Post Mortem

A photographic account of heavy music in Portland, Maine

Skummymen, old-school punks throw birthday bash tonight at Geno’s

  One of Portland’s most prolific party-throwers is throwing a party for himself. Paul Simisky, who turned 38 yesterday, is hosting a birthday bash tonight at Geno’s featuring locals The … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · 2 Comments

PHOTOS: Falls of Rauros, Obsidian Tongue, and Feral

Let there be light. For obvious reasons, Geno’s Rock Club is our favorite spot in Portland. Geno’s hosts the shows that are dearest to our blackened hearts, and it’s an inexpensive, come-as-you-are holdout … Continue reading

January 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

A family affair tonight at Geno’s with Falls of Rauros, Feral, and Obsidian Tongue

Never mind the white stuff falling from the sky. Tonight, Portland maintains its heart of blackness when Falls of Rauros, Obsidian Tongue, and Feral take the stage at Geno’s. (Show organizer G. Souza … Continue reading

January 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

PHOTOS: Holy Filth, A Traitor’s Pact, Capture the Sun, Ruin, and Stone Tools

Last night, we made so many trips between Geno’s and Empire, the sidewalks are probably rutted like the Appian Way. Between two simultaneous events, we managed to catch Holy Filth, A Traitor’s Pact, Capture … Continue reading

January 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Competing shows offer Capture the Sun, Holy Filth, Ruin, Stone Tools and more tonight

  Seven bands. Two venues. One evening. That’s the cruel calculus tonight when competing shows round out an unusually heavy week in Portland. At Geno’s, a reconfigured Stone Tools re-emerges after several … Continue reading

January 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

PHOTOS: Pharmakon

Fearless. That’s probably the best catch-all word to describe last night’s event at Geno’s — a wide-ranging bill that featured NYC solo noise act Pharmakon; Maine lo-fi rock band Standing Stones; Portland sludge band … Continue reading

January 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

PHOTOS: Karma to Burn and Sierra

The dream of the ’90s was alive last night in Portland. And that’s a good thing. (A paying assignment kept us from seeing Kind and Portland’s ever-awesome Pigboat, but) we were fortunate enough to catch Sierra … Continue reading

January 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

‘Karma’ and Black Label Society face off tonight on Congress Street

Prepare to fire stage 2 rockets. Our weeklong ascent into madness accelerates tonight when two competing events erupt within the same city block. At Geno’s, Pigboat kicks off a four-band show with headliners Karma to Burn. … Continue reading

January 13, 2015 · 3 Comments

PHOTOS: High on Fire, Mountain of Wizard, and Eastern Spell

It happened. Last night, as if by magic, Post Mortem was transported beyond the security perimeter and into the cloistered halls of the holiest of holies: Backstage. Armed with only a camera, … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

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