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Alice in Download Land

Although Moonalice is a fairly new band, having had its first concert in 2007, the group is composed of old pros who have been making music for a long time with rock ‘n’ roll legends, including Rod Stewart, Jefferson Airplane and The Grateful Dead. 

One of the most essential members of the band is Pete Sears, whose repertoire includes playing accordion, bass, guitar, keyboards and vocals. When Sears isn’t laying down the bass line, he’s playing guitar — lending his youthful voice to old classics. Whether he’s singing a folk-rock tune or crooning a love song to the audience, Sears is extremely diverse in his talents and always puts on a good show.

You’d be hard-pressed to find a band as accessible as Moonalice — a five-piece that not only puts its albums online for free, but also does live “Mooncasts” of every one of its concerts. Moonalice also created a band-operated, satellite-based HTML system that allows all of its concerts to be broadcasted to smart phones and iPads. The group’s ingenuity has served them well, as Moonalice has recently been recognized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for having the first platinum single ever to be downloaded from a band’s own servers. 

Moonalice plays 8 pm Sunday, May 13, at WOW Hall; $18 adv., $20 door.