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Mike Doughty 

When: Fri., April 6, 9 p.m. 2012
Price: $20
I can't say I was ever much of a Soul Coughing fan—their jazzy rap-rock feels very much like a '90s relic that never needs to be revisited. Subsequently, I have completely, purposefully overlooked the solo career of the band's former frontman, Mike Doughty. But The Book of Drugs, Doughty's spectacular new memoir, may lead me to rethink this approach. A whirlwind, flash-fiction-style account of his life, The Book of Drugs details Doughty's growing up at West Point military academy, attending a Northeast boho art school, achieving medium-sized rock stardom, bottoming out on drugs and booze, and subsequently finding new purpose in sobriety. If that sounds tritely familiar, Doughty's style and take on it is anything but. He's written a painful, funny, acidic memoir that leaves no one unscathed—particularly Doughty. He'll perform songs and read from the book tonight, followed by a Q&A, which will no doubt be caustically hilarious in Doughty's trademark style. NED LANNAMANN

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