1026 SPRING GARDEN STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19123 | 215-232-2100

Mike Doughty (of Soul Coughing)

Mike Doughty (of Soul Coughing)

Sons Of Hippies

Thu, October 17, 2013

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

Union Transfer

Philadelphia, PA

$22.00

This event is all ages

WHOLE SHOW OF SONGS FROM CLASSIC SOUL COUGHING ALBUMS - EL OSO, RUBY VROOM, AND IRRESISTIBLE BLISS

Mike Doughty (of Soul Coughing)
Mike Doughty (of Soul Coughing)
Mike Doughty contains multitudes: Singer. Songwriter. Guitar player. Poet. Author. Playwright. Photographer. Most Improved Camper, West Point Youth Camp, 1982. He’s released five solo albums, some EPs, a couple of live albums, a bunch of EDM tracks and remixes, a poetry book, and a memoir about that time he was in a band called Soul Coughing and didn’t like it and took a lot of drugs. He most recently released an album of covers in the fall of 2012, wherein he played songs by John Denver, Cheap Trick, and Stephen Sondheim.

After years of not playing the songs of the band he founded in the 90s, Mike Doughty’s got an upright bass player, a drummer, and he’s put together a show playing the best of Soul Coughing–”Super Bon Bon”, “Circles” among them. “My memoir, The Book of Drugs, was a big fat ball of darkness,” Doughty says. “I wanted to figure out who I was, where I was, and what I meant, when I wrote those songs–and what, back then, I originally wanted them to sound like.”
Sons Of Hippies
Sons Of Hippies
HIGH IN THE MOUNTAINS OF TENNESSEE, SONS OF HIPPIES WAS CONCEIVED AMID FELLOW MUSIC LOVERS AT A FESTIVAL ON A 700-ACRE FARM ON A SUNNY JUNE AFTERNOON; THEIR NAME ORIGINATED WHEN BRAZILIAN NATIVE JONAS CANALES AND FLORIDA-BRED KATHERINE KELLY PROBED FAMILIAL BONDS TO DISCOVER THEY WERE, INDEED, CHILDREN OF HIPPIES. THE DUO'S DREAMILY MELODIC BUT COMPLEXLY SYNTHESIZED MUSIC REQUIRED THE MENTORSHIP OF PRO-PAIN GUITARIST TOM KLIMCHUCK WHO PRODUCED AND PLAYED BASS ON THE BAND'S MARCH '09 DEBUT, WARRIORS OF THE LIGHT, WHICH RECEIVED THE CRITIC'S CHOICE AWARD FROM TAMPA'S POPULAR CREATIVE LOAFING PUBLICATION FOR "BEST MODERN-SOUNDING RECORD" OF 2009.
Venue Information:
Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123