Vapors of Morphine – Finally!!!

Vapors of Morphine is an act – formerly known as Members of Morphine and also Ever Expanding Elastic Waste Band- that I’ve wanted to see for several years.

Vapors of Morphine

Vapors of Morphine

Morphine was one of my favorite bands of the 90s, but they split up when Mark Sandman died. I’d known for a while that the surviving members have a standing gig at Atwood’s Tavern, and finally made it there.Dana Colley, the baritone sax player, told us that the band is now called Vapors of Morphine because they are going in a new direction (at which time the three of them did a 180 degree turn).  Morphine’s style is recognizable but, as their name suggests, their music is only a hint of what Morphine was.

Dana Colley

Dana Colley

There was a small but appreciative crowd at Atwood’s last week for the band’s standing Wednesday night gig. Atwood’s is a small venue (85 person capacity) in any event, but I’d guess there were no more than 40 people there.

Vapors of Morphine

Vapors of Morphine

The music is a combination of blues and electronic rhythms, but that doesn’t accurately describe what I felt from the music. There was a bit of a trance vibe and a lot of a blues vibe. Here’s a link to a video from this show.

Dana

Dana

The other two members of the band on this night were Jeremy Lyons on strings and Jerome Deupree on drums.

Jeremy Lyons

Jeremy Lyons

Jerome Deupree

Jerome Deupree

I’m guessing that each show will be different so I’m already looking forward to seeing another show or two when I feel like staying out late on a Wednesday night.

Jeremy

Jeremy

Another night of excellent music!

About suze72

I've loved the arts all my life... I go to a lot of concerts, take lots of photos and want to share them. Every once in a while I do something other than a concert, too. The Boston area is full of opportunities to indulge my passion - I'd like to help make it yours too!

Posted on February 22, 2014, in concert reviews, music, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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