The reggae superstar visits Manchester on the cusp of his 80th birthday. Manchester’s music lovers have a chance to celebrate in advance with one of the world’s most famous near-octogenarians, whose ongoing influence and work within the dub, reggae and drum and bass scenes is rivalled by very few. From his late-1950s recordings with Coxsone Dodd and subsequently establishing his own Upsetters label to 2014’s Back on the Controls LP, his contribution both to Jamaican music and worldwide listening habits is immense. You next chance to catch him is this March at Band on the Wall.
Tue 15 Mar, Band on the Wall, 25 Swan Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 5JZ. Tel: 0161 834 1786, 8pm, £24.50, www.bandonthewall.org
- Ian Pennington
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- Mon 14 Mar 2016