Post Mortem

A photographic account of heavy music in Portland, Maine

PHOTOS: Covered in Bees

Covered in Bees offered tantalizing glimpses of their forthcoming album last night at Empire. The album, an 88-minute radio-play called Corpse in the Mattress Motel, tells the story of the gruesome … Continue reading

February 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Q&A with Covered in Bees’ Boo Leavitt

Brevity is not Boo Leavitt’s strongpoint. This is an observation, not a complaint. Recently, we contacted Covered in Bees’ frontman for info on tonight’s show with El Malo and The Monsters. In … Continue reading

February 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

14 from ’14: Best of Post Mortem

Editor’s note: This is the final installment in a four-part series. The first three installments are here, here, and here. By Ben McCanna It was nearly a year ago when I decided to do something different … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · 3 Comments

14 from ’14: Best shots of drummers

Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a four-part series. The first installment is here. In the world of concert photography, no one is more neglected than the drummer. … Continue reading

December 29, 2014 · 5 Comments

Q&A with Holly Nunan, plus info on Murcielago, CiB, and Grime

Portland will be bonkers this weekend. That’s the only way to describe the embarrassment of riches Saturday when three competing shows vie for our attention. At Bayside Bowl, Covered in Bees … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

Mr. Porter’s wild night: PHOTOS of Sunrunner, Covered in Bees and Mamá Ladilla

Twenty-five dollars. That was the total haul for guitarist Douglas Porter last night after playing two gigs at two venues with two bands. “That’s driving out to rehearsal spaces, heavy … Continue reading

November 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

Punk or prog in Portland tonight

Fans of heavy music have two options tonight in Portland. And at least one person will be doing both. Guitarist Douglas Porter will be pulling double duty tonight at two venues … Continue reading

November 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Introducing Earworm: A biweekly feature on irresistible songs from Portland

It’s probably a terrible idea to launch Earworm — our newest feature — with a song called “The Night Portland Burned.” Recent events make it an indelicate proposition, but we’re going ahead with … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

PHOTOS: The Upper Crust and Covered in Bees

Photos by Michael Batchelder While most of us at Post Mortem HQ are drifting in and out of NyQuil-induced comas, gasping against a rising tide of sputum, photographer Michael Batchelder persevered … Continue reading

November 8, 2014 · Leave a comment


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