Post Mortem

A photographic account of heavy music in Portland, Maine

Back-to-back debuts and a cassette release tonight at SPACE

It’s fitting that spring — the season of rebirth and renewal — will also bring the return of two great innovators to a Portland stage. Tonight at SPACE Gallery, Zachary Howard and J. Morse … Continue reading

March 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

PHOTOS: Five of the Eyes, Murcielago, Never Got Caught, Superorder, and Video Nasties

Editor’s note: We apologize for submitting this postmortem one week late. Last Sunday, we suffered a death in the family and our minds have been elsewhere — puzzling through this weird and … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

PHOTOS: Hessian, Heavy Necker, and Eldemur Krimm, plus Murcielago and Superorder tonight

Photos by guest contributor John Macy Rock for Spock. That was the theme of the night at Empire, where Hessian, Heavy Necker, and Eldemur Krimm melted faces in memory of Leonard Nimoy, … Continue reading

February 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hessian and Eldemur Krimm to play new songs tonight at Empire

Two of Portland’s most respected bands are bringing new material to Empire tonight. Hessian and Eldemur Krimm — who will share the stage with bay state rock ‘n’ rollers Heavy Necker … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

PHOTOS: Book of the Dead, Johnny Cremains, and The Ghosts of Johnson City

Photos by guest contributor Michael Batchelder Portland guitarist extraordinaire Douglas Porter celebrated his 36th birthday Saturday by playing on Geno’s stage in three separate bands: Book of the Dead, Johnny Cremains, and The … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

PHOTOS: Swans

    Why re-create the wheel? Last week, we attended the Swans performance at Port City Music Hall. In an unexpected and exciting twist, we provided a photo to MaineToday Media that appears in today’s … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Book of the Dead resurrected for birthday show tonight

Legend has it that it was written by the dark ones: Necronomicon Ex Mortis, roughly translated, Book of the Dead. Tonight, like a shambling corpse emerging from a root cellar, local grind band … Continue reading

February 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

Swans, Xylouris White play Port City tonight

Good things come to those who wait. Thirty-three years after Swans‘ formation, the notoriously loud experimental rock band is finally touching down in Portland for an appearance tonight at Port City Music Hall. Earplugs are advised; headbanging … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

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

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