Last Exit Live presents
Natural Vibes, The B-Side Players, The Steppas
717 S. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85004
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Natural Vibrations (sometimes affectionately called "Natty Vibes"), is the Pacific's premiere reggae band. And they just released their long-awaited and highly anticipated 6th full-length album, titled Got This Music. The project, their first full-length release in five years, is produced by Imua Garza and Brett Ortone, the same production team responsible for blockbuster hit titles by Rebel Souljahz and Kolohe Kai.
The B-Side Players are a 9-piece band part of a new movement in popular music. A band that honors the international cross-pollination that has always made music the universal language. They use any beat that catches their ear,
regardless of geography or genre, to create a compelling, horndriven, polyrhythmic groove.
They continue exploring the multifaceted grooves of Latin America and the Caribbean, incorporating the sounds of
Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico and Brazil with the funk, rock, jazz and hip-hop rhythms of their homeland, dropping bits of
Cumbia, Salsa, gritty street Samba, Son Montuno, Jarocho and Boogalo into the mix.
The B*Side Players have been laying down their own inimitable latin global funk since they came together in 1994.
Their incendiary live shows have defined them as local favorites with 10 San Diego Music awards. Meanwhile their
albums showcase a band with restless musical intelligence, effortlessly blending genres to fashion their own forward
looking, latin flavored soul music. As an eight piece band the players are known for igniting crowds with their fierce
rhythms and uplifting message of unity and consciousness. Meanwhile always keeping their focus on the political
climate of the world and nation. The B-Side Players are a living and breathing cultural art experience for the mind
body and soul.
The Steppas presently consist of 3 core members. Rick Star (Lead Vox & Guitar) Na’ea Kaopua (Lead Vox & Percussions) who have played together for years in a local band, set out to pursue their own band, enter (Bass) Kekolu Pavao. Who came together in the Fall of 2012 on their pursuit to spread their music and a career in the music industry.
On March 12, 2013 The Steppas released their second EP entitled “The Love Shack” out of their own label, 2econd Street, which made a Hot Shot Debut at #6 on the Billboard Reggae Album chart, debuted at #2 on the iTunes Reggae Album Chart, and was featured in iTunes New and Noteworthy artists to listen to. The Hawaii Based reggae band released there debut self-titled EP in August of 2012 on iTunes, Amazon, and across the State of Hawaii.
Following the Release of their sophomore EP in March, The Steppas will be releasing their first full-length album early 2014
Kush County Music is a collaboration of Arizona & Hawaii Musicians coming together to create Music that elevates the groove. Combining the sounds of Hawaiian melodies, Rootsy bass & drums with 3 part harmonies and a Female lead that sets KCM apart from others, making them Arizona's premire Island Reggae Band. KCM has opened for such bands as Katchafire, Steel Pulse, The Green, Fiji, Pato Banton, Natural Vibrations, Common Kings, Fortunate Youth & Anuhea, just to name a few. KCM is now working on there first self titled album soon to be released. You can catch KCM performing Live regularly in Arizona and California.