Posted in music | tour dates on June 21, 2012

Rodriguez

It's the unflinching honesty of Cold Fact's songs that speaks to his new, young audience. This is perhaps what excites Rodriguez the most as his oft-interrupted career begins again. "It is remarkable that this has occurred," he says, before returning to the road to Montauk. "I'm trying to stay in good shape here, because I'd like to get out and meet the people, and play them my songs. I'm not old - I'm ancient. But there's only one age: either you're alive or you're not." [Guardian]
Detroit's Rodriguez (born Sixto Diaz Rodriguez) released his debut LP, the folk-rock tinged Cold Fact, in 1970 to very little success and then followed it with 1971's Coming from Reality, which saw even less success, before he decided to give up on his music career. Over the years, Cold Fact became a cult favorite (especially in South Africa and Australia) and due to the increased interest, Rodriguez eventually began playing again, doing his first headlining show in the US in 2008.

He's continued to play shows and there was also a documentary made about him called Searching for Sugar Man, which screened at the Tribeca Film Festival in April. Rodriguez will make his next NYC appearance this summer on August 31 at Highline Ballroom. Tickets for that show are on sale now. There do not appear to be other scheduled dates at the moment.

Listen to some tracks from Cold Fact below...

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Rodriguez - "Inner City Blues"

Rodriguez - "Crucify Your Mind"

Rodriguez - "Sugar Man"

Rodriguez - "Forget It"

Rodriguez - "Like Janis"

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Comments (20)

I like his style.

Posted by rushfashion | June 21, 2012 10:31 AM

Rodriguez is the man. He was shite opening for Charles Bradley a while back tho... solo, frail and not playing hate street! what the fuck. i hope he brings his band to high line.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 11:55 AM

saw him open for charles bradley and was bored out of my mind

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 12:51 PM

This guy is the man. I'm glad he's playing.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 6:49 PM

pretty excited for the highline show on the 31st. cool story- curious to see him live.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2012 6:47 PM

I NEED 3 TICKETS

Posted by Lido Kofman | August 13, 2012 9:28 PM

I'm excited to see the whole film the next time there's a screening around NYC. I've been listening to the soundtrack on via the Huffington Post (http://huff.to/OWSbC1) and it sounds incredible!

Posted by Mike Nelson | August 20, 2012 11:51 AM

^ Huffington Post is a left wing rag that should be shut down for it's sickening bias. And you people criticize Fox News? The average Huffington Post "news" story is much more extreme in it's viewpoints than Fox News commentary is. You should be ashamed of yourself to admit that you support that hack organization.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2012 12:14 PM

beyond recommend seeing this documentary - www.searchingforsugarman.com - haven't stopped listening to rodriguez ever since

Posted by bob s | August 30, 2012 8:26 PM

Rodriguez is really amazing live. Got this live performance on repeat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5PF8ykKUWE

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2012 7:12 PM

ot bad not bad!!

metz are clearly stealing this show

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Posted by mbc3 | March 13, 2013 8:19 PM

I like how real he is.

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