Upcoming Events

Tatanka at West End Trading Co.
October 19, 2017 · 6:00 pm · 10:00 pm
West End Trading Co.
“Tatanka is a record that manages to pay homage to its roots, deliver a couple catchy singles, as well as define Tatanka’s sound as an out of the mold band that is pushing the reggae-rock genre to a new place.” -Tommy Dubs, The Pier

Tatanka encapsulates the heavy roots rumble of the Caribbean, while maintaining the pop sensibilities of the dance-oriented electronic sounds from the Britannica-American reggae scenes. These sounds are what fueled the groups newest album,’Tatanka‘. Written over the span of a year and a half, Tatanka recorded their self-titled album at Imperial Sound in San Diego. Reggae rocker Ted Bowne from PASSAFIRE and roots magician The Maad T-Ray of Tribal Seeds feature on a counter-culture wake up call entitled “The Yard”. Jamaican sing-jay Triston Palmer is heard on a bouncy number labeled “Give Green“. The tune pays homage to never giving up and believing in yourself. En Young of Tribal Seeds can also be heard throughout the album. The album debuted at #1 on the iTunes reggae charts and #4 on Billboard’s reggae charts. The positive lyrics and heavy sounds garnered radio air-play all around the globe.

Tatanka’s ‘Sounds In Technicolor‘ EP has racked up over 20,000 downloads and has attributed to the flourishing fan base. This recognition has led to tours across the US and Canada with acts such as Tribal Seeds, Stick Figure, Lee Scratch Perry, Fortunate Youth, Easy Star Allstars, Passafire, and more. In conjunction with a heavy tour schedule, Tatanka has also played a multitude of festivals including California Roots, Powell-a-Palooza, Desert Rocks, Arise, and a plethora of others.

Formed in Denver Colorado by a few college friends, Tatanka has been recognized as “Breakout Artist of the Year” (2014) by The Pier, High Times “Unsigned Band of the Month” (September 2011), and nominated by Westword magazine for “Colorado’s Reggae/Jam Band of the Year” (2015). With 2015 providing a large amount of clout, Tatanka will be releasing a remix album of their self-titled record as well as several new singles.

Tatanka’s infectious live show is the bridge between the band and the fans. It unifies the crowd with a progressing, pulsing, and positive perspective. Tatanka is always looking to further instill a global vision of unity with their pounding, dynamic sounds and peaceful, harmonious message.

“We all go help them, People come together no selfish.” - Reward Them, TATANKA
Dubbest w/ Oceanstone, Root of All
November 3, 2017 · 6:00 pm · 10:00 pm
West End Trading Co.
Ticket link coming soon!
$8 ADV / $10 DOS
Doors 7:30PM / Show 8PM


Since 2009, Dubbest has been forging its own path through the heavily forested reggae landscape, expertly infusing roots traditionalism with a refreshing improvisational savvy that calls to mind not only the studio experimentation of pioneering dub producers Osbourne “King Tubby” Ruddock and Lee “Scratch” Perry but also the real-time exploration of jam bands like the Grateful Dead and Phish. As friends in high school, guitarist Andrew MacKenzie, singer/keyboardist Ryan Thaxter, bassist Sean Craffey, guitarist Cory Mahoney, and drummer Kyle Hancock shared a love of pop-punk and ska, bonding over bands like Black Flag, until they caught wind of Augustus Pablo’s 1974 dub classic Ital Dub. This was the gamechanger that set the stage for their current musical approach: using introspective, spacious bass and drum grooves to anchor a thickly-textured interplay of instruments, vocals, and timbres. With their third album, Light Flashes, Dubbest is poised for national recognition.

Polished to perfection over a three-year period, Light Flashes invokes the spark of inspiration the band felt working with veteran producer Craig “Dubfader” Welsch of 10 Ft. Ganja Plant over at Rear Window Studios in Brookline, MA. As Andrew MacKenzie notes, “It is a powerful name to us, and it tends to catch one’s attention, like an actual flashing light. It’s a great fit for this album. The name and the artwork together help bring out the album’s edge.” They credit Welsch with taking their music to a higher level of musicianship and authenticity, noting how he draws out the best from each band member and employs a large stock of vintage instruments, such as a Hammond B3 organ and 1950s Fender Stratocasters, to convincingly evoke the 1970s glory days of roots reggae and dub. Kevin Metcalfe’s mastering work cemented this old-school sound: he has provided the finishing touch on albums by U.K.’s pop, rock, and reggae luminaries since the 1960s. On the musician front, the band was aided by stalwarts of the Boston scene, including Elliot Martin of John Brown’s Body on backing vocals and 10 Ft. Ganja Plant’s Mark Berney, Jared Sims, and Brian Thomas on horns and Steve D on synthesizer.
Sanford Beer Week!
November 14, 2017 · 3:00 pm -
November 19, 2017 · 10:00 pm
Historic Downtown Sanford
Join us for our third annual Sanford Beer Week! A week-long lineup of beer-centric events including local craft beer bars and breweries. Keep an eye on this page as the events calendar fills out. Here are the confirmed events so far . . .

Tuesday November 14th through Thursday November 16th, the following venues will be doing a three-night feature listed below:

The Imperial at Washburn Imports-Sanford will be doing a beer & cheese pairing all three nights. Choose from several artisan cheeses paired with our craft beer draft selections. Each combo is $5 so that you can do as many or as few as you like!

Buster's Bistro is doing "Barrels Out!", great selection of barrel-aged beers, each purchase enters you into gift basket raffle. Some selections (while supplies last) include: Kentucky Bourbon Old-Fashioned Anderson Valley G&T Gose, Straffe Hendrik Heritage 2014, Rum Barrel Aged Piraat, Bourbon Barrel Gulden Draak, and Brewmasters Reserve Bourbon County Stout 2015. What a lineup!

Saturday November 18th, Tom & Dan "Bad at Business" Beerfest 2017 with A Mediocre Time with Tom and Dan.

Sunday November 19th, Sofas And Suds

Monday November 20th, Sanford-Portland Maine 1st Annual Beer Summit!

We will also be launching another Downtown Sanford-Small World passport tour of our local craft beer spots! Follow that page for all of the upcoming details!

Check back for beer pairings, tap takeovers, and brewery tours that are going to round out the week.
The Movement + New Kingston & more at West End Trading Co.
November 17, 2017 · 5:00 pm -
November 18, 2017
West End Trading Co.
The Movement
New Kingston

Nov 17th

$12 Presale (http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1518649)
$15 Day of show
+$3 at door for under 21

The Movement
The Movement’s new single “Siren” (feat. Stick Figure) was released June 30 on Rootfire Cooperative, and debuted at #1 on the iTunes reggae chart. This is the followup to 2016’s #1 Billboard reggae album, GOLDEN, and is the band’s first collaboration with producer Johnny Cosmic.

Formed in 2003 by a trio of Sublime and Pixies fans, Joshua Swain, Jordan Miller, and John Ruff, aka DJ Riggles, launched The Movement with their "alternative reggae" debut album, ON YOUR FEET. In 2008, the group met Chris DiBeneditto, a Philadelphia-based producer who had worked with like-minded acts such as Slightly Stoopid and G. Love & Special Sauce. Relocating to Philadelphia, they recorded SET SAIL at DiBeneditto’s Philadelphonic Studios. The Movement expanded with the addition of Jason "Smiles" Schmidt on bass and Gary Jackson on drums. In 2012, they released SIDE BY SIDE, debuting at #2 on the Billboard Reggae Chart. In 2014 The Movement released BENEATH THE PALMS, a surprise acoustic album as a free gift to their fans. Shortly thereafter they began working on what would become their finest album to date, GOLDEN, which hit #1 on iTunes and Billboard Reggae charts and was voted 2016 Album Of The Year by Surf Roots Radio. Keyboardist Ross Bogan joined the group in Spring of 2016.

New Kingston
New Kingston is an American reggae band formed in Brooklyn in 2006. The band consists of brothers Tahir Panton (lead vocals, keyboards), Courtney M Panton (lead vocals, drums), Stephen Suckarie (lead vocals, guitar) and their father, Courtney LJ Panton (bass guitar).

Edified by their dad -- who tours as their bass player -- brothers Tahir, Courtney M & Stephen fused Reggae with genres such as R&B and dancehall on their first release, ‘In The Streets’ in 2010. After releasing their second album ‘Kingston University’ and touring as the supporting act for Collie Buddz, in 2014 the band signed to Easy Star Records. Their third album ‘Kingston City’ was released on January 27, 2015, and peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Reggae Albums chart.
Sofas & Suds 2017
November 19, 2017 · 12:00 pm · 4:00 pm
West End Trading Co.
Presale VIP tickets http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1517239

also on sale at (starting November 1):
Buster's Bistro
Celery City Craft
West End Trading Co.
The Imperial at Washburn Imports-Sanford
$35 each, cash only!

Sponsored by Red Cypress Brewery and The Current-Sanford Florida!

Come to Beautiful Downtown Sanford and watch as local businesses race their modified couches against each other. Emphasis on the silly and outrageous, the racing (almost) comes second.

Sunday, November 19th, 2017 on Sanford Ave (at 2nd street), 2 to 6 pm.

Admission to this event is FREE! But please, no coolers our outside drinks. Security and Sanford PD will ask you to throw away. There will be plenty of options for drinks and dining in and around the event site. . . . INCLUDING A V.I.P. AREA!!!! That's right, for only $35 +tax (in advance, $45 day of) you get:
*Premium Viewing Area
*Complimentary Beer, Wine, and Spirits
*Pit Row access, hang out with the teams racing
*Access to Food Trucks

There are a limited amount of tickets for sale, which can be purchased here http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1517239
, guarantee your spot in the Sofas and Suds V.I.P section. There will be a will-call at the event for any tickefly purchases!
You can also purchase advance tickets with cash at Buster's Bistro, West End Trading Co., Celery City Craft, and The Imperial-Sanford.

There will also be a market on Sanford Ave at 3rd Street featuring Pet Rescue by Judy, and the winter blanket donation spot from Frankie at Apartment E.

Check out our Facebook Page Sofas And Suds. Also, search the event on Youtube to see some fun moments at the past events.

This event is rain or shine!

Sofas and Suds Rules and Regulations

Recliner Division!

November 19th, 2017

With all 16 sofa racing spots claimed, we are now adding another event to this years lineup! We know it can be challenging to outfit a sofa for racing, as well as find 4 other people as crazy as yourself, in order to enter the main event. . . so we wanted to do something a little more approachable for those of you who, for whatever reason, couldn’t register this year. Allow us to introduce . . . . recliner races.

The goal for this segment is to have a little less rules and a little more fun. So, here are the rules that we have so far. . .
1. Two person teams. One pushing, one riding, at all times.
2. Recliner will be in a reclined position for at least half of the race, if not all of it.
3. There might be rule that requires the pusher and the rider to switch roles at the turn.
4. We aren’t sure how many entries we are going to have, so therefore are not really sure about the format just yet . . . basically, be ready for anything!
5. Both team members must be 21+ and will have to sign a liability waiver the day of races.

Entry fee to race in this division is the cost of the two teamates VIP wristbands ($70). This entitles you to all the benefits of the VIP area such as complimentary beer, wine, liquor, as well as access to bathrooms.
You must still register in advance so that we can prepare for your arrival and give your team the proper acknowledgements. To register, submit this form along with cash or check (made out to Mike Smith) and deliver to The Imperial during normal operating hours (can also drop at Washburn Imports during their hours). 116 E. 1st Street.

Team Name:______________________________________
Business Name:__________________________________
Team member:___________________________________
Team member:___________________________________

Team Captain Phone Number:__________________
Agent Orange, The Atom Age
March 18, 2018 · 4:15 pm
West End Trading Co.
$ 12.00 / Age All Ages

Additional Info:
The Original Southern California Punk/Surf Power Trio, Agent Orange, is one of only a handful of bands who have been continually active since the earliest days of the West Coast Punk Scene. A small circle of musical rebels who came together to form a movement, they took their place front and center to experience and participate in the explosion of now legendary underground music that was created during the golden era of American Punk Rock. Being the first to combine the melodic California surf guitar sound with the frantic energy of punk, Agent Orange invented the formula that would come to define the Orange County punk sound. Highly influential to many of the bands who have followed in their path, Agent Orange have always stayed one step ahead. Their strong connection to the Action Sports world has resulted in their music providing the soundtrack to numerous major motion pictures, video games, surf and skate films, television, and live sports events. The last of the true independents, Agent Orange have managed to stay true to their roots, while always moving forward. Powered by a loyal following built up through years of explosive live performances all over the world, Agent Orange continue to deliver their Fullblown-Supercharged-Punk-Surf Sound on an international basis, with a never ending schedule of tours in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Australia, and Japan. C'mon down front and expose yourself to Agent Orange.

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