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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 Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
- Busting Up a Starbucks
- I Hear the Bells
- True Dreams of Wichita
- Down on the River by the Sugar Plant
- Soft Serve
- Unmarked Helicopters
- Where Have You Gone?
- St. Louise Is Listening
- Madeline and Nine
- Light Will Keep Your Heart Beating in the Future
- I Can't Believe I Found You in That Town
- Shunned + Falsified
- Fully Retractable
- Navigating by the Stars at Night
- Super Bon Bon
- So Far I Have Not Found the Science
- Grey Ghost
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.
Guest-filled sets from Sister Sparrow, Galactic, The Nth Power and TAUK were among the highlights of day four aboard Jam Cruise 17.
Jam Cruise 17 hit the halfway mark on Thursday. JamBase’s Scott Bernstein shares five of his favorite moments from day three.
The Avett Brothers announced a batch of 2019 Summer Tour dates with Lake Street Dive tapped to open.
The first full day of Jam Cruise 17 included a mass wedding, a Bob Marley tribute, two outstanding Khruangbin performances and more.
Ryan Adams’ upcoming single “Fuck The Rain” features John Mayer and the singer-songwriter revealed he working on a “secret thing” with Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir.