Dub demigods collide when madcap Jamaican dub pioneer Lee “Scratch” Perry, backed by the local Subatomic Sound System, meets British On-U Sounds mixmaster Adrian Sherwood in what could be the classiest clash of the Red Bull Music Academy’s entire month-long electronic and dance music meltdown. Perry gave up producing decades ago to focus on a comic-surrealist emcee act, and Sherwood has produced nearly all of this cosmic clown’s most convincing late-period albums. Expect the live mix to echo unto infinity. Tonight’s lineup marks the first local appearance of Sun Araw (led by Los Angeles guitar goblin Cameron Stallones), legendary reggae vocal group the Congos, and electronicist M. Geddes Gengras, whose 2012 collaboration Icon Give Thank and subsequent live release are otherworldy classics of dub-meets-guitar territory. Gengras also leads his own Raw Power Band.
Thu., May 30, 9 p.m., 2013