Former Soul Coughing front man Mike Doughty will play the solo set to get to Wednesday night at Anthology. Mike’s a New Yawk poet with a cool baritone croon and a knack for strumming one good hook after another. “You Should Be Doubly Gratified,” says he.... But if you’re looking for the humpty this hump night, Nawlins’ nothing-but-fun funk-n-jazz dance band Galactic will spin out at Belly Up. These Anti- artists kill the club every time. They’re out to tout fresh-off-the-press Ya Ka May.... Kansas post-rock quartet Appleseed Cast plays Casbah behind their seventh, Sagarmatha, which, with a new rhythm section, is said to be less song-oriented, more glacial flow. Chi-town gazers Dreamend will set the sonic table.... If you’re out at the Riviera for your vittles, step into the supper club’s Turquoise Room for honky-tonk digestifs from Rio Peligroso. If you can name more than a couple of their covers, Michael will buy you a drink.
— Barnaby Monk