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Mike Doughty

Mike Doughty

Wheatus

Fri · March 10, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$18.00 - $20.00

This event is 18 and over

Mike Doughty
Mike Doughty
By his ninth solo album, The Heart Watches While the Brain Burns, you’d figure he would have slipped into a comfortable pattern, but Mike Doughty is not that kind of artist. The former frontman of Soul Coughing is obsessively, constantly driven to sound new. The elegant, charming album swerves between lonesome country influences, and trap beats.

The title is pulled from a WTF! podcast, on which Doughty’s old buddy Marc Maron used the phrase, somehow, in reference to chewing nicotine gum, in his struggle to quit smoking. The two go back to the East Village comedy scene of the late ‘90s, so when Doughty asked Maron if he could use the line as an album title, the comic responded, “Use it and throw me a bone.”

Doughty is driven to challenge himself. He set up a Patreon feed, as a way to self- impose a weekly deadline to write and record one new song a week. One of his most ambitious projects was composing 2015’s Revelation, a rock opera based on the Bible’s apocalyptic final book, and performing it on the New York NPR affiliate WNYC. Here’s an artist who’s not afraid to take risks.
Wheatus
Wheatus
Wheatus have been touring the world & making records since their year 2000 hit "Teenage Dirtbag." When asked about the story of the band, during sessions for their 7th album, singer/songwriter Brendan B. Brown responded nervously, "well, it involves 1980's Satan worship, in my hometown...hope that's not too weird?"
Venue Information:
Mercy Lounge
1 Cannery Row
Nashville, TN, 37203
http://mercylounge.com/