After an epic night opening for U2 and Lenny Kravitz at Oakland’s Coliseum, Moonalice treated those of us on the other side of the bay to a little evening of music with a free concert in Union Square in downtown San Francisco. It was amazing to see people from all walks of life, businessmen in suits, aging hippies, not-so-aging hippies, punks, families, all enjoying the music. The band formed from the ashes of The Other Brothers, and have included past members such as Jack Casady (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna) and G.E. Smith (Saturday Night Live band leader for many years) in their ranks since their inception in 2007. Not your typical “jam band”, Moonalice incorporated many different musical styles into their set that beautiful early evening in Union Square, ranging from polka, to ska, reggae, all the way up to some pretty complicated prog-rock riffs. The true communal San Francisco vibe was in the air that night, and you could smell the triumph floating off of the band, clearly high off their huge show from the night before. The night was a definitive San Francisco moment that makes me proud to call this city my home.