Sunn O))) ticket give away

Sunn O))) at the 9:30 Club

Sunn O))) (pronounced “sun”) is coming to the 9:30 Club on Sunday, March 12th, 2017 and we’re so excited to see the kings of drone metal play there that we’re giving away a pair of tickets to this very show! The band is named after the Sunn brand of guitar amps and as you might expect their live shows are very loud. So to enter this contest leave a comment on this post telling me what the loudest concert you’ve ever been to was. Just the band name and venue with at least an estimate of the date is ok, I don’t need the exact date if you don’t remember it. At 5pm EST this Friday, March 3rd, a winner will be chosen at random (using from all valid entries to win the pair of tickets. Be sure to use a valid email you check regularly so I can contact you if you win. Don’t worry, I won’t add you to any spam lists or sell your info or anything sleazy like that. If I haven’t heard back from the winner in 24 hours another winner will be chosen at random. If you can’t wait to see if you win or the contest is already over when you read this, then you can get tickets from Ticket Fly for $35 here.

One of the things I’ve always loved about metal is how much diversity there is in the genre. People often think of ultra fast blast beats and masterfully technical guitar solos as defining aspects of heavy metal but Sunn O))) is on quite the other end of the spectrum. The band is known for playing incredibly slow, so slow it’s hard to say there are even any riffs in their music at all. The slow tempo combined with a very loud sound will literally let you feel the music and it will crush you in a completely different kind of way than those blazingly fast bands do. Be sure to bring and wear ear plugs, I witnessed a bottle of liquor vibrate off the shelf behind the bar and shatter when they played at the Black Cat in 2012. Continuing with the confusing band name punctuation theme is the opening act Big ‡ Brave. They’re a post-rock band from Montreal who are also on the Southern Lord record label. Now check out these videos below and let me know what the loudest concert you’ve ever been to was!

Sunn O))) – Kannon 1 Ones

Big ‡ Brave – Look At How The World Has Made A Change


  1. Melvins.

  2. Motorhead at the Ontario Theater 12/12/1984

  3. Sunn o))) at Sonar in September 2009

  4. deep purple – november 1997-moscow,russia

  5. Dinosaur Jr.
    Cleveland 1993

  6. Boris at 9:30 a couple months back.

  7. Sunn with Boris performing Alter

  8. Probably Pallbearer at Metro Gallery back in 2013-2014.

  9. Sunn O))) at the Black Cat in 2012 (I think?)

  10. Primitive Man @ Strange Matter

  11. MOTORHEAD @ Le Medley, Montreal, April 28, 2002!

  12. Eyehategod 2014 at the Ottobar.

  13. Definitely Thou at the pinch a couple years ago, it was a joint set with either Pygmy Lush or the Body

  14. Probably Boris @930 last August

  15. There was a Mastodon show at the Ram’s Head in April of 2010 where it was so loud you could see people’s pants legs flattening from the bass.

  16. Unsane at the Ottobar many years ago.

  17. Probably Sunn in 2005 at the Paradiso, in Amsterdam, although Mogwai in the early 2000s, also in Amsterdam is also a contender

  18. Motorhead at the 930 Club in 2009

  19. Swans at Black Cat in May 2014. One of the only shows I’ve ever attended that had a noise level warning posted on the door. My ears rang for over a day afterward.

  20. Mogwai, 930 Club, 2012

  21. Sleep at the 9:30 Club last June 2016. Also Motorhead at the 9:30 Club many years ago 2009?

  22. Sunn O))) w/ Boris – Kutsher’s Hotel and Country Club – Monticello, NY – ATP Fest – September 2010

  23. Sleep at Psycho Vegas 2016.

  24. Acheron at 2016 NYDM spring bash

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