Win Tickets ($50): Grammy Winner Lee “Scratch” Perry @ Revolution Hall | Dub, Reggae, One of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Grammy Winner Lee “Scratch” Perry @ Revolution Hall on September 18. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, September 16.


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September 18, 2016
Doors 8 p.m., Show 9 p.m. | $22 ADV, $25 Doors | 21+

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR

Producer, mixer and Grammy-winning reggae dub artist, Lee “Scratch” Perry has been overturning tradition and confounding conventional wisdom for more than five decades. In the process, the widely acknowledged father of dub reggae became arguably the first creatively driven, “artist-producer” in modern recorded music. In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Perry on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

Born in Jamaica in 1936, Lee Perry began in the music business in the 1950’s and by the 1960’s became known for his innovative production techniques as well as his eccentric character. His first single “People Funny Boy” in 1968 was notable for its innovative use of sampling as well as a fast, chugging beat that would soon become identifiable as “reggae”. Concurrent with his own releases with the Upsetters, Perry produced numerous reggae artists at his Black Ark studio, including Bob Marley and the Wailers, The Heptones, and Max Romeo.

After the demise of the Black Ark, Perry spent time in England and the U.S., performing live and making records with a variety of collaborators including British producers Adrian Sherwood and Neil Fraser AKA Mad Professor, The Clash, and Public Image. These collaborations continue to this day, with Keith Richards, George Clinton, Steve Marshall, Andrew W.K., Dub Is a Weapon, and many others. Lee “Scratch” Perry, now into his sixth decade as a pop-music provocateur, has few peers when it comes to fresh ideas and their implementation. He remains one of the world’s most imaginative sonic architects.

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25 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): Grammy Winner Lee “Scratch” Perry @ Revolution Hall | Dub, Reggae, One of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time

  1. mar September 13, 2016 at 1:04 pm #


    • Monica September 15, 2016 at 6:43 pm #

      True revolutionary.
      Bucket list.

  2. Gary Powell September 13, 2016 at 1:34 pm #


  3. DW September 13, 2016 at 2:16 pm #

    Huge huge huge fan of Lee Perry’s dub reggae. Yes please.

  4. Jorge September 13, 2016 at 2:24 pm #

    Would love to go.

  5. Linda Maddocks September 13, 2016 at 3:12 pm #

    I’d love to see the show! :)

  6. Maggie Brees September 14, 2016 at 2:25 am #

    Reggae is not something I normally listen to but I would love to broaden my horizons, especially with such an acclaimed artist.

  7. CHRIS MILLER September 14, 2016 at 11:44 am #

    He does Raggae, a cool way.

  8. Nelson esquivel September 14, 2016 at 5:13 pm #

    The sounds of lee perry will bless portland

  9. molli vandehey September 15, 2016 at 10:46 am #

    i love him so much! would be so honored to see him!

  10. Danielle September 15, 2016 at 12:29 pm #

    This sounds like a really great show.f

  11. Sol September 15, 2016 at 3:15 pm #

    “Instead of hate and malice, we should be sipping chalice.”

    It has been quite a few years since I’ve seen The Upsetter himself in person, conjuring up his madness magic and communicating it to us through the power of dub. So yeah, I’d love to go.

  12. Zrinka September 15, 2016 at 3:45 pm #

    I would LOVE to attend as this is bound to be an amazing event and I’ve never been to revolution hall!

  13. Christy September 15, 2016 at 3:52 pm #

    Lee Scratch gets it and throws it down. I’d love to be there when that happens.

  14. Dave G. September 15, 2016 at 3:54 pm #

    One of the few originals left!

  15. Andy Durrenberger September 15, 2016 at 4:59 pm #


  16. Margaret September 15, 2016 at 8:04 pm #

    Who can pass up reggae.

  17. danar September 15, 2016 at 9:02 pm #

    i would like to see him because I never have.

  18. sameena bachmeier September 15, 2016 at 10:51 pm #

    Love it! Can’t get enough, too fun!

  19. Tony September 15, 2016 at 11:49 pm #

    Being able to see the man who is instrumental, along with Bob Marley, in founding reggae would be incredible!

  20. Judy September 16, 2016 at 8:41 am #

    Reggae makes everyone feel alive! I appreciate the style and would enjoy the evening with a friend. Tbhanks!

  21. Jennifer September 17, 2016 at 10:42 am #

    What an honor to be able to see his live show, I would be thrilled to go!

  22. Samantha September 17, 2016 at 5:35 pm #

    Seeing a evolutionary icon at Revolution hall would give me all the vibes I need right now.

  23. Joseph Sullivan September 17, 2016 at 9:30 pm #

    Rainy night in Portland…

  24. Joseph Sullivan September 17, 2016 at 9:31 pm #

    Rainy night in Portland

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