Upcoming Concerts

  • Jul 05
    Jason Crosby Shelter-In-Place Session #111 at Howling Moon Studios
    Bay Area, CA
  • Oct 02
    Bottlerock Music Festival (Oct 2-4)
    Napa, CA
Jul 5
Jason Crosby Shelter-In-Place Session #111 at Howling Moon Studios - Bay Area, CA
Oct 2
Bottlerock Music Festival (Oct 2-4) - Napa, CA

Moonalice News

  • Full Moonalice Poster Artists Take On The Pandemic
  • 4/20 Posters!!! Check Them Out!!!
  • Moonlight In The Darkness Postponed - Enjoy Posters From Cancelled Dates
  • Tour dates cancelled; Announcement of Moonlight in Darkness livestream tour
  • Fear the coronavirus? Here’s how to watch live music from home
  • 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!
Full Moonalice Poster Artists Take On The Pandemic
4/20 Posters!!! Check Them Out!!!
Moonlight In The Darkness Postponed - Enjoy Posters From Cancelled Dates
Tour dates cancelled; Announcement of Moonlight in Darkness livestream tour
Fear the coronavirus? Here’s how to watch live music from home
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!

What To Watch (Archive)

  • Jul 3, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #109 at Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
    Our spring tour has been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, daily D...
  • Jun 26, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #102 at Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
    Our spring tour has been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, daily D...
  • Jul 4, 2020 / 4th July Special Shelter-In-Place Session #110 at Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
    Our tour dates have been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, daily D...
  • Jul 2, 2020 / Jason Crosby Shelter-In-Place Session #108 at Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
    Our spring tour has been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, daily D...
  • Jun 28, 2020 / Jason Crosby Shelter-In-Place Session #104 at Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
    Our spring tour has been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, daily D...
  • Jun 27, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #103 at Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
    Our spring tour has been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, daily D...
  • Jun 29, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #105 at Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
    Our spring tour has been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, daily D...
  • Jun 25, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #101 at Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
    Our spring tour has been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, daily D...
  • Jul 1, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #107 at Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
    Our spring tour has been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, daily D...
  • Jun 30, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #106 at Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
    Our spring tour has been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, daily D...
Jul 3, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #109 at Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
Our spring tour has been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, daily D...
Jun 26, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #102 at Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
Our spring tour has been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, daily D...
Jul 4, 2020 / 4th July Special Shelter-In-Place Session #110 at Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
Our tour dates have been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, daily D...
Jul 2, 2020 / Jason Crosby Shelter-In-Place Session #108 at Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
Our spring tour has been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, daily D...
Jun 28, 2020 / Jason Crosby Shelter-In-Place Session #104 at Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
Our spring tour has been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, daily D...
Jun 27, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #103 at Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
Our spring tour has been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, daily D...
Jun 29, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #105 at Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
Our spring tour has been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, daily D...
Jun 25, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #101 at Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
Our spring tour has been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, daily D...
Jul 1, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #107 at Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
Our spring tour has been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, daily D...
Jun 30, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #106 at Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
Our spring tour has been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, daily D...

Music

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Grateful Garcia Gathering - Thornville, OH
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Grateful Garcia Gathering - Thornville, OH
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Crystal Bay Club - Crystal Bay, NV
Jul 24
Mystic Theatre - Petaluma, CA
Jul 23
Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
Jul 19
Private Event - Petaluma, CA
Jul 13
Oregon Country Fair - Veneta, OR
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The Knotty Pine - Victor, ID
Jul 4
The Knotty Pine - Victor, ID
Jul 3
Half Moon Saloon - Big Sky, MT
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Don Quixote's - Felton, CA
Aug 10
Dead On The Creek - Willits, CA
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Castaways - Ithaca, NY
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Summer Sounds - Greensburg, PA
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A Bear's Picnic - New Columbia, PA
Aug 24
Commons Beach - Tahoe City, CA
Aug 26
Union Square - San Francisco, CA
Aug 30
Whiskey Jack's - Big Sky, MT
Aug 31
Whiskey Jack's - Big Sky, MY
Sep 3
Headliners Music Hall - Louisville, KY
Aug 3, 2008
Dunegrass IN EMPIRE, MI
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Who Was There?
According to Moonalice legend, the area of northern Michigan now known as the Sleepy Bear Dunes National Park was discovered by the tribe a long, long time ago. The place later got its name from an old Chippewa tale about a mother bear swimming across the lake with two cubs. It's a sad story, but the Chippewa version leaves out the saddest part. For that, we must consult the Moonalice legend.

As is so often the case, the tribe found the place by accident. A few brave Moonalice souls walked down the dunes to the water. They got to the water's edge at precisely 4:20 and sparked a fat one to celebrate. No one knows precisely what happened next, but it appears the Moonalice dudes got so buzzed they didn't notice a mother bear as she swam to shore. She was not only pissed off - her cubs had both drowned en route - she was really hungry, particularly after one of the Moonalice gave her a couple hits off the fatty. At that point, the munchies set in and the mother bear ate one of the Moonalice tribe members. Very sad. It could have been much worse, but the mother bear fell asleep. At this point in the story, the tribe hit the road, the Chippewa and the National Park Service took over, the sun came out, there was a pretty rainbow, and those who survived lived happily ever after.

On this run in Ohio and Michigan, Steve Parish uncovered a major new figure in the Moonalice legend: Red Barns. According to Moonalice legend, the tribe faced many philosophical challenges over the millennia. One of the most significant occurred in the middle of the 19th century, when a young tribe member in the agricultural clan, Touchofrouge Moonalice, agitated for radical change. He wanted the tribe to focus on corn and moonshine, rather than hemp and Moonalice. Once they recovered from the initial shock of the proposal, the tribe resisted for many years, until finally Touchofrouge packed up his still and his combine and left the reservation. He changed his name to Red Barns and campaigned for years on behalf of corn, moonshine, ethanol, and related products. Red built a huge following in the Midwest. Followers by the thousands planted corn and built large, brightly colored, wooden storage structures to honor their leader. Given that corn farming takes a lot more work than hemp farming, it is no surprise the vast majority of Red's converts came from outside the tribe. Big Steve assures us that the next chapter in the story of Red Barns includes great peril for the Moonalice tribe. So tune in next time for another installment of "Who the Hell is Red Barns?"

According to Moonalice legend, dogs make the best copilots. Especially basset hounds.

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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!

2008-08-03 @ Dunegrass