2016 Schedule

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

Under the Big Black Sun: A Conversation with John Doe and Mike Watt

Thursday, March 17
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 16AB
531 E 4th St

Join Los Angeles punk icons John Doe (X) and Mike Watt (the Minutemen, firehose) for a discussion on the roots of Southern California punk and hardcore music. Moderated by Tom DeSavia (SONGS Music Publishing), Doe's co-author on the upcoming "Under the Big Black Sun: a Personal History of L.A. Punk" - an oral history which features contributions from Watt, Henry Rollins, Dave Alvin, Jane Wiedlin, Charlotte Caffey, and more.

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Tom DeSavia at SXSW

Tom DeSavia

Head Of Creative Svcs

Songs Music Publishing

Prior to joining Songs, DeSavia was a partner/VP of Creative for the Los Angeles-based independent publishing company Notable Music. He came to Notable from a long career at ASCAP, where he served ...

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Mike Watt

John Doe at SXSW

John Doe

Recording Artist


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