<span class="caption left"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/image/GearExpo_Taylor_MA_0.jpg" width="220" height="160" alt="" class="image-medium" />Photo Courtesy of Merrick Ales</span> Curious about the SXSW [Music Gear Expo](http://sxsw.com/music/expos/gear)? Want to win some free gear? Come by Strait Music in Austin (south location) this Saturday, February 16 starting at noon for the SXSW Music Gear Expo kickoff party. Look for giveaways from Seymour Duncan, Chauvet Lighting, KMC Music, register to win prizes from Taylor Guitars and Strait Music, and fill up on Double Trouble BBQ. For more information, check out the [facebook event](http://www.facebook.com/events/410151499075847/412246172199713/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity)!