Amped Up for STS9 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
[STS9's] sound is a mesmerizing fusion of rock, jazz, electronica, hip-hop and more, proving the band’s versatility and ability to break through the borders of what a “rock” band can be.
Merely one measly week stands between us and a mastermind mash-up of music taking place at one of North Florida’s most highly regarded venues, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre – located in the heart of the nation’s oldest and arguably most historic city, St. Augustine, FL. October 7th will add another precious piece of history to this city’s timeline, because Sound Tribe Sector Nine (STS9) will be showing up and blowing up along with some help from their friends SunSquabi, Jade Cicada, and Daily Bread.
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last fifteen years or so, you’re well aware of the magic that is STS9. The Georgia-grown group is composed of five members, each one playing an integral part of the instrumental electronic rock band – from bass extraordinaire Alana Rocklin to David Phipps serenading via various keyboards. Their sound is a mesmerizing fusion of rock, jazz, electronica, hip-hop and more, proving the band’s versatility and ability to break through the borders of what a “rock” band can be. While they have plenty of studio discography completed over time, their recordings simply don’t do them justice; witnessing their wizardry at a live show is the only way to encapsulate all of the emotion and energy that this ever-talented and evolutionary band puts into their art.
The tantalizing trio known as SunSquabi will be supporting Tribe on this musical voyage, bringing their west coast weirdness into the mix. The Colorado-based hydro funk band has mastered the art of seamless transitions from upbeat synths with rugged bass to slower, silky jams, all while maintaining a pristine precision. Having released their debut album ‘Odyssey’ unto GRiZ’s All Good Records, fans quickly took notice of the new sound that’s making waves all over the country.
Skyler Golden, better known by the alias Jade Cicada, has developed an unmistakably unique and downright addictive style since he began producing in 2013. Somewhere between downtempo trip-hop and glitch, Golden’s tunes involve a certain consciousness that speaks to the soul – even without words. Similar to the outer-worldly sounds of names like Bogtrotter and Tipper, Cicada is sure to add a tasty twist to the mix in St. Augustine.
Hailing from Hotlanta with an infectious style of electro-soul that soothes as it stimulates is a producer by the name of Daily Bread – and just as the name suggests, a dose of these delicious tunes will do more than satisfy your funky, soulful electronic music cravings. Having released a groundbreaking and fiercely moving LP ‘Cloud Conductor’ last year, you can bet all eyes are on Daily Bread – and the anticipation for his future projects grows with every release.
Although pit tickets to the event are sold out, there is still an allotment of stands tickets for purchase. Find them here, and keep yourself up to date on the event info via the official event information page.