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#LifeUnzipped Travels to Portland

December 8, 2014   |   #LifeUnzipped, Outside, Travel, Uncategorized   |   0 Comments

JanSport continuously combs the world to find unique individuals that are influencing their communities through art, music and style. We ask them to take us to the places that fuel their creativity and inspire them to do what they do.

Follow the global stories with @JanSport and #LifeUnzipped.

This December we head to one of our favorite Pacific Northwest stops, Portland, Oregon to meet the stylish Tonya, a student with a soft spot for the Beatles and messy hair, which gave her the nickname Moptop. Tonya will be taking us to her local hangouts over the next month and giving us an insider look at her city.

Before we set off with Tonya we asked her a few questions about Portland.

Describe a perfect day in your city. 

When the light morning rain clears up and the sun starts to shine, so everything smells refreshing. Then starting the day with a cup of coffee while walking around in the Pearl District or somewhere in Southeast. And grabbing [...] Read More >



Join us in San Francisco at SoMa StrEAT Food Park on Saturday, October 4 for The JanSport Bonfire Sessions featuring performances by Meatbodies, Sonny & The Sunsets and Best Coast.

Doors open at 5 p.m. RSVP is required and can be done at www.jansport.com/bonfiresessions

21+ only with ID

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Join us in Brooklyn at Greenwood Park on Saturday, September 13 for The JanSport Bonfire Sessions featuring performances by Mas Ysa, Ducktails and Atlas Sound.

Doors open at 5 p.m. RSVP is required and can be done at www.jansport.com/bonfiresessions

21+ only with ID

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We’re coming back to Montreal on Saturday, July 26 for another round of bands and bonfires. This year’s event will bring together Montreal rockers SOLIDS, The Besnard Lakes, and a very special solo performance by Mac DeMarco, all right in the city of Montreal at the Ilot Charlevoix du Canal Lachine.

The event is 18+ and you MUST RSVP to attend. All you need to do to RSVP is click right here.

 

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Thank you Seattle!

July 3, 2014   |   Events, Music, News   |   0 comments

We’re still buzzing from what we can honestly say was our best Seattle Bonfire Sessions event yet. Ballard came out in numbers to enjoy free beers from our new friends at Hilliard’s Brewery and to see sets from Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Craft Spells, and La Luz. All of this despite some threatening looking rain clouds that moved our stage inside.

Check out some photos below and stay tuned for details on out next Bonfire Sessions event coming up in Montreal.

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Bonfire Sessions: Seattle

June 16, 2014   |   Events, Music, News   |   4 Comments

The Bonfire Sessions are coming back to their birth place for the 5th year running! Come celebrate 5 years of bands and bonfires in Seattle on Saturday, June 28th at Hilliards Brewery. We’ll have sets from Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Craft Spells, and Seattle locals La Luz, along with free drinks an plenty of opportunities to score some great JanSport swag.

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Painted Palms Hit the Road

June 5, 2014   |   Music, News   |   0 comments

Featured Live Outside performers Painted Palms hit the road for the summer beginning tonight in LA. Be sure to check these guys out in a city near you!

 

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The Sounds of SF

May 27, 2014   |   Music, News   |   0 comments

If you’ve been following along with our Live Outside video series, you’ve probably noticed some pretty sweet tunes accompanying Amanda Lynn and Lady Mags as they take on their largest mural project to date.

In addition to a plethora of incredible visual artists, the SF Bay has a music community that seems to send more artists to the national stage every year (including tUnE-yArDs, Geographer, Two Gallants, and Tycho, to name a few). So, it seemed fitting that we’d pair a video series [...] Read More >



Thanks Brooklyn!

May 5, 2014   |   Art, Events, Music, News   |   0 comments

A huge thank you to all of you that came out to celebrate the unveiling of three new mural pieces by NDA, Mata Ruda, and LNY. Also, a huge thanks to Rubblebucket for being themselves and bringing the energy to the party, Rouix for the last minute opening set and getting the crowd warmed up, The ExitRoom Gallery for letting us party at their place (they’re not even open to the public yet!), and the good folks at Read More >



Airport Jams With Painted Palms

April 17, 2014   |   Music, News   |   0 comments

The guys in Painted Palms are heading to Europe for a two week jaunt, and with trans-Atlantic travel comes the necessary evil of passing away huge chunks of your time in airports and on planes.

That’s where the perfect playlist comes in. Reese and Chris shared their current top travel tunes and we’ve put them together here.

Make sure to catch these guys on the road if geography allows it! Tour dates here.

 

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