The Weekly Comet hosts Tamara Conniff and Jonathan McHugh present an exclusive performance with singer/songwriter Rodriguez, who is the subject of the award-winning documentary “Searching for Sugar Man.”
Sixto Rodriguez’ story is truly inspirational. A native of Detroit, in the 1970s he recorded two albums which went largely unnoticed in the U.S. He hung up his guitar and went to work in construction for 30 years. However, unbeknownst to Rodriguez his albums gained popularity internationally, going platinum in South Africa and becoming the anthem of resistance in the Apartheid-era. Director Malik Bendjelloul’s “Searching for Sugar Man” chronicles the journey of two fans on a mission to find out what had happened to Rodriguez, who was rumored to have committed suicide. Rodriguez performs his version of “I Only Have Eyes For You.”
The film opens on July 27 and we are giving away two soundtracks and a pair of tickets to go to the Amoeba screening at the LA Film School on July 24. Check out The Weekly Comet on Facebook to win.