Upcoming Concerts

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    Nectar Lounge
    Seattle, WA
  • May 20
    The Get Down
    Portland, OR
  • May 21
    WOW Hall
    Eugene, OR
  • May 28
    BottleRock Festival - Allianz Stage
    Napa Valley, CA
  • Jun 03
    Golden Gate Bandshell
    San Francisco, CA
  • Jun 05
    Redwood Mountain Faire
    Felton, CA
  • Jun 10
    Friday Night Live at the Plaza
    Cloverdale, CA
  • Jun 11
    Fairfax Festival - Green Park Stage
    Fairfax, CA
  • Jun 12
    The Hog Farm Hideaway
    Laytonville, CA
  • Jul 08
    Oregon Country Fair
    Eugene, OR
May 19
Nectar Lounge - Seattle, WA
May 20
The Get Down - Portland, OR
May 21
WOW Hall - Eugene, OR
May 28
BottleRock Festival - Allianz Stage - Napa Valley, CA
Jun 3
Golden Gate Bandshell - San Francisco, CA
Jun 5
Redwood Mountain Faire - Felton, CA
Jun 10
Friday Night Live at the Plaza - Cloverdale, CA
Jun 11
Fairfax Festival - Green Park Stage - Fairfax, CA
Jun 12
The Hog Farm Hideaway - Laytonville, CA
Jul 8
Oregon Country Fair - Eugene, OR

Moonalice News

  • Moonalice Minute: Lester & Dylan Chambers (Episode 1)
  • Songfacts podcast: Lester Chambers!
  • Summer of Soul -- Featuring Lester Chambers & The Chambers Brothers -- wins Academy Award!
  • Wonderful TV interview with Lester Chambers!`
  • Three Great Interviews with Pete Sears!
  • Moonalice Artistic Director’s Art Goes Viral in Ukraine
  • Moonalice Artistic Director’s Art Goes Viral in Ukraine
  • Best Concerts Coming to SF: Paul McCartney, Robbie Coltrane, John Mayer ... and Moonalice!
  • Bringing It Backwards: Interview with Pete Sears
  • Moonalice Plays First Indoor Shows in 2+ Years! With Photos!
Moonalice Minute: Lester & Dylan Chambers (Episode 1)
Songfacts podcast: Lester Chambers!
Summer of Soul -- Featuring Lester Chambers & The Chambers Brothers -- wins Academy Award!
Wonderful TV interview with Lester Chambers!`
Three Great Interviews with Pete Sears!
Moonalice Artistic Director’s Art Goes Viral in Ukraine
Moonalice Artistic Director’s Art Goes Viral in Ukraine
Best Concerts Coming to SF: Paul McCartney, Robbie Coltrane, John Mayer ... and Moonalice!
Bringing It Backwards: Interview with Pete Sears
Moonalice Plays First Indoor Shows in 2+ Years! With Photos!

What To Watch (Archive)

  • Apr 15, 2022 / Soul Revival's Grateful Easter Weekend @ Yokayo Ranch (Ukiah)
    According to Moonalice legend, we are gathered here for Soul Revival’s Grateful Easter Weekend. Easter...
  • May 14, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
    Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we will co...
  • Apr 25, 2022 / Rolling Stone Sessions on Twitch (Rebroadcast) (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, Rolling Stone invited us to play a livestream on Twitch on a Monday aftern...
  • May 7, 2022 / Good Old Days Festival (Pacific Grove)
    According to Moonalice legend, the good old days have returned to Pacific Grove. It is an opportunity to...
  • May 8, 2022 / Good Old Days Festival (Pacific Grove)
    Mother’s Day Show According to Moonalice legend, today is Mothers Day! The sun is shining on Pacifi...
  • Apr 22, 2022 / 2021 Encore 4/20 Re-broadcast Celebration (Online)
    Join us in celebrating the high holidays with this rebro...
  • Apr 10, 2022 / Skull & Roses Festival (Ventura)
    According to Moonalice legend, this festival has been a long time coming. When last we gathered here, in...
  • Apr 23, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
    This was an unscheduled show. Wally Ingram tested positive before the Moonalice rehearsal on Thursday, w...
  • Apr 16, 2022 / Soul Revival’s Grateful Easter Weekend - Day 2 (Ukiah)
    According to Moonalice legend, we have assembled in anticipation of Easter, a holiday with deep pagan roo...
  • Apr 30, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
    Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we will co...
Apr 15, 2022 / Soul Revival's Grateful Easter Weekend @ Yokayo Ranch (Ukiah)
According to Moonalice legend, we are gathered here for Soul Revival’s Grateful Easter Weekend. Easter...
May 14, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we will co...
Apr 25, 2022 / Rolling Stone Sessions on Twitch (Rebroadcast) (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, Rolling Stone invited us to play a livestream on Twitch on a Monday aftern...
May 7, 2022 / Good Old Days Festival (Pacific Grove)
According to Moonalice legend, the good old days have returned to Pacific Grove. It is an opportunity to...
May 8, 2022 / Good Old Days Festival (Pacific Grove)
Mother’s Day Show According to Moonalice legend, today is Mothers Day! The sun is shining on Pacifi...
Apr 22, 2022 / 2021 Encore 4/20 Re-broadcast Celebration (Online)
Join us in celebrating the high holidays with this rebro...
Apr 10, 2022 / Skull & Roses Festival (Ventura)
According to Moonalice legend, this festival has been a long time coming. When last we gathered here, in...
Apr 23, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
This was an unscheduled show. Wally Ingram tested positive before the Moonalice rehearsal on Thursday, w...
Apr 16, 2022 / Soul Revival’s Grateful Easter Weekend - Day 2 (Ukiah)
According to Moonalice legend, we have assembled in anticipation of Easter, a holiday with deep pagan roo...
Apr 30, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we will co...

Music

Encore 1

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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