By Robert Mahony
With a career spanning 59 albums from 1968’s “The Upsetter” to 2014’s “Back on the Controls”, Lee “Scratch” Perry is a renowned innovator and pioneer of the DUB music movement which grew out of the reggae music scene of the 1960’s Jamaica. Lee “Scratch” Perry is currently touring with Brooklyn NY’s own Subatomic Sound System, featuring Treasure Don, Jahdan Blakkamoore, Daddy Lion Chandrell, Rhiannon, Naada, Emch, Noah Tha Riddim Doctor, and Amon Drum.
The band combines live and electronic elements to recreate his dub experience, including his original percussion Larry McDonald from the Black Ark studio in the 1970s, bass player from Dubblestandart, who has worked with him for 20 years, and Emch working with Perry since 2007.
This experience, especially in the intimate environment of The Masquerade is not one to be easily overlooked. Don’t miss the chance to see one of the true pioneers in Hell at The Masquerade. All ages, 7:30PM show. Supported by i.r.e. You can purchase tickets here.
Also, look for them on upcoming dates in like tomorrow night at the ever classic Tipitina’s Uptown in New Orleans, Louisiana or on Thursday the 16th when they play Fitzgerald’s in Houston, Texas.
Check out Lee “Scratch” Perry & Subatomic Sound System @ Coachella week 2 last year:
Apr 15: Tipitinas – New Orleans, LA
April 16: Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
Apr 18: Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill – Dallas, TX
Apr 20: Cervantes’ Other Side – Denver, CO
Jun 19: Sea Sessions Festival – Bundoran, Ireland
Oct 11: O2 Academy Oxford – Oxford, United Kingdom
Lee Scratch Perry “Blackboard Jungle: From Dub to Dubstep” documentary: