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Lee “Scratch” Perry and Subatomic Sound System

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Starbucks Stage Queen Anne
Sun., Sept. 6, 4 p.m. 2015 All Ages

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Seven years ago at Bumbershoot, Jamaican dub innovator Lee “Scratch” Perry wore a glittery silver hat adorned with burning incense sticks and cackled like a madman for most of his set (some of it was entertaining, and his call to ban cigarettes and legalize ganja was sensible and prescient). But now the 79-year-old Perry has a new backing band, the Subatomic Sound System, and they provide super-heavy bass pressure and supple rhythmic heft to his grizzled hectoring. Bet your bong that SSS will reverently bolster their legendary frontman with a buoyantly gravid foundation. DAVE SEGAL

Starbucks Stage

305 Harrison Street, seattle, washington

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  • Sun., Sept. 6, 4 p.m. 2015
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