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Review: Cure For Pain: The Mark Sandman Story

It's difficult to say whether anyone besides fans will be drawn to Robert G. Bralver & David Ferino's at times hagiographic documentary about the late Morphine frontman, who died on a concert stage in Palestrina, Italy, in 1999, at the age of 46.
Documentary about the late Morphine frontman
By JON GARELICK  |  April 29, 2011
guitarist Julian Lage

Floating heavyweights

Club d'Elf, Julian Lage, Jérôme Sabbagh, and Michael Feinberg
Club d'Elf, Julian Lage, Jérôme Sabbagh, and Michael Feinberg
By JON GARELICK  |  April 15, 2011

Billy Ruane: Saying goodbye to a whirlwind

Billy Ruane died last week at the age of 52, leaving the Boston music scene in his debt.
A tribute to the man who helped create the scene he loved
Podcast: My Song Is Better Than Yours 9-30-10

Podcast: My Song Is Better Than Yours 9-30-10

It's brass-rock vs pop-punk, as "Thursday" by Morphine squares off against "Flagpole Sitta" by Harvey Danger.DOWNLOAD: Podcast My Song Is Better Than Yours 9-30-10.mp3To save...
By MorningIntern  |  September 30, 2010

Full speed ahead

The Sea Captains don't take themselves particularly seriously.
Riding high with the Sea Captains
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 16, 2009
SUNDAY: Mark Sandman Memorial Concert

SUNDAY: Mark Sandman Memorial Concert

It's been 10 years since Mark Sandman's death, but the legacy of this Revere-born, Cambridge-bred icon thrives. Old friends, bandmates, and admirers unite for the...
By Ryan Stewart  |  September 25, 2009


Head with wings

Mark Sandman died with his boots on. Or at least the rock-and-roll equivalent of the Old West gunfighter’s epitaph.
Remembering Morphine’s Mark Sandman
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  July 03, 2009

Soldiers committing suicide

On July 22, 2004, unable to handle the intensity anymore — the daily vomiting, the feeling that he was a murderer — Lucey wrapped a garden hose around his neck and hanged himself.
US troops are killing themselves in record numbers
By JASON NOTTE  |  March 11, 2009