Last night, STS9 continued their tour with a stop at Boston’s House of Blues, across the street from the storied Fenway Park, to celebrate the “high holidays.” For their special 4/20 performance, the group certainly pulled out all the stops and showed some serious love to fans in Beantown, eager to see the band return for the first time to the city proper since November of 2015. During the first set, following “Frequencies Peace 2” which jammed through to “Frequencies Peace 3,” the group kicked off a non-stop jam sequence to the end, which housed the third live performance of “Enceladus,” a new song that was debuted at The Pageant in St. Louis exactly a week prior.
For the second set, the band was still vibing high, throwing in a cover of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s “The Next Episode” off The Chronic 2001, originally sampled from David McCallum’s “The Edge,” as a nod to the holiday. Following this, after “Hidden Hand, Hidden Fist” another special surprise was in store. Victor Wooten, the renowned bassist from Béla Fleck and the Flectones and the Victor Wooten Trio, emerged for the song “Grow,” during which STS9’s resident bass virtuoso, Alana Rocklin, threw down in a wicked bass battle. You can watch footage of this sick sit-in below courtesy of The STS9 Halftime Show. You can also check out the full setlist from STS9’s House of Blues show after the video, courtesy of The Church of STS9.
[Photo courtesy of Joshua Huver of Must Have Media]
SETLIST: STS9 | House Of Blues | Boston, MA | 4/20/17
SET I: Be Nice, Vapors, Kaya, Vibyl, Frequencies 2 >> 3, Out Of This World>> Enceladus>> Rent
SET II: Click Lang Echo>> The Next Episode (Dr. Dre & Snoop)*>> Hidden Hand, Hidden Fist> Grow**, Sun, Moon & Stars>> ReEmergence^$, King Pharaoh’s Tomb, When The Dust Settles
ENCORE: Moon Socket
* – Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre cover (from The Chronic 2001)
** – with Victor Wooten
^ – Sun, Moon & Stars teases from HB
$ – Native End tease from Phipps in outro