Upcoming Concerts

  • Oct 02
    Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 22
    San Francisco, CA
  • Oct 04
    Double Feature! Moonalice + Summer of Soul at The Chapel (HSB Out Of The Park Event)
    San Francisco, CA
  • Oct 06
    KRSH Backyard Concert (Rescheduled from Sep 8)
    Santa Rosa, CA
Oct 2
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 22 - San Francisco, CA
Oct 4
Double Feature! Moonalice + Summer of Soul at The Chapel (HSB Out Of The Park Event) - San Francisco, CA
Oct 6
KRSH Backyard Concert (Rescheduled from Sep 8) - Santa Rosa, 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 13, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
  • Sep 24, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
  • Sep 3, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
  • Jul 23, 2022 / Love on Haight (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, Haight Street has long been the home of San Francisco’s counterculture. ...
  • Sep 11, 2022 / June Lake Jam Fest (June Lake)
    According to Moonalice legend, hurricanes seldom occur in the Pacific Ocean and almost never reach Califo...
  • Aug 6, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
  • Aug 2, 2022 / SF Giants Jerry Day (Triples Alley Set) (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, we are gathered here in Triples Alley after a two-year hiatus. The senior...
  • Aug 27, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
  • Sep 17, 2022 / Ain't Necessarily Dead Fest (Auburn)
    According to Moonalice legend, the past ten days have seen a lot of climate change impacts. Our show last...
  • Sep 25, 2022 / KPFZ Radio Benefit Concert @ Cache Creek Vineyards (Clearlake Oaks)
    According to Moonalice legend, the rain in Clearlake Oaks falls mainly on days when we are scheduled to p...
Aug 13, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Sep 24, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Sep 3, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Jul 23, 2022 / Love on Haight (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, Haight Street has long been the home of San Francisco’s counterculture. ...
Sep 11, 2022 / June Lake Jam Fest (June Lake)
According to Moonalice legend, hurricanes seldom occur in the Pacific Ocean and almost never reach Califo...
Aug 6, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Aug 2, 2022 / SF Giants Jerry Day (Triples Alley Set) (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, we are gathered here in Triples Alley after a two-year hiatus. The senior...
Aug 27, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Sep 17, 2022 / Ain't Necessarily Dead Fest (Auburn)
According to Moonalice legend, the past ten days have seen a lot of climate change impacts. Our show last...
Sep 25, 2022 / KPFZ Radio Benefit Concert @ Cache Creek Vineyards (Clearlake Oaks)
According to Moonalice legend, the rain in Clearlake Oaks falls mainly on days when we are scheduled to p...

Music

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Apr 18
Mr. Small's Funhouse - Millvale, PA
Apr 17
Sellersville Theater - Sellersville, PA
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The 8x10 - Baltimore, MD
Apr 15
The Jewish Mother - Virginia Beach, VA
Mar 1
Moe's Alley - Santa Cruz, CA
Feb 29
The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
Feb 16
Park West - Chicago, IL
Feb 15
The Music Mill - Indianapolis, IN
Feb 14
House Of Crave - Columbus, OH
Feb 13
20th Century - Cincinnati, OH
Apr 20
Toad's Place - New Haven, CT
Apr 23
Revolution Hall - Troy, NY
Apr 24
High Fidelity - Rochester, NY
Apr 25
Higher Ground - Burlington, VT
Apr 26
The Paradise - Boston, MA
May 1
Neighborhood Theatre - Charlotte, NC
May 2
The Pour House - Charleston, SC
May 3
Variety Playhouse - Atlanta, GA
May 6
The Baby Grand - WIlmington, DE
May 7
Rebel - New York, NY
Apr 19, 2008
Highline Ballroom IN NEW YORK, NY
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According to Moonalice legend, Manhattan Island has been a major center of tribal activity going back a millennium or two. Of course Moonalice was but one of many tribes that inhabited the New York area, but the records of Moonalice influence are widespread. The conventional translation of manhattan from the Lenape language is "island of many hills," but the Encyclopedia of New York and Wikipedia suggest a range of more likely alternatives. Our favorite comes from the Munsee dialect of Lenape, where the word manahachtanienk means "place of general inebriation." This is consistent with the Moonalice translation of manhattan, "place where prodigious amounts of hemp are consumed." We would also point out that the original European settlers in New York were Dutch. They called the place New Amsterdam, suggesting that they understood the value of hemp. Is it possible that the current Dutch enthusiasm for hemp products originated in the new world, rather than the other way round? Do you really need to ask?

We note that April 19 is Bicycle Day. We're not making this up. On April 19, 1943, Dr. Albert Hofmann did his first experiment with LSD. He took 250 milligrams, after which he had some difficulty speaking, so he asked his colleague to escort him home on a bicycle. That's when things got really interesting. Having survived a few hours of terror, Dr. Hofmann began to experience feelings of "good fortune and gratitude." He started to enjoy the hallucinations. He noticed that sounds had visual manifestations. He hung out for hours, feeling very good about things and eventually fell asleep. While the relationship of Bicycle Day to Moonalice or New York City eludes us, the anecdote explains the enthusiasm in some communities for April 19. But wait! There's more!!! On this date in 1927, Mae West was sentenced to 10 days in jail for obscenity in a play called, "Sex." Imagine that. Exactly a year later, the 125th and final installment of the Oxford English Dictionary was published. And this year, Moonalice and Tea Leaf Green played at the Highline.

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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!

2008-04-19 @ Highline Ballroom