Coincidence Or Not?: A Near Soul Coughing Collision

October 22nd, 2012, 12:00 pm by Greg
Soul Coughing

Soul Coughing

As Arsenio Hall used to say, it was one of those “things that make you go… hmmm?”

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Mike Doughty Heads into The Linda

December 16th, 2011, 10:00 am by Greg

Singer-songwriter Mike Doughty – the former leader of the adventurous art-rock band Soul Coughing – has been a regular visitor to Nippertown in recent years, playing at various clubs as well as such festivals as the River Street Festival in Troy and LarkFest in Albany.

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10 Things Mike Doughty Wants You to Know About His New Album…

September 13th, 2011, 2:00 pm by Greg

Mike Doughty

Singer-songwriter Mike Doughty released his new album, “Yes and Also Yes,” two weeks ago, and here are 10 things that he would like you to know about it:

1. “The title, ‘Yes and Also Yes,’ was the headline of my profile on an online dating site. I improvised it off the top of my head, because they wouldn’t let me post until I wrote a headline. I was unsuccessful at online dating.”

2. “The first single, ‘Na Na Nothing,’ was partially stolen from a song written by Nikki Sixx, Dan Wilson (who wrote ‘Closing Time’) and Matt Gerrard (who wrote a bunch of tunes in ‘High School Musical’). (I got their permission to steal it.)”

3. “‘Holiday,’ a Christmas song, is a duet with Rosanne Cash. I did a show with her, and she said onstage, ‘I feel nervous playing my new songs, because Mike Doughty is here, and he’s such a great songwriter.’ That BLEW MY MIND.”

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LIVE: Mike Doughty @ The Linda, 12/30/10

December 31st, 2010, 11:45 am by Greg

Mike Doughty @ The Linda

It wasn’t just a full house of fans that clapped and whistled when indi- alternative rock singer-songwriter Mike Doughty walked onto the stage at The Linda, it was a real live cult-audience of Doughty fanatics. Over two hundred of them came out!

Just a day shy of New Years Eve, Doughty was comfortable in his own skin and armed with an acoustic guitar alongside his long time accompanist-cellist, Andrew “Scrap” Livingston.

Throughout the concert the relationship between the Doughty and the audience was interactive – mostly between songs, but at times even during them with something akin to a sing-along accompanying his impassioned vocals and frenzied guitar playing.

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Take It From the Top: Mike Doughty

November 17th, 2009, 1:07 pm by Greg

slanky“He lives in absolute terror of a saxophone he has kept under his bed for four years. He played it since his mouth learned to blow, then put it under the bed four years ago because he had grown bored of it and moved on to affairs with lovelier instruments; a clarinet for two months, a flute for awhile, the drums. He went back to the saxophone and couldn’t face it unashamed, so he put it under the bed and learned to play sociology, the jewel of all musical instruments.”

(Mike Doughty‘s “Whose Music?” from “Slanky: Poems,” 1996)

Mike Doughty performs the Question Jar Show at Revolution Hall in Troy on Wednesday (November 18).

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