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The Saturday Knights

The Saturday Knights at Bumbershoot 2008. Left to right: DJ Suspence, Tilson, Barfly
Background information
Genres Hip-hop, Indie rock
Labels Light In The Attic
DJ Suspence

The Saturday Knights are a Seattle[1] and Tacoma,[2] Washington-based musical group whose music spans many genres, ranging from hip hop to pop music.[3] Their debut full-length CD, Mingle (2008) features guest appearances from the Dap-Kings, Chris Ballew, Jack Endino, Holly Deye (the bassist from Lillydale),[3] Kim Thayil, and Jim Horn & the Muscle Shoals Horns.[2] This crew of guest artists allowed them to recreate samples they wanted to use on this album but could not for legal reasons.[2]

Its members go by the names Tilson, Barfly, and DJ Suspence (Spencer Manio[4]).[2] The group originally included multi-instrumentalist Brian Weber (ex-Dub Narcotic Sound System), who went by the name of "B-Web" and who left the group shortly before their 2007 South by Southwest appearance.[5][6]

A June 2007 piece in the Seattle Times states that the "genre-flouting" group have been praised by virtually all media in Seattle who cover popular music, but have yet to get geographically broader attention, partly (it conjectures) because their 2007 appearance at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas has been their only non-Seattle-area performance to date.[7]



Tilson performing at the launch of Mayor Greg Nickels "Seattle, City of Music" initiative.
  • Barfly - vocals
  • Tilson - vocals
  • DJ Suspence (Spencer Manio) - beats


  • The Saturday Knights, Light In The Attic (2007), 4-song EP
  • Mingle, Light In The Attic (2008), full-length CD


  1. ^ Andrew Matson, Live from Seattle, The Saturday Knights, Seattle Times, February 3, 2008. Accessed online 14 August 2008.
  2. ^ a b c d Sara Brickner, The Saturday Knights: Flirtin’ With Disaster, Seattle Weekly, June 25, 2008. Accessed online 14 August 2008.
  3. ^ a b Chris Burlingame, The Saturday Knights—Mingle, review on Three Imaginary Girls, 30 June 2008. Accessed online 14 August 2008.
  4. ^ Eric Grandy, It Takes Two, The Stranger, July 25, 2007. Accessed online 14 August 2008.
  5. ^ Eric Grandy, Brian Webber Kicked Out of Saturday Knights?, The Stranger LineOut, March 27, 2007. Accessed online 14 August 2008. Misspells Weber's name as "Webber".
  6. ^ Larry Mizell, Jr. Let's Get Ready to Mingle, The Stranger, June 25, 2008. Accessed online 14 August 2008.
  7. ^ Jonathan Zwickel, C'mon, America, the Saturday Knights are a hip-hop marvel, Seattle Times, June 27, 2008. Accessed online 14 August 2008.

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