Regular readers to BSR will know that I’ve been on my friend Mike Doughty’s side since the early 90s.
Which is why I’m excited to announce that BackstageRider.com and Timbre Concerts are co-presenting:
MIKE DOUGHTY, The Book of Drugs: reading, concert, Q & A
Thursday April 5th, 2012 @ THE MEDIA CLUB in Vancouver
Doors at 8:00pm, Show at 9:30pm
Tickets $22.00 advance available online at www.northerntickets.com, Charge By Phone 604-569-1144 and at the Northern Tickets box office (located at the Vogue Theatre 918 Granville Street). Also available at Red Cat, Highlife and Zulu Records.
Why should you go?
Because Mike Doughty is as good a book writer as he is a songwriter. He’s honest, funny, cutting, and clever as all hell. He’ll read gleefully dark, haunted, and funny stories about addiction, the rise and bitter collapse of his band Soul Coughing, playing songs in between. There’ll even be a Q& A with the audience.
But, a book reading? Huh? Isn’t he a singer/guitarist guy?
Released last month, his memoir The Book of Drugs is a brave, bolshy and sometimes uncomfortable/sometimes hilarious look back at Doughty’s years as a musician-at-a-certain-level-of-fame in a band he came to loathe. It is about drugs. And it is about Doughty, by Doughty. And you’ll want to hear him talk about all that. And you’ll also get some rad songs and get to ask him a few questions.
Wouldn’t miss it, if I were you, Vancouver (or Seattle or wherever you can drive or fly up from). And a couple of you don’t have to.
I’m giving away THREE pairs of tickets to see Mike Doughty: The Book of Drugs – reading, concert and Q&A – to three winners. I chucked in an extra pair to because I’m nice AND as an added new bonus, one winner will ALSO WIN A COPY OF THE BOOK plus copies of Yes & Also Yes and The Question Jar Shows, on CD!
All you have to do is:
Leave a comment below on why you’d like to see Mike Doughty live in Vancouver.
Post this on Twitter:
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THREE winners will be chosen from the entries at random and contacted before the show. The competition closes at 11.59pm (PST) on April 1st. (No joke.) For more info, visit www.mikedoughty.com and www.timbreconcerts.com
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