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STS9 NYE 2013 ATLANTA RUN: Setting The Bar High For New Years


During our Atlanta adventures, we stopped in to party with STS9 in their hometown on the 28th and 29th for two nights of fun during their five night run at the Tabernacle. The nights we attended were nights 2 and 3 of the run.

12/28/13 Not even the freezing rain could keep Tribe fans away from the second night of their run. People streamed into the three level venue soaked and freezing, seemingly oblivious to the cold as they rocked out with wet hair and clothes.

Eskmo opened up for the band, getting the crowd hyped with his unique sound (which includes ripping paper, banging shovels, and opening soda cans). He never fails to surprise his live audiences with a bag of musical tricks, and this night was no exception. By layering his own eerie echoing vocals on top of a driving bass line and shimmering synth, he created the perfect hype to get the crowd ready for tribe.

Even after a first night of heavy hitters (such as Scheme and TWELVE), Tribe came in swinging, opening up with Bigs and 1.2.3. Later on in the set they brought out bass player Alana Rocklin, who boasts an impressive resume of shows with artists like Bassnectar, Jim James and Andre 3000. Alana accompanied the band for Hidden Hand Hidden Fist, and a crazy funky cover of Shakedown Street, as well as Gobnugget during their encore.

12/28/13 Set I: Bigs -> 1.2.3 > Empires, F. Word, Crystal Instrument, Song 2, Metameme, Looking Back on Earth, Roy G. Biv, Hidden Hand Hidden Fist* -> Shakedown Street*

Set II: Hubble, Arigato, Golden Gate, Water Song, Open E, Tooth -> Moon Socket

ENCORE: Gobnugget*, Instantly

* w/ Alana Rocklin (BASS)


12/29/13 Night three was just as heavy, with Russ Liquid opening with a jazzy, funky set. He even brought out the trumpet and jazz flute during his set, which was a huge hit with the crowd.

Tribe definitely didn’t hold back, even after the previous two nights of heavy hitters. They surprised the crowd with a number of covers spanning the musical spectrum, playing tracks like Two Weeks by Grizzly Bear, a Michael Jackson Thriller cover with Russ Liquid on trumpet and Gnarly G on saxophone, SpottieOttieDopalicious by Outkast, 2001 (Also Sprach Zarathustra) A Space Odyssey Theme Song, and Daft Punk’s Robot Rock. Their encore was a vibing reggae track called King Pharaoh’s Tomb with their entire guest ensemble, which was a perfect way to close out the night and mellow the crowd out after an intense set.

12/29/13 Set I: Blu Mood, Evasive Maneuvers, Wika Chikana, Grizzly, Between 6th and 7th, Thriller*, Simulator*, Move My Peeps, 2001 (Also Sprach Zarathustra)*

Set II: SpottieOttieDopalicious*, Vibyl*, Shock Doctrine, Frequencies DnB -> Frequencies Peace 2 -> Frequencies 3, Squares & Cubes -> New Soma, Robot Rock, Lo Swaga, From Now On

ENCORE: King Pharaoh’s Tomb (* &)

(*) w/ Russ Liquid and GharlyG (HORNS) (&) plus Kenny from J.U.S.T.I.C.E League (HORNS)


You can follow the set lists from each night live from the STS9 Twitter. Check the DubEra facebook for full photo album from each night coming soon.


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