Serving up some cold sweat with Jim Diamond, Matthew Smith
By Fred Mills
2008 is shaping up to be
the Year Of Rodriguez – the psychedelic soul maestro’s 1970 cult classic album Cold Fact was reissued recently by Light
In The Attic, prompting an avalanche of critical kudos (including an
unprecedented 10-minute profile on NPR) and setting the stage for the Detroit
musician’s eventual return, with luck, to full-time performing and recording.
Now comes word that Rodriguez
will be appearing on Detroit
radio station WDET this Friday, Oct. 10, during the “Detroit Today”
show. He’ll be backed by a band of Motor
City garage heavyweights including
Jim Diamond (The Dirtbombs, The White Stripes), Matthew Smith (The Go), Bobby
Emmett (The Sights) and Dave Shettler (The Sights).
You can tune in online
around 11:25 a.m. EST at www.wdetfm.org .
Trust us, you don’t want to
miss this special event. And that’s a stone cold fact. In addition to the above
links, you can read an interesting story about Rodriguez HERE.