Upcoming Concerts

  • Sep 08
    KRSH Backyard Concert
    Santa Rosa, CA
  • Sep 10
    June Lake Jam Fest
    June Lake, CA
  • Sep 16
    Red Dog Saloon
    Virginia City, NV
  • Sep 17
    Ain’t Necessarily Dead Fest
    Auburn, CA
  • Sep 18
    KPFZ Radio Benefit Concert @ Cache Creek Vineyards
    Clearlake Oaks, CA
Sep 8
KRSH Backyard Concert - Santa Rosa, CA
Sep 10
June Lake Jam Fest - June Lake, CA
Sep 16
Red Dog Saloon - Virginia City, NV
Sep 17
Ain’t Necessarily Dead Fest - Auburn, CA
Sep 18
KPFZ Radio Benefit Concert @ Cache Creek Vineyards - Clearlake Oaks, CA

Moonalice News

  • Commemorating the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival!!!
  • Moonalice Minute: Lester & Dylan Chambers (Episode 1)
  • Glide Magazine interviews Pete Sears!
  • Acoustic Guitar Magazine: Barry, Roger and T’s play Nick and Woo Woo
  • PopMatters: Bottlerock Napa review … featuring Moonalice
  • Moonalice Will Not Play Indoors Until Further Notice
  • Bottlerock Napa 2022: Photos by Bob Minkin
  • Riff Magazine: story about Moonalice with interviews, preview of BottleRock!
  • Songfacts podcast: Lester Chambers!
  • Summer of Soul -- Featuring Lester Chambers & The Chambers Brothers -- wins Academy Award!
Commemorating the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival!!!
Moonalice Minute: Lester & Dylan Chambers (Episode 1)
Glide Magazine interviews Pete Sears!
Acoustic Guitar Magazine: Barry, Roger and T’s play Nick and Woo Woo
PopMatters: Bottlerock Napa review … featuring Moonalice
Moonalice Will Not Play Indoors Until Further Notice
Bottlerock Napa 2022: Photos by Bob Minkin
Riff Magazine: story about Moonalice with interviews, preview of BottleRock!
Songfacts podcast: Lester Chambers!
Summer of Soul -- Featuring Lester Chambers & The Chambers Brothers -- wins Academy Award!

What To Watch (Archive)

  • Aug 2, 2022 / SF Giants Jerry Day (Triples Alley Set) (San Francisco)
  • Jul 8, 2022 / Oregon Country Fair (Veneta)
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  • Jul 17, 2022 / RESTREAM of Oregon Country Fair (Veneta)
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  • Jul 18, 2022 / RESTREAM of Oregon Country Fair Day 2 (Veneta)
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  • Jun 25, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
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  • Jul 9, 2022 / Oregon Country Fair (Veneta)
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  • Jul 23, 2022 / Love on Haight (San Francisco)
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  • Aug 6, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
  • Jul 16, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
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  • Jul 2, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
    Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we will co...
Aug 2, 2022 / SF Giants Jerry Day (Triples Alley Set) (San Francisco)
Jul 8, 2022 / Oregon Country Fair (Veneta)
According to Moonalice legend, the Oregon Country Fair has its own volume in the Moonalice legend. This b...
Jul 17, 2022 / RESTREAM of Oregon Country Fair (Veneta)
Due to lack of bandwidth in Veneta, we weren't able to stream this show live from Oregon Country Fair so ...
Jul 18, 2022 / RESTREAM of Oregon Country Fair Day 2 (Veneta)
Due to lack of bandwidth in Veneta, we weren't able to stream this show live from Oregon Country Fair so ...
Jun 25, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we will co...
Jul 9, 2022 / Oregon Country Fair (Veneta)
According to Moonalice legend, the Oregon Country Fair is steeped in tradition. From its Renaissance Fair...
Jul 23, 2022 / Love on Haight (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, Haight Street has long been the home of San Francisco’s counterculture. ...
Aug 6, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Jul 16, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Notes: First time played: Can You Feel It? Blink of an Eye dedicated to Tracy Sheridan Live A Little...
Jul 2, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we will co...

Doobie Decibel System Band and Midnight North Northeast Tour

As the Doobie Decibel System Band gets ready to head out on an 8 show Northeast Tour with Midnight North, here’s a bit of the back story about how the DDS Duo and the Band version of DDS came to be.

As Roger McNamee described it in this interview with “Live For Live Music” just before the first DDS Band tour last year, “We are so lucky in the San Francisco Bay area because Bobby Weir, Phil Lesh each have a venue out here. Sweetwater for Bobby and Terrapin Crossroads for Phil, and they have each created an environment that encourages local musicians to come and experiment.”

Describing how the DDS Duo was formed, Roger continued, “There are a ton of opportunities to come and play with folks whose regular gig is another band. So for Jason and me, who play with Moonalice...and we got together before Jason (Crosby) started playing with Moonalice, we were playing at an event together, but separately, and he suggests we get together and just play. So when we got together and played it was just like magic. We each found the we had a really great vocal blend, it was just so much fun.”

“Then when we started playing our first shows together we got a chance to participate in another one of the what we call "Friends" shows...somebody organizes the players and we kinda mix and match. Lebo was there, from ALO, Animal Liberation Orchestra, Jay Lane was there, from Ratdog and Pete Sears, from Moonalice was there,” said Roger, “So we wound up doing a song together and everyone was like "Wow! That was fun!" We got together at a studio and tried to have a little practice and again it was like "Wow! This is really cool.""

Roger continued. “We did our first show at the Moonalice 420 event at Boz Scaggs's venue, Slim's in San Francisco. Everyone went "Wow! This is really fun! We should do this again!" Then the challenge came up...everyone's gotten big. Pete, Jason and I are playing with Moonalice, Lebo is out there with ALO, they're recording a new album and getting ready for a tour...Jay is playing with a variety of bands...so the scheduling was a nightmare. So we said "Okay fine, let's pick some dates that are way out there at the end of September and…here we are!”

That was September, 2015. The rest, as they say in show business, was history, and still rocking out together, the DDS band will be playing a number of gigs together with Midnight North this July.

Says Roger, “We will tour the Northeast later this month and play 8 shows with Midnight North, with shows in DC, Philadelphia, Boston, Bath (NH), Buffalo, Syracuse, Saratoga Springs, and Brooklyn. DDS will finish the run with a sold out show at Jorma L Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch.”

Here are the dates / locations for the Northeast Tour gigs. More information can be found on the DDS website at www.ddsband.com or on the DDS Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DoobieDecibelSystem/events.

7/20: Washington, DC (Gypsy Sally's)
7/21: New Hope, PA (Havana)
7/22: Boston, MA (Brighton Music Hall)
7/23: Bath, NH (Jerry Jam)
7/26: Buffalo, NY (Buffalo Iron Works)
7/27: Syracuse, NY (The Westcott Theater)
7/28: Saratoga Springs, NY (Putnam Den)
7/29: Brooklyn, NY (Brooklyn Bowl)
7/30: Pomeroy, OH (Fur Peace Ranch)

Final word from Roger, “Hope to see you there!!”

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