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Review: AC + PanzerBastard + AoK Suicide Forest
Music Seen: AC + PanzerBastard + AoK Suicide Forest, live at Geno's, January 15
AoK Suicide Forest, featuring Michael Anderson (Loverless, Johnny Cremains), David Joy (Sunrunner) and Leif Sherman Curtis (Moneycastasia, ex-Conifer), have only been around since last summer and have quickly honed their blend of '70s proto-metal, psychedelia, and Japanese noise rock to a razor-sharp edge through relentless gigging.
| January 20, 2010
Ocean + Desolate Grace
At Geno’s, November 13
| November 24, 2009
Kill The Karaoke, featuring Trainwreck
At Empire Dine & Dance, Wednesdays @ 9 pm
Since its invention in Japan in the early ’70s, karaoke has become an international pastime.
| October 28, 2009
Music Seen: Book Of The Dead, Apocryphonic, Surreal Vision
At Geno’s | September 24
With as many talented musicians as there are in Portland, the occasional "super-group" is inevitable.
| September 30, 2009
Music Seen: Ogre's farewell show
At Geno's, September 12
It's never easy saying goodbye to a friend.
| September 23, 2009
Music Seen: Ghosthunter, Antiseptic, + Shabti
At Geno’s, August 29
Lewiston's Ghosthunter are generally classified as "punk," but their songs often veer into doomy sludge-rock reminiscent of bands like Electric Wizard and Sleep.
| September 09, 2009
Music Seen: Man-Witch CD-release at Geno's
Anyone who doesn't like Man-Witch either didn't watch enough Saturday-morning TV as a kid, or is an incurable sourpuss.
| August 05, 2009
Music Seen: Lost Cause Desperados
and Johnie 3, DeeCRACKS, The New 45 at Geno's, July 2
Lost Cause Desperados have kept a low profile over the last few months, with gigs few and far between. None of that downtime has gone to waste, however, as Portland's kings of warp-speed garage-punk have been hard at work on their upcoming album, Desert of Broken Glass.
| July 08, 2009
Music seen: Pixies vs. Sonic Youth at Empire
Sublime musical match-ups
The Clash of the Titans has become a Portland staple over the last three years. Since shifting from the Big Easy to the Empire this year, the Tuesday tradition has lost none of its crowd-pulling potential.
| June 10, 2009
Review: Buckethead, Wolff at Asylum
Buckethead and Wolf, live at Asylum on May 27, 2009
Little is known about the masked maniac called Buckethead. According to his mythology, he was raised in a chicken coop next door to a drive-in theater, and the bucket he wears on his head contains cursed chicken bones that give him his supernatural guitar-shredding powers.
| June 03, 2009
Music Seen: Rosetta and Cryptic Overcast
Rosetta, Shabti, and Cryptic Overcast at Geno's
Local stalwarts Cryptic Overcast have carved out a niche for themselves as an almost-instrumental band with a sound as informed by heavy metal as it is by psychedelic and progressive rock.
| May 20, 2009
Music seen: Clubber Lang, Antiseptic + Batshelter
Clubber Lang, Antiseptic + Batshelter at Geno's, April 10
Ah, Batshelter. What exactly are they? Punk, metal, a little of both, or something far more complex? Whichever, they've developed quite the following in the past few months.
| April 16, 2009
Music seen: Never Got Caught, Mess with the Bull + Phantom Glue
Never Got Caught, Mess with the Bull + Phantom Glue, March 14, at O’Brien’s Pub
In the late '90s, Boston (and by extension northern New England) experienced a rock renaissance.
| March 18, 2009
Death Punk Kareoke with Covered in Bees + Grendel's Army
Geno's, February 5
There are few words to describe the experience of sharing a stage with your favorite band. For most of us, even those without eight-figure incomes or friends with influence, it's the stuff of dreams.
| February 11, 2009
Ogre + Sun Gods in Exile + Ruler of the Raging Main + Cropduster at Bubba's Sulky Lounge, January 9
Bubba's is without question a venue bound to attract eclectic bands.
| January 21, 2009
Review: Kino Proby, Loverless
Live at the Big Easy, January 9, 2009
With another holiday season over and easily the most significant presidential inauguration in history days away, most folks are probably experiencing celebration fatigue.
| January 14, 2009
Kino Proby pay tribute to a legend
Tribute bands are usually considered blights, godsends, or novelties of dubious value.
| January 07, 2009
Class of the Titans
Hypothesis: If a band perform a tribute to a parody musical act, does it create a meta-textual black hole from which no form of entertainment can escape?
| December 23, 2008
Covered in Bees
Music seen at Geno's, November 8
If any Portland band can claim their own cult of personality, it's Covered In Bees.
| November 12, 2008
Confusatron + Ricky Boy Floyd
Music seen at Geno's, October 2, 2008
For the last six years, the maniacal power trio of Confusatron have been delighting and baffling audiences throughout New England.
| October 09, 2008
The Current Issue
Table of Contents
Where To Follow Me
| March 24, 2013 at 11:09 AM
Mo Takes His Turn
March 21, 2013 at 12:59 PM
[Q&A] KMFDM's Sascha Konietzko on art, Columbine and having balls
On The Download
| March 18, 2013 at 3:22 PM
See this film series: The Belmont World Film Series @ Studio Cinema in Belmont
Outside The Frame
| March 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM
See this film: This is Spinal Tap [with post-film talk by expert from Acoustical Society of America] @ the Coolidge
March 17, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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