Posts Tagged ‘Sunn O)))’

I saw Sunn O)))

Friday, September 25th, 2009

And they were loud.

I have some photos posted over at the Washington City Paper, where I’ve continued to contribute regularly, but don’t expect much other than fog, silhouettes, and red light.

Today the Baltimore City Paper posted a review of the show by Bret McCabe that’s pretty over-written (”It’s still metal about metal, though, bringing death to false metal through deconstructionist meta”) but also pretty hilarious, and pretty much says what I would have said about the show in far fewer words (and far fewer laughs).

This weekend Faust is in town for the Sonic Circuits festival, and I’m missing it because I’m going out of town. (I’m also missing Mono, Tim Hecker, Jandek, Evan Parker & Ned Rothenberg, Janel & Anthony and more. Ouch.) But, in a couple weeks I’ll get to see Anti-Pop Consortium, whom I never thought would reunite, much less tour, and that pretty much makes up for a lot.

NYT Mag writes up Sunn O))) - seriously

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

Another couple links: first is this fantastic article in the New York Times Magazine (!) about Sunn O))) and avant-metal. Centered around some illuminating interviews with both members of the band, this is a respectful, even admiring article about some of the most out-there metal going on today.

Second is Bagatellen’s I Hate Music forum, which is generally populated by the sorts of people who like seriously avant-garde music but also dig indie rock (and, more rarely, prog-rock). This is a great forum on which I’ve been lurking for the past few months and learning a lot about a shit-ton of artists I’ve never heard of before. If you’ve more or less tapped out the knowledge base of, say, ProgressiveEars (or if, like me, your tastes have shifted away from the sorts of stuff regularly discussed there), I Hate Music might be the next stop.

(This is not to be confused with this “I Hate Music,” which is amusing but hardly edifying.)