The Catalyst

Sunn O)))

Event Cancelled: Please return tickets to place of purchase.

(((folkYEAH!))) & The Catalyst Present

Sunn O)))

Dead In The Dirt, Loincloth

Wed, December 19, 2012

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Catalyst

Santa Cruz, CA

$22.00

Cancelled

This event is 21 and over

Sunn O)))
Sunn O)))
The massive wave-pools Sunn O))) create are more akin to the precisely oscillating soundscapes of minimalist drone composer Tony Conrad than some flint-fingered pseudo-Sabbath acolytes.
Tapping into complex compositional practices without ditching metal's compelling visual aesthetic, the L.A./Paris duo excavates and expands the genre, remapping its coordinates with the lowest frequencies imaginable, in the process mutating its compositional scope: an insistent, visceral buzz transforms sludge drifts into chiropractic chords that strike like thunder cracks. Loud though rarely harsh, the sounds start low, intensifying incrementally until they've transformed the entire listening area into a dank chamber teeming with elegant sustain. Adding to the sensory overload of the Sunn O))) experience, the duo obscures themselves in clouds of thick fog, dressing in hooded robes, periodically thrusting guitars toward the sky.
Dead In The Dirt
Dead in the Dirt was formed by guitarist Blake Connally (ex final expression, me and him call it us) in Dec. 2008. This project did not see much progress occur in the first two years until the addition of drummer Hank Pratt (foundation, daymark, skull kingdom). Bo Orr (Mosaic) would then join on bass and provide vocals as well. Their debut release "Vold"was self released in summer 2010. Their follow up release was a Tour EP for the band's first west coast tour with Foundation. Their third release will be a 10 song 7" released by Southern Lord Recordings in September 2011.
Venue Information:
The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
http://www.catalystclub.com/