Lee "Scratch" Perry at Highline Ballroom (more by Greg Cristman)
Lee "Scratch" Perry has a few limited dates scheduled in the US in September, including one SATURDAY NIGHT (9/10) at BB King's with Subatomic Sound System and Jahdan Blakkamore. Tickets are still available. After NYC, the dub legend will take a few days off before hitting the west coast for three days in California in Santa Ana, Ventura, and San Francisco. Full tour schedule is below, alongside an interview and a recent demo.
The Lee Perry appearance is one of several shows scheduled as part of the Dub Invasion festival, which kicks off tonight in NYC with Adrian Sherwood featuring Brother Culture, Subatomic Sound System, and Channel U at Dominion, and will run the following week in both NYC and Boston. The fest will also feature NYC appearances from Dr. Israel at Dominion on 9/15 and two shows with Mad Professor on 9/16, one at Dubspot and a second with Twilight Circus Dub at Knitting Factory (tickets) among many others.
Full listing of Dub Invasion events in NYC, alongside tour dates, video and that demo stream below....
Interview: Lee Perry @ Chiemsee Reggae Summer 8/27/2011
DUB INVASION FESTIVAL details
FRI SEP 9----
AT DOMINION 428 LAFAYETTE ST, NYC 21+ 10:00 PM $12 ADVANCE / $16 DOOR
ADRIAN SHERWOOD FT. BROTHER CULTURE
ADRIAN SHERWOOD FT. BROTHER CULTURE SUBATOMIC SOUND SYSTEM CHANNEL U
UK-based music producer Adrian Sherwood has been a pioneer in expanding the scope and context of dub music. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of his legendary On-U-Sound label, he will be making a rare US appearance alongside UK rasta MC Brother Culture and NYC's mighty Subatomic Sound System.
SAT SEP 10
AT DUBSPOT 348 WEST 14TH STREET 1:00 PM OPEN DOOR
DUBSPOT HI FIDELITY EDU SESSION
PHOTO EXPO BY SEB CARAYOL(1-6PM) PANEL DISCUSSION(TBD) GEAR DEMO(1-6PM)
Come celebrate Dubspot's expansion with a showcase featuring the latest in music technology from Ableton, Propellerhead, iZotope, Native Instruments, and more. Join us for revolving presentations, workshops and sound sessions about DJing, music production and the history of dub.
SAT SEP 10
AT DUBSPOT 348 WEST 14TH STREET 3:00 PM FREE WITH RSVP
DUB MASTERCLASS PT 2
CLIVE CHIN (3-4PM)
Legendary producer Clive Chin, along with innovative engineer Errol Thompson laid down the foundation of the dub sound and originated some of the genre's earliest recordings. He will demonstrate how to dub a track using original material. Experience the culture with one of its originators... A festival highlight! Workshop will be streamed live on the Dubspot website. Event is Free but space is limited so make sure you RSVP.
SAT SEP 10
AT B.B. KING'S 237 WEST 42ND ST, NYC 21+ 8:00 PM $22 ADVANCE / $25 DOOR
LEE "SCRATCH" PERRY
LEE "SCRATCH" PERRY SUBATOMIC SOUND SYSTEM JAHDAN BLAKKAMOORE
Whether you call him a genius or a madman, Lee «Scratch» Perry is without a doubt a towering figure in reggae. The Grammy award winning producer, mixer, and songwriter, was behind the early Bob Marley classics, and along with King Tubby, helped shape the sound of dub music. Collaborators on recent Perry dubstep releases, Subatomic Sound System & Jahdan Blakkamoore, will be supporting.
Get limited super-discount $19 advance tickets at Ticketmaster by entering our festival code "dub"!
SUN SEP 11
AT SULLIVAN HALL 214 SULLIVAN STREET, NYC 21+ 9:00 PM $10
UNIVERSAL SUNDAYS PRESENTS ALIVE DUB
DUB POET INFINITY SUPER HI-FI TOP SHOTTA BAND FEAT. SCREECHY DAN PRINCE POLO DOUBLE 05 KING OF ZULU ENTERTAINMENT DJ SAL P
A night of live performances headlined by Dub Poet Infinity alongside Super Hifi, cornerstone of the critically acclaimed Afro Dub Sessions concert series.
MON SEP 12
AT CIELO 18 LITTLE W 12TH ST, NYC 21+ 10:00 PM $12 WITH RSVP / $15 DOOR
FRANCOIS K & BADAWI AKA RAZ MESINAI
FRANCOIS K BADAWI AKA RAZ MESINAI DUB POET INFINITY
Consistently acclaimed as one of New York's Top DJ party, Deep Space is the project of legendary house music producer Francois K. This special festival edition features "sound alchemist" Raz Mesinai aka Badawi.
TUE SEP 13
AT DUBSPOT 348 WEST 14TH STREET 2:00 PM FREE WITH RSVP
DUB DOCUMENTARY SCREENINGS
DEVON D'S DUB HISTORY(2-3PM) MUSICALLY MAD(3-4PM) DUB ECHOES(4-6PM)
Get inspired and learn about the history and culture behind the sound during this day-long music documentary marathon. Event is Free but space is limited so make sure you RSVP.
WED SEP 14
AT KUSH 191 CHRYSTIE ST, NYC 21+ 9:00 PM FREE WITH RSVP
LIONDUB PRESENTS PRESSURE "DUB"
TICKLAH DAVE Q LIONDUB DJ LIFELINE DJ DELUXE
Pressure Drop is downtown NYC's freshest Wednesday night reggae affair with resident DJ's Liondub, Lifeline and Deluxe. This dub edition will feature multi talented producer/instrumentalist Victor "Ticklah" Axelrod and Dave Q of the famed Dub War parties.
THU SEP 15
AT HAPPY ENDING 302 BROOME ST, NYC 21+ 10:00 PM FREE WITH RSVP
DTR IN A TRIBUTE TO KING TUBBY'S
DEADLY DRAGON SOUND SYSTEM FEATURING ARTISTS TBD DJ LINH
NYC's premier foundation reggae party, Downtown Top Ranking, presents a Tribute to the Father of Dub - King Tubby's with Deadly Dragon Sound and guests celebrating and expanding upon the music, the mixes and vibes of the man himself in pure vinyl style.
THU SEP 15
AT DOMINION 428 LAFAYETTE ST, NYC 21+ 10:00 PM $10 ADVANCE / $ 12 DOOR
TOTH INTERNATIONAL DUB SHOWCASE
SPY FROM CAIRO DR ISRAEL NICKODEMUS DJ LIL TIGER
Nickodemus, founder of the legendary Turntable on the Hudson parties, curates this international dub showcase with a set of globe-trotting producers. Expect middle eastern influences, punk rock and ragga jungle sounds to blend seamlessly into a dubwise dancefloor extravaganza!
FRI SEP 16
AT DUBSPOT 348 WEST 14TH STREET, NEW YORK 6:00 PM FREE WITH RSVP
DUB MASTERCLASS PT 3
MAD PROFESSOR (6-7PM)
Legendary second wave UK dub producer and disciple of Lee Perry unveils the secrets that made the Ariwa label one of the leading forces in dub music. Workshop will be streamed live on the Dubspot website. Event is Free but space is limited so make sure you RSVP.
FRI SEP 16
AT KNITTING FACTORY BROOKLYN 361 METROPOLITAN AVE, BK 18+ 11:45 PM $18 ADVANCE / $20 DOOR
MAD PROFESSOR TWILIGHT CIRCUS DUB Q-MASTAH MAJESTIC TWINSOUND
Since the early 80s, Mad Professor has been one of the leading figure of dub's new generation. His legendary Ariwa studio in South London has been the epicenter of dub's foray into the digital age. Supporting the mad prof will be Twilight Circus Dub as well as NYC's Q Mastah and Majestic Twinsound
LEE "SCRATCH" PERRY - 2011 TOUR DATES
Sep 10 New York, NY B.B. King's Blues Club
Sep 22 Santa Ana, CA Galaxy Concert Theatre
Sep 23 Ventura, CA Ventura Theater
Sep 25 San Francisco, CA The Independent