NEW YORK, NY – Saturday October 22nd Sound Tribe Sector 9 will return to New York City’s Best Buy Theater for their first NYC performance since August of 2010. During that two night stand they treated New Yorkers to anÂ “Axe The Cables” acoustic set at the The Blender Theater before heading to the Roseland Ballroom the following night-(full setlists below.) Â Their current 24-city fall tour will be in full swing following 2 sold out performances at Colorado’s famous Red Rocks Amphitheater (saw the two Red Rocks Shows – SICK – ed.) where the band was joined by Snoop Dogg, Savoy and LTJ Bukem.
STS9 first played NYC in 1999Â at now defunct Wetlands Preserve.Â Since then, they have run the gamut of NYC venues, taking the stage at Irving Plaza, The Roxy, B.B. King’s, The Bowery Ballroom, Terminal 5 along with the aforementioned Blender and Roseland. The Best Buy Theater (formerly the Nokia Theater) has also seen it’s fair share of STS9 performances with the six-piece playing there 4 times, most recently in 2007.
Check out one of STS9’s earliest NYC performances at The Wetlands from archive.org
The current tour is in support of their new EP,Â When The Dust Settles, which was released in June on their own 1320 Records. When the Dust Settles debuted at #1 on iTunes’s Electronic Charts,and the single “Scheme” had over 100,000 downloads in it’s first week.
I am really excited for STS9 to hit NYC again for a variety of reasons- some selfish, and some in general. First and foremost on my list is their show atmosphere; kick ass light show, smoke, brilliant and articulate musicianship, and one hell of crowd; SOLD! Bring that to NYC on a Saturday, several shows into a tour, along with an after-party at Gramercy (details below)Â and we”ve got a winner.
Another factor I am selfishly considering is that I’ve shot Best Buy Theater several times before and it was the inspiration for my newish super wide lens. The mass power of Facebook really put this one in my head, when within minutes of their tour and subsequent Best Buy Theater announcement, I saw dozens of posts that pretty much said “I’m there”- I followed suit .Â Back to the atmosphere- as a photographerÂ I see the possibilities expanding exponentially with each piece of the overall STS9 experience pie. Having been in and around Best Buy, I have a few angles and vantage points in mind and can’t wait to deliver the results. Check back after next weekend for a full gallery and review.
What to do after the lights go out?
STS9 will be joined by opener Polish Ambassador. Also bassist David Murphy will bring his side project Up Until NowÂ to an after party around the corner at The Gramercy Theater that will feature a slew of others including Gladkill, ill-esha, Sleepyhead, Sonkin, Tucci and Binary Bits.
Look for a full review and photos of the NYC shows here.
Here are setlistsÂ from the last two NYC stops via soundtribe.org– comment below with your dream setlist!
08.11.2010 – Blender Theatre – New York, New York
I: South of Here, The Following, Approaching, New Song, Grimey, Glen Tells Kargo, Place Behind*, Satori
II: Moonsocket> So It goes, The New Soma, ReStereo, Equinox, From Now On, Kamuy, Lo Swago
E: Between 6th and 7th*
#First set was acoustic (Axe the Cables #2)
* =’s with Dom Lalli from Big Gigantic
08.12.2010 – Roseland Ballroom – New York, NY
I: Lion, Grizzly, Hidden Hand Hidden Fist, EHM, Somesing, Vibyl, Tooth, Atlas, Evasive Maneuvers, Arigato, Rent, One A Day
E: Shock Doctrine, Instantly
Check out more details on STS9.com