MARK SANDMAN - 20 YEARS GONE a musical memorial - SHOW #1
MARK SANDMAN - 20 YEARS GONE a musical memorial
SHOW #1 featuring Dana Colley, Tom Halter, Russ Gershon, Jerome Deupree, Larry Dersch, Jeremy Lyons, Jimmy Ryan, Duke Levine, Mike Rivard, Evan Harriman with Monique Ortiz, Ali McGuirk, Christian McNeill and more!
$20 advance / $25 at the door
Special Seating: $100 reserves one of 9 tables surrounding the performance area for you and one guest (guest is free but must be 21+)
7:00 doors / 8:00 show
"It's a rare thing for a musician to have such a unique sound that you can identify them within two notes, but what's even more amazing is that Mark invented his instrument the two string slide bass and, one could argue, invented a genre as well: 'Low Rock.'"
Mike Rivard, Club d'Elf, Boston Pops
July 3, 2019 will signify 20 years since Morphine frontman Mark Sandman died unexpectedly during a performance at Nel Nome Del Rock Festival in Palestrina, Italy. To recognize this anniversary, and to celebrate the songs, sly humor and friendship he brought to the Boston music scene and beyond, a sizable group of his collaborators and admirers will present two complete shows of Marks songs at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge MA on Friday, July 5. Shows are separate admission and will start at 8 and 11 pm. Admission is $20/ $25 in advance, with a limited number of ringside tables available for $100.
Sandman's vision of music and life elevated and enticed countless listeners and collaborators into joining him on a trip into the night, around the world, and through the dark recesses of their own imaginations. To paraphrase Sandmans song Early To Bed, any gathering in the red glow and cozy confines of one of his favorite haunts, the Lizard, is a celebration of NOT missing out on the night life, a philosophy he frequently honored. At the same time, his off-the-charts charisma sometimes obscured how profound, durable and fun his words and music were. Needless to say they will be on ample display for this evening.
Please join us as a stellar lineup of voices and instrumentalists re-illuminates Mark's work and celebrates the community that he gathered around himself and help us enjoy the eternal pleasures of NOT missing out on the night life.
Dana Colley, Tom Halter, Russ Gershon horns
Jerome Deupree, Larry Dersch drums
Jeremy Lyons, Jimmy Ryan, Duke Levine, Mike Rivard strings
Evan Harriman keys
Monique Ortiz, Ali McGuirk, Christian McNeill, Jeremy Lyons, Jimmy Ryan, the Hypnosonic Singers, and special guests voices
Lizard Lounge (Ver)
1667 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138