Ex-Soul Coughing Frontman Lines Up Solo Shows

A little more than six months after Soul Coughing officially split, the band's former frontman (and occasional "NY Press" scribe) M. Doughty has unveiled dates for his first extended headlining tour, beginning on September 14 in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

Like his recent one-off shows in New York City, which included a gig opening for They Might Be Giants at a "Celebrate Brooklyn" show in mid-August, Doughty will perform new material as well as some Soul Coughing songs during the solo acoustic concerts, currently slated through October 29.

Aside from his own musical dates, Doughty also plans to appear at a pair of gigs for the spoken-word Spitfire Tour, joining ex-Dead Kennedys singer/political activist Jello Biafra and Spearhead MC Michael Franti for dates in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on October 9 and in New York City on November 16.

Following the breakup of Soul Coughing in March, Doughty has been recording songs for his solo debut album, including

one track, "The Heat And The Hate," that he cut with the help of BT (see "M. Doughty Talks Solo Plans With BT").

Doughty has also collaborated with They Might Be Giants' John Flansburgh on two new songs, "Your Mom's All Right" and "A Frog Playing A Banjo." "Your Mom's All Right" will be included on the soundtrack to FOX TV's "Malcolm In The Middle," while the other track will appear on a promotional CD packaged in an upcoming issue of the new magazine "McSweeney's Quarterly Concern."

Dates for Doughty's fall tour:

  • 9/14 - Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint
  • 9/15 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
  • 10/3 - Trenton, NJ @ Trenton State
  • 10/5 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
  • 10/6 - Cleveland, OH @ Euclid Tavern
  • 10/7 - Kent, OH @ Kent State Unity Festival
  • 10/9 - Green Bay, WI @ University of Wisconsin - Spitfire Tour
  • 10/10 - Madison WI @ Café Montmartre
  • 10/11 - Minneapolis,

    MN @ First Avenue

  • 10/13 - Pocatello, ID @ Bengai Lair Café - Idaho State
  • 10/14 - Vancouver, BC @ Brickworks
  • 10/15 - Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
  • 10/16 - Portland, OR @ Berbati's Pan
  • 10/18 - San Francisco, CA @ The Make Out Room
  • 10/19 - San Francisco, CA @ The Make Out Room
  • 10/20 - Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory
  • 10/28 - Somerville, MA @ Lilli's
  • 10/29 - Providence, RI @ Met Café
  • 11/16 - New York, NY @ Wetlands Preserve - Spitfire Tour