October 24, 2007 Shank Hall, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Moonalice poster by Chris Shaw
According to Moonalice legend, beer goes really well with hemp. Tribe members in the upper Midwest discovered this in the 19th century, when a bunch of European immigrants with funny names moved into the neighborhood and started brewing. Blatz, Schlitz, and Miller settled into the Milwaukee area. Their insistence on the use of hops instead of hemp surprised the local Moonalice tribe, but their disappointment didn’t last long, as the symbiosis between beer and hemp quickly became obvious to all. Pretty soon thereafter, the tribe discovered German sausages. Hmm-mm good.
Shank Hall is the successor to one of the core locations in the film, “This Is Spinal Tap.” Stonehenge – the 18-inch version from the movie – is now suspended over the drum riser, which did wonders for the low tones at our show.
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