4–18-08 Mr. Small’s Fun­house, Mil­l­vale, PA poster by Chris Shaw

4/18/08 Moonalice poster by Chris ShawApril 18, 2009 Mr. Small’s Fun­house, Mil­l­vale, Penn­syl­va­nia
Moon­al­ice poster by Chris Shaw

Accord­ing to Moon­al­ice leg­end, the three rivers region of west­ern Penn­syl­va­nia has always been a hotbed of Moon­al­ice tribal activ­ity. The evi­dence has been obscured by the sands of time, but lit­tle signs are every­where. Take the names of the rivers: Allegheny, Monon­ga­hela, and Ohio. We con­sulted our handy Indian-to-Moonalice dic­tio­nary and dis­cov­ered that Allegheny is the Moon­al­ice word for “thank God it’s Fri­day!” Monon­ga­hela means “river where steel work­ers pre­fer hemp.” And then there’s the third river, the Ohio. Read between the “o“s. Need we say more? If rivers could have a har­monic con­ver­gence, Pitts­burgh would have to be it.

Peo­ple have been fight­ing over Pitts­burgh for cen­turies, start­ing with the French and Indian Wars. Who did the Eng­lish send to set­tle things down? Colonel George Wash­ing­ton. That’s right, they sent Virginia’s numero uno hemp farmer. Need­less to say, ol’ George took care of the prob­lem. His­tory is vague about his meth­ods, but the tribe knows.

Our show in Pitts­burgh was at the leg­endary Mr. Small’s Fun­house, an ex-church that sim­ply reeks of Moon­al­ice tribal activ­ity. We shared the stage with the amaz­ing and won­der­ful Ekoostik Hookah.

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