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Music Seen: Ogre's farewell show

At Geno's, September 12
It's never easy saying goodbye to a friend.
By DAN CLARK  |  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.
By DAN CLARK  |  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.
By DAN CLARK  |  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.
By DAN CLARK  |  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.
By DAN CLARK  |  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.
By DAN CLARK  |  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.
By DAN CLARK  |  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.
By DAN CLARK  |  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.
By DAN CLARK  |  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.
By DAN CLARK  |  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.
By DAN CLARK  |  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.
By DAN CLARK  |  January 14, 2009



Kino Proby pay tribute to a legend
Tribute bands are usually considered blights, godsends, or novelties of dubious value.
By DAN CLARK  |  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?
By DAN CLARK  |  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.
By DAN CLARK  |  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.  
By DAN CLARK  |  October 09, 2008

Pigboat + Bat Shelter + Full Contact Kitty

Music seen at Geno’s, September 19, 2008
Belfast art-monsters Full Contact Kitty took the stage around 10:15 pm with a heady brew of dissonant chords and droning feedback.
By DAN CLARK  |  September 25, 2008

Murder Weapon, Werewolves on Wheels, Lead Stiletto

Music seen, Geno's, August 28, 2008
Despite a thin crowd, each band was in fine form.
By DAN CLARK  |  September 05, 2008
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