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Kash'd Out, Roots of Creation & more at West End Trading Co.
February 15, 2018 · 5:30 pm · 10:00 pm
West End Trading Co.
Kash'd Out
Roots of Creation
The Elovaters

Doors at 7:30pm
Music at 8pm

$10 Presale (http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1611610)
$13 Day of show
(+$3 under 21 up charge at door)

Billboard and radio chart topping, award-winning, international reggae-rock sensation Roots of Creation, are a touring powerhouse.

Whether on the festival circuit, performing at jam and reggae-rock favorites like Camp Bisco, Gathering of The Vibes, California Roots, Jungle Jam and Closer to the Sun, or sharing the stage at sold out shows with some of their diverse influences including Slightly Stoopid, The Wailers, and Michael Franti, reggae/rock/dubtronica band Roots of Creation (RoC) offers up a high-energy, infectious live music experience. Their mix of reggae riddims, conscious lyrics, spirited horn lines, and electronic beats makes crowds move and has their loyal underground fan base (RoC Family) and street team (Universal Soldiers) travelling the distance to pack venues from coast-to-coast.

Roots of Creation’s most recent release, Livin Free (2016), debuted No. 1 on both the Billboard Reggae and the Relix/Jambands.com Radio charts. Livin Free is a triple record that includes three versions of each song--studio, dub, and acoustic that features guest performances by Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), Marshall “Ras MG” Goodman (Sublime, Long Beach Dub Allstars), the Rubblebucket horn section, Billy Kottage (Reel Big Fish), Grammy-nominated Pato Banton (Sting, UB40), and many more. Additionally, the album welcomes guest production by Yeti Beats (Rebelution, Slightly Stoopid).

Now RoC has taken on a unique new project: Grateful Dub. Combining their longtime love for reggae-dub style music and the Grateful Dead, RoC reworked some of the world’s favorite Dead tunes into a new studio album. RoC had the pleasure of working in the studio with the legendary 5-time Grammy winner Errol Brown who was Bob Marley’s engineer and now Rebelution’s live sound engineer for this project. Grateful Dub is also being performed live in its entirety at festivals, theatres, and clubs around the country, and features rotating special guests including Melvin Seals (JGB), Scott Guberman (Phil Lesh) full horn sections, and others. Grateful Dub captures the spirit and magic of the Grateful Dead, while laying it down reggae-dub style.
Mashup Reggae Co™ Presents: Earthkry w/ I-Resolution
February 22, 2018 · 6:00 pm · 10:00 pm
West End Trading Co.

Doors at 8pm. 18+ Free Show

SANFORD! Be sure to visit MashUpReggae.com to pre-register for the show! Guarantee your entrance into this event by registering VIP at least 24 hours in advance of the show. VIP guests will also receive (1) FREE "Sunshine State Bomb" SHOT on the house as well as automatic entrance into all of the nights promotional raffles for a chance to win FREE PRIZES & GIVEAWAYS!

The EarthKry band was born and nurtured within the halls of the Edna Manley College of The Visual & Performing Arts in Kingston Jamaica, where four budding musicians hoped to hone their skills. Their journey began in 2012 with a twist of fate which brought together lead singer and guitarist Aldayne Haughton, keyboard player Phillip Mcfarlane , drummer Kieron Cunningham and bass guitarist Kamardo Blake, to play a series of small gigs. Drawing inspiration from Bob Marley and The Wailers, The Beatles, John Holt, Black Uhuru and Steel Pulse, the group soon cemented a wholesome fusion of Roots Reggae, Souls and Rock genres for a fresh but universal sound.

Much like the iconic reggae outfit The Wailers, the band chose its name, EarthKry, to signify its mission to voice the grievances of the downtrodden through the vibrations of their music. Befittingly, their debut single “9 to 5” echoes the daily tribulations of the working class who are barely able to make ends meet from their menial wages.

In April 2015 EarthKry entered The Ostroda Festival’s “World Reggae Contest” with their “9 to 5” single where they became the only Jamaican band to make it to the top ten, placing 7th out of 102 entries from across the globe. Thereafter “9 to 5” was released on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify and several other digital distribution media, marking another momentous achievement for the band.

As EarthKry strives to provide a medium of escape for people all over the world with their uplifting songs, the band continues their journey to becoming a household name. With a series of live performances at local hot spots they have already begun making their mark on the local scene, impressing their audience most notably at Merritone’s 25th Anniversary show in Montego Bay at Sea Gardens Hotel, Chronixx Capture Land Tour, Manchester and Rebel Salute 2016. The band anticipates taking their act to international stages for further promotion.

Through the guidance of musicians Nambo Robinson and Maurice Gordon, the band released their first E.P ‘Hard Road’ October 2015 during their island Hard Road Tour, followed by their US tour of 10 states, as they work towards their release of the first album for 2017.

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