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Mike To The Power of 10 ... or 11

April 17, 2007

Fresh from the newswire at Camp Doughty:

Production of Mike's new album has been put on hold for the time being.

BUT, in the meantime, here's the good news: Mike Doughty is involved in a new project called PASS THE MIKE with Mike Campbell (The Heartbreakers) on guitar; Mike Mills (R.E.M.) on bass, guitar and keys; Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater) on drums; and Mike Watt (Minutemen, fIREHOSE) on bass and backing vocals.

The band is currently talking with labels about a possible fall 2007 release.

String arranger Mike Narr described it from the studio last week: "If you took the kind of jazz they play on the Weather Channel out to the alley and beat the hell out of it with a whiskey bottle, and it got really mad and vengeful and vowed to tease puppies, Pass The Mike sounds like the ensuing restraining order. Except with better hooks."

The album also includes guest appearances by Mike D (Beastie Boys) and Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Peeping Tom). The group is recording now with producer Mike Chapman, who helmed breakthrough albums by Blondie and The Knack.

For now, stay tuned to http://www.myspace.com/passthemikeband for updates on Pass The Mike.

Mike Doughty - Goof Rocker?

November 27, 2006

Writing on the latest of Doughty's opening acts for BNL, OregonLive.com says:

Opener Mike Doughty, formerly of Soul Coughing, proved that music can be witty without becoming banal.

When his electric guitar's pickups failed he casually switched to acoustic. The organic sound suited his rough-hewn Americana, which sounded much better live than on record, and a bit like John Mayer -- the Whiskey Years.

Doughty got to spend some down time in Portland as well, and after singing his irreverent "Busting Up a Starbucks," he made sure to mention how great it was being in our beautiful city and "drinking up that good Stumptown Coffee."