STS9, Tycho see split scenes in Oakland

STS9_PostPhotos by Sam Heller // Written by Mike Frash //

STS9 with Tycho //
Fox Theater Oakland – Oakland
March 1st, 2013 //

Santa Cruz’s STS9 flowed through the Fox Theater Oakland Friday evening, delivering a couple sets that were heavy on newer material from their 2011 EP When the Dust Settles. The second set began with an unexpected treat; a horn section joined the electronic jam band for the first four songs of the second set.

More than any other live act, STS9 straddles the line between jam band and electronic act, but they usually defer to their live instruments. However, most members have a laptop nearby, and the second layer of the band on stage are on an elevated platform, as most big-name DJ acts are these days.

There was a duality to the night Friday, as rising SF-based Tycho had plenty of his own fans in attendance since he was the opening act. It seemed like Tycho would be a perfect opening act for STS9 based on both group’s musical output, but the bridge was never finished, as a surprising amount of concertgoers left before STS9 performed. This only gave more room for the Sound Tribe faithful to get down and celebrate live music.

Set 1: This, Us!, When The Dust Settles > Arigato, Beyond Right Now, T.W.E.L.V.E > Warrior, Metameme, Simulator

Set 2: Revolutions 1993*, End Titles*, Be Nice*, Firewall*, Golden Gate, Rent, Biggs >New Song, What is Love, Awesome, The Unquestionable Supremacy of Nature

Encore: By The Morning Sun, Scheme

*with horns


  1. Cool stuff!!!!


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