Mike Doughty @ Largo 5/6
Last week Mike Doughty, former frontman for Soul Coughing, was in town for a two-night stint, first at the Hotel Cafe on Tuesday followed by Largo on Wednesday. LAist caught the hard-working minstrel at Largo, where the small, but appreciative crowd listened as Doughty did his singer-songwriter thing. He left the full band behind this time around, joined onstage only by cellist/guitarist Scrap Livingston and a jar of super special questions from the audience.
Doughty led the audience down memory lane, drawing heavily from both the Soul Coughing well and from his solo work.
Soul Coughing fans enjoyed the acoustic arrangements of “Soft Serve” “Circles” “Janine” and “True Dreams of Witchita,” while newer fans enjoyed the fact that he pretty much played all the cuts from his 2005 release Haughty Melodic. Some of the standouts included “Unsingable Name” “Madeline at Nine” “I Hear the Bells” and “Your Misfortune.”