Lee Scratch Perry & Subatomic Sound System

DSP Shows

Lee Scratch Perry & Subatomic Sound System

Sat · May 13, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$20.00 - $25.00

This event is 16 and over

Lee Scratch Perry & Subatomic Sound System
Lee Scratch Perry & Subatomic Sound System
The godfather of dub and the high priest of reggae, Bob Marley’s producer, and truly original musical innovator Lee "Scratch" Perry comes to Ithaca on May 13th!

Without doubt the best known and most charismatic of all Jamaican record producers, Lee "Scratch" Perry is a legend of reggae and dub and his story is inseparable from that of the development of Jamaican music. Scratch found his popularity back in the 60s with quirky instrumental numbers whose titles often took inspiration from the spaghetti westerns that were popular in Kingston's downtown cinemas at the time.

Perry was a pioneer in the 1970s development of dub music with his early adoption of remixing and studio effects to create new instrumental or vocal versions of existing reggae tracks. He has worked with and produced for a wide variety of artists, including Bob Marley and the Wailers, Junior Murvin, the Congos, Max Romeo, Adrian Sherwood, the Beastie Boys, Ari Up, and many others.

His place in the history of popular music is assured and the influence of the sounds he created can be heard reverberating around the world. He is Jamaica’s answer to Joe Meek, Phil Spector and Brian Wilson all rolled into one.
Venue Information:
The Haunt
702 Willow Ave
Ithaca, NY, 14850