Upcoming Concerts

  • Jun 13
    Club Fox
    Redwood City, CA
  • Jun 14
    Sweetwater Music Hall
    Mill Valley, CA
  • Jul 27
    Petaluma Music Festival
    Petaluma, CA
Jun 13
Club Fox - Redwood City, CA
Jun 14
Sweetwater Music Hall - Mill Valley, CA
Jul 27
Petaluma Music Festival - Petaluma, CA

Moonalice News

  • Moonalice offers free admission to holders of Skull & Roses tickets!
  • Poster Artist Feature: Dennis Larkins Interview
  • Let's Rock The World One Tree At A Time!
  • Acoustic Guitar reviews Full Moonalice, Volume 2!!
  • Moonalice plays a set on Jam In The Van
  • Glide Magazine interviews Pete Sears!
  • Acoustic Guitar Magazine: Barry, Roger and T’s play Nick and Woo Woo
  • Commemorating the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival!!!
  • PopMatters: Bottlerock Napa review … featuring Moonalice
  • Moonalice Will Not Play Indoors Until Further Notice
Moonalice offers free admission to holders of Skull & Roses tickets!
Poster Artist Feature: Dennis Larkins Interview
Let's Rock The World One Tree At A Time!
Acoustic Guitar reviews Full Moonalice, Volume 2!!
Moonalice plays a set on Jam In The Van
Glide Magazine interviews Pete Sears!
Acoustic Guitar Magazine: Barry, Roger and T’s play Nick and Woo Woo
Commemorating the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival!!!
PopMatters: Bottlerock Napa review … featuring Moonalice
Moonalice Will Not Play Indoors Until Further Notice

What To Watch (Archive)

  • Apr 19, 2024 / Rancho Nicasio (Nicasio)
    According to Moonalice legend, the Swiss chemist Dr Albert Hoffmann first experimented with LSD on April ...
  • Dec 1, 2023 / Odd Fellows Lodge (Auburn)
    According to Moonalice Legend, dinosaurs once roamed the foothills of the Sierras. Recent fossil discover...
  • Sep 2, 2023 / Felton Music Hall (Felton)
    According to Moonalice legend, we are really happy we are not at Burning Man. Apparently, a huge storm de...
  • Nov 30, 2023 / The Guild Theatre (Menlo Park)
    According to Moonalice legend, the Peninsula between San Francisco and San Jose has many beautiful places...
  • Apr 18, 2024 / Felton Music Hall (Felton)
    According to Moonalice legend, today is Tricycle Day. If this is the first time you have heard of Tricyc...
  • Dec 2, 2023 / HopMonk Tavern (Sebastopol)
    According to Moonalice legend, every member of the tribe has a spirit animal. Some are Siamese cats, oth...
  • Feb 3, 2024 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
  • Sep 1, 2023 / The Chapel (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, we are totally psyched to be back at the Chapel. People showed us the secu...
  • May 25, 2024 / BottleRock Napa Valley Festival (Napa)
  • Apr 20, 2024 / HopMonk Tavern (Sebastopol)
    Welcome to the Gathering of the Tribe! According to Moonalice legend, it is 4/20 everywhere. In a worl...
Apr 19, 2024 / Rancho Nicasio (Nicasio)
According to Moonalice legend, the Swiss chemist Dr Albert Hoffmann first experimented with LSD on April ...
Dec 1, 2023 / Odd Fellows Lodge (Auburn)
According to Moonalice Legend, dinosaurs once roamed the foothills of the Sierras. Recent fossil discover...
Sep 2, 2023 / Felton Music Hall (Felton)
According to Moonalice legend, we are really happy we are not at Burning Man. Apparently, a huge storm de...
Nov 30, 2023 / The Guild Theatre (Menlo Park)
According to Moonalice legend, the Peninsula between San Francisco and San Jose has many beautiful places...
Apr 18, 2024 / Felton Music Hall (Felton)
According to Moonalice legend, today is Tricycle Day. If this is the first time you have heard of Tricyc...
Dec 2, 2023 / HopMonk Tavern (Sebastopol)
According to Moonalice legend, every member of the tribe has a spirit animal. Some are Siamese cats, oth...
Feb 3, 2024 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Sep 1, 2023 / The Chapel (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, we are totally psyched to be back at the Chapel. People showed us the secu...
May 25, 2024 / BottleRock Napa Valley Festival (Napa)
Apr 20, 2024 / HopMonk Tavern (Sebastopol)
Welcome to the Gathering of the Tribe! According to Moonalice legend, it is 4/20 everywhere. In a worl...

Music

Set 2

VIDEO COMING
Mar 27
Winston's Beach Club - San Diego, CA
Mar 26
The Mint - Los Angeles, CA
Mar 25
Fishlips - Bakersfield, CA
Mar 15
Three 20 South - Breckenridge, CO
Mar 14
Owsley's Golden Road - Denver, CO
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
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
Apr 10
KPIG Radio - In Studio Performance - Freedom, CA
Apr 11
Little Fox Theatre - Redwood City, CA
Apr 16
Spring Jam 5 - Salem, MO
Apr 18
Spring Jam 5 - Salem, MO
Apr 24
Jim Bohannon Show (4) - Washington, DC
Mar 28, 2009
Goat Head Saloon IN MESA, AZ
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Who Was There?
According to Moonalice legend, the tribe is related to the original tribe in this area - the Hohokam - on its mother's uncle's backside. The area that is now Phoenix was once an early center of tribal agriculture. The Hohokam had built an infrastructure of canals in the desert, and this is where Moonalice learned to grow hemp. In those days, hemp was less controversial than it is now, but it was not universally popular. Nope. The Hohokam grew many things and didn't show much concern for their Moonalice neighbors, who were sharecroppers. Before long, the Hohokams decided they weren't going to lease to sharecroppers any longer. They needed all their land. Perhaps it was to grow pumpkins. And so the tribe moved to California, where hemp thrived. So we owe the people of Phoenix a huge debt of gratitude. Big Steve Parish will be dispensing gratitude to all who need it over the course of the night.

According to Moonalice legend, the white man who founded Phoenix, Jack Swilling, had Moonalice blood. How else can you explain a guy who shows up in Phoenix, where it never rains, spots the remains of ancient and abandoned Hohokam canals and decides to build a farming community? Like Salmon, the tribe always returns to its roots, and Ol' Jack's roots were in hemp farming. His ancestors had sharpened their green thumbs in these parts and pity the fool who tried to prevent Jack from doing the same. Jack was a tough man. He lived his adult life with a skull fracture and an inoperable bullet wound in his back. Wikipedia says Jack was dependent on "drugs and alcohol," which is hardly surprising for a guy committed to a life of agriculture in the middle of a giant desert.

According to Moonalice legend, Jack Swilling lived a wild life before settling down to grow hemp in what is now Phoenix. We were drawn immediately to Jack's service in the Civil War. He enlisted on the Confederate side. It appears that he was given command of the Arizona Territory's 420 Moonalice Signal Brigade. Using smoke signals, the signal brigade confused the Yankee soldiers and then got 'em wasted, leading to the capture of the Union captain James McCleve. At the smoke-out that evening, the soldiers on both sides realized that they were fighting by mistake. After, all it would be sixty years before Arizona would become a state, so technically they weren't even eligible to fight in the War Between the States. A few doobies later, they all passed out.

According to Moonalice legend, today - March 28 - is Serfs Emancipation Day in China. Actually, the Chinese created this holiday to make believe they had emancipated the serfs in Tibet. We in Moonalice know better. The serfs are not free. The tribe knows this and is determined to make amends. We support a free Tibet. That's right. At Moonalice, you get a free Tibet with the purchase of another Tibet of equal or greater value. They can't even match that at Wal-Mart.

Bass players: 6!!! (A new record)

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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!

2009-03-28 @ Goat Head Saloon