STS9 set to bring its largest production ever to Harrah’s Lake Tahoe |

STS9 set to bring its largest production ever to Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

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What fans are saying:

“This band shreds. Incredible energy, non-stop raging. I love them and will see them every time they’re in my area.”

— No1Son

“Great show, they just keep getting better. Can’t wait for the next one.”

— Ricktown

“This was my first time seeing Alana perform with the band and she was fabulous. The energy in the room was high and the entire experience enjoyable. I will definitely see STS9 when they come back this way again.”

— LazerCloud


Attendees to Sound Tribe Sector 9’s show at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe have more than music to look forward to next week.

The Atlanta, Georgia, group’s lighting designer Saxton Waller has long received accolades for his work creating stunning visuals to go along with the group’s improvisational dance music.

“STS9 is currently touring with their largest production rig of their career, using the latest cutting-edge sound and lighting to deliver one of the most audibly and visually stunning shows in North America today,” according to a press release for the 19-date tour that stops into the Harrah’s Lake Tahoe South Shore Room Thursday, Jan. 28.

Videos of the group’s performances show swirling geometric patterns intricately timed to the rapid musical changes that are part the popular festival act’s performances.

“I must have put a thousand programming hours into the lights before the tour started,” Waller told in December about the preparing for the group’s fall tour.

As for STS9’s music, the group blends electronic sounds with rock instrumentation to create a combination of tones designed to keep audiences moving.

“STS9 take fans to groovy new stratospheres with impassioned performances and a unique mix of EDM, jazz, and psychedelic rock. The group prefers building a vibe to showing off with flashy flourishes, but these rockers know their instruments — each member’s instrumental prowess is on full display at all times,” according to a description of the live show from Ticketmaster. “Drummer Zach Velmer and percussionist Jeffree Lerner combine acoustic and electronic rhythms to create a larger-than-life beat. Bassist Alana Rocklin gets heads bobbing and bodies swaying with her tasty, swinging bass lines. And keyboardist David Phipps and guitarist Hunter Brown alternate between smooth leads and effects-drenched rhythm chords to keep things moving and grooving.”

STS9 has released 13 albums in a career spanning almost 20 years. The band has not released a studio album since the 2011 EP “When the Dust Settles” but is in the finishing stages of a new studio album, which it expects to release sometime in 2016, according to the release.

STS9’s Tahoe show starts at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28. Tickets are $36.23 plus fees.

Harrah’s Lake Tahoe is located at 15 U.S. Highway 50 in Stateline.

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