Sound Tribe Sector 9 at Electric Factory on Friday 10/21
Story by Kelly Wassinger, Photos by Steven Philips
STS9 rocked out the electric factory in Philly on Friday playing two incredible sets. The place was jam packed; the line from the box office stretched all the way to the sidewalk – check out the photos of the beautiful people pre-show below!
Inside, the main floor and upstairs sections were packed with people all ready to get down and dirty – they certainly did just that. Equipped with glow sticks, balloons, and colorful costumes, the crowd was ready for a wild night.
STS9 – aka Sound Tribe Sector 9, Sound Tribe, or Tribe – first caught the attention of music fans after performing in Atlanta over ten years ago. Since their Atlanta debut, they have enjoyed continued growth as a popular part of the electronica post-rock genre. The band consists of 5 members: Hunter Brown – guitar/keys, Jeffree Lerner – percussion, David Murphy – bass/synths, David Phipps – keyboards and Zach Velmer – drums. They have performed with other seminal electro-acts like BASSNECTAR and Pretty Lights but also with hip-hop artists like Jay-Z. Their venue list is as diverse as the people they’ve taken the stage with: Red Rocks, Fillmore, Great American Music Hall, The Electric Factory and we can’t forget the major festivals such as Summer Camp and All Good.
Known for unforgettable audio-visual shows, STS9 certainly lived up to their creative ability to amaze people with stunning effects. Starting off with “Lo Swagga” in the first set and ending the show with “Instantly” in the second set, STS9 played an great show. Jefree Lerner killed it on the bongos during “Scheme” and the crowd went crazy for “The Rabble” and “Aimlessly”. The rainbow lighting and visual panels of insane patterns and moving light really added an element to their performance that you just can’t get from anyone else. If you haven’t caught an STS9 show, I would suggest you do so ASAP because you do not want to miss out on a chance to see these amazing performers.