Fri, Aug 27, Raphael Saadiq
Sleep Train Amphitheatre, 7 p.m., $40-$80
Sleep Train Amphitheatre2677 Forty Mile Rd.
Wheatland, CA 95692
These days, when Raphael Saadiq isn’t acting in movies (Disturbia), producing hit albums (Joss Stone) or participating in the “We Are the World” remake, he apparently is still finding time to tour. Currently touring with the Dave Matthews Band, this Sacramento native is something we don’t often get to see—an R&B singer who had great career in the late ’80s/early ’90s, and does not show up in any tabloids for some crazy shit. Step aside, R. Kelly. There are other ways to stay in the limelight other than a sex scandal. How about just making brilliant effing music instead? Saadiq sure has, and it seems to be working out just fine for him. 2677 Forty Mile Rd. in Wheatland; www.myspace.com/raphaelsaadiq.