He’s 83 years old and still getting out there and jamming. Reggae, dub and ska pioneer Lee “Scratch” Perry is a genuine legend — a producer and inventor who perfected the art of the reggae remix and has a Grammy under his belt. And look, if you go see Lee “Scratch” Perry in 2019, you have to be aware that he might not be in his prime. The shows can be a tad unpredictable. But fuck, he’s 83 and still kicking it. You have the chance to see a living legend in a venue as intimate as Saint Rocke. Plus his latest album, a collaboration with Jersey producer Mr. Green called Super Ape Vs. Open Door, is worth a listen. There’s still life in the old fella.
Lee “Scratch” Perry plays with Subatomic Sound System at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25 at Saint Rocke.