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If ever there was a distinct voice to come out of the nineties, one that surely comes to mind belongs to Soul Coughing lead singer/songwriter Mike Doughty. With his sharp witted lyrics and half spoken vocals, he paved the way for freaky beatniks with jazzy sensibilities all throughout a decade laden with grunge, bad pop and practically un-listenable rock and roll. Tonight, armed with his frequent collaborator, Andy “Scrap” Livingston, he brought tears of laughter, tore through solo songs, and dropped a few songs from his previous work with Soul Coughing.
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Don’t get me wrong, I really do love the Hotel Cafe, but whoever is in charge of their website and scheduling should be shot. On their calendar, it clearly said doors at 7pm, but it did not say what time the show was, or who would be playing first. Seeing that they don’t answer the phone there, we were a bit confused on when to leave. That’s a pretty important factor if you’re traveling from Santa Monica to Cahuenga and Hollywood. We decided to leave at 7:30pm for a hopeful 8pm arrival. I checked the website one last time and saw a tiny link for ticket purchases. Once I clicked that it took me to another page that had all their ticket listings. I clicked on the Great Lake Swimmers event info link and got another page which said doors at 6:30pm and the show listed at a 7pm start time. Confusion abound. It was 7:15pm when I found this out. Called my boy, showered, and was out the door by 7:30pm.

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