Upcoming Concerts

  • Mar 30
    Shelter-In-Place Session #15 from Howling Moon Studios
    Bay Area, CA
  • Mar 31
    Shelter-In-Place Session #16 from Howling Moon Studios
    Bay Area, CA
  • Apr 01
    Shelter-In-Place Session #17 from Howling Moon Studios
    Bay Area, CA
  • Apr 02
    Shelter-In-Place Session #18 from Howling Moon Studios
    Bay Area, CA
  • Apr 03
    Shelter-In-Place Session #19 from Howling Moon Studios
    Bay Area, CA
  • Apr 04
    Good Old Days Celebration
    Pacific Grove, CA
  • Apr 05
    Skull & Roses
    Ventura, CA
  • Apr 10
    Fernwood Tavern
    Big Sur, CA
  • Apr 11
    Club Fox
    Redwood City, CA
  • Apr 19
    Terrapin Crossroads Beach Park
    San Rafael, CA
Mar 30
Shelter-In-Place Session #15 from Howling Moon Studios - Bay Area, CA
Mar 31
Shelter-In-Place Session #16 from Howling Moon Studios - Bay Area, CA
Apr 1
Shelter-In-Place Session #17 from Howling Moon Studios - Bay Area, CA
Apr 2
Shelter-In-Place Session #18 from Howling Moon Studios - Bay Area, CA
Apr 3
Shelter-In-Place Session #19 from Howling Moon Studios - Bay Area, CA
Apr 4
Good Old Days Celebration - Pacific Grove, CA
Apr 5
Skull & Roses - Ventura, CA
Apr 10
Fernwood Tavern - Big Sur, CA
Apr 11
Club Fox - Redwood City, CA
Apr 19
Terrapin Crossroads Beach Park - San Rafael, CA

Moonalice News

  • 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!
  • Check out the first full show by the Moonalice Sisters & Brothers band!
  • Moonalice Sisters & Brothers rock DROM in NYC!
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!
Check out the first full show by the Moonalice Sisters & Brothers band!
Moonalice Sisters & Brothers rock DROM in NYC!

What To Watch (Archive)

  • Mar 28, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #13 from Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
    March and April dates have been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, ...
  • Mar 26, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #11 from Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
    March and April dates have been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, ...
  • Mar 23, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #8 from Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
    March and April dates have been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, ...
  • Mar 25, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #10 from Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
    March and April dates have been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, ...
  • Mar 24, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #9 from Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
    March and April dates have been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, ...
  • Mar 29, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #14 from Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
    March and April dates have been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, ...
  • Mar 25, 2020 / JC Live! (Jason Crosby Solo Livestream) (Bay Area)
    This is a special solo Jason Crosby show - a two-hour stream playing classical music, jazz, grateful dead...
  • Mar 27, 2020 / T Sisters in Outer Space! Family-friendly Sing-Along (Special Shelter-In-Place Stream) (Chthonic Theater)
    Attention! A Special T Sisters in Outer Space! special broadcast is beaming in while sheltering-in-place!
  • Mar 27, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #12 from Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
    March and April dates have been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, ...
  • Mar 22, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #7 from Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
    March and April dates have been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, ...
Mar 28, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #13 from Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
March and April dates have been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, ...
Mar 26, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #11 from Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
March and April dates have been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, ...
Mar 23, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #8 from Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
March and April dates have been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, ...
Mar 25, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #10 from Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
March and April dates have been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, ...
Mar 24, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #9 from Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
March and April dates have been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, ...
Mar 29, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #14 from Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
March and April dates have been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, ...
Mar 25, 2020 / JC Live! (Jason Crosby Solo Livestream) (Bay Area)
This is a special solo Jason Crosby show - a two-hour stream playing classical music, jazz, grateful dead...
Mar 27, 2020 / T Sisters in Outer Space! Family-friendly Sing-Along (Special Shelter-In-Place Stream) (Chthonic Theater)
Attention! A Special T Sisters in Outer Space! special broadcast is beaming in while sheltering-in-place!
Mar 27, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #12 from Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
March and April dates have been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, ...
Mar 22, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #7 from Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
March and April dates have been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, ...

Music

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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