Category: Music


The Battle of the Bands Begins 1/21/14

December 13, 2013   |   Music, News   |   0 Comments

We’re kicking off the 6th annual JanSport Battle of the Bands on January 20th, 2014. Through February 12th, you’ll be able to check out 100 hand selected artists on our artist hub, pick your favorite, and place your vote. The winning artist will be invited perform at the annual Sonicbids Official Day Party, presented by JanSport, at this year’s SXSW in Austin Texas. To top it off, JanSport will cover travel and accommodations for the winning artist in Austin!

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Second Wave of SXSW Artists Announced

November 21, 2013   |   Events, Music, News   |   0 Comments

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 >



Listen To This: Tim Kasher

November 13, 2013   |   Music, News   |   0 Comments

Tim Kasher is a pretty prolific guy. No doubt about it. With 12 full length LP’s under his belt in the last 15 years, Kasher is already at hard worker status. Add to that fact that 10 of those 12 LP’s come from Kasher’s bands Cursive and The Good Life, both of which kept heavy touring schedules for the better part of the oughts, and you’ve got a full blown workaholic.

Kasher’s latest release, Adult Film, is his second [...] Read More >



Now playing: Buttons, by Mahgeetah

November 11, 2013   |   Music, News   |   0 Comments

SF locals Mahgeetah have been kicking out their brand of Americana Rock & Roll since 2010 and have a carved out unique place in San Francisco’s incredibly eclectic music scene. Their most recent LP, Heavy Baby, plays off a clear rock and roll influence from the likes of Dr. Dog, Wilco, and My Morning Jacket but with enough diversity to stand on it’s own. We took a liking to the band at a recent SF event, and they were kind enough to let [...] Read More >



CMJ blasted our ear drums

October 22, 2013   |   Events, Music, News   |   0 Comments

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.

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JanSport at CMJ 2013

October 12, 2013   |   Events, Music, News   |   0 Comments

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 >



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We Heart NYC

September 25, 2013   |   Events, Music, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

Thank you Brooklyn for helping us finish out the 2013 Bonfire Sessions! Also, a huge thank you to Guards and Fletcher C Johnson for kicking the evening off. The new Guards record has been spinning around here non-stop since Saturday. Most of all though, thank you to Parkay Quarts for helping us out by jumping on at the last minute in place of DIIV. You guys rock.

Stay tuned because we’ll have some great video content from the event [...] Read More >



Bonfire Session NYC: Lineup Update

September 20, 2013   |   Events, Music, News, Outside   |   1 Comment

We’re just 24 hours away from our fifth and final Bonfire Sessions of 2013 and we’re pleased to announce that Parkay Quarts (formerly Parquet Courts) will now be headlining the show in place of DIIV.

The fuzzy garage rock trio had a killer 2012 with their full length debut, Light Up Gold with plenty of national music media attention, and the guys have been going strong bringing the record on the road ever since. We’re looking forward to having the band rock their home borough [...] Read More >



Bonfire Sessions Seattle: King Tuff

September 12, 2013   |   Events, Music, News, Video   |   0 Comments

Couldn’t make it to Seattle for our Bonfire Sessions last month? No worries! You can see what went down in the latest installment of our Bonfire Sessions webisode series.

In this clip, the guys in King Tuff tell us about what makes Seattle special and why playing music is awesome.

For more Bonfire Sessions video, including King Tuff performing “Stranger” live in Seattle, go to our JanSport Youtube channel.

 

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