Lou Reed speaks out at SXSW

Musician named keynote speaker at event

Lou Reed will be the keynote speaker for the 2008 South By Southwest Music Conference and Film Festival.

He will make his appearance in conjunction with a screening of Julian Schnabel’s film “Lou Reed’s ‘Berlin,'” which documents a recent performance of the landmark 1973 album.

Reed will speak at the Austin Convention Center on March 13.

SXSW Music Conference events take place March 12-16.

Featured speakers at this year’s conference include singer-songwriter Daryl Hall, composer Steve Reich and guitarist-composer Thurston Moore. Hall will perform a showcase as well. Moore, a member of Sonic Youth, will also present a showcase of bands signed to his Ecstatic Peace label.

Among the execs speaking will be Sire Records president Seymour Stein, Ticketmaster CEO Steve Moriarty and PACE concerts founder Louis Messina.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading