Buzzcocks bring old school punk to SXSW

Perry Farrell introduces Manchester band

Buzzcocks played a rousing set at South by SouthWest today (March 16), closing out Spin Magazine‘s party at Stubb’s Barbeque on a high note.

The seminal punk-pop band were introduced by former Jane’s Addiction frontman and Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell, who emphasised the band’s longevity and tremendous influence.

Guitarist/vocalist Pete Shelley exhibited the energy of a 20-year-old as he led his band through their paces during an hour-plus set.

Austin power, yeah baby!” he said as the crowd greeted him with huge cheers.

The band, which recently celebrated their 30th anniversary, played several hits from their back catalogue including ‘Orgasm Addict’, ‘Sick City Sometimes’, ‘Promises’ and ‘Ever Fallen In Love’.

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