Tag Archives: Raphael Saadiq

2011 Top Ten List Spotlight: Stevie Zoom

The KEXP DJs hear thousands of albums every year, but in 2011, which ten really stood out for them? Find out as KEXP looks at each DJ’s list through the month of December, leading up to our 2011 Top 90.3 Countdown, as voted on by YOU, the KEXP listener! Tune in on Friday, December 30thRead more…

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Live Video: Raphael Saadiq

44-year-old Charles Ray Wiggins, better known by his stage name Raphael Saadiq, has spent his life bearing the standard of old-school R&B, producing such artists as D’Angelo, Mary J. Blige, and John Legend before venturing into his own with his 2002 debut, Instant Vintage. The critically acclaimed full-length set the standard for Saadiq’s unique brandRead more…

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Live Review: Raphael Saadiq with Quadron @ Showbox at the Market 4/13

Raphael Saadiq‘s energy is so infectious that when he shouts “Seattle put your hands together!” to clap along to his warm and celebratory brand of vintage soul and r’n’b, absolutely no-one in the audience self-consciously looks around or stares down at their shoes or pretends to tweet. Instead everyone does in fact put their handsRead more…

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Live at SXSW: NPR Showcase with James Blake, Smith Westerns, and Raphael Saadiq at Stubbs 3/16

KEXP is proud to bring you a phenomenal gallery of images NPR’s South by Southwest showcase at Stubbs, featuring memorable performances by James Blake, Smith Westerns, and Raphael Saadiq. Blake haunted the crowd with his tortured electro melodies, while Smith Westerns rocked and rolled and Raphael Saadiq brought the soul. The crowd loved every minuteRead more…

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Three Imaginary Girls just end up walking in the cold November rain…

All jokes about Axl Rose’s awful cornrows aside, it’s wet. It’s cold. The desire to hole up, not unlike many of our small rodenty friends of the animal kingdom (except with books / TV, and hot toddies) is overwhelming, but fight it for one more week! You know where you can find warmth and heat,Read more…

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Bumbershoot 2009 photos

Several KEXP photographers roamed of the grounds of the Bumbershoot 2009 Music and Arts Festival, capturing the energy of the live performances, the sometimes bizarre spectacle of the artists and fans, and the enthusiastic spirit that makes Bumbershoot one of the greatest festivals in the country. Here’s one perspective, through the eyes photographer Jim Bennett:Read more…

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Live Video: Raphael Saadiq at Bumbershoot Music Lounge

During this past weekend, KEXP broadcast from the Bumbershoot 2009 Music Lounge, with exclusive and intimate live performances from 14 bands over three days, including The Cave Singers, Elvis Perkins in Dearland, Common Market, Metric, and the legendary Brazilian psych rock band Os Mutantes, who performed for the very first time in Seattle. Over theRead more…

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Bumbershoot Music Lounge: Raphael Saadiq

photos by Dan Muller intro by Christy Thacker Starting at the age of 6, singer/songwriter Raphael Saadiq has been evolving and transforming the pop R&B scene around him. He’s like a musical sponge, absorbing a multitude of influences only to churn out his own distinct sound. His newest album, The Way I See It, takesRead more…

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Bumbershoot Preview: The Music Lounge presented by KEXP

by Chris Estey Maybe it’s how the bands bond intimately with who they know are big fans. (Last year, Two Gallants put on one of the best performances of the festival there.) Maybe it’s the excellent sound (hey, Kevin Suggs!) in the tucked-away special venue. Perhaps it’s the posh, comfortable seats in a cool settingRead more…

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