Archive for the 'Rodriguez' Category

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Light In The Attic Records’ 10 year anniversary 7″ series continues with Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band taking on Rodriguez’s “I’ll Slip Away“. Pressed to colored vinyl, the A-side houses the cover, (a soul burn exorcism in Bradley’s hands), with the original, remastered, on the flip — Rodriguez’s 1967 45 single, released three […]

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Next Monday, July 9th, Aquarium Drunkard presents Searching For Sugar Man, the Malik Bendjelloul documentary on the life, and mystery, surrounding 70s psych-folk musician, Rodriguez. We saw it last month at the LA Film Fest and it boasts a narrative that goes way beyond typical rock-doc. No small feat. We’re making the night a party giving […]

Monday, June 15th, 2009

June 27th AD presents Rodriguez at the El Rey in Los Angeles. We are giving away a few pairs of tickets to AD readers.  Also, if you did not win the Rodriguez vinyl last month, his label just hooked me up with another copy, so even if you don’t live in L.A. you can enter […]

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

Last year Sixto Rodriguez was responsible for one of my favorite reissues of 2008 — 1970’s Cold Fact.  He also composed an Off The Record that pissed some folks off. Good times.  This spring Light In The Attic reissued the follow up to Cold Fact entitled Coming From Reality.  We have copies of both the […]

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Off The Record is a recurring feature here on the Drunkard that marries two of my greatest interests; music and travel. Having a locals perspective when visiting a new locale is the difference between experiencing it through the lens of a tourist and of that of a native. Off The Record gathers some of my […]

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

His name is Rodriguez…Sixto Diaz Rodriguez, and, among other things, he sang about “jumpers, coke, sweet mary jane,” and would reportedly only gig at “hooker bars, inner city dives, and biker bars.” Sounds like a party, no? If you haven’t heard of him, it is most likely because he dropped out of the music world […]