Red Bull Sound Select Twin Cities: Scientist

Aug. 26
9 p.m.
$5 with RSVP; $15 without
DJ, Electro Pop, Hip-Hop

Fifty-seven-year-old Kingston native and dub reggae icon Scientist, born Hopeton Overton Brown, grew up as a mentee of the legendary King Tubby as well as elders like Bunny Lee, Pat Kelly, and Prince Jammy. Scientist’s favored spaciousness and echoey textures, as well as his prodigious mind as a mixer, were on full display on ’80s LPs like the essential Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires (also one of many Scientist LPs to be covered with memorably bold and cartoonish artwork). Now more than 40 years into his career, he’s recently found inspiration in working with singers like Tippa Irie, Sabrina Pallini, and Ilhame Paris, three women who all factored heavily into January’s great Scientist the Untouchable. Scientist’s performance on Saturday, a Red Bull Sound Select event, will feature his fellow Kingston native Hempress Sativa, with Peaking Lights and Psymun opening. RSVP at