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Warped Drive: Kevin Lyman

Credit: Chad SengstockCredit: Chad SengstockSixty cities, 129 bands, more than a half-million fans, most of them under age. Keeping them all happy is a hell of a feat, but it’s what brings Kevin Lyman to work everyday. Creating the then-grassroots festival two decades ago with the help of a few music promoter friends, Lyman’s baby has grown into a force in the punk and hard rock scene, a presence that has overflowed into fashion and charitable initiatives.

Wish You Were Here: SXSW Day 8

Gaga was the buzzword of the day as SXSW resumed, still reeling from a barbecue and puke-inflected performance from Lady Gaga the night before. An in-depth write-up of Gaga’s keynote is available here, but highlights of her Q&A with former MTV VJ John Norris included:

Behind the Music: Michael Kaminsky

Michael Kaminsky has always had an entrepreneurial spirit and an eye for talent. After starting his own computer company in high school, the California native headed to UC San Diego where he obtained a university grant and launched a popular college television station. In between classes, Kaminsky would search the web for up and coming bands and began directing and producing music videos in his spare time.