Upcoming Concerts

  • Jul 03
    Union Square Live
    San Francisco, CA
  • Jul 05
    Winston's
    San Diego, CA
  • Jul 06
    Teragram Ballroom
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Jul 07
    Bogie's at the Westlake Village Inn
    Westlake, CA
  • Jul 17
    Union Square Live
    San Francisco, CA
  • Jul 18
    Sweetwater Music Hall
    Mill Valley, CA
  • Jul 19
    Michael's on Main
    Soquel, CA
  • Jul 20
    Ain't Necessarily Dead Fest
    Auburn, CA
  • Jul 21
    Point San Pablo Harbor
    Richmond, CA
  • Aug 01
    Moraga Summer Concert Series
    Moraga, CA
Jul 3
Union Square Live - San Francisco, CA
Jul 5
Winston's - San Diego, CA
Jul 6
Teragram Ballroom - Los Angeles, CA
Jul 7
Bogie's at the Westlake Village Inn - Westlake, CA
Jul 17
Union Square Live - San Francisco, CA
Jul 18
Sweetwater Music Hall - Mill Valley, CA
Jul 19
Michael's on Main - Soquel, CA
Jul 20
Ain't Necessarily Dead Fest - Auburn, CA
Jul 21
Point San Pablo Harbor - Richmond, CA
Aug 1
Moraga Summer Concert Series - Moraga, 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)

  • Jun 9, 2019 / Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)
    According to Moonalice legend, middle fingers are incredibly useful. Without them, we would be counting ...
  • Apr 20, 2019 / Slim's 420 Gathering of the Tribe! (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, the Tribe gathers every year around this time to elevate its profile. By ...
  • May 24, 2019 / Occidental Center for the Arts (Occidental)
    According to Moonalice legend, the world is a filled with contrasts. Night and day. Land and sea. Swee...
  • Jun 19, 2019 / Surrealistic Summer Solstice Jam 3 (San Francisco)
    Dawn Holliday Productions presents Surrealistic Summer Solstice Jam #3! Musical director - Dan “Lebo...
  • Apr 14, 2019 / Special Los Lobos Stream from Sweetwater! (Mill Valley)
    Moonalice is supporting streaming of a this Los Lobos show at The Sweetwater in Mill Valley! As the show ...
  • Jan 10, 2019 / Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)
    According to Moonalice legend, this is a new year. They are calling it 2019, but a friend of ours hopes ...
  • Jun 8, 2019 / Michael's On Main (Soquel)
    According to Moonalice legend, tonight is our first gig in Soquel, so we consulted the legend to learn ab...
  • Jun 5, 2019 / Union Square Live (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, the astonishing rainfall of recents months has led to some interesting dis...
  • May 25, 2019 / BottleRock Music Festival (Bai Stage) (Napa Valley)
    According to Moonalice legend, the grappa in Napa falls mainly in the crappa. We learned this the hard w...
  • May 26, 2019 / Crooked Lane Brewing Company - Benefit (Auburn)
    According to Moonalice legend, the lanes around here are crooked, which is bad for bowling, but excellent...
Jun 9, 2019 / Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)
According to Moonalice legend, middle fingers are incredibly useful. Without them, we would be counting ...
Apr 20, 2019 / Slim's 420 Gathering of the Tribe! (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, the Tribe gathers every year around this time to elevate its profile. By ...
May 24, 2019 / Occidental Center for the Arts (Occidental)
According to Moonalice legend, the world is a filled with contrasts. Night and day. Land and sea. Swee...
Jun 19, 2019 / Surrealistic Summer Solstice Jam 3 (San Francisco)
Dawn Holliday Productions presents Surrealistic Summer Solstice Jam #3! Musical director - Dan “Lebo...
Apr 14, 2019 / Special Los Lobos Stream from Sweetwater! (Mill Valley)
Moonalice is supporting streaming of a this Los Lobos show at The Sweetwater in Mill Valley! As the show ...
Jan 10, 2019 / Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)
According to Moonalice legend, this is a new year. They are calling it 2019, but a friend of ours hopes ...
Jun 8, 2019 / Michael's On Main (Soquel)
According to Moonalice legend, tonight is our first gig in Soquel, so we consulted the legend to learn ab...
Jun 5, 2019 / Union Square Live (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, the astonishing rainfall of recents months has led to some interesting dis...
May 25, 2019 / BottleRock Music Festival (Bai Stage) (Napa Valley)
According to Moonalice legend, the grappa in Napa falls mainly in the crappa. We learned this the hard w...
May 26, 2019 / Crooked Lane Brewing Company - Benefit (Auburn)
According to Moonalice legend, the lanes around here are crooked, which is bad for bowling, but excellent...

Music

Set 2

Set 3

VIDEO COMING
Mar 13
Owsley's Golden Road - Denver, CO
Mar 11
Aggie Theatre - Fort Collins, CO
Mar 4
Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
Feb 28
Cox Capital Theatre - Macon, GA
Feb 27
Smith's Olde Bar - Atlanta, GA
Feb 26
Live Wire Music Hall - Savannah, GA
Feb 24
Georgia Theater - Athens, GA
Feb 22
Skipper's Smokehouse - Tampa, FL
Feb 21
Freebird Live - Jacksonville, FL
Feb 19
Pour House - Charleston, SC
Mar 15
Three 20 South - Breckenridge, CO
Mar 25
Fishlips - Bakersfield, CA
Mar 26
The Mint - Los Angeles, CA
Mar 27
Winston's Beach Club - San Diego, CA
Mar 28
Goat Head Saloon - Mesa, AZ
Mar 29
Club Congress - Tucson, AZ
Apr 2
19 Broadway Nite Club - Fairfax, CA
Apr 3
Slim's - San Francisco, CA
Apr 4
Red Lion Hotel & Casino - Elko, NV
Apr 10
Don Quixote's - Felton, CA
Mar 14, 2009
Owsley's Golden Road IN DENVER, CO
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According to Moonalice legend, the area now known as Denver was at one time a major hub on the Long Walk from the East Coast to the West Coast. In those days it was known as Village with a Mile High Buzz. For the tribe's nomadic clan, the local was an important place to catch one's breath, particularly on the West bound trip. Gigs in Mile High Buzz traditionally began with a major smoke out. The local hippie clan had long since adjusted to the thin air and they had no patience for flatlanders who couldn't handle their environment. Over the centuries, Moonalice musicians underwent a Darwinian process and evolved Sherpa-like lung capacity, which added to their enthusiasm for - and capacity for - herbal entertainment.

According to Moonalice Legend, today - March 14 - is National Pi Day. For those of you who, like me, struggle to recall the details of high school math, Pi to two decimal places is 3.14, March 14. The Pi Minute was at 1:59 this morning, which was about the time we got back to our hotel after last night's show. I bring this up because it is a Moonalice tradition to celebrating National Pi Day with the real thing: Apple Pie. We have brought some for you to share.

According to Moonalice legend, Denver was once home to a notorious con man named Soapy Smith. Last night I shared the basics of Soapy's biography, but tonight I will explain how Soapy, the lifelong criminal, became a folk hero. When Soapy returned to Denver after a short period of exile, he opened up a series of businesses that were fronts for his con games. One store sold fake train tickets. Wikipedia tells us that Soapy also owned shops that sold fake lottery tickets, a stock exchange that specialized in "sure things," fake watches, fake diamonds, and phony stock brokering. But Soapy had a silver lining. He was a big philanthropist, giving vast sums to help the poor. He also bought off the politicians and policemen in every town, providing these civil servants with the life style they felt they deserved. But our favorite thing about Soapy was that he believed he played a positive role in the community. He was totally unapologetic. His best line - quoted in the paper here in Denver - says it all: "I consider bunco steering more honorable than the life led by the average politician." We couldn't have said it better ourselves.

According to Moonalice legend, the Rocky Mountains are very special. In the old days, before the white man came, the tribe shared the region with other Native tribes. They lived in harmony, due in part to the high quality hemp products provided by the tribe. I bring this up because the arrival of Europeans brought huge changes to the Eastern Slope. Soon gone were many of the open spaces that supported so many tribes. Also gone were the buffalo. Things were looking really grim until Teddy Roosevelt was elected president and created the national park system. This gave the tribe an idea! They could use the concept of national parks to protect their way of life. And so was born the concept of Tokalot National Park. Unlike other National Parks, Tokalot doesn't have boundaries. It doesn't even have a permanent location. It's more like a state of mind. Whenever a member of the tribe feels the need to freshen the air, they look for a place where they will disturb no one, and declare that place to be Tokalot National Park. Then they light up.

We encourage all members of the tribe to support the Tokalot National Park System. These are your national parks. Leave nothing but your ashes.

According to Moonalice legend, the tribe's nemesis was known as Red Barnes. The oldest of the Barnes brothers, Red was a cruel man who may have lived for centuries. He may even be alive today. Until now, Red was known entirely for his mean streak. Whenever the tribe finds itself in rural America, its keeps a watchful eye out for signs of Red. His telltale is a large red outbuilding found on farms. We haven't heard tell of Red for several months . . . until we got to Denver and Hardwood went out for a walk. He came to an intersection in the downtown area and found a most remarkable plaque. It said (and we paraphrase): On this street corner in Denver in 1952, Mr. Henry (Red) Barnes installed America's first automatic pedestrian crosswalk sign. The plaque went on to say that ol' Red said felt his crosswalk signal would give pedestrians a 30% to 70% chance of getting across the street without being killed. Crossing that street was known thereafter as a Barnes Dance. What remains to be seen is whether the threat to pedestrians came from traffic . . . or from Red.

Tonight's show may have been brought to you by Greyhound Bus Lines, circa 1972. Leave the driving to us. Painting by Scramble Campbell (#2)

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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!

2009-03-14 @ Owsley's Golden Road