Live Concert Photography: Dub Champions Festival at Brooklyn Bowl 10/1/15: Lee “Scratch” Perry and Subatomic Sound System with Skarob
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the release of the legendary (and legendarily eccentric) producer, promoter, label exec and artist Lee “Scratch” Perry’s Superape, and to celebrate the occasion, Perry backed by Brooklyn-based DJ and production project Subatomic Sound System performed reworked and reconfigured renditions of songs from the album live to conclude a rather extensive tour to celebrate the album and to close out the roughly month-long Dub Champions Festival, a festival that celebrates all things reggae — including roots, dancehall, dub and bass — but with a primary focus on dub and Soundsystem culture. And opening the night was the Columbus, OH-based DJ and production team Skarob.
Check out some photos from an incredible night of all things dub at Brooklyn Bowl.
(Columbus, OH-based production and DJ team Skarob opening the night at Brooklyn Bowl earlier this month.)
(Photo Caption: Yes, that’s a 15 foot inflatable ape in the background.)
(Photo Caption: This old Rasta is probably the happiest man on the face of the Earth. May we all be that happy at that age, right?)
(Photo Caption: Lee “Scratch” Perry says “Cheers!” Seriously though, throughout the night, Perry had playfully called his glass of wine “blood,” presumably as a reference to the blood of Christ.)
(Photo Caption: Clearly, I wasn’t the only one trying to catch a picture — or 400 — of the legendary artist.)
(Photo Caption: Mr. Perry as the Superape!)
(Photo Caption: Perhaps Mr. Perry is taking a selfie?)
For these photos and more, check out the Flickr set here: