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Gibson Rocks SXSW 2013

Andrew Vaughan

SXSW 2013Gibson Guitar was at the heart of the rock and roll action last week in Texas. Austin plays host to thousands of bands, artists and industry movers and shakers for one of the coolest annual events on the music business calendar: South by Southwest 2013.

Check in here all week as Gibson brings you news, pictures and videos from one of the hottest music events of the year!


Saturday, March 16, 2013

More cool acts played the Slacker sessions on Saturday at the Gibson Showroom in Austin.

Lilly Hiatt & The Dropped Ponies


The Mowgli's




Bronze Radio Return

Bronze Radio

Dave Croll

Dave Croll

Jillette Johnson

Jillette Johnson





Friday, March 15, 2013

It was a welcome back show from Billie Joe Armstrong and Green Day as they ripped through their back catalogue at the Austin City Limits Live theater last Friday for a dazzled SXSW crowd.

Green Day

Green Day


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Lee Ving, the legendary front man of ‘70s California punk outfit Fear, joined Dave Grohl and his Sound City Players at their SXSW gig at Stubb’s in Austin.



One of Austin’s most iconic venues, Threadgill’s World Headquarters, played host to New West Records and Gibson on Thursday, March 14, as Gibson Acoustic division launched three new core acoustic models; the SJ100, LG2, and J35.

Fans lined up throughout the day in downtown Austin for the chance to win one of the gorgeous acoustics that were given away. USA Today sat down with New West’s banner artists for interviews, shining a light on the work of John Hiatt, Buddy Miller, Jim Lauderdale, Richard Thompson and Max Gomez.

Photos: Arnold Wells Photography.

Jim Lauderdale and Buddy Miller perform.

Jim Lauderdale

Richard Thompson on the Gibson bus.

Max Gomez

John Hiatt performs.

John Heitt

Buddy Miller on the Gibson bus.

Buddy Miller

Mexican rock band Molotov not only screened their rockumentary, Gimme the Power but the four-time Latin Grammy Nominees also played a rousing gig for SXSW’s music fans.


For the second year in a row, Gibson hosted the Slacker Radio Sessions for a fiesta of diverse live recordings from a mix of respected music veterans and talented up-and-comers. Slacker Radio is the second-largest Internet radio station in North America, with 35 million registered users and over 700,000 Facebook followers. 


Check out some of the bands that rocked for Slacker radio.

Kenny Loggins and the Blue Sky Riders

Kenny Logins

The Virgin Marys

Virgin Marys

Twin Falls featuring Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional

Twin Falls

Lord Huron

Lord Huron


Wednseday, March 13, 2013

SXSW got underway for Gibson at the Austin Showroom Wednesday night.

SXSW 2013

SXSW 2013

During the night, a host of top acts rocked the house.

Dustin Welch

SXSW 2013

Quiet Life

SXSW 2013

Hey Marseilles


Hurray For The Riff Raff

Quaker City Night Hawks


Band The Orbans


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