Post Mortem

A photographic account of heavy music in Portland, Maine

‘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

High on Fire, Twisted Roots kick off weeklong gauntlet of heavy music in Portland

Blame gravity. That’s the only reasonable explanation for the sudden cluster of heavy shows about to overtake Portland. After an eerie spell of holiday-induced silence, the peninsula is about to erupt into bedlam. … Continue reading

January 10, 2015 · 4 Comments

Readers’ poll, plus news roundup

It’s that time of year: a time to give, receive, and suffocate beneath a pile of “best of” lists from every publication on God’s gray earth. Here at Post Mortem, we’re not immune to … Continue reading

December 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Earworm: Pigboat’s “Spaceship 13”

This is the second installment of our semi-regular feature “Earworm,” wherein we call out a locally written song for its greatness.  By Ben McCanna Post Mortem is a hand-to-mouth operation. Aside from … Continue reading

December 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

PHOTOS: Hessian, Pigboat and Johnny Cremains

We’re not always sure what we’re doing here. Like anyone else zooming through the universe at unfathomable speeds, we at Post Mortem sometimes lose faith. We lose our sense of purpose. We … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Anniversary party for Guitar Grave tonight at Geno’s

If everyday life in Portland has a sideshow, it’s probably Guitar Grave. While the outside world clamors to heap accolades on our city — putting us on top 10 lists for beer, … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

PHOTOS: ‘Distracted’ release party with Pigboat, Sylvia

Urgent message: Months ago, we chose July 12 as the departure date for our vacation. (We’re not super sure what we’re vacationing from, but that’s another story.) Imagine our embarrassment … Continue reading

July 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

One year after cancer, Pigboat’s captain is still relentless

Mark Belanger attended his own funeral, and it was a pretty good time. That’s how the 43-year-old guitarist/singer of Pigboat likens a series of benefit shows thrown last year in his honor. … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

PHOTOS: Hessian kicks off big week in heavy music

The planets must be aligned, because this is a huge week for heavy music in Portland. Tonight, King Buzzo lands in Port City Music Hall for an acoustic performance at … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · 1 Comment


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