Photos: Rodriguez at the Warfield

Rodriguez (photo: Ria Burman) Rodriguez returned to The Warfield Friday night with his distinct vocals and guitar playing. The audience was a mixed crowd of rowdy, obnoxious, and appreciative. Rodriguez's politically-charged show was powerful in message, poetic in art, and peaceful in demeanor. He played classics and experimented with new conjurings and covers. If you are unfamiliar with the sounds of Rodriguez, check out his wild story in the excellent documentary Searching for Sugarman.

By |August 20, 2018|Tags: |

Photos: Rodriguez at the Warfield

Rodriguez (photo: Ria Burman) Rodriguez brought his rocking tunes to The Warfield last week, supported by Arum Rae. At 74, Rodriguez sat perched on a stool, strummed great original songs and threw in a few classic covers for good measure. With a contagious, wide smile surfacing through the set, Rodiguez brought banter to the enthusiastic crowd in between good-old-fashioned, rootsy, blues-rock. If you've yet to hear Rodriguez, check out “Sugarman” from the 1970 album Cold Fact, “Sandrevan Lullaby - Lifestyles” and “Climb Up On My Music” from the 1971 album Coming From Reality and “Can't Get Away” and “Street Boy” from the [...]

By |June 1, 2017|Tags: |

Review & Photos: Charm, humor come easy for ‘Sugar Man’s’ Rodriguez

We all know the story. Sixto Diaz Rodriguez, a Detroit-born folk musician, releases two little-known albums in the 1970s. Without his knowledge, he becomes a star in South Africa — leading two filmmakers on a journey to find Rodriguez. Released in 2012 as the documentary Searching for Sugar Man, the film catapulted the now aging musician into stardom. Soon Rodriguez was playing Coachella, performing on Letterman — basically running the sudden-fame circuit. Things have simmered down a bit now, but the 71-year-old musician is still going strong and sold out a seated Warfield theater for two nights this week at $60 a [...]

By |May 30, 2014|Tags: |
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