Wednesday, September 30, 2009

STS9 - Band to watch for this weekend.

I had always heard of STS9 and never really gave them a listen until recently. A listener’s mind is sure to get lost in a fusion of jam, jazz with a multitude of schizophrenic tempo changes and unbridled improvisations. The unique thing about this group is that they combine this very “jam band” sound with electronic beats. Having played numerous sold-out shows and even rocking the main stage at Lollapalooza this past year, the instrumental rockers recently put out an album entitled Peaceblaster: The New Orleans Make it Right Remixes. The album is basically what it sounds like, a remix of thirty original STS9 tracks by the likes of The Glitch Mob, Pretty Lights and Count Bass D. All proceeds go to the Make It Right Foundation which is Brad Pitt’s Lower 9th Ward rebuilding project. These do-gooders will be here Friday, October 2nd at Stubb's and then Saturday at ACL. With an amazing light show and energetic live show, STS9 is a “won’t miss,” they’ll be at the X-Box Stage, 7 p.m.

Here’s a video which encompasses their jazz progressions and unsullied rhythm.

If you’re not planning on fighting the crowds at ACL you can snag ticket to their Friday show at Stubb’s HERE.