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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
Jul 7
Bogie's at the Westlake Village Inn - Westlake, CA
Jul 17
Union Square Live - San Francisco, CA
Jul 18
Sweetwater Music Hall - Mill Valley, CA
Jul 19
Michael's on Main - Soquel, CA
Jul 20
Ain't Necessarily Dead Fest - Auburn, CA
Jul 21
Point San Pablo Harbor - Richmond, CA

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)

  • May 26, 2019 / Crooked Lane Brewing Company - Benefit (Auburn)
    According to Moonalice legend, the lanes around here are crooked, which is bad for bowling, but excellent...
  • Jun 5, 2019 / Union Square Live (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, the astonishing rainfall of recents months has led to some interesting dis...
  • May 25, 2019 / BottleRock Music Festival (Bai Stage) (Napa Valley)
    According to Moonalice legend, the grappa in Napa falls mainly in the crappa. We learned this the hard w...
  • 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 ...
  • Jun 8, 2019 / Michael's On Main (Soquel)
    According to Moonalice legend, tonight is our first gig in Soquel, so we consulted the legend to learn ab...
  • Jun 9, 2019 / Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)
    According to Moonalice legend, middle fingers are incredibly useful. Without them, we would be counting ...
  • 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 ...
  • May 24, 2019 / Occidental Center for the Arts (Occidental)
    According to Moonalice legend, the world is a filled with contrasts. Night and day. Land and sea. Swee...
  • Dec 17, 2018 / Still Partners (Sea Cliff)
  • 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 ...
May 26, 2019 / Crooked Lane Brewing Company - Benefit (Auburn)
According to Moonalice legend, the lanes around here are crooked, which is bad for bowling, but excellent...
Jun 5, 2019 / Union Square Live (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, the astonishing rainfall of recents months has led to some interesting dis...
May 25, 2019 / BottleRock Music Festival (Bai Stage) (Napa Valley)
According to Moonalice legend, the grappa in Napa falls mainly in the crappa. We learned this the hard w...
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 ...
Jun 8, 2019 / Michael's On Main (Soquel)
According to Moonalice legend, tonight is our first gig in Soquel, so we consulted the legend to learn ab...
Jun 9, 2019 / Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)
According to Moonalice legend, middle fingers are incredibly useful. Without them, we would be counting ...
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 ...
May 24, 2019 / Occidental Center for the Arts (Occidental)
According to Moonalice legend, the world is a filled with contrasts. Night and day. Land and sea. Swee...
Dec 17, 2018 / Still Partners (Sea Cliff)
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 ...

Music

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Higher Ground - Burlington, VT
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Sellersville Theater - Sellersville, PA
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World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA
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Mr. Small's Funhouse - Millvale, PA
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142 Throckmorton Theatre - Mill Valley, CA
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Mystic Theatre - Petaluma, CA
Apr 26, 2008
The Paradise IN BOSTON, MA
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Who Was There?
According to Moonalice legend, the tribe fled Boston in the early 19th century. This departure, long unexplained, is notable because Boston had long been a major center for the Moonalice tribe, which played a huge role at the Boston Tea Party (see Moonalice History for Nov 1, 2007) and Bunker Hill. Then they all hit the road, beginning in 1820. No one knew why . . . until now.

The band did some research and discovered a likely explanation for the tribal exodus: the leveling of Beacon Hill. Anyone who has spent time in Boston recently knows that Beacon Hill features a whole lot of expensive real estate, but not much elevation. This was not always the case. There used to be a real hill there, until the city decided to use the dirt of Beacon Hill to fill in the marshes in what is now Haymarket Square. What the city fathers did not realize at the time was that Beacon Hill was way more than a hill. It was a Moonalice burial mound. (For an explanation of Moonalice burial mounds, see the History for April 15, 2008). The Moonmothers of ancient Boston had mighty big bongs, which accounted for the height of the Hill. The tribe was so thoroughly dismayed by the city's wanton disregard for Moonalice custom that it abandoned the area for nearly 200 years. It turns out that the tribe didn't stay away because of unresolved emotional issues. Nope. The explanation is much simpler. The tribe sampled so much of its own crop that it just forgot to go back. We hate it when that happens.

So Moonalice (the band) returned to Boston this day for its second visit in four months. It was the last show of a ten-show run with Jack and we celebrated with an extra helping of Howling Monkey. Yowzah! We may never come down!!!

By the way, the National Weather service reports that the odds of an individual being struck by lightning over the course of an 80-year life are 1 in 3,000. The probability of being struck twice in a lifetime is 1 in 9 million. Ignoring the odds, we played two different "Lightning" songs in the same night. Who says music can't change the world?

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2008-04-26 @ The Paradise