Tributes Planned For Late Morphine Leader

Lizard Lounge, a club in Cambridge, Mass., will host an informal

tribute show Thursday night (July 8) to honor Morphine composer

and singer/bassist Mark Sandman, who died of an apparent heart

attack July 3 during a performance in Italy. According to Jackson

Cannon, Lizard Lounge's bar manager, musician Mike Rivard has

dedicated his regular Thursday night gig at the club with his

instrumental group Club d'Elf to Sandman, who often played with

the group. John Medeski of the groove-jazz group Medeski,

Martin & Wood will be among the musicians performing at the show,

according to Cannon. A more formal, larger-scale public tribute to

Sandman will be held at another Boston-area club, the Middle East, on

Sunday, July 25, Cannon said. More information on that tribute will be

announced soon, according to Morphine publicist Carrie Svingen.