Moonalice is a psychedelic, roots-rock band of seasoned musicians whose style blends a variety of musical genres with extended musical improvisations and the blissful free-form nature of the 1960s San Francisco Sound. What better way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of 1969 than to put on your tie dye and rock out with Moonalice and The New Chambers Brothers, along with special guests the T Sisters, on a 3-stop East Coast Tour including the LOCKN’ Festival. Can you dig it?
|Moonalice at The Chapel in San Francisco. Photo credit: Bob Minkin Photography.|
Psychedelic San Fran Roots Rock
Expect the unexpected with Moonalice. They have chosen not to work with record labels, music publishers, and other traditional players. Instead, they have used their tour and social networks to build an audience organically, distributing live show recordings and videos via their archive - free to fans. There is also an eponymous radio channel!
Hippie values rule. Moonalice believes that music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Their songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations that evoke a sense of adventure and exploration.
Moonalice – Pete Sears, Barry Sless, John Molo, Roger McNamee and Jason Crosby - plays mostly original material mixed with some covers, and during their extended freeform jams the band moves as one, drawing from many musical genres honed from years of experience playing with various major acts.
The band will be joined on the tour by the Moonalice Medicine Man, Big Steve Parish, Grateful Dead Road Scholar and now staring on the Big Steve Hour on the Grateful Dead Channel of SiriusXM.
Moonalice invented Twittercast concerts, which are free broadcasts to fans over social networks. Their single, "It's 4:20 Somewhere" has been downloaded more than 5 million times. They are also known for their commitment to sharing live music by broadcasting nearly every show live via satellite in HD, so that fans can enjoy them on their iPhone, iPad or Android without an app.
Every show concludes with a “Moonalice Legend,” a fable per se, that takes life from the design of the free poster produced by a local artist that they give away at every show.
Alexandra Fischer created the poster shown above for the Moonalice set at the 2019 LOCKN' Festival.
The New Chambers Brothers
Moonalice will be joined on stage by Lester and Dylan Chambers – The New Chambers Brothers. Lester is one of the original members of The Chambers Brothers, the iconic American soul band, best known for their eleven-minute 1968 hit "Time Has Come Today."
The group was part of the wave of new music that integrated American blues and gospel traditions with modern psychedelic and rock elements. There is a rightness in the passage of time that Lester now performs with his son Dylan, as The New Chambers Brothers.
Special guests on the tour will include The T Sisters. Distinguished by close harmonies, catchy melodies and potent lyricism, the sassy T Sisters have created a refreshing brew of indie-folk/Americana music.
Blood sisters Erika, Rachel and Chloe Tietjen flow seamlessly between styles and moods, from roots to pop and sassy to sincere, captivating listeners with their eclectic sound and soaring harmonies.
August 20 - 118 North in Wayne, PA
August 21 – Gypsy Sally’s in Washington DC
August 23 – LOCKN’ Festival in Arrington, VA