In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Light In The Attic Records, Rodriguez will be the headlining a special celebration concert at the El Rey Theater on September 28th. Sharing the stage as part of the festivities will be label mates Shin Joong Hyun, Michael Chapman, Stephen John Kalinich, and DJ Sipreano (Voluntary In Nature). Rodriguez will be playing songs from his only two American releases, Cold Fact and Coming From Reality.
Since the release of “Searching For Sugar Man” where the journey of Rodriguez is examined though the lens of director Malik Bendjelloul, the “greatest ’70s US rock icon who never was” has been doing interviews wherever the film is featured. Among them, an appearance on Late Night with David Letterman and an interview with BBC. And such has been the hype of the return of Rodriguez, who vanished from the American musical landscape for numerous years for reasons that remain unclear, that two of his albums: Cold Fact and Coming From Reality, have been released by Light In The Attic Records. The film’s soundtrack is also available through the independent record label.
Rodriguez’s lyrics are just as relevant today as they were 40 years ago when he sang about what he saw on the streets of the inner city of Detroit. On “Hate Street Dialogue” from Cold Fact he sings “The inner city birthed me; the local pusher nursed me; cousins make it on the street; they marry every trick they meet…”
Read more about “Searching For Sugar Man” here, and don’t miss Rodriguez at El Rey where he’ll share the stage with Shin Joong Hyun, Michael Chapman and Stephen John Kalanich.