Moonalice Celebrates 4/20 with a "Tribal Pow-Wow

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Poster art celebration and benefit show for Sweet Relief special guest Wavy Gravy

Moonalice, famously supporters of poster art, have created a record 15 posters for the holiday by renowned artists including Stanley Mouse, Dennis Larkin and Lee Conklin.

San Francisco’s very own Moonalice, whose song “It’s 4:20 Somewhere” has been downloaded an astonishing 2.5 million times with the song’s digital logs being donated to the Rock and Roll Hall ( are hosting a very special “Tribal Pow-Wow to celebrate April 20th this year. Moonalice, ( famously supporters of poster art, have created a record 15 posters for the holiday by renowned artists including Stanley Mouse, Dennis Larkin and Lee Conklin.

This Saturday at Slims, the band (Roger McNamee, John Molo, Pete Sears, Barry Sless and Big Steve Parish) will play a unique gathering of their tribe. Wavy Gravy will be on hand to help celebrate and all the proceeds of a goodies-packed silent auction ( will benefit Sweet Relief, specifically for their friend Jim King. Some items up for auction include a White Fender Stratocaster signed by Carlos Santana and a Zildian cymbal autographed by all members of Metallica, among many, many more.

Commemorating it all – a special Moonalice 4/20 “widget” has been created and will have a gallery of the days poster art, a link to download “it’s 4:20 Somewhere,” a link to the song’s video as well as band info and the ability to share vial email and social media., Part of the new Moonalice widget will include the first short documentary film on the Moonalice Poster Artists. The film is part of a series titled "Paper, Ink and Rock and Roll - A History of Posters". The first film features legendary poster artist David Singer whose groundbreaking collage posters first appeared in the late 1960's for many Bill Graham concerts at the Fillmore Auditorium, Winterland, and other famed San Francisco Concert Ballrooms. The 13 minute David Singer film was directed by San Francisco based Photographer/Film Maker Jay Blakesberg and was Co-Produced by Blakesberg and Alexandra Fischer who also acts as Co-Creative Director of the Moonalice poster series. Other artists that will be part of this film series include Stanley Mouse, Chris Shaw, Chuck Sperry, and Dennis Loren to name a few.

Roger McNamee (Bass, Guitar and Vocals) aka Chubby Wombat has helped the band pioneer the use of social media in music. In the spirit of freely trading their music for the time and attention of their fans, the band invented such applications as Twittercast concerts, Moonalice radio on Twitter, live Moontunes (video) concerts and the Couch Tour. The band’s website enables fans to listen to any song or show and to watch every concert on a smartphone without an app.

Moonalice is:
John Molo: Drums, Vocals, (Bruce Hornsby & the Range, John Fogarty, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Other Ones, David Nelson Band)
Barry Sless: Lead Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Bass (Phil Lesh & Friends, David Nelson Band, Kingfish, Cowboy Jazz)
Roger McNamee: Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Bass (Gulf, The Engineers, Random Axes, Flying Other Brothers)
Pete Sears: Bass, Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals (Sam Gopal Dream, Rod Stewart, Jefferson Starship, Jerry Garcia, Hot Tuna, John Lee Hooker, David Nelson Band, Phil Lesh & Friends)
Big Steve Parish: Road Scholar/Medicine Man/Storyteller.(Grateful Dead crew for 26 years, co-founder of Jerry Garcia Band)

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