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    Ardmore Music Hall
    Ardmore, PA
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    Garcia's @ The Capitol Theatre
    Port Chester, NY
  • Oct 18
    Drom
    New York, NY
  • Oct 19
    The Stone Pony
    Asbury Park, NJ
  • Oct 20
    Iron Works
    Buffalo, NY
  • Oct 22
    Rex Theater
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Oct 23
    Woodlands Tavern
    Columbus, OH
  • Oct 24
    Martyrs'
    Chicago, IL
  • Oct 30
    Golden Sails Hotel
    Long Beach, CA
  • Oct 31
    Saint Rocke
    Hermosa Beach, CA
Oct 16
Ardmore Music Hall - Ardmore, PA
Oct 17
Garcia's @ The Capitol Theatre - Port Chester, NY
Oct 18
Drom - New York, NY
Oct 19
The Stone Pony - Asbury Park, NJ
Oct 20
Iron Works - Buffalo, NY
Oct 22
Rex Theater - Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 23
Woodlands Tavern - Columbus, OH
Oct 24
Martyrs' - Chicago, IL
Oct 30
Golden Sails Hotel - Long Beach, CA
Oct 31
Saint Rocke - Hermosa Beach, CA

Moonalice News

  • 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!!!
  • Enjoy the video archive from Humbrews in Arcata, CA!
  • Enjoy the video archive from Moonalice at Fais Do Do in LA!
  • Enjoy archive video from 4/20!!!
  • Compliance with Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Hardly Strictly Bluegrass - A Privilege To Play
  • LOCKN' FREE 2017 Livestream Courtesy of Ben and Jerry's, Airstream, and YouTube, with Suggested Donations to the Heal Charlottesville Fund
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!!!
Enjoy the video archive from Humbrews in Arcata, CA!
Enjoy the video archive from Moonalice at Fais Do Do in LA!
Enjoy archive video from 4/20!!!
Compliance with Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass - A Privilege To Play
LOCKN' FREE 2017 Livestream Courtesy of Ben and Jerry's, Airstream, and YouTube, with Suggested Donations to the Heal Charlottesville Fund

What To Watch (Archive)

  • Sep 8, 2019 / Union Square Live with the New Chambers Brothers (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, the squirrels of Union Square are huge fans of Moonalice. We have been pl...
  • Aug 20, 2019 / Big Band with the New Chambers Bros. and T Sistets118 North (Wayne)
    According to Moonalice legend, it has been far too long since our last visit to the Philadelphia area. W...
  • Oct 5, 2019 / Live Webcast - Day 2 @ Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 19 (San Francisco)
    Streaming of view »
  • Aug 23, 2019 / LOCKN' Festival with T Sisters (Arrington)
    Notes: Chloe Tietjen sang on Ohio and Two Of Us T Sisters sang on Brain Damage > Eclipse
  • Oct 6, 2019 / Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 19 (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice Legend, music is meant to be shared. Warren Hellman taught us that when he create...
  • Aug 21, 2019 / Gypsy Sally's with Moonalice Big Band, including T Sisters and New Chambers Bros. (Washington)
    According to Moonalice legend, today is the day the Moonalice circus returned to DC after a long time awa...
  • Aug 9, 2019 / SF Giants Grateful Dead Tribute Night (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, it was 24 years ago today that Jerry Garcia crossed the rainbow bridge. H...
  • Aug 23, 2019 / LOCKN' Festival — Moonalice Big Band with New Chambers Bros. and T Sisters (Arrington)
    According to Moonalice legend, rain in Arrington falls mainly on the main stage, but the superhumans Of t...
  • Sep 7, 2019 / Miner's Foundry Cultural Center with T Sisters and New Chambers Brothers (Nevada City)
    According to Moonalice legend, mining has always been a major activity here in Nevada City. When the sil...
  • Aug 10, 2019 / The Day After @ Nugget Campground (Placerville)
    According to Moonalice legend, today is The Day After. It is also the first day of The Days Between the ...
Sep 8, 2019 / Union Square Live with the New Chambers Brothers (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, the squirrels of Union Square are huge fans of Moonalice. We have been pl...
Aug 20, 2019 / Big Band with the New Chambers Bros. and T Sistets118 North (Wayne)
According to Moonalice legend, it has been far too long since our last visit to the Philadelphia area. W...
Oct 5, 2019 / Live Webcast - Day 2 @ Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 19 (San Francisco)
Streaming of view »
Aug 23, 2019 / LOCKN' Festival with T Sisters (Arrington)
Notes: Chloe Tietjen sang on Ohio and Two Of Us T Sisters sang on Brain Damage > Eclipse
Oct 6, 2019 / Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 19 (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice Legend, music is meant to be shared. Warren Hellman taught us that when he create...
Aug 21, 2019 / Gypsy Sally's with Moonalice Big Band, including T Sisters and New Chambers Bros. (Washington)
According to Moonalice legend, today is the day the Moonalice circus returned to DC after a long time awa...
Aug 9, 2019 / SF Giants Grateful Dead Tribute Night (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, it was 24 years ago today that Jerry Garcia crossed the rainbow bridge. H...
Aug 23, 2019 / LOCKN' Festival — Moonalice Big Band with New Chambers Bros. and T Sisters (Arrington)
According to Moonalice legend, rain in Arrington falls mainly on the main stage, but the superhumans Of t...
Sep 7, 2019 / Miner's Foundry Cultural Center with T Sisters and New Chambers Brothers (Nevada City)
According to Moonalice legend, mining has always been a major activity here in Nevada City. When the sil...
Aug 10, 2019 / The Day After @ Nugget Campground (Placerville)
According to Moonalice legend, today is The Day After. It is also the first day of The Days Between the ...

Music

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Dec 4
Applegate River Lodge - Applegate, OR
Dec 3
Aladdin Theatre - Portland, OR
Dec 2
WOW Hall - Eugene, OR
Nov 29
Mystic Theatre - Petaluma, CA
Nov 28
Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
Oct 25
Magnolia Fest (5) - Live Oak, FL
Oct 24
Magnolia Fest (5) - Live Oak, FL
Oct 14
Slim's - 20th Anniversary Celebration - San Francisco, CA
Oct 11
New York Harvest Festival & Freedom Fair - Hancock, NY
Oct 10
Narrow Center for the Arts - Fall River, MA
Dec 6
Red Fox Tavern - Eureka, CA
Dec 15
The Independent - San Francisco, CA
Dec 30
House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA
Dec 31
The Mezzanine - San Francisco, CA
Jan 9
19 Broadway - Fairfax, CA
Jan 10
Crystal Bay Club Crown Room - Crystal Bay, NV
Jan 30
Little Fox Theater - Redwood City, CA
Jan 31
Don Quixote's - Felton, CA
Feb 19
Pour House - Charleston, SC
Feb 21
Freebird Live - Jacksonville, FL
Dec 5, 2008
The Green Spot IN COOS BAY, OR
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Who Was There?
According to Moonalice legend, Coos Bay has always been tough on shipping. History speaks loudly about the wreck of the New Carissa in 1999. The ship had no cargo when it ran aground, but it broke up, spilling a buttload of oil into the Bay. What History doesn't tell you is the story of the Old Carissa. But, we found it deep in the Legend. It makes the New Carissa look like a Disney movie.

Way back before the white man came, there was a small Moonalice settlement here in Coos Bay. It was a seasonal settlement of Moonalice nomads - known as bands. They played gigs here all summer. The problem is that it was a resort gig. There were no hippies around in those days and the bands weren't in a position to grow their own. They were totally dependent on shipments from Northern California that came in by sea. One year, bad weather plagued the Oregon coast all summer, preventing the resupply of Coos Bay. Finally, the tribe sent its best boat, a giant dinghy called the Old Carissa.

They loaded the Old Carissa with bale upon bale of their best bud. A huge storm hit the dinghy as it approached Coos Bay. The crew battled valiantly, but were powerless against hurricane-force winds and high seas. In the end the Old Carissa sank with all hands and the entire load of bud. The tragedy was compounded when the bands of Coos Bay all died from withdrawal.

According to Moonalice legend, December 5 is a High Holy Day in the tribe. We call it Wet Day because on this day in 1933, Prohibition ended! Believe it or not, Utah was the 36th state and final state to approve the 21st Amendment to the Constitution. We encourage celebration with the agricultural products of your choice.

According to Moonalice legend, on this day in 1893 the first electric car was introduced. Sadly, it took more than a century to get the auto industry into the electric car business.

Happy Birthday to Little Richard!

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2008-12-05 @ The Green Spot