Moonalice with Bicycle Day
July 26 • 7:00 pm• $12 – $15
On Thursday, July 26, The Grateful Web Presents welcomes Moonalice back to the WOW Hall along with special guests Bicycle Day.
Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live 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. They invented Twittercast concerts, which are free broadcasts to fans over social networks. The band’s single, “It’s 4:20 Somewhere” has been downloaded more than 5 million times. They broadcast every show live via satellite in HD, so that fans can enjoy them on their iPhone, iPad or Android without an app. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame says Moonalice is helping to “…tell the story of music’s digital revolution; specifically the rise of direct-from-artist (DFA) distribution. Moonalice is the first band without a label to achieve one million downloads of a song from its own servers, direct-from-artist.” Band members are: 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); John Molo: drums, vocals (Bruce Hornsby & The Range, John Fogerty, 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 (Guff, The Engineers, Random Axes, Flying Other Brothers).
Bicycle Day is an acoustic rock duo from Eugene. Peter Almeida and Bryan Reed play a variety of instruments (drums, bass, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, and harmonica). Their musical influences are likewise diverse: The Beatles, David Bowie, Grateful Dead, Talking Heads, Bob Marley and Bob Dylan to name a few. Both musicians are elementary school teachers who commute by bicycle.
Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 day of show, and are available at U. of O. Ticket Office, WOW Hall and www.ticketweb.com. Doors open at 7:00 pm and showtime is 7:30. The WOW Hall is located at 291 W. 8th Ave. (the corner of 8th and Lincoln in Eugene) and is open for all ages (6-11 half price at the door when accompanied by parent or adult guardian; five and under no charge). Adult refreshments are available downstairs. For more information please call 541-687-2746.