Danny Moffat, the extremely patient and adaptable front man from Internal State (one of my new favorite bands), met me at The White Eagle Saloon on 8/27 for one of the craziest interviews I’ve ever done! I don’t know what I was thinking – Portland Notes was hosting a youth event, and I thought we’d be able to find a quiet place to chat before load in. Quiet? Not so much, but as you’ll hear in the audio interview, Danny did a great job staying on track despite the multiple interruptions! Well done!
The band is busy recording and performing. Internal State just completed a great gig with PAC NW Fest this week, playing along some more fantastic local bands – they shared the Kelly’s Olympian stage with Foxy Lemon, Bubble Cats, The Hoons, and Keeper Keeper. Next month, look for the PAC NW compilation CD featuring a new tune from Internal State. You can also listen to a PAC NW podcast featuring Internal State.
Internal State’s sound is exactly what Portland is craving right now – intense instrumentation, with fun noodly experimentation, light pure vocals, and lyrics that are relatable and completely easy to understand – audibly and intellectually. Talking to Danny, I can see that he is genuinely interested in making that connection with an audience – no listener left behind!!!!
I can’t wait to hear them live again – and there is a fabulous opportunity coming this month! On Wednesday, September 14, Local Roots Live Series at Alberta Street Pub features Internal State, along with a few more of my local picks. The Local Roots Show is unique – it’s a live show, recorded for radio, which means an interactive audience experience, and lots of energy! Kool Stuff Katie, Yonder Blue, and Santiam are also playing! I’ve heard each of these bands live, and the chance to see them all in one night is almost too good to be true. Admission is a mere $7 at the door. If you’d like to learn about the bands – Portland Notes has written articles on all of them!
Come join us for a night of incredible music – all of it danceworthy! This event is a great chance to hang out with local musicians, make some professional connections, and be an integral part of a live recording. I’ll see you there!