Post Mortem

A photographic account of heavy music in Portland, Maine

PHOTOS: Johnny Cremains and Aquanauts at Mathew’s

Our on-again/off-again relationship with Post Mortem was rekindled last night under the thinnest of pretexts: What would it be like to see Johnny Cremains in daylight? Alas, due to a scheduling … Continue reading

August 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

PHOTOS: Dementia Five

A few months ago, when we scuttled this blog in a fit of self-preservation, we offered a bold prediction: In the future, I’ll probably pop out of my Unabomber-style shack to … Continue reading

August 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

PHOTOS: Covered in Bees and Sylvia rehearsing for upcoming shows

Last night, we were at Raia rehearsal spaces on an assignment for the new-and-improved Dispatch. Our job was to take photos of a new, as-yet-unnamed band for an upcoming series by … Continue reading

August 7, 2015 · 6 Comments

PHOTOS: Manic Abraxas at Old Port Festival

Sometimes the planets align. While we were on assignment covering the Old Port Festival for The Forecaster, we decided it would be stupid if our coverage didn’t include Mathew’s annual rooftop … Continue reading

June 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Familiar faces in this month’s Dispatch

It’s always nice to see Portland’s heavy bands get the recognition they’ve earned. In recent weeks, two of Portland’s stalwart publications have given ink — color ink, no less — … Continue reading

May 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Post-Post Mortem: A new era at a new site

Never say never. That’s the takeaway from recent developments here in Portland Rock City. Shortly after lowering the casket of Post Mortem deep into God’s gray earth, I was contacted … Continue reading

May 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

PHOTOS: Today Is the Day, Shabti, and Sylvia

Well, here it is, folks: The final dispatch from Post Mortem. I could hardly have asked for a better night to sign off. Sylvia was in top form, showing a … Continue reading

April 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Farewell (for now)

(Editor’s note: This is another installment in an extremely intermittent series of columns, wherein our founder indulges in self-deprecation, -aggrandizement and/or -reflection. Fairly warned be thee, says we.) Death got me into this … Continue reading

April 24, 2015 · 6 Comments

PHOTOS: Mugwort, Sewer Goddess, Say John Earl, and Nycterent

Sometimes everything just fits. Last night’s show at SPACE Gallery wasn’t so much a four-act bill as it was an anthology. From start to finish, the event’s individual parts seemed like … Continue reading

March 29, 2015 · 2 Comments


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