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  • Barry Sless interviews on Grateful Web and KPFA's Dead to the World
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  • Live for Live Music writes about Moonalice Sisters & Brothers Tour!
  • 420 Gathering of the Tribe -- Video Archive!!!
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Barry Sless interviews on Grateful Web and KPFA's Dead to the World
Legendary Poster Artist Wes Wilson Dies at 82
Introducing ... Full Moonalice!
Thank you for an amazing year!
Sisters & Brothers is the new Moonalice!
Check out the first full show by the Moonalice Sisters & Brothers band!
Moonalice Sisters & Brothers rock DROM in NYC!
Live for Live Music writes about Moonalice Sisters & Brothers Tour!
420 Gathering of the Tribe -- Video Archive!!!
Jerry Day in San Francisco: check out the video archive!

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  • Dec 19, 2019 / The Rising Sun Barn (Telford)
    Note there has been a venue change to The Rising Sun Barn.
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    Notes: Jason played Iko-Iko and Roger sang New New Minglewood Blues with Stella Blues Band. Anniversary...
  • Jan 26, 2020 / Felton Music Hall (Felton)
  • Jan 4, 2020 / Terrapin Crossroads Grate Room (San Rafael)
    Debut of Full Moonalice Time Has Come (THC) Revue. SOLD OUT! Notes: Hallelujah dedicated to Liz Du...
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  • Dec 21, 2019 / Private Event (Mount Kisco)
  • Dec 15, 2019 / 118 North (Wayne)
  • Dec 20, 2019 / BRYAC (Bridgeport)
Dec 19, 2019 / The Rising Sun Barn (Telford)
Note there has been a venue change to The Rising Sun Barn.
Jan 24, 2020 / Point San Pablo Harbor (Richmond)
Jan 25, 2020 / Terrapin Crossroads (San Rafael)
Dec 14, 2019 / Gypsy Sally's (Washington)
Notes: Jason played Iko-Iko and Roger sang New New Minglewood Blues with Stella Blues Band. Anniversary...
Jan 26, 2020 / Felton Music Hall (Felton)
Jan 4, 2020 / Terrapin Crossroads Grate Room (San Rafael)
Debut of Full Moonalice Time Has Come (THC) Revue. SOLD OUT! Notes: Hallelujah dedicated to Liz Du...
Dec 17, 2019 / Still Partners (Sea Cliff)
Dec 21, 2019 / Private Event (Mount Kisco)
Dec 15, 2019 / 118 North (Wayne)
Dec 20, 2019 / BRYAC (Bridgeport)

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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