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  Scott here, AmpKicker editor, creator, and independent music advocate.I started this website in 2009 (under a previous domain) to practice some web building techniques and to let my friends (and bands) know who I was listening to. Then it turned into a obsession, to find that ‘one band’ that’s going to break into the scene. The band that hit all the right spots and my friends and I could   Read More ...

Categories: Music News, Reviews

  Well, Kickers, it’s about that time again: the year’s end is drawing neigh, and we get to contemplate the greatness of the music that has made its way to our eager ears this year. Here are the albums that left me enrapt as we rap up 2013! Here’s hoping you enjoyed them as much as I did!!! If not, there’s always Scott’s list. hehe   HEAR THE PLAYLIST ON   Read More ...

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Mike Doughty‘s project has finally come to fruition. He has re-imagined the Soul Coughing catalog as a way to ‘divorce’ them for their dark history. The album will be released Sept 17th and if you want to get it early you can still pledge to the project here. Here’s how he describes the project:   I’m reworking 13 songs I wrote for Soul Coughing. It’s scary and surreal for me,   Read More ...

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Well, dear readers, another year is nearly in the books. As we have managed to escape another prophesied apocalypse, I suppose it’s time to focus on the small things- like my annual summation. Here are the albums that really stood out amongst the throng for this year of our lord, 2012. Thank you for sticking with us and taking the time to read our silly contributions to the critical zeitgeist.   Read More ...

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A species’ greatest strength, in the evolutionary sense, is its capacity for adaptability. The same can be said of artists in the music industry, where very few acts enjoy lengthy careers without modifying their sensibilities somewhat as they progress (AC/DC and Godsmack aside…). Bearing that in mind, Mike Doughty has had an enduring presence in the music-world based largely on his malleability. From his early days of Trip-Hop/Fusion with Soul   Read More ...

Categories: Music News, Reviews

Here’s a video from the recent DeLuna Music Festival of Mike Doughty covering  ‘Take Me Home Country Roads‘, from Doughty’s upcoming covers album ‘The Flip Is Another Honey‘ (available 11/6).  

Categories: Music Videos

Mike Doughty (ex Soul Coughing) has a new album coming on November 6: THE FLIP IS ANOTHER HONEY.   Be sure to catch our album review here!   Here’s some samples and what Mike had to say about the tracks: “The flip is another honey” is a taken from a Variety review of a Jerry Lee Lewis single, in 1956; it means, “the b-side is also really good”.   It’s   Read More ...

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