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

The singer-songwriting noise-rocker Torres (Mackenzie Scott) lassoed the crowd’s attention at the Mohawk with her emotional howls and buzzsaw guitar runs that she executed on her Fender Jazzmaster. "I love this Jazzmaster because it's fairly new—not vintage—and I'm not too precious with it. I’ll throw it around, beat it up, and it still plays like a dream every time.”

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.