A photographic account of heavy music in Portland, Maine
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 in a city that has increasingly become highfalutin and/or downright shitty. In our opinion, Geno’s is the last bastion of the really real.
So, it’s more than a little surprising that owner Gene Dalessandro just installed a 21st century lighting rig. And it’s beautiful.
It’s a modest, multicolor LED rig with three spots and a floodlight. It’s just big enough to get the job done right, but unobtrusive enough to maintain the bar’s underdog vibe.
From our perspective, it feels like the best damn present we’ve ever received.
Last night, despite a winter storm and city-wide parking ban, Geno’s fired up the lighting for the first time, for full-bore performances by Falls of Rauros, Obsidian Tongue, and (the extremely photogenic) Feral.
And it was good.
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Yes, we’re monsters.