It’s 4:20 Somewhere
By Julie Hooker
Moonalice band members Barry Sless, Pete Sears, Roger McNamee and John Molo play mostly original material — psychedelic, roots- rock mixed with some covers from years of experience jamming with major acts like Flying Other Brothers, Bruce Hornsby, John Lee Hooker and the original Jefferson Starship. Band Manager Steve Parish is a Grateful Dead family member and co-founder of the Jerry Garcia Band. Extended musical improvisations invite everyone into the experience and inspire dancing and self- expression.
The digital logs for one of Moonalice’s most popular songs, “It’s 4:20 Somewhere” has been downloaded over four million times and was acquired by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Library and Archives. Archivists say that Moonalice’s logs help tell the story of music’s digital revolution and the rise of direct-from-artist (DFA) distribution. The band also invented the Twittercast concert, broadcasting in near real time to smart phones and iPads without an app.
Moonalice began touring in 2007 in the U.S. and Canada, and their first album debuted in 2009. Every show features an original Moonalice art-themed poster created by a well-known artist, and each concert attendee receives a copy of the poster. All concerts are broadcast live in HD and available in archives after their sets.