A photographic account of heavy music in Portland, Maine
Here at Post Mortem, we’ve always been puzzled by punk.
We acknowledge its simple, three-chord structure is hailed for democratizing music, but — to our ears — the genre often sounds like a hepped-up version of quaint ditties; like Bill Haley songs played fast and badly.
So it’s refreshing to witness it done well, as it was last night at Geno’s.
Covered in Bees, in particular, is our kind of band. It’s trademark sound, “Portland death punk,” skews heavy in all the right ways and is unafraid to headbang. CiB is in the midst of a busy season; be sure to check them out on Oct. 21 at Geno’s when Lloyd Kaufman of Troma Entertainment films them for a music video.
Important note: Portland thrash titans Swarmlord are playing tonight at Geno’s along with a broad spectrum of other acts for Crit Mass/Rock Show. Swarmlord was a late addition to the bill, so they don’t appear on the flyer. Don’t be fooled. See this band. The rumor is they will be closing the show. If you miss them tonight, you can catch them on Oct. 11 at Asylum, when they join Nobis and Ruin for Ruin’s CD release party.
Full-resolution photos are here. If you borrow these images for Facebook or whatnot, please credit us. (Watermarking sucks and we don’t wanna do it.) Also, don’t crop or alter.
Despite all this, we’re not monsters.