Posted in movies | music on January 28, 2013

Sugar Man CD

As mentioned, cult musician Rodriguez will play Town Hall on April 10 (sold out) he recently added another NYC show that's happens two days earlier (4/8) at Beacon Theatre and tickets to that show are also on sale (UPDATE: SOLD OUT!). It's part of a short North American tour for the singer that includes the Coachella Festival. All dates are listed below.

The documentary about Rodriguez, Searching for Sugar Man, is one of the nominees for Best Documentary Feature at the 2013 Academy Awards and was released last week on DVD. It's also screening tonight (1/28) at Videology in Williamsburg (8 PM, FREE). You can stream the Searching for Sugar Man soundtrack below.

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Rodriguez - 2013 Tour Dates
Monday, April 8 Beacon Theatre, New York, NY, US
Wednesday, April 10 The Town Hall, New York
Friday, April 12 Somerville, Massachusetts
Sunday, April 14 Coachella 2013. Empire Polo Field, Indio, CA
Thursday, April 18 Orpheum Theatre Phoenix, AZ, US
Friday, April 19 Rialto Theatre Tucson, AZ, US
Sunday, April 21 Coachella 2013. Empire Polo Field, Indio, CA
Tuesday, April 23 The Warfield San Francisco, CA, US
Monday, April 29 The Depot Salt Lake City, UT, US
Tuesday, April 30 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO, US
Saturday, May 25, 2013 PRIMAVERA SOUND BARCELONA 2013

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Comments (30)

Beacon Theater show is sold out, BV.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 1:44 PM

the guy has some great songs! "I'll Slip Away" is damn good!

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 1:50 PM

You sure have a gift for writing such great articles! Thank you!

Posted by getessay | January 28, 2013 1:53 PM

both shows are sold out

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 1:59 PM

Yeah. I made a killing on town hall shows. Sold out, duh

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 2:01 PM

updated! apparently having an oscar-nominated documentary helps sell tickets. -bill

Posted by bill p | January 28, 2013 2:03 PM

Wow, I missed the boat on seeing either of these shows, I guess. BUT glad to hear this dude is finally getting his due! I guess the days of seeing him at Bowery Ballroom or Joe's Pub are gone, but if it means homeboy is getting paid finally, I'm fine with that.

Congrats, Sixto!

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 2:11 PM

By the way, whoever wrote that "Lefsetz Letter" blog is an idiot.

First of all, he admits to not even having seen the film, but feels justified mouthing off about it.

Idiot, the documentary is not saying that he was unknown throughout the world until this film came out - it's saying that from the 60's till the 90's or so, he was unknown in the states. Which is accurate.

He always sold in South Africa, but his "label" there ripped him off and he never saw a dime. And their government-controlled media didn't let them explore much beyond their own borders. The SA reporter tracked him down in the mid to late 90s. From that point on, he started to see some residuals, but certainly no degree of fame. So yeah, people in the know heard of him at that point, but nobody else (hence, samplings like Naz, reissues on Light in the Attic, etc.)

Next time, do some research!

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 2:16 PM

2:16 is absolutely correct. A ridiculous blog post.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 2:17 PM

movie was ok, but nowhere near good enough to merit the oscar nom

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 2:19 PM

"Naz" maybe you mean, NaS, almighty Rodriguez defender.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 2:23 PM

2:23, please accept my most humble apologies for such a grievous oversight. I can see how that totally ruined the point of what I was trying to communicate.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 2:26 PM

Second show announcement had happened days ago, another delay for BV today!

Posted by Tzion | January 28, 2013 2:35 PM

Agree movie was ok - story is what is getting the Oscar Nom, not the movie itself.

So he was playing Joe's Pub & the Bowery? Didn't know that.

Saw him at the Highline a few months ago for $20 - now tix going for $$$ - good for Sixto ;)

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 2:39 PM

Yeah, he played a show at Bowery about 3 or 4 years ago. It was a good time! He was very surprised that anyone knew who he was. This was around the time of the Light in the Attic reissues (round 1).

And he did a Joe's pub show just before the documentary showed at Tribeca Film Fest last year. Glad I caught those when I had the chance, because it looks like no dice for these two newest ones.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 3:54 PM

I saw him play Bowery on May 15, 2009 and that show sold out. It's a small venue, but he was hardly "unknown."

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 4:03 PM

4:03, I didn't say he was unknown - I said he was surprised that anyone knew who he was. Those are two different things, actually.

Chill the fuck out, editor-in-chief.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 4:29 PM

I don't know why you assumed that comment was directed at you, 4:29? It was simply a reflection on how stupid today's media is. If all you do is listen to NPR, 60 minutes, etc., you'd think this guy was "missing" until 2012.

So chill.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 4:41 PM

4:41 knew Rodriguez waaay back, cuz he don't listen to NPR, 60 minutes, etc. He waay above y'all!
Sad.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 5:05 PM

I knew about Rodriguez before yooz was born playas!

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 5:09 PM

where can i get a pirate version of this movie?

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 5:36 PM

It really is misleading. I saw the movie over the weekend, and was led to believe that no one in the world knew who this guy was, except in South Africa.
Nonetheless, he really is a hidden gem. Did Bob Lefsetz listen to his music before the hype of the movie, or did he just hear of him bc he's an industry type, and never listen to him until now?

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 8:17 PM

BTW, Bob Lefsetz is a cranky old fuck.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 8:19 PM

2:16, 2:17 maybe you should do some research on 'whoever' wrote that blog. His post draws attention to some omissions in the movie that anyone doing a feature documentary on Rodriguez should know about. Sure, it a great story/movie, but as presented, it's misleading.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 8:32 PM

The "whoever" who wrote the blog is Bob Lefsetz, a well-known music industry lawyer. He sometimes has some interesting insight and perspective on the industry. Other times, he comes off as a cranky old bastard.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 8:50 PM

Didn't seem like that May 2009 Bowery show was close to sold out.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 11:07 PM

How is anyone supposed to take another person's opinion of a film seriously if they admit at the top of the article that they haven't seen it?

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2013 10:46 AM

can't get away is a great song.

Posted by catering winnipeg | June 30, 2013 3:04 PM

Can anyone say they knew and loved this guy before "searching for sugarman". I'm expecting some south africans to step up to this one.

Posted by Guardado | September 15, 2014 10:18 AM

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