94.9 FM The River presents Mike Doughty live at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St. in Downtown Boise) at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9. This is Doughty’s only show in town, and fans will have the opportunity to purchase his new album “Stellar Motel” (CD or LP) a week before its official Sept. 16 release date! As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages.
ABOUT MIKE DOUGHTY
Mike Doughty has built a successful solo career in the 14 years since his departure from Soul Coughing. In the fall of 2013, after famously eschewing his former band’s repertoire for most of his career, Doughty released an album of re-imagined Soul Coughing songs titled Circles Super Bon Bon… (the full title is 41 words long — a list of every song on the album) and toured the U.S. in support of it with Catherine Popper on upright bass, Pete Wilhoit on drums, and Doughty himself on guitar, turntables, and sampler. Now, Doughty returns with Live At Ken’s House, a recording of the live show, featuring many Soul Coughing songs that were arranged for the tour, but weren’t on the album. Live at Ken’s House was banged out in a single day, four days after the tour’s end.
“The band was pretty spectacular,” Doughty says, “and the shows were intense. Obviously, we were at maximum tightness after 32 shows, and I wanted to take immediate advantage of that.” Doughty, who has a tendency to be almost psychotically busy, will follow this live release with his next studio album, titled “Stellar Motel,” in September, and will tour the country extensively in the fall in support of both releases.