April 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.