STS9- OSL Night Shows

Fans of electronic music should definitely check out Sound Tribe Sector 9 (STS9) at this year’s Outside Lands music festival. This instrumental band from Santa Cruz is sure to put on a good show in a city they are very familiar with. STS9’s self-described “post-rock dance music” has risen to popularity in the electronic music scene. Their live shows have catapulted them to the forefront of electronic music and they have become familiar performers at music festivals everywhere.

STS9 was formed in Atlanta in 1999 and consists of members Hunter Brown, Jeffree Lerner, David Murphy, David Phipps, and Zach Velmer all playing a wide range of instruments. The band also founded their own record label called 1320 Records with the goal of lessening the distance between artists and fans, and their albums have been released on this label. Recently, they have released a live concert DVD called Live As Time Changes, a mixtape with STS9 and other artists, and albums Artifact and Artifact: Perspective. They were ranked #25 among Pollstar’s list of top-grossing touring acts for summer 2010 and consistently sell lots of tickets for their shows.

Best described as a jam band, STS9 uses elements of many different types of music to produce a unique sound with a cool vibe. They use a host of instruments and music technology along with a variety of musical influences to go along with their electronic/rock theme. Elements of funk, jazz, drum and bass, psychedelia, and hip hop have all been attributed to STS9’s musical influences and allow for an unprecedented rhythm. Also, with the absence of vocals, listeners are able to focus purely on the music and the interesting sound. STS9 has put out a variety of music and listeners are sure to be entertained by their different songs. Ranging from more electronic and upbeat songs such as “Oil & Water” to mellow jazz-sounding songs like “Between 6th & 7th”, music lovers are sure to find something to enjoy. The band is known to have awesome live shows complete with light shows and live painters. All of this should give you enough reason to get to Outside Lands to see STS9’s show. They are playing an Outside Land’s Night Shows in a smaller, more intimate setting on Saturday, August 13th at The Independent. If you were able to snag tickets before selling out, you are in for an amazing experience.


SF Outside Lands Official Website

STS9 Official Website

STS9 Official Facebook

STS9 Official Twitter

The Independent Official Website

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