Sound Tribe Sector 9

STS9 at the Fillmore Auditorium, 12/30/12 (review)

Fresh off of Mayan Holidaze, an exclusive Mexican getaway with fellow jammers Umphrey’s McGee and The Disco Biscuits, STS9 returned to Colorado on Sunday for the second of three New Year’s performances at the Fillmore Auditorium, dubbed “Time Within Evolving Living Vehicle Earth.” The spacey quintet –  always one to push the balance between live improvisation and mind-bending programmed production – left a free-spirited crowd more than ready for a New Year’s Eve performance to cap off a vigorous end of 2012.

Sound Tribe Sector 9 @ Red Rocks

STS9's colorful light show and on-stage paintings complemented its adventurous "livetronica" at Red Rocks on Friday and Saturday. Photos by Brian Carney. A frigid fog tried to flatten them but they would not yield.