albany, NY)
Venue was once a bank - the band's green room was in the walk-in safe - and it was packed to the rafters.
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)

Tell Me It's Okay

Credits: 
Music and lyrics by Roger McNamee

Some times I lie awake and wonder what the world is coming to
It's been a wild ride; now I fear the bills are coming due.

Oh, there's trouble in my Valley.
Oh, there's trouble in my mind . . .
Tell me I'm okay.

I need to know what makes life real, what is the essence of my being
I struggle every day to deal with all the weird stuff that I'm seeing

Oh, there's trouble in my Valley.
Oh, there's trouble in my mind . . .
Tell me I'm okay.

How am I supposed to know what is real and what's for show?
Won't you tell me it's okay?
How am I supposed to know what is real and what's for show?
Won't you tell me it's okay?

Some times I lie awake at night and dream of things that might have been
I wonder why it is that someone has to lose so you can win

Oh, there's trouble in my Valley.
Oh, there's trouble in my mind . . .
Tell me I'm okay.

How am I supposed to know what is real and what's for show?
Won't you tell me it's okay?
How am I supposed to know what is real and what's for show?
Won't you tell me it's okay?
Won't you tell me, won't you tell me won't you tell me it's okay?
Tell me it's okay . . .

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Here's the back story to Tell Me It's Okay.

I wrote it in late 2000 or early 2001. The song is about dealing with economic calamity. When the internet bubble burst, our part of California melted down economically. People said and did things that really bothered me. A huge number of our friends were laid off without anyplace to go. Just like now.

The first line of the chorus was suggested by a friend. The parallel guitar parts I worked out myself. The FOBs recorded the song with no jam, but a long guitar solo at the end by Bert Keely. The jams at the beginning and in the middle of the song evolved at Moonalice shows. We didn't play the song at the first five Moonalice concerts - for some weird reason I was reluctant to play my FOB songs - but then we tried it at a free show in San Francisco.

T Bone Burnett didn't care for the song, so we never went past basic tracks in the studio. As a result, we thought it would be good to include the video produced by Elliot Mazer. Believe it or not the video is entirely live EXCEPT Pete's keyboard part (note that he also plays bass!) and GE's harmony vocal.