This week at the Ryman: August 6-11, 2012

STS9 will play the Ryman on Wednesday, October 24. Also known as Sound Tribe Sector 9, STS9 is an instrumental band with a unique vibe, self-described as “post-rock dance music.” STS9 mixes standard live rock instrumentation with electronics, favoring group rhythm over solos. Since forming over a decade ago, STS9 has released 11 albums, two remixed albums, and two live DVDs. The band has opened for genre-defying acts including Snoop Dogg, Ghostland Observatory, The Glitch Mob, and Big Boi of Outkast, and once performed with Jay-Z. STS9 consistently produces the ultimate audio-visual experience that fans have come to expect from their shows, a fact resonated through the band’s self-owned record label, 1320 Records. The label was founded much on the same principles as the band. The goal is clear: “bring the music to the people in the most conscious, unique innovative and savvy ways possible.” STS9 thinks this goal lessens the distance between the artists and fans, “putting the power back in the hands of those that make the music and those that live for it.”

Tickets for STS9’s October 24 show go on sale Saturday, August 11 at 10:00 a.m. and are available here. Don’t forget to also enter to win a limited edition Hatch Show Print created especially for this concert by clicking here!

Canadian-trio Half Moon Run has been added as the opening act for Metric on Friday, September 14 at 8:00pm. Tickets are available for the show here and don’t forget to enter to win a limited edition Hatch Show Print by clicking here.

On Friday, August 10, tickets for two upcoming shows, Styx and Regina Spektor, go on sale at 10:00 a.m. Spawned from a suburban Chicago basement in the early ’70s, Styx would eventually transform into the virtual arena rock prototype by the late ’70s and early ’80s, due to a fondness for big rockers and soaring power ballads. Styx is continuing to criss-cross the U.S. in support of their latest album, “Regeneration, Volume I & II,” a double-disc collection of re-recorded classics that was released. The band had originally re-recorded these acclaimed anthems to sell only at their live shows, but has now made them commercially available. Styx will play the Ryman on Nov. 8 and tickets are available here.



Regina Spektor, originally from Moscow, is a singer-songwriter and pianist with a unique musical style that blends techniques and styles from all genres. Spektor grew up around music, with her father being an amateur violinist and her mother a music professor, and studied classical piano under Sonia Vargas, a professor at the Manhattan School of Music in her late teenage years. After completing a four-year studio program of the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College in only three years, Spektor began achieving recognition in the anti-folk scene around downtown New York City performing at venues including East Village’s Sidewalk Café and the Knitting Factory. Regina sold her self-published CDs at these performances, “11:11” and “Songs,” and in 2004 signed a contract with Sire Records to publish and distribute her third album, “Soviet Kitsch.” Spektor’s songs are usually based on scenarios and characters drawn from her imagination, combining multiple musical techniques including verses composed entirely of buzzing noises and beatbox-style flourishes in the middle of ballads. Specktor usually sings in English, although sometimes she writes words and verses in Latin, Russian or French. She was featured in 2006 on VH1’s “You Oughta Know: Artists on the Rise,” and performed for President Obama and his wife in 2010 to a standing ovation led by the First Lady. Regina Spektor returns to the Ryman this fall following the release of her newest album, “What We Saw from the Cheap Seats.”  Regina return to the Ryman stage on Nov. 11 and tickets are available here.


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