Desciples organically grew their sound to put your body in motion. There's enough delay to swim in and the thick percussion section will keep your head just above water. The groove is heavy set, yet spacious, almost like basking in the sun on a private beach with your own personal bartender. Don't be surprised when they bust into a rocking White Stripes or Depeche Mode cover. The band has taken the term "DreadRock" to new heights by blending such contrasting bands as Bob Marley and Peter Tosh with Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana.
In 2005 Stephen Hashbarger was 17 and had just begun his songwriting career. He went to an open mic night in Englewood, Colorado, where he met Chilli and began the musical project that would later become Desciples. Fast forward to 2007. In front of a sold out crowd at the Gothic Theatre in Englewood, Desciples won the Denver leg of a national battle of the bands competition and became 1 of 17 groups remaining. They then played a nationally televised performance at the Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame.
In the Summer of 2009, Desciples recorded their debut studio album. On July 10th 2010 "Soul Searching & Couch Surfing" was released. The album presents a behind-the-scenes view of the success' and failures of Stephen's life that is skillfully told. From the trials of personal relationships and the angst of growing up to the struggles of the band and his home life to major events taking place around the world today, this album is a journey through the mind of a conflicted yet compassionate soul. Desciples' love for life and humanity is brilliantly conveyed in this compilation of recorded songs and displayed first hand at their over the top high-energy live performances.
Apex Vibe is a 5 piece Reggae-Rock band nestled in the city of Denver, CO. They are not your normal white boy reggae, they are reaching for a new place in time where dub reggae hooks up with the foundation of rock n roll and is baked at a Mile High. Their sound might take you back to the Omaha roots of 311, or the Long Beach sounds of Sublime, your grandma might even crack a 40 oz after just a few minutes. Known for their electric live performances, every show they play is an improvement and a bar for which they keep raising for themselves.
They recently played to a full house in Denver at the CD release party for their second album "Elevate". This album brings a lot more dynamic to the band with a unique blend of hard rock & reggae cuts, hip-hop and even R&B swing. In the last year Apex Vibe has shared the stage with such acts as UB40, Eek A Mouse, Ky-Mani Marley, Collie Buddz, and many more. They have headlined shows at the Gothic Theatre, Cervantes, Herman's Hideaway, and have played such notable venues as the Fox Theatre, Mishawaka Amphitheatre, the Belly-Up Aspen, and the Denver People's Fair. Look for Apex Vibe in a mountain town near you!