STS9



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It's been eight years since this five man electronic music collective from Santa Cruz, California has graced the stages of High Sierra. They began with us back in 2000, then a little known instrumental progressive rock act from Atlanta who through consistent touring (which included a consecutive five year stint at High Sierra from 2000 - 2004) have elevated themselves to the forefront of today's jamtronica music scene. In addition to  selling out shows around the country and using their voice as a platform for change by raising admirable amounts of money towards their activism efforts, STS9 has released 11 albums on their own 1320 Records label which was founded on the principles of collaboration, cooperation, and community. The goal is clear: Bring the music to the people in the most conscious and efficient way possible. By doing so, the distance lessens between artists and fans, putting the power back in the hands of those that make music and those that live for it. Pushing the boundaries of electronic, instrumental music STS9's sound is a tour-de-force of rhythms and textures, beats and melodies, darkness and light all served up in an array of different tempos and grooves from energizing, pulsing and ecstatic, to ambient, ethereal and hypno-trance-endental.



2012 LINEUP
Ben Harper
STS9
Railroad Earth
Galactic
Built To Spill
Toots and The Maytals
Ryan Bingham
ALO
Matisyahu
Lotus
Delta Spirit
Soulive
Heartless Bastards
Big Gigantic
The Devil Makes Three
Deer Tick
Greensky Bluegrass
Garage A Trois
Paper Diamond
The Slip
Lettuce
Surprise Me Mr. Davis
Grupo Fantasma
MarchFourth Marching Band
Mocean Worker
The Motet: Funk Is Dead!
Skerik's Bandalabra
Red Baraat
The TRIO feat. Johnny Vidacovich, Ike Stubblefield and Grant Green Jr.
The Stooges Brass Band
The New Orleans Suspects
Ben Sollee
Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers
Silent Frisco
Nathan Moore
The Lumineers
Marco Benevento
Elephant Revival
Papadosio
Split Lip Rayfield
Rubblebucket
Birds of Chicago
Brokedown In Bakersfield
Delicate Steve
Gardens & Villa
David Garza
Dead Winter Carpenters
Kids These Days
Y La Bamba
Mike Dillon Band
Steve Poltz
Matt The Electrician
Big Light
The Nibblers
Living Folklore
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Artists-at-Large:
- Skerik
- Mike Dillon
- "Delicate" Steve Marion
- Sunny Jain (Red Baraat)



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