B Side Players Tribute to Curtis Mayfield

B Side Players Tribute to Curtis Mayfield

Casa De Calacas, Dub 8

Thu, March 9, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Saint Rocke

Hermosa Beach, CA

$9.00 - $10.00

B Side Players
B Side Players
The B*Side Players are a 10 piece power house of bilingual reggae, funk and cumbia. With fierce political lyrics and an overwhelming positive vibration of love, culture and unity, their live shows have raised them to legendary status. The Players have been igniting and uplifting dance floors for 15 years and have been blessed to share the stage with, The Wailers, Toots and the Maytals, Ben Harper, War, James Brown, Cultura Profetica, Fred Wesley, Maceo Parker and many more.
Casa De Calacas
Casa De Calacas
Casa De Calacas unapologetically continues to evolve, redefine and reinvent what it means to be a band from East Los Angeles. The predominately Mexican-American suburb has churned out talented groups for decades on end. It’s no secret the bar has been set high for the historically rich music scene of East L.A. From industry icons like Los Lobos and Tierra, to Grammy winning globe-trotters, Ozomatli and La Santa Cecilia, the task of carrying the torch can be daunting. For Casa De Calacas, it’s an invitation to push the envelope and offer their own version of that distinct “East LA” sound.
With influences from varied ends of the musical spectrum, Casa De Calacas exist somewhere between a house party DJ and that vintage jukebox playing your favorite corridos late night at the taco spot.
CDC (as dubbed by fans) cleverly manages to carve out a niche, while paying homage to their culture and the city that birthed them. In classic “East LA” fashion, Casa De Calacas treat fans to a guided tour of sub-genres and hybrid styles, seamlessly fusing their influences to create their self branded, “Musica del Barrio.”
Touting a high energetic live show, audiences quickly find themselves engulfed in a relentless tsunami of sound. The goal to evoke a party-like atmosphere is not taken lightly. One moment you’re skanking up a sweat to saxophone blowing ska lines, the next you’re belting out a grito in unison with perfect strangers. Their mariachi-esque rock goes zero to sixty, sending crowds into a frenzy hip shaking trance. One fan exclaims, “It’s like getting a sonic punch to the face, and it feels great!” From infectious reggae-cumbias to Hip Hop inspired merengue, CDC fires on all cylinders at all times.
If there is one message Casa De Calacas passionately promotes, it’s the importance of family and unity. When CDC steps on stage delivering their message, they are quite literal about it. In 2005, Casa De Calacas began as impromptu jam sessions between cousins. These late night collaborations blossomed into a lengthy career as one of East LA’s long standing groups. Their longevity can be attributed to the unity within the band and the respect for family.
Dub 8
Dub 8
Each Dub 8 performance is 100% pure energy. Dub 8 performances are special because the music makes a connection with the crowd because it's music for the people; all people. We call this effect "Reggae Sol Ska". For the fans, the muisc becomes a part of them. Do not underestimate the healing power of music from Dub 8.

Dub 8 seamlessly blends dynamic reggae and ska beats with infectious Rock and Latin riffs & hooks to round out a perfectly unique sound. You know exactly where you are when you're at a Dub 8 show. The band has performed hundreds of high-energy performances throughout Southern California, Arizona and Washington at numerous watering holes, eateries, private parties, benefit concerts and community events.
Venue Information:
Saint Rocke
142 Pacific Coast Highway
Hermosa Beach, CA, 90254
http://www.saintrocke.com