2013 saw the loss of many music legends - but the passing of Lou Reed hurts the most. SXSW will be paying tribute to the legendary Lou Reed at this year's music festival.
Lou Reed's sound, style, and spirit is echoed in the work of so many great artists of the past 30 years. His love of music, embracing of subculture, and willingness to push artistic boundaries have played a formative role in the culture that birthed SXSW. As the SXSW 2008 Music Keynote Speaker, he praised young bands and encouraged them to always fight for the rights to their art.
If you're attending the SXSW 2014 Music Festival, join us for our tribute to Lou Reed on Friday, March 14th at the Paramount Theatre. Participating artists will be announced on a later date.
Lou Reed speaking at the SXSW 2008 Music Conference. Photo by Jay West.