Nov 27, 2014
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Posts tagged: Dub Champions Festival

EVENT + VIDEO: Lee “Scratch” Perry Tops This Year’s Dub Champions Festival

Words by LargeUp Crew—

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The Dub Champions Festival was founded three years ago to bring pioneering figures in dub together with new-school innovators who continue to push the style forward. There’s no better mascot for the fest than Lee “Scratch” Perry; the dub godfather continues to push the style’s envelope with his trippy, dub-centric live shows 40 years after he and King Tubby laid down the framework on the watershed Blackboard Jungle Dub LP. He performed both at last year’s edition in NYC, and at an international version of the fest earlier this year in his adopted homeland of Switzerland.

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Impressions: Lee “Scratch” Perry in NYC

Photos by Richard Rose—

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Poll: Lee “Scratch” Perry’s Best Album + 9/23 NYC Show

Words by LargeUp Crew—

The second annual Dub Champions Festival kicks off in NYC tonight and, needless to say, we are amped, with an empasis on amp. Yes, that was us who just bought the the Guitar Center out of earplugs, in preparation for this weekend’s events. Not only will Scientist be reconvening live on stage with Roots Radics and Johnny Osbourne for a live performance of 1981’s Scientist Rids the Curse of the Evil Vampires—a contender for greatest dub album of all time—but for the second year, the fest will host a live performance by our toppa top personal hero, Lee “Scratch” Perry.

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GIVEAWAY: Win Tix to See Scientist + Roots Radics In NY

Words by LargeUp Crew—

In what is sure to be the highlight of next week’s Dub Champions festival in NYC, Scientist and the Roots Radics Band are set to meet on stage Friday, Sept. 21, for what we think may just be the first-ever live performance of their crucial 1981 dub album, Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires, at BB King’s. In any case, it’ll certainly be the first time they’ve taken the stage with Johnny Osbourne, whose “He Can Surely Turn The Tide” was dubbed into Evil Curse‘s “Plague of Zombies.”

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