Upcoming Concerts

  • May 24
    Occidental Center for the Arts
    Occidental, CA
  • May 25
    BottleRock Music Festival (Bai Stage)
    Napa Valley, CA
  • 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
May 24
Occidental Center for the Arts - Occidental, CA
May 25
BottleRock Music Festival (Bai Stage) - Napa Valley, 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

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)

  • Dec 16, 2018 / The Saint (Asbury Park)
  • 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 ...
  • 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 1, 2018 / The Reel Fish Shop (Sonoma)
    According to Moonalice Legend, tonight is our final concert of 2018. It has been a mind blowing year ......
  • Dec 15, 2018 / Gypsy Sally's (Washington )
  • Dec 12, 2018 / The Rising Sun Barn (Telford)
  • Dec 13, 2018 / MilkBoy (Philadelphia)
  • Dec 14, 2018 / The Capitol Theatre (Port Chester)
  • 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 ...
  • Dec 17, 2018 / Still Partners (Sea Cliff)
Dec 16, 2018 / The Saint (Asbury Park)
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 ...
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 1, 2018 / The Reel Fish Shop (Sonoma)
According to Moonalice Legend, tonight is our final concert of 2018. It has been a mind blowing year ......
Dec 15, 2018 / Gypsy Sally's (Washington )
Dec 12, 2018 / The Rising Sun Barn (Telford)
Dec 13, 2018 / MilkBoy (Philadelphia)
Dec 14, 2018 / The Capitol Theatre (Port Chester)
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 ...
Dec 17, 2018 / Still Partners (Sea Cliff)

Music

Set 2

VIDEO COMING
Mar 27
Winston's Beach Club - San Diego, CA
Mar 26
The Mint - Los Angeles, CA
Mar 25
Fishlips - Bakersfield, CA
Mar 15
Three 20 South - Breckenridge, CO
Mar 14
Owsley's Golden Road - Denver, CO
Mar 13
Owsley's Golden Road - Denver, CO
Mar 11
Aggie Theatre - Fort Collins, CO
Mar 4
Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
Feb 28
Cox Capital Theatre - Macon, GA
Feb 27
Smith's Olde Bar - Atlanta, GA
Mar 29
Club Congress - Tucson, AZ
Apr 2
19 Broadway Nite Club - Fairfax, CA
Apr 3
Slim's - San Francisco, CA
Apr 4
Red Lion Hotel & Casino - Elko, NV
Apr 10
Don Quixote's - Felton, CA
Apr 10
KPIG Radio - In Studio Performance - Freedom, CA
Apr 11
Little Fox Theatre - Redwood City, CA
Apr 16
Spring Jam 5 - Salem, MO
Apr 18
Spring Jam 5 - Salem, MO
Apr 24
Jim Bohannon Show (4) - Washington, DC
Mar 28, 2009
Goat Head Saloon IN MESA, AZ
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Who Was There?
According to Moonalice legend, the tribe is related to the original tribe in this area - the Hohokam - on its mother's uncle's backside. The area that is now Phoenix was once an early center of tribal agriculture. The Hohokam had built an infrastructure of canals in the desert, and this is where Moonalice learned to grow hemp. In those days, hemp was less controversial than it is now, but it was not universally popular. Nope. The Hohokam grew many things and didn't show much concern for their Moonalice neighbors, who were sharecroppers. Before long, the Hohokams decided they weren't going to lease to sharecroppers any longer. They needed all their land. Perhaps it was to grow pumpkins. And so the tribe moved to California, where hemp thrived. So we owe the people of Phoenix a huge debt of gratitude. Big Steve Parish will be dispensing gratitude to all who need it over the course of the night.

According to Moonalice legend, the white man who founded Phoenix, Jack Swilling, had Moonalice blood. How else can you explain a guy who shows up in Phoenix, where it never rains, spots the remains of ancient and abandoned Hohokam canals and decides to build a farming community? Like Salmon, the tribe always returns to its roots, and Ol' Jack's roots were in hemp farming. His ancestors had sharpened their green thumbs in these parts and pity the fool who tried to prevent Jack from doing the same. Jack was a tough man. He lived his adult life with a skull fracture and an inoperable bullet wound in his back. Wikipedia says Jack was dependent on "drugs and alcohol," which is hardly surprising for a guy committed to a life of agriculture in the middle of a giant desert.

According to Moonalice legend, Jack Swilling lived a wild life before settling down to grow hemp in what is now Phoenix. We were drawn immediately to Jack's service in the Civil War. He enlisted on the Confederate side. It appears that he was given command of the Arizona Territory's 420 Moonalice Signal Brigade. Using smoke signals, the signal brigade confused the Yankee soldiers and then got 'em wasted, leading to the capture of the Union captain James McCleve. At the smoke-out that evening, the soldiers on both sides realized that they were fighting by mistake. After, all it would be sixty years before Arizona would become a state, so technically they weren't even eligible to fight in the War Between the States. A few doobies later, they all passed out.

According to Moonalice legend, today - March 28 - is Serfs Emancipation Day in China. Actually, the Chinese created this holiday to make believe they had emancipated the serfs in Tibet. We in Moonalice know better. The serfs are not free. The tribe knows this and is determined to make amends. We support a free Tibet. That's right. At Moonalice, you get a free Tibet with the purchase of another Tibet of equal or greater value. They can't even match that at Wal-Mart.

Bass players: 6!!! (A new record)

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Click the "I was there!" link above to mark your attendance for this show. If video archive is available, click "Launch Video" on the left the watch and add the show to your Couch Tour!

2009-03-28 @ Goat Head Saloon