The Bonfire Sessions are back for 2014 with events in five cities across North America. We’re kicking off the year in Austin alongside the annual SXSW music festival.
Join us at Cheer Up Charlies (formerly Club De Ville) on Wednesday, March 12th for a stellar showcase featuring Kurt Vile, Cloud Nothings, The Orwells, and Gardens & Villa. The party kicks off at 8pm and we’ll be keeping the Bonfire Sessions tradition alive with on-the-house beverages [...] Read More >
A huge congratulations to the guys in White Like Fire on their win! We’re super psyched to have these guys perform down in Austin in March at our SXSW day party!
From the guys:
“We’re proud of our fans for being ever-stalwart in their resolution, and grateful to Sonicbids and JanSport for quarterbacking this big break. To us, y’all are bigger than Bruno Mars at the Super Bowl,” says guitarist/vocalist Blake Clawson
Stay tuned this week and we’ll be sharing more from White Like Fire including a [...] Read More >
Voting for the 6th Annual JanSport Battle of the Bands has come to a close. Stay tuned and we’ll announce our winner on Monday.
In the meantime, you can still check out the top 100 artists and discover tons of new music!Read More >
We’re throwing a big old party in San Francisco tomorrow to unveil the first of 2014′s Live Outside murals, this one created by SF street art duo Alynn-Mags.
The party will feature a performance from one of our favorite new SF bands, Painted Palms. The duo (comprised of cousins Reese Donohue and Christopher Prudhomme), just released their debut LP, Forever and it’s been in regular rotation here at JanSport HQ. We think you should listen to it too!
With the 6th annual JanSport Battle of the Bands kicking off this coming Tuesday, January 21st, we thought we should take a moment to catch up with last year’s winner: Philadelphia’s Cold Fronts.
The guys have definitely had an incredible year, and front man Craig Almquist filled us in on some of the details, along with some SXSW tips for bands making the trip for the first time:
JS: We’ve seen lots of big news from Cold Fronts this year. What have you guys been up to [...] Read More >
Our friends at Dine Alone Records have brought back their annual Holiday Sampler, and this year’s comp features 23 tracks of pure bliss. Click here to download an awesomely eclectic collection of tracks from The Dodos, Hannah Georgas, Monster Truck, Shovels & Rope, The Lumineers, City and Colour, Fidlar, and more.
By downloading, you’ll also be automatically entered to win some awesome prize packs, including some sweet Yamaha guitars, Sector-9 Longboards, audiophile goodies from Denon, and Read More >
South By Southwest 2014 is just around the corner and we’re already getting excited for what is hands down our favorite week of the year. JanSport will be back in Austin with some great events (which we’ll be announcing in the coming months), but in the meantime make sure to get your SX fix by checking out the first two waves of artists announcements here.
There’s already a few names we’re excited about, including a few of our favorite SXSW discoveries [...] Read More >
But man… what a great week. What’s better than NYC and five straight days and nights of live music? We had a great time hanging out at the CMJ Artists Lounge at the Hotel On Rivington and hooking up 2000 artists with our special edition CMJ Artist Right Pack. We heard all sorts of great road stories, and we especially loved the stories involving beloved JanSport packs that have traveled the world in the backs of tour vans.
Even better was all of [...] Read More >
JanSport has teamed up with the annual CMJ Music Marathon in NYC to provide 2000 artists with a very special Artist Edition Right Pack. Keep an eye out this week in New York for these packs: if you happen to catch a glimpse, snap a photo, share to Twitter, tag #jansportcmj, and you could win one of your very own!
We’ll be out at CMJ all week sharing photos and highlights of our favorite shows, so make sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter [...] Read More >