Rodriguez, Jenny O

When: Sat., April 27, 9 p.m. 2013

For a musician whose most recent studio album came out 42 years ago, Detroiter Sixto Rodriguez is doing okay for himself. Now at age 70, after riding the waves of what has to be the most capricious music career ever, he's finally achieved stardom in his home country. This isn't his first brush with fame—he became wildly popular in Australia in the 1970s, and his fanbase has always leaned heavily, and surprisingly, South African. His first album, Cold Fact, was released in 1970; it's a masterpiece of baroque, drugged-out folk rock, clearly influenced by the British invasion and Bob Dylan. Along with 1971's Coming from Reality, Cold Fact was re-released last year, with the soundtrack to Searching for Sugar Man, the excellent Oscar-winning documentary detailing the efforts of two Cape Town fans in the late 1990s to find out what had become of him. REBECCA WILSON

Price: $23


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