See performance shots of AWOLNATION, Courtney Barnett, Elder, Future Islands, Portugal. The Man, Nikki Lane, and more!

Kay Odyssey, the all-girl psych-rock outfit based in Austin, blew the roof off Red Eyed Fly during the opening night of the festival thanks to Kelsey Wickliffe rocking her Schaefer bass, frontman/guitarist Kristina Boswell playing her early ’80s Electra Phoenix X130, and 6-stringer Liz Burrito cranking though her Fender Mustang.

2015 marks South by Southwest’s 28th year as a destination festival in Austin’s beautiful neighborhoods like South Congress, East Austin, and downtown along 5th and 6th Streets. Since its inception, SXSW has tried to serve all music fans with a healthy dose of underground and unsigned acts representing nearly every musical genre imaginable. This year was no different with over 2,200 acts that descended upon the Lone Star State’s capital for five days and nights. Premier Guitar had boots on the ground and here is a fraction of the guitar-centric highlights from the event.

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