Howâ€™d The Show Go? Lee â€œScratchâ€ Perry showâ€¨
By: SD Liz
On December 9th, Irie Nation generously took NUG Magazine and guests to see legendary Lee â€œScratchâ€ Perry play at the 4th & B in Downtown, San Diego. Bringing original dub style, The Upsetter played some irie music for a nice crowd; those who obviously enjoy roots/dub reggae from Jamaica. Shoreline Rootz started the night with their own irie-style reggae, including a song called â€œBroken Nationâ€ and a cover of Bob Marleyâ€™s â€œRat Raceâ€, which is always enjoyable by this 10-piece band. Next, E.N Young performed with his melodica, guitar player, and drummer. At one point, he stepped down from the stage to sing with the crowd. DJ Carlos Culture spun some roots reggae music until Lee â€œScratchâ€ Perryâ€™s band started up, and the man came on stage. Wow, his outfit was amazing as he was dazzled in shiny decor. He performed such classics like â€œSun Is Shiningâ€ and â€œJammingâ€, with the first song being extended. As he progressed, he had the audience clap their hands and hold out their lighters. Then, he went into signing posters (and an album) for the people up front, all while giving thanks and praises. No set list was taken, but for those who admire legendary artists, this show was dub to remember!