2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

No Future - 1976 and the Birth of Punk in the UK

Wednesday, March 16
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 10B
531 E 4th St

Forty years ago a rag-tag gang of young, creative and pissed off people took over the stages of pubs and clubs across the nation and changed the face of British music forever. With a mixture of art school irreverence and anarchic zeal, UK punks set in motion an anti-establishment cultural bulldozer that flattened everything in its path. The explosive legacy of this small band of revolutionary pioneers, from The Sex Pistols to Siouxsie Sioux and The Slits, has had an unprecedented influence on art, politics and culture across the world. This panel brings together music-makers, participants and commentators to celebrate and re-assess this chaotic and profound moment in music history.

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Crispin Parry at SXSW

Crispin Parry

British Underground

Crispin Parry is the founder of British Underground, a respected arts development organisation based in London.

Will Hodgkinson at SXSW

Will Hodgkinson

Chief Rock & Pop Critic

The Times

Will Hodgkinson is the chief rock and pop critic for The Times. He is the author of the music books Guitar Man, Song Man and The Ballad Of Britain as well as The House Is Full Of Yogis, a memoir on his rather unusual childhood.

Vivien Goldman at SXSW

Vivien Goldman

The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music

Vivien Goldman is a writer, educator, broadcaster and post-punk musician. She has been dubbed The Punk Professor by the BBC, as she teaches courses on Punk, Reggae, David Bowie, Fela Kuti and Bob ...

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Horace Trubridge at SXSW

Horace Trubridge

Asst General Secretary

British Musicians' Union


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