Upcoming Concerts

  • Dec 10
    Garcia's at the Cap
    Port Chester, NY
  • Dec 11
    Wonder Bar
    Asbury Park, NJ
  • Dec 13
    Hill Country
    New York, NY
  • Dec 14
    T Sisters at The Freight & Salvage
    Berkeley, CA
  • Dec 14
    Gypsy Sally's
    Washington, DC
  • Dec 15
    118 North
    Wayne, PA
  • Dec 16
    Rising Sun Inn Barn
    Telford, PA
  • Dec 17
    Still Partners
    Sea Cliff, NY
  • Dec 19
    Ed Rocks Listening Room
    Bethlehem, PA
  • Dec 20
    BRYAC
    Bridgeport, CT
Dec 10
Garcia's at the Cap - Port Chester, NY
Dec 11
Wonder Bar - Asbury Park, NJ
Dec 13
Hill Country - New York, NY
Dec 14
T Sisters at The Freight & Salvage - Berkeley, CA
Dec 14
Gypsy Sally's - Washington, DC
Dec 15
118 North - Wayne, PA
Dec 16
Rising Sun Inn Barn - Telford, PA
Dec 17
Still Partners - Sea Cliff, NY
Dec 19
Ed Rocks Listening Room - Bethlehem, PA
Dec 20
BRYAC - Bridgeport, CT

Moonalice News

  • 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!
  • Check this epic show from the Hopmonk in Sebastopol
  • Moonalice plays Dead!!!
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!
Check this epic show from the Hopmonk in Sebastopol
Moonalice plays Dead!!!

What To Watch (Archive)

  • Oct 31, 2019 / Saint Rocke (Hermosa Beach)
    According to Moonalice legend, there’s something strange in the neighborhood. The spirits are running s...
  • Oct 30, 2019 / Golden Sails Hotel (Long Beach)
    According to Moonalice legend, the smoke is thick in Southern California. Normally this would be a sign ...
  • Nov 9, 2019 / The Odd Fellows Hall (Auburn)
    According to Moonalice legend, Roy Rogers is famous for signing off with the tune Happy Trails. Poor Manâ...
  • Nov 8, 2019 / HopMonk Tavern (Sebastopol)
    According to Moonalice legend, the Sisters and Brothers are making our first appearance tonight at Hop Mo...
  • Nov 15, 2019 / Fernwood Tavern (Big Sur)
    According to Moonalice legend, part of Big Sur’s charm is the scarcity of humans. This has allowed wil...
  • Nov 16, 2019 / Felton Music Hall (Felton)
    According to Moonalice legend, Felton is home to some of the most interesting people in Santa Cruz County...
  • Nov 1, 2019 / Ramona Mainstage (Ramona )
    According to Moonalice legend, Ramona is a hub for the annual migration of peacocks on from their off-sea...
  • Nov 17, 2019 / The Chapel (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, today is Sunday. Dearly beloved, we have gathered here today to celebr...
  • Nov 2, 2019 / Discovery Ventura (Ventura)
    According to Moonalice, this is our first indoor show in Ventura. We were here for the Skull & Roses fest...
  • Nov 3, 2019 / Bogies @ Westlake Village Inn (Westlake Village)
    According to Moonalice legend, tonight is the final night of a fantastic five night Halloween run with Cu...
Oct 31, 2019 / Saint Rocke (Hermosa Beach)
According to Moonalice legend, there’s something strange in the neighborhood. The spirits are running s...
Oct 30, 2019 / Golden Sails Hotel (Long Beach)
According to Moonalice legend, the smoke is thick in Southern California. Normally this would be a sign ...
Nov 9, 2019 / The Odd Fellows Hall (Auburn)
According to Moonalice legend, Roy Rogers is famous for signing off with the tune Happy Trails. Poor Manâ...
Nov 8, 2019 / HopMonk Tavern (Sebastopol)
According to Moonalice legend, the Sisters and Brothers are making our first appearance tonight at Hop Mo...
Nov 15, 2019 / Fernwood Tavern (Big Sur)
According to Moonalice legend, part of Big Sur’s charm is the scarcity of humans. This has allowed wil...
Nov 16, 2019 / Felton Music Hall (Felton)
According to Moonalice legend, Felton is home to some of the most interesting people in Santa Cruz County...
Nov 1, 2019 / Ramona Mainstage (Ramona )
According to Moonalice legend, Ramona is a hub for the annual migration of peacocks on from their off-sea...
Nov 17, 2019 / The Chapel (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, today is Sunday. Dearly beloved, we have gathered here today to celebr...
Nov 2, 2019 / Discovery Ventura (Ventura)
According to Moonalice, this is our first indoor show in Ventura. We were here for the Skull & Roses fest...
Nov 3, 2019 / Bogies @ Westlake Village Inn (Westlake Village)
According to Moonalice legend, tonight is the final night of a fantastic five night Halloween run with Cu...

Music

VIDEO COMING
Aug 15
Summer Sounds - Greensburg, PA
Aug 14
Castaways - Ithaca, NY
Aug 10
Dead On The Creek - Willits, CA
Aug 9
Don Quixote's - Felton, CA
Aug 3
Dunegrass - Empire, MI
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
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
Sep 4
Mercy Lounge - Nashville, TN
Sep 6
40 Watt Club - Athens, GA
Sep 7
The Pour House - Charleston, SC
Sep 12
Eugene Celebration - Eugene, OR
Sep 13
Earthdance - Morning - Laytonville, CA
Aug 16, 2008
A Bear's Picnic IN NEW COLUMBIA, PA
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Who Was There?
Wikipedia has no entry for Laurelton, PA. We find this disappointing, as Laurelton clearly deserves an entry. The place has a smoky Moonalice charm. Fortunately, the Moonalice legend can tell us what we need to know about Laurelton.

According to Moonalice legend, the Jurassic period saw some unusual dinosaurs around Laurelton. Our favorite was the Brown Nose, Blue Haired Cross-Eyed Potapus. This giant herbivore was an eating machine, but its diet consisted entirely of hemp. It spent its day in the hemp fields, chewing intently. When it was full, the Potapus would pause for a few minutes, which led to serious munchies, after which the Potapus would go back to lunch. Every morning, the Potapus would poop out masses of hard black crystals to clear the decks for another day of eating. Unfortunately, hemp is a seasonal crop in central Pennsylvania, which caused the Brown Nose, Blue Haired Cross-Eyed Potapus to die off every winter. The Potapus didn't last in Pennsylvania, but the carcasses decayed over the millennia, leaving behind huge pools of light sweet crude. Potapus poop, of course, turned into anthracite coal.

According to Moonalice legend, the tribe's nemesis is a creepy figure called Red Barns. Red was the oldest of three Barns brothers, and by far most violent. Brother Whitey was pretty random - sometimes good, sometimes not -- but the third brother, Smokey Barns, was a good soul. All three are immortal. Whitey and Smokey have tried for centuries to protect the Moonalice tribe from the evil brother, Red. The battle rages on in rural areas across the country. Each side colors its battlements distinctively. The ones at Bear's Picnic are smoky yellow, a clear sign that this festival is under the protection of Smoky Barns. But don't get overconfident. Avoid Red Barns. You'll find no empathy there.

Did you know that August 16 is Xicolatada? We thought not. It's a traditional festival celebrated only in a village in Catalonia. It has been a rite of summer for over 300 years.

According to Wikipedia, August 15 - it seems like only yesterday - was once a festival day in Catalonia, and the locals in the village were known to drink quite a bit, to the point that many still felt ill the following morning. Wikipedia goes on to say that the village chocolatier would offer the people a hot chocolate to ease the pain, as he claimed cocoa was an excellent remedy. Over the years, this act of charity grew into a custom, and eventually a municipal association was formed to remember the tradition and to organize the distribution of hot chocolate every year on August 16, at precisely 11 in the morning. It sounds real enough, but that can't be the whole story. What happened to the party on the 15th? We need to consult the Moonalice legend. The hot chocolate was not a headache remedy. It was a cure for the munchies. The Catalonia tribe treated hangover the way they treated everything else: with heavy smoking of local hemp products.

Xicolatada appeqrs to have a discordian element. While the date is always the same, the organizers mess with the calendar somehow so that no one knows in advance when chocolate day is coming. Quite logically, the local Moonalice tribe smokes continuously, because they never want to be caught unprepared.

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johnfrommilton's picture

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!

2008-08-16 @ A Bear's Picnic