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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Ok, I'll say it. Sugarman Rodriguez Fucking Sucks

I swear 2016/2017 must be the year(s) of the local music scene being a joke (actually it goes farther back probably to 2008 when I fronted a band, sold out numerous Blowouts/festivals, won a Detroit Music Award, etc.).

I saw just now that Sucksto Rodriguez aka Sleepy...I mean Sugarman has two shows scheduled this Saturday April 22nd, one at the Crofoot and one at the Old Miami.  I have been monitoring the event sites and numerous people have said they have tickets and if the shows are really happening.  ZERO response from either venues.  Now my band has sold out both venues in the past and they are good people, but I really think that nobody knows whats going on.....which is typical from Rodriguez. 

A many few of my music journalist friends have said that he is impossible to work with and actually charges money for photos and interviews (when he isn't shielded by his PR crew....that's what an Oscar Nom gets these days).  And typically with scam artists these days, he is charging $30-35 for the Crofoot show and $20 for the Old Miami show.....

This is a "man of the people"???  Has the Old Miami charged $20 for anything????

Ok, in a nutshell, Rodriguez sucks.  Allow me to elaborate if you care to read.....

The geezer has thrown his hat in the Detroit mayor race before and actually HAS DONE IT AGAIN! in 2017.!!??!!

Lets be honest and non-PC here.  The dude has been milking the South Africa gimmick for 5 years now, although I think its just his "handlers" who prop him up for shows, and who are probably the real criminals here, and here's a throwback.... the dude had no idea his music was being used without his permission, yet some want him to be Mayor????  This city never fails to impress.

I have never heard a Rodriguez song in my life, and I do keep tabs on music and film.  To be honest, I actually feel bad for the guy.  All these leeches and scabs using the "easy" narrative to line their pockets. 

And that will happen April 22nd at both the Crofoot and Old Miami.  Depending where you decide to go, have a good one!

Have I ever lied to you....
Bryan Metro 


Anonymous said...

thank you for having the balls to say what needed to be said. you are a true social justice warrior.

Bryan Metro said...

Thank you for reading and the positive compliment.

Anonymous said...

as a person who worked with some of rodriguez's people before, i can tell you that there's definitly a story here. don't let this go, dig deeper, and eventually you'll find the truth. you already did it with hmf and that charity, you can do it with this. one thing tho- leave sixto alone, because he's probably the real victim here.

Bryan Metro said...

I alluded to that in my original post. While I may not care for his music, some people do, and even more people care because of the story behind it with it getting fame without his knowledge.

I don't think there's much to dig here. Its painfully obvious. This old geezer had a mildly interesting story to tell and some Hollywood types made a doc about him that won some awards and then the local sycophants (along the likes of HMF and charity-types looking for a buck) latched on and said, "Hey run for mayor" and prop him up at various shows to keep the hype train going. It's quite sad actually. Dude actually filed to run for mayor!!! Yeah, give me a 74 year old mayor who lost track of his own recordings for a decade. This city is laughable.

Anonymous said...

dont get butt hurt. you're not even a fan of his music so it just seems like your bitching.

you dont know anything about him and obviously didnt grow up in the corridor.

he has played there waybefore crofoot. so what if he wants to do a show in his neighborhood.

dont be stupid

Bryan Metro said...

Stop telling me how to live my life.

I grew up on the city streets of the Corridor (who calls it that anyway?). I sold out the Old Miami for a Halloween show where I dressed as Amy Winehouse and was molested by an Arabic man who thought I was really her. Maybe I should run for mayor too, huh?

Anonymous said...

i grew up on the city streets of the corridor.
i sold out the old miami.
i dressed as amy winehouse.
i was molested by an arabic man.

Bryan Metro said...

Dumb. Bored

Anonymous said...

that's what I'm saying. this is dumb. we are bored.

Bryan Metro said...

Then do something about it. This started out as a music blog, then I don't know what happened; turned into a pop culture riff-fest, and then when I got old and "bitter" turned into an exposing all the bullshit in town deal. I can't come up with a new scandal every day, especially when I have to cut the grass. If you're bored then go watch The Milo Show and catch some zzzzz's. Also, thanks for reading!

Panharith said...

I alluded to that in my original post. While I may not care for his music, some people do, and even more people care because of the story behind it with it getting fame without his knowledge.



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