Morphine tribute show this Sunday at New World Brewery (with video)

While you may not miss the deep, mournful vocals of late singer-songwriter and slide bass player Mark Sandman — the frontman of pivotal jazz rock ensemble Morphine who died of a heart attack on stage in Italy in 1999 — the rest of us mourn his untimely passing and wonder how different the indie music landscape would sound with him still rambling around in it.

Nurse your hangovers and remember Sandman at New World Brewery this Sunday, March 7, during an early evening Morphine tribute show by the Pale Orchestra,which features John Nowicki (Poetry n' Lotion) on drums and lead vocals, Tom Herbort (d'Visitors) on baritone and tenor sax, and Pete Nuffer (Toast) on two-string slide bass. DJ Cub opens at 5 p.m., with Pale Orchestra kicking off a set of around 15 Morphine tunes at 6 p.m. Admission is $3 (ages 21 and up).

Check out a Morphine performance of "Cure for Pain" after the jump.

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