FRIDAY: Remember Sandman
Late Boston alt-rock hero Mark Sandman cast a wide net. At the time of his 1999 death, he was involved with several projects in addition to his trio, Morphine. Orchestra Morphine, a nine-member group of Sandman's friends and colleagues, is a big-hearted tribute to the man and his music. It includes remaining Morphine members Dana Colley and Billy Conway, Either Orchestra bandleader Russ Gershon, Club d'Elf bassist Mike Rivard, and vocalist Laurie Sargent. They share a bill with Treat Her Right, another band Sandman once played in.
8 p.m. $12. Middle East Downstairs, 472 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com