STS9's Re:Generation 2012 Festival CANCELLED
- Published on May 09, 2012
- By Nick Rhodes
According to STS9's official website and Facebook and the official Re:Generation Facebook, the 2012 edition of the festival has been canceled. The festival, hosted by STS9, was set to take place June 21 to 24 at Horning's Hideout in North Plains, Oregon.
Here's the message posted on both networks:
"We regret to announce that 2012's Re:Generation Festival has been cancelled.
All customers who have purchased tickets will automatically receive a full refund, which will be issued to the card used on the original order or payment.
The refund process is underway, and you should see the credit within the next 5-7 days, if not sooner.
If you do not see the credit by May 18 then please contact us via email,
or phone, 888-512-SHOW.
We are sorry, and thank you all for your support of STS9!"
No word on why the festival has been canceled. Re:Generation debuted in 2007 in North Carolina and returned in 2011 after a three-year hiatus. This year, Umphrey's McGee, Ghostland Observatory, Big Gigantic, MiM0SA and Papadosio were set to perform. Last year's festival the livetronica quintet was joined by Bassnectar, The Glitch Mob, Big Gigantic and Lotus.
STS9 is still set to play The Hangout, Electric Forest, High Sierra and Gathering of the Vibes this summer. We'll bring you more details as they're made available.
For those of you who now have a void in your festival calendar, Colorado's Sonic Bloom is a pretty solid alternative.
Two Sets of Umphrey's McGee, Midnite And More Added To Re:Generation Festival
- Published on March 26, 2012
- By AUS10B
Minutes ago, STS9's Re:Generation Festival unveiled their latest round of additions with not one, but two sets from jam-rockers Umphrey's McGee certain to make this year's Re:Gen one for the books. Umphrey's joins STS9, Ghostland Observatory, Big Gigantic, MiM0SA, and more for the 2012 installment of this truly one-of-a-kind festival.
Set to take place from June 21 to 24 at the historic Horning's Hideout just 30 minutes from Portland, OR, the weekend will also feature multiple sets from STS9 including a visually stunning "Great Cycle Spectacles" set and a special "Sector 9" set, where the boys will reach back into their catalogue and bust out the jams fro the O.G. fans.
[Check out Headstash Magazine's review of the first Great Cycle Spectacle in Denver, CO.]
Other additions to the lineup include conscious reggae artists Midnite, Welder (the downtempo, alter-ego of ESKMO) producer duo Two Fresh, Michal Menert and Gramatik of Pretty Lights Music, R/D and a late-night Silent Disco.
The addition of Umphrey's McGee and Midnite changes the vibe of the festival and really takes it to the next level. Tickets are available now via the festival's website for $177.50 with payment plans available for those who can't afford to take the financial plunge all at once but still want to experience the magic that is Re:Generation.
Full lineup and event information for Re:Gen and all your favorite summer festivals can be found in our 2012 Festival Guide.
[READ our 2011 Review Guide for highlights, lowlights, surprises and more from last year's festival]
Source: Re:Generation Festival
STS9's Re:Generation Adds Ghostland Observatory, Big Gigantic, MiM0SA, Sector 9 Show
- Published on March 08, 2012
- By Nick Rhodes
STS9's Re:Generation Festival has announced Big Gigantic, MiM0SA and Ghostland Observatory will join the livetronica quintet at Horning's Hideout in North Plains, Oregon. In keeping with the Mayan theme of the year, STS9 will be performing their "Great Cycle Spectacle" show as well as a special "Sector 9" performance - an homage to their old-school fans and old-school catalogue.
The festival will take place from June 21 to 24 and more artists should be announced in the coming months. Check out our previous News Nug with the initial announcement and coverage from 2011's event to get a taste of what you're in for.
Tickets for Re:Generation go on sale this Saturday, March 10 at noon PST for $147.50 via the festival's website.
This is the second Sector 9 show on the schedule for 2012 after "debuting" the concept on New Year's Day 2011. STS9 also has Great Cycle Spectacles planned for Oakland, CA and Austin's Nocturnal Festival in April and Red Rocks in Colorado in June. They will also play at Alabama's The Hangout Festival in May. For complete list of tour dates and more information, check out their official website.
STS9 Announces Re:Generation 2012
- Published on February 13, 2012
- By Nick Rhodes
STS9's Re:Generation festival is back for the second year in a row at Horning's Hideout in North Plain's OR this June 21 to 24. Last year's event was the first since 2007's in Asheville, NC and garnered around 4,000 attendees.
Last year's event was headlined with three nights of STS9, including an afternoon acoustic set where they debuted a stripped-down "Circus" and "Roygbiv." Bassnectar, The Glitch Mob, Beats Antique, Lotus and a dozen or so other artists joined Sector 9 at Horning's.
Check out Headstash Magazine's coverage of Re:Generation 2011 below:
Day 1: The Glitch Mob, The Polish Ambassador, Octopus Nebula
Day 2: STS9, Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, Pigs on the Wing
Day 3: STS9, Lotus, The Malah, Inspired Flight
Day 4: STS9 Acoustic and Electric, Break Science, ESKMO
Comprehensive Review Guide: Highlights, Lowlights, Surprises, Funny Quotes
We should expect a few nights of STS9 and undoubtedly some Great Cycle Spectacles action to go along with a number of 1320 Records artists. Stay tuned for more information about the lineup and tickets as its made available. See you with the peacocks!
Electric Forest Festival Confirms 2012 Dates
- Published on October 20, 2011
- By Thad Max
Madison House Presents announced today that Electric Forest Festival 2012 is set for another rager in the woods on the beautiful Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan Thursday, 6/28 through Sunday, 7/1. Taking place at the site of the original Rothbury Festival, last year's inaugural festival headliners included String Cheese Incident, Tiesto, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, and REO Speedwagon to name a few.
Hopefully this year organizers will give festivalgoers the option to shuttle over to the waterpark close by. Also more Burning Man art installations would be a welcome addition, the Midwest and East Coast need more of the interactive arts in their lives!
Check out the official announcement video, and check back as ticketing and lineup information becomes available.
Source: Electric Forest Festival
Re:Generation Analysis – ALL STS9
- Published on July 01, 2011
- By Various Authors
Rankings and highlights from every STS9 set.
Re:Generation 2011 in Pictures
- Published on July 01, 2011
- By Nick Rhodes
Photographs from STS9's Re:Generation festival, June 23 to 26 at Horning's Hideout in North Plains, OR.
Bands included in this gallery: Keys N Krates, The Glitch Mob, Pigs on the Wing, Big Gigantic, Bassnectar, Tycho, The Malah, Inspired Flight, Up Until Now, Lotus, Little People, Beats Antique, Break Science, ESKMO and of course, plenty of STS9.
[Photographs by Nick Rhodes.]
Check out all our coverage of Re:Generation through our 2011 Festival Guide.
Headstash's RE:GENERATION Review Guide
- Published on June 29, 2011
- By Nick Rhodes
June 23-26 – North Plains, OR
2nd year – Estimated attendance: 4,000
2011 Lineup: STS9 (3 shows plus acoustic set), Bassnectar, The Glitch Mob, Lotus, Beats Antique, Big Gigantic, Tycho, Emancipator, Break Science, ESKMO, Paper Diamond, Eliot Lipp, Pigs on the Wing (feat. David Murphy and David Phipps of STS9, Jeremy Salken of Big Gigantic and more), Little People, Up Until Now, Lynx, The Great Mundane, Keys N Krates, Inspired Flight, The Polish Ambassador, Octopus Nebula, The Malah, An-ten-nae
Festival Website: http://www.regenerationfestival.com/
For the most part, the weather was ideal. It rained only one morning and only briefly. The mornings were temperate but not the searing heat you get as soon as the sun rises at some festivals. The afternoons were hot, but not humid. And the evenings were cool but not too frigid. It was pretty chilly at after the music stopped, but a comfortable sleeping bag and a sweatshirt remedied that fairly well (unless you came unprepared. . . like I did. . . and froze).
Pigs on the Wing. STS9 bassist David Murphy's Pink Floyd cover band side-project proved to be a welcome break from all the heavy electro of the lineup. Joined by regular bandmate keyboardist David Phipps and Big Gigantic's Jeremy Salken, the super group powered through Floyd favorites like "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" and "Comfortably Numb." It was a rocking set and you could tell the band was having a great time on stage, smiling, singing along and posing theatrically throughout.
Up Until Now with the brothers Murphy. After David was diagnosed with cancer, fans flocked to his Facebook and message boards to offer their sympathies and encouragement. Finally back on the festival circuit this summer after some intense treatment, you could tell he felt especially grateful and blessed. This was never more apparent than when he took the stage with younger brother Jay's electronic project Up Until Now. The two brothers smiled happily at each other multiple times during the set and it was truly an inspirational site to behold.
Saturday night encore. Old-school fans may bicker about STS9's more electronic direction the past half-decade, but all that stopped for this encore of "Breathe In" and "We'll Meet In Our Dreams." Two of the more uplifting and gorgeous songs in their catalog, rookies and veterans alike could be heard exalting the song choice and jumping with excitement during the breakdowns and peaks.
Acoustic "Circus." After debuting their "Axe The Cables" acoustic set during their New Year's Eve run in 2009, STS9 has played several shows in select cities, pulling from the same pool of songs as the inaugural event. Finally, fans got a taste of some newer, stripped down versions and went wild when the opening notes of "Circus" rang out. One of the most popular and well-known songs in their catalog, Murph even got up from his chair and walked over to Zach's drums, egging him on as they both played passionately. Following with "Roygbiv > Dance" – both debuts in this setting as well – also elicited some raucous cheering.
"Baraka." Closing the festival out right, STS9 encored with yet another beautiful song in "Baraka," leaving many fans embracing with tears streaming down their faces. Perfect ending to an emotional and awesome weekend. Not many festivals end like that.
Other than me being freezing at night (which was really my own fault), there wasn't much bad about this festival. Security could be a bit . . . creepy at times, scouring the audience and hovering over your shoulder looking for anyone drinking outside liquor or smoking anything, but they weren't heavy-handed and though policies seemed to change day-to-day, they were very upfront about it.
It sucked that music couldn't go past 1:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10:00 p.m. on Thursday and Sunday, but only Bob Horning's neighbors are to blame for that one.
Glitch Mob dancer. At first, I really thought some chick jumped the guard rail and hopped on stage to dance along to the music. It wouldn't have been that hard to do. But when the long cloth was lowered from the ceiling and she began doing acrobatics 30 feet off the ground, I was mesmerized. Amazing stuff. And completely unexpected. Glad she came back for the encore.
Inspired Flight. Often, the small acts at a festival are either "meh" or "extremely meh," so I was really thrilled when Inspired Flight hit the stage. Admittedly, I'd never heard them, but the juxtaposition of indie rock guitar, old-school DJ scratching, electronic beats and an angelic-voiced female singer made for a really unique composition that incorporated numerous genres and styles. Loved their flow, their swagger and their passion.
STS9's patience. Though they didn't bust out a ton of old tracks, they played every song with real purpose and patience. A lot of people expected them to throw down with songs not heard since 2006, but the truth is, I'd rather hear tight, deliberate versions of newer songs they're really digging than sloppy, half-assed versions of old songs just to feel some nostalgia. Seeing the band enjoying themselves on stage heightened my enjoyment of the event.
A real mix of old-school STS9 fans, new-school STS9 fans and a bevy of Northwesterners looking to party. The crowd was fairly well behaved as a whole. During some shows, the atmosphere was electric and the familial essence of the Tribe community really shined through. Especially after the "Baraka."
Security was a bit tight, but they made it clear what would and wouldn't be tolerated. The staff at the gate was always very friendly as were most of the festivalgoers. Members of STS9 walked around the grounds frequently, meeting and hobnobbing with fans. It was an intimate festival and felt even smaller than it was because of how chill everyone acted.
"This is a great set. Do you have any more Ketamine?"– Some random dude directly after acoustic "Circus" at 3:45 in the afternoon.
"Murph, I wrote you a note!" – A spun chick in the front row just after throwing a crumbled up note at his feet.
"Re:Generation make some fucking noise if you're living the high life in this motherfucker." – Big Gigantic's Dom Lalli who apparently has a new promotional deal with Miller Brewing Company or something.
"Dude with the airhorn, this is where you drop it." – Bassnectar to an over-zealous fan who brought a prop to the set and used it during a rare lull. BN then proceeded to hit him with some really heavy bass. Owned.
"I love you all." – Murph's message during a particularly emotional and heartfelt break in the music.
"You win a ticket to Red Rocks."– STS9's Zach Velmer to a fan who answered an "STS9 trivia" question correctly. Zach was apparently quizzing people and giving out free tickets. Pretty sweet.
Check out links to our day-by-day complete coverage of Re:Generation here.
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