Samick Motherlode

December 2014

South by Southwest 2009: Keep Austin Loud


Ben Harper & Relentless7, Stubb’s
Ben Harper introduced his new band, the Relentless7, at SXSW. With this outfit, Harper is moving into decidedly political material. Musically, the groove is heavier, faster and angrier than his previous work with the Innocent Criminals. The night included several long-form jams, a cover of Bowie’s “Under Pressure” and Harper playing his Les Paul on his lap.