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

Best Coast's lead guitarist Bobb Bruno rotated between two axes—a Squier Vintage Modified Baritone Jazzmaster used for slower, moodier songs and a Gibson USA Melody Maker Joan Jett Signature in vintage white that features a single Burstbucker in the bridge—for their set at a local Capital One branch.

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.