When obscure downer-folk singer Sixto Rodriguez announced his 2009 show at Schubas, I was beyond thrilled—and nearly in shock. Outside record-collector circles, hardly anyone seemed to be aware of the Detroit musician’s work. It was practically impossible to get a copy of the records he’d made in the early 70s (except for bootlegs), and rumors […]
Record Store Day doesn’t usually include thrift and vintage shops, but they’re among the best places to find vinyl that nobody’s even thought of reissuing yet.
Best of 2012 Countdown: human-interest documentary
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue