Sound Tribe Sector 9 (STS9) and jam band Umphrey’s Mcgee will be at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts’ huge, stunning outdoor concert venue just outside of Washington, DC this Sunday 9/1/13. It’s not every day that Wolf Trap showcases electronic acts with thumping bass and huge light shows. The show has already been previewed and described as “a mix of light and sound that will shock your senses with delight and intensify your consciousness."
If you've never been to Wolf Trap you've got to check it out. It's the only venue of its kind. The architecturally unique outdoor Filene Center concert hall sits on over 100 acres of wooded parkland complete with streams, picnic areas and jogging trails. Best of all you can BYOB and wine. Definitely a chill way to spend a Sunday night. The venue is also metro accessible with a bus running from the Vienna metro to the Filene Center.
STS9’s music has been described as “mind expanding”. The group is embraced by jam fans as much as hip-hop and electronic dance lovers. STS9 has played at some of the biggest music festivals in the world, including Bonnaroo, Coachella and Lollapalooza. Most recently, the band released When the Dust Settles (2011). The EP peaked at No.1 on the iTunes Electronic chart.
Umphrey’s McGee is famous for always-fresh live concerts that mix technically demanding tunes and psychedelic light shows with complex epics and playful covers. With influences ranging from Frank Zappa to Pink Floyd to Genesis, Umphrey's are “consummate musical alchemists, deftly reconfiguring sounds from rock's vast panoply of styles” (Entertainment Weekly). In 2007 they released The Bottom Half, which reached No. 7 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Mantis (2009) also had considerable commercial success, even charting on the Billboard 200. Most recently, the band released Death by Stereo (2011) which has been described as “lethal musical gumbo”.