Friday, April 29, 2011

Setlist:: 4/29/11 Nocturnal Festival

Well hello there again kiddos- STS9 hits the stage tonight just outside of Austin Texas at the Nocturnal Music Festival. I think the set is slated to start at 11pm CST so keep posted here for setlist updates as soon as the boys hit the stage.

Set 1: The Unquestionable Supremacy of Nature, Evasive Maneuvers, Be Nice, When The Dust Settles, EHM, One Minute To Midnight**, Inspire Strikes Back, Tooth, What Is Love?, Scheme

* Initial reports of a 'Today' tease were incorrect
** Cover by Justice (original here)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Rumor: 5 Night New Years Run

Sound Tribe Sector 9 will be gracing the stage of Atlanta Georgia's Tabernacle the 27th - 31st of December of this year. That is, of course, if you believe the current running rumors in the STS9 fan community. Exciting news for sure. The recent run of Denver, Colorado NYE shows have been a lot of fun and I know that the 'Rado kids had been expecting the tradition to continue. But alas, who can argue with a potential 5 nights at the Tabby? .... Your right, no one.

Keep checking back for more info on this (possible) epic announcement from the official S9org!

Sound Tribe might be announcing a 5 night run at this famed venue! Stay tuned!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Work With STS9 & Help Saxton Blow People's Minds

A message from Saxton Waller, STS9's Lighting Designer:

Collaboration idea... After doing these poster/t-shirt contests I have realized just how many amazing artists are out there in this community we have all created together. With that in mind, I would like to inspire all of you to take this i......dea of collaboration to the next level. As most of you know, we use all sorts of images, footage, and computer generated graphix and loops on the LED walls onstage. I am proposing that we all work on this together. The first idea is for all of you with nice cameras and knack for capturing beauty to go out and do just that.

I am in love with all of the PLANET EARTH series and other movies that capture all of the unique beauty that exists here on our planet. Lets get out there and capture some of it from our own perspectives. Time lapses of flowers, plants, lunar and solar cycles, Snow gathering and melting, cloud formations, thunderstorms, human behavior (rush hour, airports, train stations ect...) BE CREATIVE!!! So many different occurrences are happening in all of our communities on the daily. Lets capture some of this and share it with each other at the shows.

The second Idea is all about the artists out there that specialize in computer generated graphix and art in general. We are always looking for new artist to collaborate with and I just want to extend the search to involve all of you. I have thought about this for a while and now think I have a format that we can work with. If you are interested in creating some content for the shows, pick a tune and contact me here. Some tunes obviously have stuff going on that we are very happy with so I don't want anyone to waste their time. Contact me here and we can start moving forward with conveying the theme of the tune with specific ideas and images. This is a wonderful opportunity for those of you who are new to this game, have mad skillz and want your talents to be noticed and recognized. As well as an opportunity to work with us behind closed doors in the future and receiving compensation for all of your talents and hard work.

This is just the beginning of an idea that I think will be an ongoing art project for the next decade. A way for us all to share together, support one another, and celebrate each other every night on tour. We will soon launch some sort of share page where all of these images and videos can be posted for the band, myself, and everyone involved to check out. As for now, GET OUT THERE and start creating magic.

I am counting you to help us make the STS9 production a truly one a kind experience for all of us involved with this community. (Please keep everything tasteful and positive)

Much love and respect,

Contact Saxton via Facebook with your ideas and offers of help!

Saxton Waller is STS9's Lighting Designer & damn does he have a good idea!!

Contest: Review shows and win cool stuff!

Today we are launching a new ongoing contest here at the STS9 News Blog that will let the blog readers share their opinions of Sector9 shows by submitting reviews. If your review gets published you will be entered to win various prizes. Please only submit a review if you were physically in attendance at the show(s) you are reviewing.

So, to start things off we are taking submissions for reviews of the recent run of shows in Athens and Saint Louis. These can be a single show review or a review of the 2-night runs in each city. Make sense? Sweet.  The prize for this time around will be a mint condition show poster from the 2005/2006 STS9 New Years Eve 'Live As Time Changes' concerts in Atlanta, GA!!

Email your reviews to: (200 words minimum. 500+ words preferred.)
Attach any photos you may want included.

The best reviews will be posted here on the blog (w/ all the credit given to you!) so you can share your voice with the STS9 fan base!

Good luck and thanks for all of your love!

Win this poster! (Cooler prizes coming next round, I promise)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Setlist: 4/23/11 St. Louis Missouri

4/23/2011- The Pageant - St. Louis, MO
After a wicked Midwest storm and a solid STS9 throwdown, the excitement for tonight's show is beyond bearable! Lots of fans in from all over the country buzzing with setlist predictions and high expectations. Can't wait to see what they bring! Keep refreshing for updates!

Set 1: Lo Swaga, Shock Doctrine, Somesing, Music Us, ABCees, Breathe In, The Rabble, Scheme
Set 2: The Unquestionable Supremacy of Nature*, One Minute To Midnight, Instantly, Lion > Monkey Music > Ramone and Emiglio**, When the Dust Settles, Rent

Encore: Arigato


* With reworked ending
** Not the full song, just the ending segment

Domo-Kun : Domo Kun Plush - 10"

Friday, April 22, 2011

Setlist: 4/22/11 St. Louis Missouri

4/22/2011- The Pageant - St. Louis, MO
These shows got even more hype than the Athens shows, so it will be interesting to see what goes down tonight and tomorrow. Historically, shows at The Pageant have always been top shelf Sector 9! Keep posted here for setlist updates live as they happen! Refresh as need be. 

Set 1*: Hidden Hand Hidden Fist, Peoples, STS9, Grizzly**, Frequencies 2 > 3, Gobnugget, Oil and Water, New New for U U
Set 2: This, Us, What is Love?,Mobsters > Surreality EB, Transcend Echoes, By the Morning Sun***, Peaceblaster 68 > 08, Tokyo, Hi-Key, EHM



* Lots of reports of sloppy playing and an overall crappy 1st set.
** Way to ruin a perfectly good selection of tunes
*** Hell yes!!!!!

Saint Louis knows how to party. Midwest throwdown tonight!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Setlist: 4/21/11 Athens Georgia

4/21/2011- Classic Center Theater- Athens, GA
First night of the return shows were hot. Everyone is stoked for tonight,bring it boys!! Setlist updates will be posted as they happen. Stay tuned and keep refreshing the page!

Set 1: Be Nice, Evasive, Beyond Right Now, Metameme, Equinox, Circus*, F Word, When The Dust Settles
Set 2: Move My Peeps, Aimlessy , Empires > 4 Year Puma> Crystal Instrument, The Unquestionable Supremacy of Nature

** Inspire Strikes Back


*First set Circus's are always hot.
** Atlanta Braves Tomahawk Chop Chant to hype the Encore break

Maybe we will get a Circus tonight... We totally got a Circus tonight!!

Artists Added To & Dropped From STS9's Re:GENERATION

STS9, Madison House Presents and 1320 RECORDS are pleased to announce a slew of additions to the Re:GENERATION line-up at Horning’s Hideout June 23-26 in North Plains, Oregon. Joining the bill are Lotus, the first acoustic STS9 “Axe The Cables” performance west of Colorado, Paper Diamond, Break Science, The Great Mundane, ESKMO, Up Until Now, Eliot Lipp, Inspired Flight, Keys N Krates, The Polish Ambassador, Octopus Nebula and The Malah.

Also the debut of a unique and star studded line-up of Pigs on The Wing featuring David Murphy and David Phipps of STS9, Jeremy Salken of Big Gigantic, Coley Dennis of Maserati, Matt Weiss of Collective Efforts and Timi Connely from Kite to the Moon.

These artists join the already impressive line-up of Re:GENERATION which features performances throughout the weekend by STS9 and previously announced acts Bassnectar, The Glitch Mob, Beats Antique, Big Gigantic, Emancipator, Tycho, Little People and Lynx.

Finally, STS9 regrets to announce that The New Deal will no longer be performing at Re:GENERATION :(

Pigs on The Wing featuring David Murphy and David Phipps of STS9 is a Pink Floyd Tribute Band.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Setlist: 4/20/11 Athens Georgia

4/20/2011- Classic Center Theater- Athens, GA
The boys are back! STS9 starts their triumphant return to the stage (Ultra didn't count) tonight! Setlist updates will be posted as they happen. Stay tuned and keep refreshing the page!

Set 1: Intro* > Reemergence> Tap In, Atlas, One a Day, We'll Meet In Our Dreams, From Now On, Once Told, King Pharaoh's Tomb

Set 2:
Wika Chikana, EHM, Abcees, Grow, Tooth, Scheme**, Moonsocket



* From the album 'Live at Home'
** Scheme is a good song, don't listen to the haters

Yes, the show is in Athens- though, not this Athens....

Axe The Cables

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

STS9 Returns to Colorado

It’s hard to believe that come September we’ll have seen the longest stretch of time since STS9 graced any stage, large or small, in the great state of Colorado in their well  over a decade plus career.  Well, wait no more!  Actually, a few more  months, BUT wait no more to know that… STS9 is officially returning to  the great state of Colorado for 3 shows this Sept. 8, 9 & 10.   Starting with a return to the Ogden Theatre in downtown Denver on Thursday Sept. 8th and continuing through the weekend with a one-two, Friday-Saturday punch at the fabled Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO Friday September 9th and Saturday September 10th. No band can say they have played Red Rocks EVERY YEAR straight since we first started back in 2003, well, except STS9.  That’s NINE YEARS OF MAGIC IN THE MAKING!  Join us for another piece of STS9 history.


LE J Garcia 'Slammed' on Canvas

To celebrate the return of STS9 to their old stomping grounds in Athens, Georgia and the commencement of the bands 2011 festival season, STS9 is excited to announce the release of J Garcia's new Limited Edition Print, 'Slammed.' Painted in a spirit that identifies with the importance of obstacles and triumphs, the imagery speaks of a place where drummer arms and hands serve as a solid steady artisanal anchor that allows for an exploration of a wild introspective interior landscape of patterned geometric momentum.
Make it a part of your collection. ($80)
16"x21" Limited Edition of 50 on Canvas
Authentic K2 Incense

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Re:Generation Additions

Look for an official announcement soon on these:

Axe the Cables (STS9 acoustic)
Pigs on the Wing (Pink Floyd Tribute Band featuring David Murphy)
ESKMO (Possibly a Welder set too)
Paper Diamond
Lotus (This one might still be on the fence)

Add those to the already stellar lineup that includes Bassnectar, The Glitch Mob, Beats Antique, Emancipator, Big Gigantic and more, and this weekend at Horning's Hideout is reeeaally shaping up to be a pretty epic event. Get your tickets here.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

WATCH: Luma Daylight 9/07/07

Clear 7 mintues from your schedule and treat yourself to this performance of Luma Daylight live at Red Rocks Amphitheater, 9/7/2007.

Visit for the full show, tons of other full-length concerts, live broadcasts, and more!

Valley Forge Colorado State Flag Nylon 3-Foot x 5-Foot

Saturday, April 2, 2011

STS9 In The Studio. New Album In The Works?

Taken from the website of Different Fur Studios:

Different Fur welcomes Sound Tribe Sector 9 to the studio! The highly acclaimed Santa Cruz collective pictured below with Engineer Nic Pope working on material to follow their current five full length albums.

STS9 provides independent electronic rock with undertones of funk, jazz, and world music on their own label, 1320 Records. Known for their elaborate live instrumental sets, the band also contributes often to several nonprofit charities, including their most recent efforts in helping Japan. We’re very excited to call them one of our clients!

Screenshot of the studio's blog post.