Rodriguez Announces March Shows in New Zealand – Music News at Undertheradar


Rodriguez, star of the most talked about documentary of 2012 Searching For Sugar Man, has been announced to play two New Zealand shows in March. The Detroit based singer-songwriter renowned for his haunting and experimental folks songs, was lifted from 30 years of obscurity by two South African fans who thought he was dead and decided to find out how/when with their journey forming the basis of the spectacular, award winning documentary. Now receiving the acclaim and recognition he rightfully deserves, Rodriguez is making his way to New Zealand for the first time ever…


Saturday 16th March, Wellington Town Hall, Wellington

Sunday 17th March, The Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland

Tickets available from Ticketek from Tuesday 29th January.

via Rodriguez (Searching for Sugar Man) Announces March Shows – Music News at Undertheradar.


2012 has been the year of Rodriguez.

Sugar Man
Sugar Man

The NME described it best in the headline for their end of 2012 round up as the year “The World Fell In Love With Rodriguez“, and that pretty much sums it up….

We at wish Rodriguez, Eva, Sandra, Regan, and all the Rodriguez Family, and of course Malik, Craig, Matt and Camilla, a wonderful, happy, healthy and prosperous New Year 2013.

And to everyone who contributed articles, blogs, pictures, emails, stories, experiences or just messages of love and support for Rodriguez to the website during 2012, we thank you with all our hearts.

It has always been a sincere privilege for us to have been a part of this great man and musician’s journey for the past 15 years, and we look forward to continuing to bring you All The Facts about Rodriguez, so keep reading and listening.

Love, Peace and Music to you all!

Sugar and Brian.

“Sugar Man, you’re the answer, that makes our questions disappear”

‘Searching for Sugar Man’ Wins Doha Tribeca Festival Audience Awards – The Hollywood Reporter

Chinese feature film Full Circle, the story of a group of irrepressible senior citizens who decide to enter a reality show on television and Searching for Sugar Man, a documentary on the life of Rodriguez, the 1970s U.S. rock icon who never was, won the Audience awards as the Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) drew to a close.

via ‘Full Circle,’ ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ Win Doha Tribeca Festival Audience Awards – The Hollywood Reporter.

Searching for Sugar Man – an evening with RODRIGUEZ | The Belfast Empire Music Hall

Searching for Sugar Man - an evening with RODRIGUEZ | The Belfast Empire Music Hall
Searching for Sugar Man – an evening with RODRIGUEZ | The Belfast Empire Music Hall


with special guest DAVID HOLMES

It’s one of the lost classics of the ’60s, a psychedelic masterpiece drenched in colour and inspired by life, love, poverty, rebellion. The album is Cold Fact, and what’s more intriguing is that its maker – a shadowy figure known as Rodriguez – was, for many years, lost too. A decade ago, he was rediscovered working as a menial day laborer in Detroit, Michigan. He was unaware that his defining album had become not only a cult classic, but for the people of South Africa, a beacon of revolution.

via Searching for Sugarman -an evening with RODRIGUEZ | The Belfast Empire Music Hall.

Creative Recognition Awards Announced for 28th IDA Awards | International Documentary Association

The IDA has decided upon this year’s recipients of the Creative Recognition Awards for cinematography, editing, writing, and music. The winners were decided by the Creative Recognition Awards Committee, which is made up from the co-chairs of the Features Screening Committees. At this year’s IDA Awards ceremony, Best Cinematography will go to Women With Cows, Best Editing to Room 237, and Best Music to Searching for Sugar Man. The Best Writing Award goes to Ann Richards’ Texas.

via Creative Recognition Awards Announced for 28th IDA Awards | International Documentary Association.

Searching for Sugar Man wins In-Edit international prize | Film Festival Watch


The Searching for Sugar Man juggernaut rolls on as Malik Bendjelloul’s sleeper hit about the unlikely resurrection of singer-songwriter Rodriguez copped the jury prize for Best International Documentary at the 10th Beefeater In-Edit music documentary festival in Barcelona.

The awards were presented Saturday on the penultimate night of In-Edit, which drew around-the-block queues for dozens of new and vintage music films for 10 nights in the Catalan capital’s university district. It’s the eighth festival to honor Sugar Man since its Audience Award-winning breakout at Sundance in January. Released theatrically in July by Sony Pictures Classics, the film has also done $2.2 million in box office as of late October – pretty serious numbers for a music documentary, especially one about an obscure bard whose two early ’70s albums sank without a trace in his US homeland but became massive hits in South Africa. (For a bit of context, that’s $800,000 than Marley has taken in.)

via Searching for Sugar Man wins In-Edit international prize | Film Festival Watch.

MIFF Awards Audience Award for Searching For Sugar Man | FilmInk

In the documentary category, audiences picked Searching For Sugar Man. Directed by Malik Bendjelloul, the film recounts the unbelievable true story of Detroit born rocker Sixto Rodriguez, who languished in obscurity in the US but unknowingly became a star in South Africa after his music was embraced as an anthem in the struggle against Apartheid. Sugar Man has already won audience awards at the Sundance, Los Angeles and Durban Film Festivals, and beat out last year’s Oscar-winning football doco, Undefeated, to snatch the prize in Melbourne. It opens in Australia on October 4 through Madman. Undefeated, however, came in as another audience favourite.

via MIFF Awards Audience Award for Searching For Sugar Man | FilmInk.

Create a website or blog at

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: