SXSW 2015 Heritage Music Coolness
Mixed among the new acts who are coming to the festival are some heritage acts that I’m looking forward to seeing at this year’s festival.
One is Henry Rollins, known for his time in the punk band Black Flag and his book Get In The Van. I’ve seen Rollins in various incarnations, from his spoken word poetry tour (at Liberty Lunch in Austin) when he was starring in a 90s advertising campaign about how he had his whole life on a Mac laptop (novel in the mid 90s) to his later packed appearances at Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest.
Another heritage act I’m looking forward to is Australian rock band The Church, whom I once shot video for (to be used in a documentary) when they played Austin’s La Zona Rosa on tour. They are doing a SXSW interview and you can see The Church for free! Even without a badge or wristband!
This is a rip of the vinyl of my favorite album from The Church.
Then of course, there is the film on the punk band The Dammed, called The Dammed: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead. Maybe I should wear my homemade necklace of The Dammed to the world premiere of the film?
I’m not a fan of The Who, but I’m excited to see Colin Blunstone a member of The Zombies on this panel about The Who at 50
The Zombies were totally awesome at Austin Psych Fest this past year, so I’m really glad that they will be playing SXSW this year. You should catch their set at Stubb’s during SXSW this year!