Premier Guitar features affiliate links to help support our content. We may earn a commission on any affiliated purchases.

Gallery: Riot Fest 2018

We cherry-picked the essential guitar-centric happenings from Chicago’s three-day celebration, including performances from Johnny Marr, Elvis Costello, Incubus, Weezer, Bad Religion, Jesus Lizard, and more!

Jacob Tilley

Young the Giant’s Jacob Tilley

“Something to Believe In” matched the YTG guitarist with his tuxedo Lincoln Bitterbird. During our Rig Rundown with Tilley, we learned that the story of his main ride starts with the band’s sound engineer tagging him in an Instagram post by Lincoln Guitars (based out of Austin, Texas). Tilley loved the designs and hit it off with luthier Derek Asuan-O’Brien, and they collaborated on this Bitterbird, which features a Mastery bridge and tailpiece, McNelly pickups, and D’Addario NYXL .011–.049 strings.