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Mike Doughty will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Soul Coughing’s debut ‘Ruby Vroom’ by playing the album in its entirety during an expansive 2019 North American tour.
Watch a full in-studio live performance by Mike Doughty at KEXP radio station in Seattle.
Watch the former Soul Coughing frontman guest the Long Island band’s big hit from the year 2000.
Singer-songwriter Mike Doughty will revisit his past by only performing Soul Coughing songs at shows this fall.
Latest Mike Doughty Setlist
Mike Doughty at Bar DKDC
- Super Bon Bon
- Is Chicago, Is Not Chicago
- Sugar Free Jazz
- Casiotone Nation
- Blue Eyed Devil
- Bus to Beelzebub
- True Dreams of Wichita
- Screenwriter's Blues
- Moon Sammy
- Supra Genius
- City of Motors
- Uh, Zoom Zip
- Down to This
- Mr. Bitterness
About Mike Doughty
Things Mike Doughty Would Like You To Know About His New Album Yes And Also Yes.
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 wretchedly unsuccessful at online dating.
2. The single, “NA NA NOTHING”, was partially stolen from a song written by Nikki Sixx, Dan Wilson (wrote “Closing Time”), and Matt Gerrard (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.
4. The song “Into the Un” was written for, and rejected by the Twilight soundtrack. (It’s about goth kids on LSD in a train station)
5. I recorded it in a studio in Koreatown, Manhattan, from July ’10 to April ’11. Pat Dillett produced. Notable musicians included my trusty factotum Andrew “Scrap” Livingston on bass, and the pianist Thomas Bartlett, aka Doveman, who basically plays with everbody who’s groovy (Justin Bond, Antony and the Johnsons, Glen Hansard, the National, David Byrne, Yoko Ono). I’m releasing it on my own label, SNACK BAR, through Megaforce. I split with Dave Matthews’ label ATO so I could run my own shop and have more control, business-wise.
6. I wrote most of the songs at the legendary artists’ colony Yaddo, where Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, James Baldwin, Truman Capote, Flannery O’Connor, Carson McCullers, Sylvia Plath, and a lot of other all-time giants worked. It was founded by a railroad tycoon’s wife, in her mansion, built in the 1890s. They put up artists for a month or two, feed them in an opulent dining room, and give them space and time to work.
7. I used a capsule of the antidepressant duloxetine as a percussion instrument on some tracks. I held the tiny pill between my thumb and forefinger, put it close to the mic and shook it so it made a shcka-shcka-shcka! sound.
8. I wrote a book about my ugly, drug-doing years called THE BOOK OF DRUGS. It’s coming out in 2012 on Da Capo/Perseus.
9. The song “Makelloser Mann” is in German.
10. I play a Chinese lute (called a zhong ruan) on the song “Telegenic Exes, #1”
11. In the liner notes, I say I exclusively wear Paul Smith suits and Sol Moscot eyeglasses, and eat only gummi bears made by Haribo. I did this because I hope they’ll send me free stuff.
Watch five amazing ‘Classroom Instrument’ covers from the ‘Tonight Show,’ featuring Jimmy Fallon, The Roots and special guests.
Listen to Chris Cornell’s perfect isolated vocals on Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun.”
Phish keyboardist Page McConnell celebrates his 56th birthday today, watch him performing with members of the Grateful Dead.
Trey Anastasio released Ghosts Of The Forest live videos featuring “Halfway Home, “If Again,” “In Long Lines” and “There’s A Path Above” this week.
Watch Eric Clapton tear through Prince’s “Purple Rain” for just the second time ever as part of the encore from his third and final 2019 Royal Albert Hall concert in London.