Upcoming Concerts

  • Feb 04
    Saturday Stream
    Howling Moon Studio, CA
  • Apr 20
    420 Gathering of the Tribe @ The Chapel!
    San Francisco, CA
  • Apr 23
    Skull & Roses Festival V
    Ventura, CA
  • May 26
    BottleRock Festival
    Napa Valley, CA
Feb 4
Saturday Stream - Howling Moon Studio, CA
Apr 20
420 Gathering of the Tribe @ The Chapel! - San Francisco, CA
Apr 23
Skull & Roses Festival V - Ventura, CA
May 26
BottleRock Festival - Napa Valley, CA

Moonalice News

  • Commemorating the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival!!!
  • Moonalice Minute: Lester & Dylan Chambers (Episode 1)
  • Moonalice plays a set on Jam In The Van
  • 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!
Commemorating the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival!!!
Moonalice Minute: Lester & Dylan Chambers (Episode 1)
Moonalice plays a set on Jam In The Van
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!

What To Watch (Archive)

  • Dec 31, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
    Kick your NYE plans off right with a Saturday Stream at 4:20 PM PT!
  • Nov 5, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
  • Nov 26, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
  • Jan 14, 2023 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
    First performance: Second Saturday Out of Control Staring at Sixty Three Little Words Tie Dye and Vi...
  • Jan 28, 2023 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
  • Dec 10, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
  • Dec 17, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
  • Feb 4, 2023 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
  • Nov 11, 2022 / Golden Gate Bandshell (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, today is Veterans Day. We salute all veterans and thank them. Today...
  • Dec 3, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Dec 31, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Kick your NYE plans off right with a Saturday Stream at 4:20 PM PT!
Nov 5, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Nov 26, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Jan 14, 2023 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
First performance: Second Saturday Out of Control Staring at Sixty Three Little Words Tie Dye and Vi...
Jan 28, 2023 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Dec 10, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Dec 17, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Feb 4, 2023 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Nov 11, 2022 / Golden Gate Bandshell (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, today is Veterans Day. We salute all veterans and thank them. Today...
Dec 3, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)

Music

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Mr. Small's Funhouse - Millvale, PA
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Sellersville Theater - Sellersville, PA
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The 8x10 - Baltimore, MD
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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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Who Was There?
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