Live Music

Mike Doughty, former frontman for Soul Coughing, plays Thursday, January 12, at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall.

ARTS Pick: Mike Doughty

Mike Doughty’s recent move to Memphis may have inspired the self-described “lonesome country” aspect of The Heart Watches While the Brain Burns. The album’s trap beats, however, speak to the influence of his longtime collaboration with New York hip-hop producer Good Goose, who contributed remotely via the Internet. Always willing to explore (see 2015’s biblical […]

Constant touring and a hot new album position South Carolina’s SUSTO for a breakout year. The band performs at the Southern on Tuesday, January 17. Publicity photo

SUSTO balances its genre through personal narrative

Charleston, South Carolina-based SUSTO’s forthcoming album kicks off with all the Western swagger you’d expect from a group most commonly tasked with the alt-country moniker. But just over a minute into the opening track, “Far Out Feeling,” it becomes evident that this is no standard foray into dive bars and backwoods. As the chorus hits, […]

Old Man Luedecke plays January 8 at C'ville Coffee. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Old Man Luedecke

The Juno Award is Canada’s top trophy for musicians, and folk singer-songwriter Old Man Luedecke has a whole shelf full of ’em. His mastery of the banjo and authentic songwriting connects him deeply with his fans in Nova Scotia, and his work with Tim O’Brien has pushed his poetic, universal storytelling to a broader audience. Luedecke […]