2–10-08 The Rave, Eagles Club, Milwaukee, WI poster by Chris Shaw

2/10/08 Moonalice poster by Chris ShawFeb­ru­ary 10, 2008 The Rave, Eagles Club, Mil­wau­kee, Wis­con­sin
Moon­al­ice poster by Chris Shaw

Accord­ing to Moon­al­ice leg­end, the city of Mil­wau­kee is located on the site of the Upper Mid­west Pow-wow of the Moon­al­ice tribe, a pow-wow that dates back a cou­ple of mil­len­nia. Tra­di­tional his­tory claims that the city got its name from either the Algo­nquin (“Good Land”), the Pot­ta­wotami (“Place Near Water”), or the Ojibwe (“Pleas­ant Land”), but Moon­al­ice leg­end knows bet­ter. Way bet­ter. In Moon­al­ice, the word “Mil­wau­kee” means, “beer is bet­ter with hemp.” To the sur­prise of no one, the audi­ence con­firmed the legend.

The tem­per­a­tures in the upper Mid­west this week have been at or below zero — before wind chill. No mat­ter. Every show on this tour has been awe­some. The excla­ma­tion point on a great evening in Mil­wau­kee came when TLG’s Trevor Gar­rod and Josh Clark joined us on stage for Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad.


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