Mike Doughty

Memoirs about rock 'n' roll and addiction are all the rage now. In the last couple years, we've been handed volumes by Steven Tyler, Sammy Hagar, and SW's own Duff McKagan. The best of the bunch was Keith Richards' Life, which is what you would expect. But the second best has come out of left field—from former Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty. It's called The Book of Drugs (Da Capo, $16. As the title suggests, it's a hilariously dark look at his rise and collapse, his wacko family, and the alt-rock stars he met along the way. Like any good addict, Doughty is open and honest about the way drugs made him feel. They made him feel great, he says. And if they had continued to make him feel great/ he would've happily continued living his life in a heroin-clouded state. Tonight, Doughty will read from his book, sing some songs, and open up the floor for audience questions. BRIAN J. BARR

Sat., April 7, 7 p.m., 2012

 
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