Stepping into the Spotlight with The Moondoggies

, Staff

Every week we like to spotlight a rising band from outside of New England. Today, we get to know Seattle’s The Moondoggies. You can catch the band in Massachusetts when they hit the TT the Bear’s Place in Cambridge on Monday, January 31.

Band Name: The Moondoggies

Band Members:
Caleb Quick: Keys, Vocals (Bothell, WA)
Carl Dahlen: Drums, Vocals (Everett, WA)
Bobby Terreberry: Bass, Vocals (Everett, WA)
Kevin Murphy: Guitar, Vocals (Everett, WA)

Tidelands (2010)
You’ll Find No Answers Here (2010)
Don’t Be A Stranger
Record Store (2008, EP)


How did you form/start?

We all played together in one way or another and eventually all came together in Bob’s garage.

Finish the sentence, someone would like your band if they like…

… mungo jerry.

What song of yours should people listen to first and why?

Either “Bogachiel”, “Night and Day” or “A Lot of People On My Mind”. They cover all the bases.

Walk us through your songwriting process.

No. That’s a very hard thing to describe. It depends.

Tell us a little bit about your latest album.

Kind of a theme album about turning the negative to something more constructive.

What has your most memorable moment as a band been?

Playing with Robbie Robertson. Also just going somewhere unfamiliar and having people familiar with the music.

What has been the hardest part of building your name onto the national level?

Just gotta pay your dues. Playing in front of nobody can be a drag.

Who are the best bands from your hometown that we might not know about?

Grand Hallway, Zoe Muth and the Lost Highrollers, The Maldives, Golden Leaf, Arthur and Yu, Champagne Champagne

What band would you most like to open for?

Built to Spill or Camper Van Beethoven have always been bands I’ve looked up to for years and years.

Who is your all-time favorite Boston band?

I don’t know off the top of my head, I could Wikipedia it but I have to sound check in five minutes.

What are your thoughts on playing Boston?

First time playing Boston, and it’s about time.

What can people expect from your live show and why should our readers catch your next stop in Boston?

We’ve developed our live show a lot more confidence wise and have a good balance of loud and quiet moments. Why should your readers catch our show in Boston? Cause we hate the Yankees? I don’t know, listen to the music and judge for yourselves… We’ll get ya to boogie.

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