Sunday, April 24, 2011

Treat Her Right

Treat Her Right will be doing a live recording at Lizard Lounge on Wed, Apr 27, 2011. Special guests will include Tim Gearan, Monique Ortiz, Jess Tardy and more. I recently saw them put on a blazing set at this year's New England Americana Festival, so saying that this promises to be a great show would be an understatement. Advance tickets suggested.
Born in the Boston area around 1984, Treat Her Right was a band with a sound ahead of it's time. Fronted by David Champagne on slide guitar, Mark Sandman on low guitar, Jimmy Fitting on harmonica and Billy Conway on cocktail drum, Treat Her Right was said to have a style that encompassed rock & roll, rockabilly, blues-rock, and swamp-rock, all with post-punk attitude...cowpunk. Cambridge on any given night? 
Here's a vintage Treat Her Right video, featuring Mark Sandman and filmed at The Plough and Stars in the late '80's.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Cure for Pain: The Mark Sandman Story

Cure for Pain: The Mark Sandman Story is a film on the life and music of the former frontman for Boston's “low rock” band Morphine. Sandman tragically died on stage in 1999 at the age of 46. His impact on the Cambridge and Boston music scene is still felt today.

Mark's vision lives on in the Mark Sandman Music Project. His music lives on in Elastic Waste Band (former members of Morphine) at Atwoods Tavern on Wednesday nights and Treat Her Right (Mark's earlier band) at Toad on alternate Sunday nights.

The film will be shown on Fri, Apr 29 at 10PM as part of the Independent Film Festival Boston.

Foo Fighters new film and album

"Back and Forth" the 2011 documentary on Foo Fighters is now airing on VH1. It's pretty good, so check local listings. The Foos will be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live tonight (Apr 9).
The Foos new album "“Wasting Light” was recorded in Dave's garage, on tape (no Pro Tools), produced by Butch Vig ("Nevermind") and features appearances by Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) and Bob Mould (Husker Du/Sugar). I'll listen...