On Thursday night, made their return to just eight months after appearing at Fest (and headlining an after party at the Joy) in March. were still wrapped around the block and queued up outside at the scheduled start time, before filing into the 900 capacity box just in time to pack it out for the opening “20-12” around 9:30. The offered a solid mix of newer fare (the funk-laden “World Go Round”), newly revived tunes (the -esque world groove “Love Don’t Terrorize”) and long-time staples (“Instantly,” “Inspired Strikes Back,” and “Blu Mood”).

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Set two’s “Surreality > EB” segment was arguably the highlight of a night full of noteworthy moments and the only complaint I heard exiting the venue was that this wasn’t a multi-night run in the Crescent City. Following the “Warrior” encore, it appeared was almost coaxed into playing a rare second encore before the lights cut on and hordes of happy exited the venue.

2015 has been yet another banner year for fans of as STS9’s second life begins to reach the lofty potential many saw last year when new bassist Alana Rocklin played her first run of shows.

Continue below to check out the and gallery from the show.

STS9 at the , , LA || Thursday, November 19, 2015

SET I:
20-12>>
Blu Mood
Wika Chikana
One A Day
Kaya
Possibilities>
Oil & Water
Epirus*>>
Summit

SET II:
Love Don’t Terrorize>>
Monkey ^
Instantly
Surreality>>
EB
The Paint>>
F. Word
Inspire Strikes Back
TWELVE
World Go Round

ENCORE:
Warrior
* – upright bass
^ – no intro, right into middle jam


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