Concerts

Space-edelic

If funkmaster Isaac Hayes ever decided to join post-rocker Tortoise, they might sound a lot like the psychedelic dub of Sound Tribe Sector 9. Mixing metaphysical interests like Maya mysticism with jazz aesthetics and electronica, the Georgia five-piece is identified with a spacey jam-band rock that's original, danceable, and completely captivating. Cosmic guitars, crackling laptop effects, robotic drums, and jazzy keyboard and bass riffs ebb and flow in a funky nebula of synth psychedelia. Songs like the dub-and-bass "Tokyo" and the sputtering effects of "Trinocular" swim in colorful clouds of hazy moon dust, where you'll encounter the jam-band ghosts of Phish, Disco Biscuits, and LTJ Bukem, smoking a spliff, reading books on Maya codices, and noodling on instruments as diverse as a Japanese 13-string koto and a Moog Voyager synthesizer. Onstage, the siren sounds of STS9 will beckon a crowd as diverse as its influences, all worshiping the next musical evolution of funkified electro-rock.

Sound Tribe Sector 9 performs Thursday, October 5, at Revolution, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $18.50 to $20. Doors open at 8 p.m. Call 954-727-0950, or visit www.jointherevolution.net.

KEEP NEW TIMES BROWARD-PALM BEACH FREE... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Keith Gribbins