10/11/2008 - Moondoggies
Rooted in boogie rock and woodsy psychedelia, the Moondoggies take influence from such vocally inclined groups as the Byrds, the Band, and the Flying Burrito Brothers. Although hailing from Seattle, seeds for the band's formation were planted in nearby Everett, WA, where Kevin Murphy (vocals, guitar), Robert Terreberry (bass), Carl Dahlen (drums), and Caleb Quick (keyboards) formed a teenaged band while attending Cascade High School. The musicians discovered their talent for three-part vocal harmonies, and when Murphy returned from a summer-long stay in Alaska in 2005, the four friends reconvened in Seattle to form the Moondoggies. Taking up residence at a local dive bar named the Blue Moon Tavern, the Moondoggies honed their craft and soon netted a contract with Hardly Art, an imprint of Seattle's own Sub Pop Records. Don't Be a Stranger, the band's woozy debut, appeared in 2008. Come catch the Moondoggies live at CD WORLD on Saturday October 11th at 3:00pm and pick up a copy of 'Don't be a Stranger' on sale!