May 17, 2009

Mike Doughty comes to town


The acerbic & talented Mike Doughty brings himself to Boulder tonight for a taping of E-Town, and I am looking forward to seeing his show. I’ve been a fan since seeing Soul Coughing live in the mid-’90s, and if I ever see him up close again, I still thoroughly intend to move a-side and let the man go through (let the man go through).

I consistently find Mike’s hard-driving use of guitar-as-percussion to be addictively listenable – “I Just Want The Girl In The Blue Dress To Keep On Dancing” from last year’s Golden Delicious (in addition to having one of the greatest song titles of late) was a favorite tune of the summer and the whole year, and every time I stand in Starbucks, I think of this.

Other tour dates below, with a few b-side tracks I dug up:

How To Fuck A Republican (unreleased) – Mike Doughty [lyrics]

Lemon-Lime (Japanese-only b-side) – Soul Coughing [lyrics]

16 Horses (for the X-Files album) – Soul Coughing [lyrics]

May 17 – Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO
May 22 – The Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ
Jun 19 – Universal Church of Love and Music – Acme, PA
Jun 20 – Riverfest – Troy, NY
Jul 4 – Grandview Park – Sioux City, IA

[audio via the excellent Mike Doughty site from]

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  • i created a wonderful doughty wiki. see it here at

    gremmiedotnet — May 18, 2009 @ 8:48 am

  • hmmm. not sure how i feel about sir doughty after last night. but thanks for the link — it is indeed great and i have amended the post to reflect the forgotten link!

    browneheather — May 18, 2009 @ 8:34 pm

  • Not a good show Heather?

    mlax — May 19, 2009 @ 12:00 am

  • not a super polite artist, mlax…. but a very good show.

    browneheather — May 19, 2009 @ 12:26 am

  • Yeah I’ve had the chance to see him a few times at very small shows full of super fans and also at some larger shows where people yell at the stage. The shows have had a pretty different vibe. Mr. Doughty doesn’t really like when people talk over him and will let you know. This is one of my pet peeves at shows so I don’t mind his angst.

    mlax — May 19, 2009 @ 8:55 am

  • Hey Heather, I have also been a huge Doughty fan since the Soul Coughing days- I think Mike puts on a GREAT show (seen him twice)but I have heard that he will shut down the talkers. Anyways, thanks for the great bonus tracks- enjoyed the site for awhile now.

    Mike — May 24, 2009 @ 4:35 pm

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