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Written by Bobby Nall | September 4, 2013

Raw Power: SXSW Music Announces Featured Speaker James Williamson

Part punk guitar legend, part esteemed technologist and electrical engineer, James Williamson's career spans many unlikely areas of the music business. After joining The Stooges in 1971, he co-wrote the songs (with Iggy Pop) and played guitar for their seminal 1973 album Raw Power, and is credited for much of...

Announcing Shepard Fairey as Third Keynote for SXSW Eco 2013

We're ecstatic to announce our final keynote for SXSW Eco 2013, street artist and graphic designer Shepard Fairey. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Fairey first garnered widespread public attention in 1989 through his “André the Giant Has a Posse” sticker which grew into the...

Written by Jessica Pickett | September 3, 2013

SXSW Alum & Backbeat Favorite The Growlers Headlining Burger Records' Burgerama Tour

This past event, the South By Music Festival was lucky enough to make California-based indie record label and store, Burger Records, officially part of the SXSW family. Presenting two nights of music on Austin's hip East Side at Hotel Vegas and The Volstead, the label showcased awesome indie and...