Rodriguez

RODRIGUEZ IN CONCERT:Forgotten '70s folk hero Sixto Rodriguez finally has the audience he deserves. Enjoying a renewed interest in his music spurred by acclaimed Academy Award-winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man, Rodriguez released his first music in nearly 30 years in 2012, delighting fans around the world who thought his story ended with 1971 cult favorite Coming From Reality. At his 2013 shows, Rodriguez stunned with new songs from the documentary soundtrack alongside his classic '70s material, proving he's more than worthy of his belated stardom and building excitement for a new album and tour in 2014.BACKGROUND SNAPSHOT:Born in Detroit to Mexican immigrant parents, Sixto Rodriguez was named after his position as the sixth child in his family.

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Fan Reviews

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
JaapJan
Long time Rodriguez fan. Finally had the opportunity to see him in concert. Had front row seats. Unforgettable experience
Beacon Theatre - New York, NY - Sun, Apr 7, 2013
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
MelKate
Rodriguez put on an amazing show. He is a true artist. He s real and down to earth and I loved that he was so open about his political views.
Beacon Theatre - New York, NY - Sun, Apr 7, 2013
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
JumpersCoke
Taking center stage at over 70 years in age was none other than the Sugar man himself. Complete with laughter, music and hat changes-- Rodriguez wowed the crowd playing his classics. The venue was set up with balcony and lower level seating creating a space for everyone to enjoy a laid back show.
Beacon Theatre - New York, NY - Sun, Apr 7, 2013
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★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Jackgloucester
Excellent. His voice and songs were great and the band was right on. Should be great show in Boston tonight. Town Hall is a great venue.
Beacon Theatre - New York, NY - Sun, Apr 7, 2013
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
Geedl
I wonder if the opening act was part of a dare? I wonder if the band rehearsed before the performance? I wonder if Rodriguez picked up his guitar before going on stage? I wonder if Rodriguez realizes that his original work is far better than Elvis or Frank Sinatra? I wonder why there was a need for a profane Mickey Mouse joke mid-concert? I wonder how the group is going to be received at Radio City Music Hall and The Barclay's Center in the fall? I wonder how many other fans felt the same?
Beacon Theatre - New York, NY - Sun, Apr 7, 2013
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Bug8
Rodriguez is a clever, talented guy and it was great seeing him in person. The warm up performer though - an hour? Way too long. She would have been smarter to play just 4 songs (since we didn't know about her, and we weren't there to see her), and ones she knew well (think there were 5 songs she stumbled in). A few songs, maybe 20 minutes, we wouldn't feel like we were trapped in a bad dream, an hour of our lives wasted. Venue could use screens so we could see his face (looked down, wore a hat).
Beacon Theatre - New York, NY - Sun, Apr 7, 2013
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
TheCookieMan
I was really looking forward to seeing the Sugarman in concert, but the guy is 70 years old and needed help in stepping up to the mike, so I wasn't sure what kind of concert I was in for. Rodriguez was amazing! His voice was strong & clear, he was funny, he was still relevant. He played for almost 1 & a half hours so he is 70 years young! With people comparing him to Elvis and Dylan in the documentary movie, he had great good humor in covering Blue Suede Shoes and Like a Rolling Stone during the concert. His banter with the crowd was spot on, including telling an off-color Mickey Mouse joke. Also, the peacefulness and serenity of the man shines. Great music, great story, great man! PS Keswick is always a good place to see a show like this.
Beacon Theatre - New York, NY - Sun, Apr 7, 2013
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Crlbecker
Combine a Dylan, a Neil, and a genuine charismatic socially conscious soul into a humble, gracious singer and song writer.
Beacon Theatre - New York, NY - Sun, Apr 7, 2013
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
taub
His music was wonderful. Little quips of wisdom ringing in my ears. The audience including myself and my spouse absolutely loved him.
Beacon Theatre - New York, NY - Sun, Apr 7, 2013
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
sophieluv
Having seen "Searching for Sugarman," I knew I had to see a Rodriguez performance in person if for no other reason, to express my love and support for him. The performance was straightforward - no special effects, little conversation - but I was mesmerized from start to finish. His voice was clear and wonderful, I could not take my eyes off of the way his fingers moved across his guitar and I loved his surprising song selection. He did not play some of his own songs that I expected but he covered Dylan, (with a MUCH better voice!) Elvis and even Frank Sinatra, putting his own touch on each of their songs. I was sad and concerned when he first appeared as he needed help onto the stage but once he started, all of that was forgotten and he was in command. What else can I say except, I LOVE Rodriguez!
Beacon Theatre - New York, NY - Sun, Apr 7, 2013
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Emeraldsinglass
This guy was absolutely incredible. At the age of 70, Rodriguez is able to sound almost exactly like his recorded material back in the 60's and 70's. I am so glad I got to see him live. Remarkable.
House of Blues Houston - Houston, TX - Tue, Oct 23, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
PhineasNewbone
Very glad to have been part of this concert and the audience who came to be there and listen.
House of Blues Houston - Houston, TX - Tue, Oct 23, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
AKiki
After seeing 'Searching for Sugarman', I was so excited to see that Rodriguez was touring. What a great evening at The Beacon! Rodriguez put on a great show ... playing both his original songs and some great covers. He seems like a great, down-to-earth man. Wishing him and his family continued happiness and success.
House of Blues Houston - Houston, TX - Tue, Oct 23, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Draidez1
Not since Elvis has there been the epitome of the word Cool in music! Rodriguez reeks of it ! Why did the music industry rob us of such a talent for so long? Prejudice? I have seen well over 500 concerts in my lifetime(Floyd, Who,Springsteen, U2 etc.)and never have I seen an audience hang on every movement, note and word from a musician like they did for this Giant, and humble all I can say is WOW!!! What a show and a privilege to have been able to find Sugarman! Thank You Rodriguez, and looking forward to more new tunes. Even though you are losing your sight, you have helped us see the light! Yours Truly A Devoted Fan For Life!!!!!!
House of Blues Houston - Houston, TX - Tue, Oct 23, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Anonymous
Good Show. He played almost everything you would want to hear, plus a lot of cool covers. His voice is immaculate and he had pretty good crowd interaction. His backup band is mediocre, but that is not a reason not to go....he was great.
House of Blues Houston - Houston, TX - Tue, Oct 23, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Anonymous
weirdly beautiful touchful and easy is going to be a while
House of Blues Houston - Houston, TX - Tue, Oct 23, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Kirwankid
I saw Rodriguez in Sydney at the Enmore Theatre the week before last. What a fantastic night. Saw him with the Break which was a real experience. All our family has loved Rodriguez since the 70s in Australia, Mum and Dad who are now in their late 70s themselves. They loved his gritty lyrics and wonderful voice quality, telling it like it is.Then we found him again in Searching for Sugarman which I saw twice at the theatre and now own. Reliving his music has given our family much joy! What a legend. He sang all my favourites faithfully and despite his jokes about being a 'solid 70' he gave a wonderful performance. It's wonderful seeing Rodriguez, who we have listened to for years, finally getting the recognition he deserves worldwide. We are visiting NY and my son has surprised me with a ticket. it will be the highlight of my trip. Can't wait for tonight!
House of Blues Houston - Houston, TX - Tue, Oct 23, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
djFlaxx
"Waiting For Sugar Man" was the most fascinating music documentary I've ever seen. I'm hopeful that the Oscar nomination will bring even more people into the incredible story of Detroit's magnetic musician Rodriguez. His songs are like a combination of Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Donovan and Curtis Mayfield, recounting stories of the streets with melody and a gritty sense of humor. It is inexplicable to me that Rodriguez has flown under the radar so long with his songwriting gifts and compelling voice. Can't wait to see him in New York City. Get on this!
House of Blues Houston - Houston, TX - Tue, Oct 23, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
AaronWolf
Rodriguez was plain and simple an absolute experience. If you're looking for a new sound that's ironically been around for decades, and a humble, gracious artist, that played for over two hours, then go see Rodriguez (Sugar Man). What a cool night. I hear he's playing NYC come spring...count me in!
House of Blues Houston - Houston, TX - Tue, Oct 23, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
5hourfan
My wife and I drove nearly six hours to Cleveland to see this show. It was fantastic!! The story behind the music and the man is great, but his lyrics and the soul behind this man are unbeatable. We won´t ever forget this concert. On a side note to purists don´t expect laser light shows and teams of people setting up amazing acoustics and synthesizers in perfect venues. It is a man and his guitar in it´s purest form. What you will find is his daughters and grand kids are most of his staff and this made the show even more special for us. We will certainly travel to see another show! Can´t wait.
House of Blues Houston - Houston, TX - Tue, Oct 23, 2012
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
LGHuddleston
I was so looking forward to seeing Rodriguez live, especially after seeing the recent documentary about him. The tickets said 8 p.m., but he didn't start until 10:15. Standing on a cold, hard, concrete floor, waiting for over two hours, with no seating available, was excruciatingly difficult on a Tuesday night, after working all day. The crowd was mostly 40+, and when people tried to sit on the floor along the edge of the room, they were told to get up. When Rodriguez finally came on after a very lackluster opening act, the acoustics were terrible, people were talking loudly, and whenever the door to the adjoining bar opened, the loud music from there drowned out Rodriguez. It got a bit better when many people just left, and the loud talking subsided some.
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue - Washington, DC - Thu, Aug 30, 2012
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
RobertJ7
I wasn't real impressed with the venue. Everyone was stuck standing the whole time. No seats. The sound quality was nothing special. It was just Rodriguez by himself with a guitar and he needed a backup band. He spent a lot of time tuning his guitar and, even with all the tuning, it only lasted an hour.
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue - Washington, DC - Thu, Aug 30, 2012
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Didntseeshow
This was our first time at the House of Blues. We were not aware that, if we bought the voucher for dinner, that we would not have a place to sit. (We thought that was the point of the voucher.) We also were not aware that Rodriguez would not perform until 10 o'clock. So, rather than stand around for two hours, waiting, we left. I feel that we wasted a lot of money!
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue - Washington, DC - Thu, Aug 30, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
tessslo
Came to see Rodriguez and had to wait a long time to hear him. Did not dissapoint me with his clear voice and songs that grab the heart. Traveled 5hrs to see him and would do it again. I grew up in Los Angeles and have seen The Doors to Hendrix and this was my favorite show ever.
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue - Washington, DC - Thu, Aug 30, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
JVMP1234
All of the performers were well worth watching. The final even, Rodgriguez, was all we hoped it would be. He is a very special soul, wouldn't have missed it!
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue - Washington, DC - Thu, Aug 30, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Umused
Four performers whose average age was 70.3 years shared the El Rey stage Friday night in Los Angeles. Problem- old people (we fans) need to sit. The headliner, Rodriguez, came on stage 3.5 hours after the door s opened and we were already agitated by that time. A DJ filled in between sets and he obviously had a record collection that was second to none, problem is no one was there for vinyl discovery.No head bobbing or toe tapping was to be found. I summed up the night thinking, 'Now I know how the folks trapped on the ride at Knotts felt'. Hyun, the elder statesman of the crowd, impressed with his virtuoso skills but there was really no connection with the mostly non Korean crowd. Ok, Rodriguez finally takes the stage. He seemed to be obsessed with tuning his guitar and experienced a few mis-starts. Most of the awkward silence moments were filled with South African accented yeels from the crowd, "We love you Rodriguez". The band was able enough but there were between song huddles that led one to believe they were winging it. We were not treated to a show of a polished stage presense. Instead, a guy with a guitar who had some songs to offer. The two encore songs, "I Wonder" and "I think of You" were truely the highlight of the night. It all came together for a grand finale but by no means (other than the story) was it great.
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue - Washington, DC - Thu, Aug 30, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
everynamesbeentaken
Terrific show, terrific intervie, and terrific venue. My first time to Landmark, was thoroughly impressed with the staff. Do they pay them enough? Everything else there impressive, too. Rodriguez did Q&A after the film. Great time!
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue - Washington, DC - Thu, Aug 30, 2012
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Anonymous
the sound mixing was something from high school, the "announcers" were painful. how many times did they need to introduce THEMSELVES???? too bad such fine artists were subject to such crappy support
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue - Washington, DC - Thu, Aug 30, 2012
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
Anonymous
Went to see the great Sixto Rodriguez at the El Rey Theatre last night. His set was last in a long night of celebration for the 10-year -anniversary of the "Light In The Attic" record label. Rodriguez was escorted to the stage at 11:30PM and proceeded to play for his adoring fans (many of them native South Africans) who loved his every move. I, unfortunately, didn't love many of his moves. The band was shoddy (and out of tune), the sound was "HISTORICALLY" terrible AND Mr. Rodriguez was disconnected and all over the place. He even tried to pull off an acoustic set of "I Only Have Eyes For You," "Blue Suede Shoes/Whol Lotta Shakin/Good Golly Miss Molly." OY. The band seemed shocked and the crowd was polite, but starting to leave in droves. I was happy to hear "Sugar Man," "Can't Get Away," "I Think Of You" and other great songs from his 40+-Year-Old 2-album catalog (which I purchased on vinyl last night). I was also happy to hear that he will be featured on 60 Minutes in October, but I will never pay money to see him perform live again. This was NOT a professional concert. This was a lot of people rightfully celebrating a terrific story. I'm glad I got to see him in person, but it was NOT WORTH ALL THE HYPE LIVE. I will enjoy my new vinyl and be glad I saw the incredible "Searching For Sugar Man" movie twice with my girl.
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue - Washington, DC - Thu, Aug 30, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
DRBABY24
I am an old folkie from the sixties and never heard of Rodriguez until 3 weeks ago when I saw his interview for the movie. I played his music and found out he was in Washington DC the same night I was there. I loved the concert and bought all the cd's. My wife put it best by saying that it was a happening and that it was. He is a gentle soul with words of a poet
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue - Washington, DC - Thu, Aug 30, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Paja7
The movie "Searching for Sugar Man" made me curious to go see him live. The cleverness of his lyrics, the feeling was great. Sad that we never heard him when he and I were younger. He has real talent and much, much better than a lot of the folk music of the sixties. Good show. I'd love to hear him in a smaller venue.
Parker Playhouse - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Fri, Feb 23, 2018
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
Anonymous
I shouldn't have expected that the live performance in 2012 would be as good as the movie performance from a decade ago or the recordings from 40 years ago. It was sweet to see Rodriguez but his playing was poor and his voice is gone.
Parker Playhouse - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Fri, Feb 23, 2018
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Plexina
Gritty, Raw and Real!!! Perfect venue. The fans were all true fans!
Parker Playhouse - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Fri, Feb 23, 2018
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Cscoobydoo
Humble, elegant, political, and with it. Loved his show. Pure and mesmerizing. Will never forget. Thanks Sixto
Parker Playhouse - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Fri, Feb 23, 2018
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
DCmusicfiend
Sadly Rodriguez's voice doesn't hold up anymore but his guitar playing is still fantastic. We were a little disappointed by the show but still think his story is remarkable and wish him the best.
Parker Playhouse - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Fri, Feb 23, 2018
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
Jaumby
Rodriguez has a great life story and he is a fine song writer but I've seen better performers at local clubs. There was no back-up band and the concert lacked energy. I guess I expected too much but it was not worth going to see Rodriguez. Listening to his records or watching the DVD is much more entertaining.
Parker Playhouse - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Fri, Feb 23, 2018
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Parrotthead60
A sensational opening act by Victory, then a interesting transition act. Rodriguez is a legend and the crowd was appropriately enthusiastic to see a legend live,. But the enthusiasm was for that legendary status not the current state of his music. It was great to see him, but not musically as good as I had hoped, but then he is 76 and seems to have significant sight impairments. Go for the experience, listen to the records.
Parker Playhouse - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Fri, Feb 23, 2018
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
Jan1s
Rodriguez was disappointing, but opening act, Victory Boyd, was amazing!
Parker Playhouse - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Fri, Feb 23, 2018
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
Allmusicloverinnc
I always wanted to go see him after watching the documentary several years ago. He's really past the age where he can sing anymore, and his mumbling on stage is pretty annoying. Sorry, but didn't enjoy it.
Parker Playhouse - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Fri, Feb 23, 2018
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
brx5959
Sixto Rodriguez had a great time on stage and most likely an even greater time backstage. Not referring to his being helped on stage by 2 people (daughters? gf?) as that is mainly due to his glaucoma. But this was more than eyesight afflictions. He slurred words, started songs & forgot words abandoning one and tried to finish some, told his usual jokes & commentaries. No band accompanied him so it was SHORT 1-2 minute versions of his great songs from 2 albums plus a good amount of other famous songs from his favorite artists. The rhythms of his right hand, left hand & vocals were not in sync at all but improved as he sobered up. BUT HIS VOICE SOUNDS GREAT AND EXACTLY THE SAME AS 40+ yrs ago! Crowd worshiped him. Strange drunken crowd/artist commentary back & forth tho. He was really sloppy but we're still glad we went. It was fun & interesting. Everyone has off nights, on nights & in between nights. Crazy contrast of a ROWDY crowd in a plush beautiful fancy theater with wide rows & a smooth slope. Venue has diverse acts: Paul Anka, 70s soft rock, comedy, world etc. Refreshments include a few beer choices and A LOT OF HARD LIQUOR in DOUBLE SIZE not just singles. The crowd downed many drinks. Many talked through the opening act Victory Boyd (great VOICE!). They got restless w/long intermission. LOUD, SHOUTING! Whoo hoo! Then lights dimmed & Rodriguez' daughter(?) bought some time w/3 "songs" and limited vocal delivery to delay his intoxicated entrance to stage. Note to venue: take a page from sports & close the bar earlier, do not offer "doubles" on the booze.
Parker Playhouse - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Fri, Feb 23, 2018
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
dunce
Everyone should see Rodriguez while they can. He is amazing.
Parker Playhouse - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Fri, Feb 23, 2018
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
LMBPHD
I m glad I saw this living legend! I was shocked at how he d aged but I guess aging isn t optional. Rodriguez sense of humor was delightful and his guitar playing, fascinating. It made me tearful to hear him sing his songs- still sounded like him though he seemed a bit forgetful.
Parker Playhouse - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Fri, Feb 23, 2018
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Puffer71
I would not know about Rodriguez unless I had seen the movie Looking for Sugarman. What could have happened,just as great as others Bob Dylan for example. His songs carry a message to all. I was surprised at the Parker Playhouse that I was probably one of the older patrons. The main audience was surely in there early twenties on. I would have expected there parents to be there? I was happy to see him and enjoyed his talking to the audience. He is 77 years and needed to be escorted on and off stage. He played with his guitar and hat and drew laughs when he said I have a lot of flexibility when I play alone. Laughs from audience. In September playing at whembly hall in England,the concert 75% sold out . He is ours and he needs recognition that is due him an Unknown Legend..
Parker Playhouse - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Fri, Feb 23, 2018
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
jorman
I think Rodriguez should retire. I felt like I was in a bad karaoke bar. The second act ,some lady with a guitar was as bad as it gets. Like she could not sing period. Rodriguez showed up without a band of any kind. Just his guitar. The guitar sound was very loud and you could barely hear him. Frankly I do not understand how Ticketmaster promotes something like this.
Parker Playhouse - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Fri, Feb 23, 2018
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Goatherder1609
Great Legend!! It was awesome to se him live. Still as humble as ever
Parker Playhouse - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Fri, Feb 23, 2018
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
jehosiphat
It was great to see a legend. But, the ravages of time get everybody. Not a sterling performance
Parker Playhouse - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Fri, Feb 23, 2018
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Anonymous
He was fantastic. Loved that he was solo and can hear every guitar strum and every note he sang. Did NOT like the SECOND opening act. Was not necessary . Victory, however, was the best opening act. She had pizazz and talent and was humble.
Parker Playhouse - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Fri, Feb 23, 2018
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
SeasonedGuy
Nice energy as he played his whole Cold Fact cd plus some interesting cover songs. He's got a nice combo of relating to the audience, and running his one man band.
Parker Playhouse - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Fri, Feb 23, 2018
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Pscj
His reputation preceded him and set the bar very high. I should have considered his age and health limitations. While I could feel his spirit his performance was weak. I will continue to listen to his past music but I would not recommend his show.
Parker Playhouse - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Fri, Feb 23, 2018
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Gal1960
Waist of money. Horrible opening act. One lady was just talking instead of singing. They should be ashamed of using our money for this Rodriguez was singing mostly other people songs and not to the end. Waist of money.
Parker Playhouse - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Fri, Feb 23, 2018
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Photosmart
Waited a long time to see him and was disappointing. He was alone with a guitar. He need help on and off stage. Not sure if that is for age or that he was obviously drunk. Was still good to see him as he had some flashes of talent, Concert was less then an hour. I hope he gets better soon. He is supposed to play at Prince Albert Hall in September. He will need to get it together. The Parker Playhouse is a great venue!
Centennial Concert Hall - Winnipeg, MB - Sun, Aug 13, 2017
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
NathanPaul
He was AMAZING. With a Heavy heart wishing he was in BETTER Health. Also hoping that he would have brought a backup band, as well !!
Centennial Concert Hall - Winnipeg, MB - Sun, Aug 13, 2017
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Anonymous
Rodriguez is so very skilled and entertaining, and his band was superb. We thoroughly enjoyed the show!
Centennial Concert Hall - Winnipeg, MB - Sun, Aug 13, 2017
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
JBjohnbender
Rodriguez really struggled at this show. He often seemed lost and had to be talked through the set list from back stage. I saw him back in 2014, and he was great - lots of energy and telling stories between songs. Watching this show was uncomfortable by the end. I suggest skipping it and watching Searching for Sugar Man again instead. The four stars are for the venue. It's a grand theater with efficient security and seating.
Centennial Concert Hall - Winnipeg, MB - Sun, Aug 13, 2017
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
ArchieRoxx
I felt bad for Rodriguez -- he seems, along with his failing eyesight -- not to have much lung power anymore -- but equally as bad for everyone at the show. Seemed like a pick-up band that was unrehearsed -- they didn't have the arrangements or the sound worked out and the endings were all haphazard. Rodriguez's vocals were buried through the entire show and he was getting prompts for the song lyrics (and even chords) in his monitor -- very audible and strange. His guitar was not in the main PA until half way through. I can't remember seeing a show this shambolic at a venue like this.
Centennial Concert Hall - Winnipeg, MB - Sun, Aug 13, 2017
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
djbobbye
Had a wonderful time watching Rodriguez, his daughters, and band. My only regret is that I hadn't had the opportunity sooner. Watch " Searching for Sugar Man", buy his music, and if you ever get a chance, see his show.
Centennial Concert Hall - Winnipeg, MB - Sun, Aug 13, 2017
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Bofrom5sai
Having grown up with Rodriguez's music as a kid in South Africa, I was fortunate enough to see the genius live. What a wonderful performance by a wonderful human and a great artist. Long live Rodriguez !!!
Centennial Concert Hall - Winnipeg, MB - Sun, Aug 13, 2017
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
MONTREALTORONTO
The sold-out show was fantastic. You have to be a fan to enjoy him striking that first chord. Every song he preforms tells a certain story in his life. This was the 2nd show I saw of him on his 10 date 2017 tour. He has overcome a lot in his past to be finally accepted as a legend from his adoring fans. The escalation of this upon himself has been overwhelming. Being underrated for the musician is a thing from the past.
Centennial Concert Hall - Winnipeg, MB - Sun, Aug 13, 2017
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
sarahsmilesalot
Hearing Sugar Man live topped my bucket list and he was fantastic. His gentle, humorous comments, his extraordinary guitar playing, and his fabulous takes on songs you thought you knew (Light my fire, an Edith Piaf song!, and more) put this concert over the top. An absolute treat for any fan.
Centennial Concert Hall - Winnipeg, MB - Sun, Aug 13, 2017
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Csquare
We loved the concert. His songs are fabulous. Not much of a talker but a great singer songwriter. The musicians were very good as well. We were surprised that there were so many young people at the concert.
Centennial Concert Hall - Winnipeg, MB - Sun, Aug 13, 2017
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
TeachGT
A very enjoyable evening event. The warm up act (Cat Clyde) was very good on solo guitar and vocals. Indie and country are not really my thing but a talented musician and a good choice for Rodriguez. Rodriguez looked quite frail getting on to the stage but once perched on his stool, he played a vibrant and entertaining set backed up with a solid trio. I preferred this over the full orchestration on his records. The sound was clean and well mixed if somewhat subdued. Rodriguez played a lot of his own music but also included covers that suited his voice and style. He was brought back for 3 more tunes for his encore. Overall, an excellent evening!
Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA - Fri, May 30, 2014
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
GarlicDog
I love that Rodriquez isn't only 'every man', but an exemplary man. His music and the way he lives his life are both to be admired for truth and depth.
Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA - Fri, May 30, 2014
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Tuffy7
My first time seeing Rodriguez and Victory! What amazing talents!! The drummer Taylor Moore was an added bonus to enhance Victory s sensational sound.
Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA - Fri, May 30, 2014
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Marilyn007R
The best concert I have ever been to. Rodriquez is my hero!
Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA - Fri, May 30, 2014
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
criccrn
I loved the documentary and that s why I came to see Rodriguez. I m glad I got to see him and I m glad he s finishing his career on stage but it s over. I don t mind that his eyesight is failing or that he needed to be helped to his stool - his health is failing and he s 75 years old. What I do mind is his voice was very weak (strangely it did get stronger during the show), his mic was way too low, his guitar wasn t coming through the system for the first four or five songs, his daughter(?) was prompting him through the set list and lyrics to the songs, etc. Again, I wasn t expecting his 1970s self and I m glad I got to see him but this was a very sad to his career. He should not be performing live anymore.
Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA - Fri, May 30, 2014
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
metkulu
I had front row seats and was truly moved and inspired to finally see Rodriguez live. His quiet manner and humor was endearing. He spoke to the audience and answered when someone called out a question. He did his own songs and some covers that were great. This was a great show and you should go to see this amazing show! Also a shout out to opening act Sammy Brue, new talent prodigy!
Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA - Fri, May 30, 2014
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
PerGart
This show is a must see. The opening act, Arum Rae has an incredible voice & is a special kind of talent. The Moore Theatre wasn't my favorite venue for this show because of the very distracting crowd noise that was in the lobby while the performance was going on. Not sure why this happens there. This is the 3rd time I experience this. I wasn't the only one, our entire row kept looking back to see what was going on, apparently it's the norm. Once Rodriguez took the stage it took a couple of requests from attendees to get him to increase the volume on the vocals. Once that happened the show was phenomenal. Rodriguez did appear frail approaching the mic but once he was in front of it, he was on fire!
Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA - Fri, May 30, 2014
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
martinatty
Nice downtown area. Safe walking to and from hotel. Food and drinks available at numerous places. Nice theater with drinks available. Good acoustics. Comfortable seats. The story of Sixto Rodriguez is an amazing story.
Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA - Fri, May 30, 2014
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
BirlGirl
I am glad I was able to see Rodriguez in person and performing his music. He performed as expected.
Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA - Fri, May 30, 2014
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Tayce
It was like a dream for me! I'm from Brazil and it was my birthday! Too much emotion when Rodrigues just started the concert by singing happy birthday. Is was for me, I thought. He is amazing, the show place is amazing, everything was amazing! Thanks Rodriguez, thanks LA for giving me it! I will never forget it!
Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA - Fri, May 30, 2014
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Ahmazed
After having seen "Searching for Sugarman" ten times, listened and enjoyed thesoundtrack, Cold Fact, and Coming From Reality many times, I was primed. Rodriguez and his crack band delivered the goods and then some. The iconic '70's tunes were dynamic and sent chills down my spine and tears down my cheeks. His take on classic rockers from the likes of Chuck Berry were uncommonly good. Though he's 74 and fragile, he performed for 90-minutes straight. He encouraged interaction between the audience and himself and was generous and complimentary to his fans.Most songs came in under three minutes. Rodriguez's short-and-sweet philosophy-rich sage-like statements lent a lovely air to his unpretentious persona. This performance was one for the record books. I shall cherish having seen him for many years to come.
The Wilbur - Boston, MA - Sun, Apr 15, 2018
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
SuzanneLA
opening set with an interesting and exciting new sound by a diminutive young singer name L.P. "like the album" .The saga of this 70 year old newly (re) discovered legend as with his thoughtful lyrics and catchy melodies. It was a friendly, entertaining and inspiring evening guaranteed to leave you smiling. I am still smiling! Keep on Keep on Rodgriguez! Power to the People.
The Wilbur - Boston, MA - Sun, Apr 15, 2018
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
MusicLovet
A truly enjoyable show. Great music , good jokes and comments. We'll always wonder what we missing while he was "retired" from music. Our loss.
The Wilbur - Boston, MA - Sun, Apr 15, 2018
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
jeanniebobeanie
My friends and I thought the concert was fantastic! Rodriguez played the songs we knew from the documentary and found him charming on stage. His band played simply but well. Sixto and his music was the focus. After reading previous reviews, we showed up at 8:45 and gladly missed the opening acts.The ticket show time was 7pm.
The Wilbur - Boston, MA - Sun, Apr 15, 2018
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
JohnL1968
Rodriguez played yet another historic performance at his backyard concert hall, Detroit's jewel, Masonic Temple. Within walking distance from his home, Rodriguez undoubtedly walked by here countless times when he worked as a laborer. I have seen him 2 times previously, and this was the best yet. His band was incredibly tight. The guitar player played some riffs reminiscent of classic rockers. The drummer was out of his mind good and the bass player Maree was solid. I don't know the name of the opening act, but she was fantastic as well. Not sure I can remember when I got such a great value for my money. Thank you Rodriguez!
The Wilbur - Boston, MA - Sun, Apr 15, 2018
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Tmac12
Rodriguez is a piece of music history. Anyone who loves music with soul should see Rodriguez. A beautiful soul with music to match.
The Wilbur - Boston, MA - Sun, Apr 15, 2018
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russbird
Although not technically proficient, and starting to show his age, Rodriguez is still a powerful and effective presence. With no warmup, he jumps right into singing and playing, several songs before taking a break. If you've only seen the movie (as I had) you'll wait a bit before getting to a song you recognize, but he really tears into them! The monologs between sets were perhaps my favorite part.
The Wilbur - Boston, MA - Sun, Apr 15, 2018
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Moyet
The Orpheum Theatre is an excellent place to watch a concert. We had dinner at LA Brewing Co. & then went to see Rodriguez. From the moment he took the stage we were blown away by his music. I took my 10 year old daughter (her first concert) who loves him & she actually wept during his first song & said "Dad this is the best night of my life". His lyrics are amazing & his band was tight. My brother in law is from South Africa & has been telling us about Rodriguez for years. After seeing the movie "Searching for Sugarman" & listening to both cd's endlessly we were ready for a great show & he didn't disappoint. My parents, sister & bro in law were also there & they are flying to San Francisco to see him next week as well. My daughter & I both wish we were going as we'd love to experience his music live once again. He is amazing!! And as he would say "Power to the People"
The Wilbur - Boston, MA - Sun, Apr 15, 2018
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Dalilama007
At 76 years old, Rodriguez certainly surprised his fans! Where his vocals were not as strong as expected, he made up for it with his guitar playing. He never forgot any lyrics! His stage presence was a bit frail given his age. Unfortunately, his drinking did not help his performance. He was helped on stage by his family and he sat on a stool throughout his performance. During the show, his 'trade secret' in his cup certainly made him a bit drunk. It made you feel sad for him while you watched a man trying to resurrect a music career. I'd recommend seeing him if you simply want to say you saw him live. I've seen plenty of 'Legends' perform (Franki Valli, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett) but this was not one of them. He prohibits photos and video for a reason. It was an average performance from an extremely hardworking man trying to give it one last go! You have to respect that! Overall, I enjoyed hearing him play and sing his classic favorites.
The Wilbur - Boston, MA - Sun, Apr 15, 2018
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
zigsster
After seeing the documentary -I had to see this guy!! He was charming, but only on stage for about an hour but I understand he is an older gentleman now . I went to pay my respect to an artist that was not given his accolades as he should have been. I didn't care for the warm up venue - possibly just having him tell stories and his music would have been more preferable.
The Wilbur - Boston, MA - Sun, Apr 15, 2018
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Anonymous
Awesome to see the Legend Rodriguez, AKA Sugar man. His entire story was incredible and his heart is true so it made the show good. On the down side, could someone do a sound check on his guitar and keep from criticizing the president more than once or twice.. we get it.
Count Basie Theatre - Red Bank, NJ - Mon, Apr 9, 2018
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Supguy
I was disappointed, he should have kept more to playing and singing than a political wannabe commentator. He was incoherent, continually taking large sips from cups. When he sang and played, his music came through, you forgave all the stage theatrics, but then you had to listen too more. So overall disappointing. I left about 2 songs prior the end, so do not know the final cheer. Many people had left. Lots of old hippes, and I was surprised at how many young folk. The venue had great acoustics and I will certainly check out future concerts.
Count Basie Theatre - Red Bank, NJ - Mon, Apr 9, 2018
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