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Concerts

Raphael Saadiq.

May 20, 2011 The modern-day soul revivalist brings his legendary live show to The Queen in Wilmington, Del.

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Raphael Saadiq performs live at Stubb's Bar-B-Q at SXSW 2011.

March 19, 2011 As a solo star, Raphael Saadiq has proven himself an appealing old-school soul throwback.

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September 28, 2009 The Grammy-nominated R&B artist performed three acoustic interpretations of his soul-inspired tunes.

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March 20, 2009 Hear the '60s-style soul throwback perform live in concert from WXPN in Philadelphia.

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Studio Sessions

Raphael Saadiq recently performed on World Cafe.

August 8, 2011 Hear the neo-soul revivalist Saadiq perform songs from his upcoming album, Stone Rollin'.

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December 4, 2008 The soul producer performs new material and reveals the advice he received from Stevie Wonder.

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Interviews & Profiles

Raphael Saadiq's latest album is called Stone Rollin'.

May 15, 2011 The modern soul standard-bearer describes how he makes new music with a vintage sound.

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March 13, 2009 Saadiq is making the sort of classic soul he loves, which he doesn't think is "retro" at all.

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Discover Songs

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November 24, 2008 David Dye looks back at the 10 albums that best kept him interested through multiple listens.

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October 6, 2008 Hear the strangely haunting voice of Antony Hegarty, the Buena Vista Social Club live, and more.

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September 25, 2008 In an update of the soul classic "Oh Girl," Saadiq gets a much-needed bit of help from Jay-Z.

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News

The Antlers will debut the group's new album, live on NPR Music, from the Parish in Austin, TX on Mar. 17.  The band is just one of more than a dozen featured on this year's SXSW coverage from NPR Music.

March 1, 2011 Check out our full lineup of the bands we'll be featuring at this year's SXSW music festival.

Reviews

Raphael Saadiq's fourth studio album is titled Stone Rollin'.

May 24, 2011 Saadiq's new Stone Rollin' pays tribute to several soulful styles, but also features fresh grooves.

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Raphael Saadiq triggers remembered emotions and creates new ones on his latest album.

May 9, 2011 Saadiq draws from past styles and sounds, which can trigger remembered emotions and build new ones.

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October 6, 2008 Hear the strangely haunting voice of Antony Hegarty, the Buena Vista Social Club live, and more.

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September 25, 2008 In an update of the soul classic "Oh Girl," Saadiq gets a much-needed bit of help from Jay-Z.

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More Stories

Middle Brother.

December 20, 2011 Fresh Air's critic looks back on a fruitful year and lists his favorite music releases of 2011.

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Raphael Saadiq's fourth studio album, Stone Rollin', comes out May 10.

May 1, 2011 The soul singer's "instant vintage" music has come of age on his fine new album, out May 10.

DJ Miguel Emmanuelli scratches a record at CD Connection in Jacksonville Beach, Fla., in 2008.

April 15, 2011 Saturday brings the fourth iteration of Record Store Day, which celebrates mom-and-pop record shops.

Seasick Steve performs as part of Third Man Records Rolling Record Store's public debut at SXSW 2011 in Austin, Texas.

March 22, 2011 Bob Boilen documented every performer he saw at SXSW by taking a one-minute video clip of each.

Raphael Saadiq (upper left), The Joy Formidable (upper right), WILD FLAG (bottom)

March 13, 2011 The ASC team looks at some of the nearly 2,000 artists slated to play at this year's festival.

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December 11, 2008 Here are 10 releases from 2008 that are worth the extra effort of being heard on vinyl.

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