Win tickets before they go on sale!
Singer-songwriter Mike Doughty is releasing an album of re-recorded songs from his time in his old band Soul Coughing. He’ll be playing those songs at the 9:30 Club on Friday, 22 November, and ShowlistDC is giving away a pair of tickets, before they go on sale!! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post telling me which Soul Coughing song you’d most want to hear Doughty cover in concert. On Thursday, 29 August at midnight Eastern, I’ll pick the winner at random (using random.org), and I’ll let the winner know before tickets go on sale on Friday morning. Be sure to use a valid email address when you enter, so I can contact you if you win (and don’t worry: your email address won’t be posted publicly when you comment on this entry and won’t be added to any sort of mailing list). If you’re a hotmail user, please add email@example.com to your address book or no-spam list, as other hotmail users have had problems with emails from us not getting through. Also note that we ask winners to respond within 24 hours, or else we have to pick another winner, so make sure to check your email regularly!
Soul Coughing was a NYC-based alt-rock band from 1992 to 2000, and they broke up due to member disputes….so don’t expect to see a Soul Coughing reunion tour any time soon. But this show might be the closest you’ll get– after years of not really playing the old Soul Coughing songs live, former SC frontman Mike Doughty has just recorded an album of Soul Coughing covers (it’s due out on 9/17, and it’s called Circles Super Bon Bon Sleepless…). He’s touring in support of that and will be playing an all-Soul Coughing covers set at the 9:30 Club on November 22nd! As an aside, if you’re interested in reading about Doughty’s time in Soul Coughing, he wrote a book about that, which was published last year: The Book of Drugs.
You can check out a few of Soul Coughing’s songs via the videos embedded below, and while you’re giving those a spin, let us know which song you’d most want to hear Doughty cover in concert.
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If you come across this post after the contest has closed, or if you’re not the lucky winner, then you can pick up tickets for $25, plus service fees, via ticketfly.com, here.