Photographer: Svetlana Joukova

Yesterday was the kickoff of the 2014 edition of South By So What?!, Texas’ premier rock, punk and metal festival. AP is proud to be a sponsor this year, having our very own stage and hosting signings with your favorite bands.

You'll find exclusive photos from day one above including Chiodos, Asking Alexandria, Taking Back Sunday, the Used, Emmure, We Came As Romans, August Burns Red and more!