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Published: 2014/03/10

SXSW to Host "Night of the Living Dead" Focusing on The Grateful Dead and EDM

The annual South By Southwest Festival will hold a “Night of the Living Dead” conference, focusing on the touring habits established by The Grateful Dead and expanded upon by the EDM world. Presenting at the event will be Don Strasburg (President AEG Live Rocky Mountain), Lee Anderson (Agent at AM Only), Rich Schaefer (President of The Artists Organization) and Sam Hunt (Agent at The Windish Agency).

This isn’t the first time The Grateful Dead and EDM have been linked, as Warren Haynes and Skrillex got together at the Billboard Touring Conference to discuss a similar topic.

The event will be held in the Austin Convention Center, Room 16AB from 5-6 P.M. on March 12. Attendees with a music badge, platinum badge or artist wristband will have access to the conference. All further information on this event and others can be found on the SXSW website.

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Real voice March 10, 2014, 11:11:01

This is terrible, how can they even compare the two, just horrible and ridiculous, touring habits expanded upon by edm Hahahahaha yea sure…

Papa Mali March 10, 2014, 11:23:33

I can’t even imagine what possible universe these two worlds could ever hope to share. What’s that? Oh…they already do?Nevermind.

itellsemlikeismellsem???? March 10, 2014, 11:38:48

This EDM shit has got to go. Don’t mind the music, but the crowds this shit draws are ruining the scene.

blah March 10, 2014, 13:00:35

Deadheads don’t care for EDM...we get it. If you can’t see where the electronic scene has taken a few cues from jamband world (constant touring, giving away music, fan interaction etc.) then you’re keeping yourself willfully ignorant.

blah March 10, 2014, 13:00:36

Deadheads don’t care for EDM...we get it. If you can’t see where the electronic scene has taken a few cues from jamband world (constant touring, giving away music, fan interaction etc.) then you’re keeping yourself willfully ignorant.

itellsemlikeIsmellsem!! March 10, 2014, 14:12:06

The music is fine depending on the artist. The scene associated with EDM is shit. Their fans ruin everything they touch.

TellsemlikeIsmellsem!!!! March 10, 2014, 17:40:43

Quit stealing my title bitch…. That’s my name you phony phuck!!! And yes, electronic music blows donkey balls.

Benjammin March 11, 2014, 07:26:27

There may be some similarities, but I think it’s more important for someone to tell the EDM kids about the vast differences in the two as well. Like how the Grateful Dead are a timeless, classic, talented band, where EDM is a stupid fad full of talentless jokers that shoot shit into their clueless fans ears and call it music. The fad needs to go ahead and die before it ruins anymore festivals or infringes on the Grateful Dead anymore!

alikaim March 12, 2014, 19:59:42

Je suis un jeune algérien à 25 ans vous ne faites pas l’adjoint Reed me trouver du travail à la maison identificateur

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