Upcoming Concerts

  • Feb 20
    Ardmore Music Hall
    Admore, PA
  • Feb 21
    The Warehouse
    Fairfield, CT
  • Feb 22
    Brooklyn Bowl
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Mar 06
    Terrapin Crossroads
    San Rafael, CA
  • Mar 07
    Terrapin Crossroads
    San Rafael, CA
  • Mar 17
    Club Fox
    Redwood City, CA
  • Mar 19
    Sweetwater
    Mill Valley, CA
  • Mar 20
    Mystic Theatre
    Petaluma, CA
  • Mar 21
    The Odd Fellows Hall
    Auburn, CA
  • Mar 25
    WOW Hall
    Eugene, OR
Feb 20
Ardmore Music Hall - Admore, PA
Feb 21
The Warehouse - Fairfield, CT
Feb 22
Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY
Mar 6
Terrapin Crossroads - San Rafael, CA
Mar 7
Terrapin Crossroads - San Rafael, CA
Mar 17
Club Fox - Redwood City, CA
Mar 19
Sweetwater - Mill Valley, CA
Mar 20
Mystic Theatre - Petaluma, CA
Mar 21
The Odd Fellows Hall - Auburn, CA
Mar 25
WOW Hall - Eugene, OR

Moonalice News

  • 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!
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!

What To Watch (Archive)

  • 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 15, 2019 / 118 North (Wayne)
  • 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)
  • Dec 21, 2019 / Private Event (Mount Kisco)
  • Feb 20, 2020 / Ardmore Music Hall (Admore)
  • Dec 20, 2019 / BRYAC (Bridgeport)
  • Dec 17, 2019 / Still Partners (Sea Cliff)
  • Jan 26, 2020 / Felton Music Hall (Felton)
  • Jan 25, 2020 / Terrapin Crossroads (San Rafael)
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 15, 2019 / 118 North (Wayne)
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)
Dec 21, 2019 / Private Event (Mount Kisco)
Feb 20, 2020 / Ardmore Music Hall (Admore)
Dec 20, 2019 / BRYAC (Bridgeport)
Dec 17, 2019 / Still Partners (Sea Cliff)
Jan 26, 2020 / Felton Music Hall (Felton)
Jan 25, 2020 / Terrapin Crossroads (San Rafael)

Music

VIDEO COMING
Aug 2
Grateful Garcia Gathering - Thornville, OH
Aug 1
Grateful Garcia Gathering - Thornville, OH
Jul 25
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
Jul 5
The Knotty Pine - Victor, ID
Jul 4
The Knotty Pine - Victor, ID
Jul 3
Half Moon Saloon - Big Sky, MT
Aug 9
Don Quixote's - Felton, CA
Aug 10
Dead On The Creek - Willits, CA
Aug 14
Castaways - Ithaca, NY
Aug 15
Summer Sounds - Greensburg, PA
Aug 16
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