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ElectroRespect 3

This Saturday (May 1) would have been Mark Freeland’s 53rd birthday. In celebration of his life and love of music, Electrorespect 3 will gather friends and fans for this annual tribute to a great musician and artist. There is no question that Freeland inspired many people in this town and beyond. He loved to encourage fellow artists to be the best at what they do. Always an innovator, he was a one of a kind force of nature. It is fitting that his memory lives on in so many great songs and in his artwork…but also in his friends and fans. Everyone who knew him has at least a few great stories to tell. This is a great chance to come out and hear some of them as well as all of the great music. Saturday night (May 1), Nietzsche’s will host a great line-up of bands paying tribute to Freeland by playing some of his songs as well as some of their own. The line-up includes Native American flute player Ed Koban, world-renowned percussionist Emile Latimer, Three Fems, David Kane, Michael Wagner, Rob Lynch & Brian Burd, Cowboys of Scotland, OOO, Anal Pudding, Peanut Brittle Satellite and new to the Freeland scene this year—the Fucking Hot Lights, and Super Computer. There will also be some great Freeland gear available. T-shirts—ncluding a new Electroman shirt—and hats will available for sale….so bring some extra cash!

Even if you never heard of Mark Freeland, you owe it to yourself to come and see why this larger than life Buffalo legend continues to inspire, and why his energy and creative spirit will live on forever. Visit www.markfreeland.com.

—rose mattrey

9pm. Nietzsche’s, 248 Allen St. (886-8539 / nietzsches.com). $5.