Upcoming Concerts

  • Jul 21
    Point San Pablo Harbor
    Richmond, CA
  • Aug 01
    Moraga Summer Concert Series
    Moraga, CA
  • Aug 02
    Rancho Nicasio
    Nicasio, CA
  • Aug 03
    Petaluma Music Festival
    Petaluma, CA
  • Aug 07
    Union Square Live
    San Francisco, CA
  • Aug 09
    SF Giants Grateful Dead Tribute Night
    San Francisco, CA
  • Aug 10
    The Day After @ Nugget Campground
    Placerville, CA
  • Aug 20
    118 North
    Wayne, PA
  • Aug 21
    Gypsy Sally's
    Washington, DC
  • Aug 23
    LOCKN' Festival
    Arrington, VA
Jul 21
Point San Pablo Harbor - Richmond, CA
Aug 1
Moraga Summer Concert Series - Moraga, CA
Aug 2
Rancho Nicasio - Nicasio, CA
Aug 3
Petaluma Music Festival - Petaluma, CA
Aug 7
Union Square Live - San Francisco, CA
Aug 9
SF Giants Grateful Dead Tribute Night - San Francisco, CA
Aug 10
The Day After @ Nugget Campground - Placerville, CA
Aug 20
118 North - Wayne, PA
Aug 21
Gypsy Sally's - Washington, DC
Aug 23
LOCKN' Festival - Arrington, VA

Moonalice News

  • 420 Gathering of the Tribe -- Video Archive!!!
  • 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
420 Gathering of the Tribe -- Video Archive!!!
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

What To Watch (Archive)

  • Jul 5, 2019 / Winston's (San Diego)
    According to Moonalice legend, yesterday was a mind blowing week. First there was the earthquake. 6.4 i...
  • Jul 7, 2019 / Bogie's at the Westlake Village Inn (Westlake)
    According to Moonalice, destiny has brought us back to Bogey’s, this time in the coming of our dear fri...
  • Jul 20, 2019 / Ain't Necessarily Dead Fest (Auburn)
    Notes: 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing and space walks. Temperature was in the high 80s, with t...
  • Jul 6, 2019 / Teragram Ballroom (Los Angeles)
    According to Moonalice legend, mixing up song lyrics creates a giant risk of confusion. But this is LA. ...
  • Jul 3, 2019 / Union Square Live (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, today is July 3, a momentous day in American history. On this day in 1775...
  • Jun 9, 2019 / Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)
    According to Moonalice legend, middle fingers are incredibly useful. Without them, we would be counting ...
  • Jun 19, 2019 / Surrealistic Summer Solstice Jam 3 (San Francisco)
    Dawn Holliday Productions presents Surrealistic Summer Solstice Jam #3! Musical director - Dan “Lebo...
  • Jul 18, 2019 / Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)
    DDS Trio Notes: David Nelson joined for Friend of the Devil, Rocky Road Blues, Ripple. Ace of Cups jo...
  • Jul 17, 2019 / Union Square Live (San Francisco)
    Doobie Decibel System Jason Crosby - fiddle, keys Roger McNamee - rhythm guitar Dan Lebowitz - lead gu...
  • Jul 19, 2019 / Michael's on Main (Soquel)
Jul 5, 2019 / Winston's (San Diego)
According to Moonalice legend, yesterday was a mind blowing week. First there was the earthquake. 6.4 i...
Jul 7, 2019 / Bogie's at the Westlake Village Inn (Westlake)
According to Moonalice, destiny has brought us back to Bogey’s, this time in the coming of our dear fri...
Jul 20, 2019 / Ain't Necessarily Dead Fest (Auburn)
Notes: 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing and space walks. Temperature was in the high 80s, with t...
Jul 6, 2019 / Teragram Ballroom (Los Angeles)
According to Moonalice legend, mixing up song lyrics creates a giant risk of confusion. But this is LA. ...
Jul 3, 2019 / Union Square Live (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, today is July 3, a momentous day in American history. On this day in 1775...
Jun 9, 2019 / Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)
According to Moonalice legend, middle fingers are incredibly useful. Without them, we would be counting ...
Jun 19, 2019 / Surrealistic Summer Solstice Jam 3 (San Francisco)
Dawn Holliday Productions presents Surrealistic Summer Solstice Jam #3! Musical director - Dan “Lebo...
Jul 18, 2019 / Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)
DDS Trio Notes: David Nelson joined for Friend of the Devil, Rocky Road Blues, Ripple. Ace of Cups jo...
Jul 17, 2019 / Union Square Live (San Francisco)
Doobie Decibel System Jason Crosby - fiddle, keys Roger McNamee - rhythm guitar Dan Lebowitz - lead gu...
Jul 19, 2019 / Michael's on Main (Soquel)

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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