Category: Music


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.

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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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Bonfire Sessions NYC

September 9, 2013   |   Events, Music, News, Outside   |   4 Comments

We’re pumped to announce our final Bonfire Sessions of the year and boy is it a doozy. JanSport and Vice will be taking over Havemeyer park in Williamsburg for a FREE event featuring music from NYC’s DIIV, Guards and Fletcher C. Johnson.

There will, of course, be free beverages provided by Brooklyn Brewery, food, and plenty of chances to score free JanSport goodies including packs and limited edition concert posters.

If you would like to attend, you absolutely and positively [...] Read More >



CMJ here we come

August 29, 2013   |   Events, Music, News   |   0 Comments

CMJ just announced the first round of this year’s festival artists! We’re psyched to see our new friends and Bonfire Sessions Montreal performers Half Moon Run make the cut (check out some video footage from the BFS back in July.) Also in the first round of announcements is a recently re-formed group we hadn’t heard from in a good many years: Dismemberment Plan. Check out their record Change on Spotify. It’s an oldie but a [...] Read More >



Bonfire Sessions: Seattle Photo Gallery

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

Last Saturday could not have brought better weather for a Bonfire Sessions: clear skies, mid-70′s, gentle breeze… nothing wrong with that.

If you missed it, never fear: we’ll have video coverage from the event posted in a few weeks here on Unzipped, on our Youtube channel, and with our friends at Noisey. We’ll also debut the next episode of our Bonfire Sessions series, where artists take us around and tell us what they love about each Bonfire Sessions city.

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Thanks for a great Bonfire Sessions Seattle!

August 19, 2013   |   Events, Music, News, Outside   |   1 Comment

Seattle: you’ve delivered four straight years of beautiful weather, great music, and wonderful smiling people. Thank you!

Thanks to our partners at Vice and Noisey, and of course the three great bands that came out to rock out at the AYH Ranch on Vashon Island: Pure Bathing Culture, The Pharmacy, and King Tuff.

Stay tuned for a photo album from the event this week, and also for details on our big 2013 Bonfire Sessions finale in NYC!

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We’re half way through the week, and that puts us just 3 days away from our Bonfire Sessions in Seattle. For those of you new to the whole concept of a Bonfire Session, it’s about as simple as it gets: an outdoor concert under the stars with locally loved bands, a bonfire, some free drinks, and all around good vibes. What’s not to love about that?

If you haven’t RSVP’ed for the event yet, you’ll need to get on that [...] Read More >



The Bonfire Sessions Seattle

August 7, 2013   |   Events, Music, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

The Bonfire Sessions are back Seattle! You’ve helped us celebrate every August for three years now, and we’re coming back for year four with our fourth Bonfire Sessions of 2013. As always, we’ll be bringing some of our favorite local talent out for an intimate night of music by the Bonfire.

This year’s event will be held on Saturday, August 17th at a secret location on Vashon Island beginning at 5:30pm and will feature performances by King Tuff, The Pharmacy, and [...] Read More >



Grab the Dine Alone summer sampler

July 22, 2013   |   Music, News   |   1 Comment

Twenty four new tracks for you summer playlist? For free? Our friends from Dine Alone Records up in Toronto just release their free Summer Sampler, and all you need to do to download it is head here.

The sampler features tracks from all sorts of familiar names (The Lumineers, Jimmy Eat World, The Dodos) and a few that may not be as familiar, but are stellar nonetheless (Pickwick, Hannah Georgas, Monster Truck.)

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