Alumni and Students Hit SXSW Stages

March 10, 2014

This year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) conference and festival events include a large number of Berklee alumni, students, faculty, and staff performing and speaking, including Grammy Award-winning band Imagine Dragons, opening for Coldplay. Other notable performers include St. Vincent, Lucius, and Lost in the Trees. Berklee-affiliated talks at the music conference include expert faculty, performers, producers, and A&R reps who will address topics such as music business, marketing, technology, and legal issues. Berklee will also be holding its annual SXSW party on Thursday, March 13, which will feature many artists and bands.


Official SXSW Showcase Performers

Aaron Lee Tasjan: Friday

*Air Traffic Controller: Thursday
(Casey Sullivan, student)

American Authors: Thursday
(Zachary Barnett '08, James Adam Shelley '07, Matt Sanchez '09, Dave Rublin '11)

Analog Rebellion: Saturday
(Taylor Pile)

(Jess Newham '13, Lauren Fuller, student, Jemila Dunham '13, Derek Schurbon '13) 

(Kevin Friedman '11, Jackson Phillips '11) 

Cettina Donato '12: Friday

Della MaeWednesday and Thursday
(Courtney Hartman '12) 

Dillon Cooper '11: Thursday, Friday and Saturday

*Elizabeth and the CatapultThursday and Friday
(Elizabeth Ziman '04)

Fallen Riviera: Friday
(Will Parry '08, Steve Ornest '08)

Felix Martin '12: Thursday

Foster the PeopleFriday
(Isom Innis '08)

Gentlemen HallTuesday
Phil Boucher '07, Rory Given '08, Brad Alderman '07, Jacob Michael '08, Gavin McDevitt '06, Seth Hachen '06)

(Nini Fabi '10, Ben Gebert '09, Derek McWilliams '10) 

*Holiday Mountain: Tuesday and Saturday
(Laura Patino '12, Bradley Will '09)

Hudson: Tuesday and Saturday
(Chris Llewellyn '04, Brian Cohen '04)

Imagine DragonsTuesday
(Ben McKee '09, Wayne Sermon '08, Daniel Platzman '09)

*Jitterbug VipersThursday
(Sarah Sharp '97)

Kishi BashiFriday and Saturday
(Keiichi Ishibashi '82) 

Liz Longley '10: Saturday

Lost in the TreesWednesday and Thursday
(Ari Picker '11)

(Jess Wolfe '07, Holly Laessig '07, Dan Molad '04, Peter Lalish '05, Andrew Burri '09)

*Madi Diaz '07: Tuesday and Wednesday

Melissa Etheridge '80: Thursday

Otis the DestroyerTuesday and Saturday
(Anthony Rucci '12)

Phil Beaudreau '04 w/Dawaun Parker '05: Saturday

*Pink NastyWednesday
(Sara Beck '04)

Robin McKelle and the FlytonesWednesday
(Robin McKelle '99)

Semi Precious Weapons: Wednesday

(Justin Tranter '01)

Spirit Animal: Wednesday 
(Ronen Evron '07)

St. VincentWednesday
(Annie Clark '04)

*The Barr BrothersThursday
(Brad Barr '96, Andrew Barr '96)

*UmeTuesday and Thursday
(Rachel Fuhrer '99)

*Via AudioTuesday
(Jessica Martins '05, Tom Deis '05) 

Warren Hood BandWednesday
(Warren Hood '04)

Wye OakThursday
(Andrew Stack '06)

(Zac Traeger '07)

*Performer at one of Berklee's past SXSW Parties


Berklee's SXSW Party: Boston and Beyond (Thursday)

Ashley Alexander 

Cask Mouse

Charles Johnson

Elizabeth & the Catapult

Evolfo Doofeht

Friendly People

The Rare Occasions

The Field Effect

Air Traffic Controller

Los Rumberos


LISTEN LIVE to the Berklee Party on the BIRN

SXSW Music Conference Speakers

George Howard, faculty

Mike King, staff

Christopher Fry, alumnus

Ardie Farhadieh, alumnus

Michael Freeman, alumnus

Jackie Indrisano, staff

Magen Tracy, staff

Panos Panay '94, staff (SXSW Hackathon judge)