Port City Music Hall
Scissorfight, Murcielago




Fri, October 20, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Port City Music Hall

Portland, ME

$8 Advance / $10 Day of Show

This event is 18 and over

Buy tickets in person at the Port City Music Hall box office (504 Congress Street) Wednesday-Friday 10AM-5PM, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, or online right here. PCMH box office will open one hour before doors night of show.

Scissorfight is back to wreak havoc with a new line up!!

From 1994 to 2006 the heavy rock band Scissorfight roamed the land, playing their particularly gross and graunching brand of rock and roll for the people and in the process leaving many an eardrum and music venue rent asunder. The people approved.

The year 2016 marks the re-emergence of Scissorfight. A new, re-tooled version of the band. A new pair of scissors, same fight. Doug "myowngrave" Aubin has taken over the "front beast" position. Delivering tales of absurd and atrocious behaviors from the great north woods of New Hampshire. A little Coos County chaos if you will. He expects you to have a good time. The drum seat has been filled by Rick "Stixxx" Orcutt. Steeped in the feral ways of punk rock drumming styles, he is ready to lay down the heavy shit whilst keeping the speedy intact. Along with founding members Paul "Jarvis" Jarvis on the low end four stringer and Jay "Octocock" Fortin covering the high mids on his six stringer, this line up promises to deliver the soundtrack to a righteous stovin' in, a murderous pummeling of sonic abominations. These mutha's possess an unquenchable thirst for riffs and volume.

The plan of attack is to lay down mud hole stomping versions of the iconic Scissforight library of past melodies while driving a fully jacked and antlered '79 F250 monster truck head first into new material. Different yet familiar. Carrying on the traditional and forging a new chapter.

Get yur shit kickers on...

Jay Fortin “Octocock” – Guitar, backing vocals
Doug “My Own Grave” Aubin – Lead Vocals
Paul Jarvis “Jarvis” – Bass
Rick “Stixxx” Orcutt – Drums
Portland's Murcielago is tight but loose,hard, heavy and bluesy without bluster or angst. Friends in a room together trying to create that thrill of a great 70's rock album the first time you ever heard it.
Named for a bull that wouldn't die, Murcielago is:
Neil Collins-bass,vocals
Matt Robbins-guitar,vocals
Ian Ross-guitar
Brian Chaloux-drums
Formed in the mid-’90’s by Craig Riggs and Tim Catz, they raised the bar for riff loving hard rock, proving that the West Coast didn’t have a lock on what most considered “stoner rock.” They released a single on Man’s Ruin, three albums (“$1,000,000,” “Nationwide,” and “Rock n Roll”), a compilation of singles and B-sides (“Taking Out the Trash”), toured the hell out of the US and Europe with the likes of Nebula, Orange Goblin and Scissorfight, and then, like all good bands and unlike too many shitty ones, went on the dreaded “indefinite hiatus”.
From the smoldering ashes sprung a handful of notable groups – the rootsy, Southern lovin’ Antler, the cock rock of Quitter, among others – but while those acts made distinct marks, they never filled the void left by Roadsaw. Other bands that attempted to capture that unique Roadsaw magic fell woefully short. There was attitude or there were riffs, but the two never blended together in that awesome Roadsaw way. For the faithful, the best thing to do was to replay those classic albums and hope for a miracle.
Crack open a cold one and get ready to rock the fuck out, because Roadsaw is back. After a successful US tour in 2005, an absolutely jaw dropping cover of Led Zeppelin’s “When the Levee Breaks” on the latest “Sucking the 70s” compilation, and appearances at both CMJ and South by Southwest, the band has reconvened to record a new album tentatively titled “See You In Hell” which will be coming out in the fall of 2007. The core “Rock n Roll” lineup is back, with bassist Tim Catz, Riggs on vox, guitarist Ian Ross, Dave Unger on keys, and long time friend and fan Jeremy on the Drums. The reinvigorated five-piece has already destroyed one Boston club this year – expect more devastation to come. This is the culmination of every great riff, of every memorable melody. This is the “fuck you” attitude that defines rock n’ roll. This is Roadsaw.
Venue Information:
Port City Music Hall
504 Congress St
Portland, ME, 04101