A huge thank you for everyone who came out to Cheer Up Charlies for the first JanSport Bonfire Sessions of 2015.  Austin and SXSW came out in numbers to enjoy free beers and performances by Real Estate, Waxahatchee, Twin Peaks, Only Real, Public Access TV, and Talk In Tongues!

Check out the recap video below and stay tuned for details on our next JanSport Bonfire Sessions coming to Montreal in July.

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Join us in Austin during SXSW at Cheer Up Charlies on Wednesday, March 18th for The JanSport Bonfire Sessions featuring performances by Real Estate, Waxahatchee, Twin Peaks, Only Real, Public Access TV, and Talk In Tongues!

Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m.  RSVP is required and can be done at www.jansport.com/bonfiresessions

21+ only with ID

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Check out the single “This Big World” from the 6th Annual JanSport Battle of the Bands winner repel the robot by downloading it for FREE here: This Big World (right click on the link and select “save as” to save to your computer)

You can learn more about the band and check out their upcoming tour dates (including their performance at the Culture Collide Day Party on Rainey Street during SXSW) on their official site.

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With millions of people visiting the outdoors each year, never before has there been such a need for Leave No Trace education.  In response, the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics has selected 12 scenic and popular sites as “Hot Spots.”  Hot Spots have experienced visitor-created impacts including excessive trash, damage to vegetation and trees, trail erosion, and disturbance to wildlife.  These Hot Spots, part of Leave No Trace’s new, multi-year campaign, Leave No Trace in Every Park, will bring Leave No Trace to [...] Read More >



Huge congratulations to the guys of repel the robot for winning the 6th Annual JanSport Battle of the Bands!  We’re excited to have them perform at the Culture Collide Day Party on Rainey Street during SXSW in Austin, TX!

We want to thank repel the robot for taking time to tell us a little bit more about themselves before they hit the stage during SXSW:

Give us some background on who repel the robot is.  How did you come to start making music together?  We’ve known [...] Read More >



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 February we head Northeast to Toronto to meet Alen Palander, a photographer and urban designer with a unique perspective on his city surroundings. Alen will be taking us to his local hangouts [...] Read More >



This is the FINAL week of fan voting (voting closes on January 30) for the JanSport Battle of the Bands!  Get t0 www.culturecollide.com/JanSportBOTB to show your support by voting for your favorite band or artist.  The winner will be chosen from the 5 most voted for bands.  Here’s who’s leading the JanSport Battle of the Bands contest after week 5:

1. January May

2. Gas Station Disco

3. Sir Madam

4. Wyland

5. The Iron Heart

6. repel the robot

7. Qiet

8. Rosechild

9. Charlie Oxford

10. The Narrowbacks

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Welcome Charlie Oxford to the Top 10!  There are less than 2 weeks of fan voting for the JanSport Battle of the Bands contest so continue to show your support for your favorite band or artist at www.culturecollide.com/JanSportBOTB.  The winner will be chosen from the 5 most voted for bands.  Voting closes on January 30.  Here’s who’s leading the JanSport Battle of the Bands contest after week 4:

 

1. January May

2. Gas Station Disco

3. Sir Madam

4. Wyland

5. Qiet

6. repel the robot

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We have some great artists currently sitting atop the JanSport Battle of the Bands contest. With only a few more weeks of fan voting, here’s who’s leading the JanSport Battle of the Bands contest after week 3:

 

1. January May

2. Sir Madam

3. Gas Station Disco

4. Wyland

5. Qiet

6. repel the robot

7. Rosechild

8. The Narrowbacks

9. On The Avenue

10. Monoceronte

 

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The JanSport Battle of the Bands voting round is in full swing and the top 50 finalists have been busy rallying their fans for Week 1 of voting. Who’s leading?

1. Gas Station Disco 2. January May 3. Qiet 4. Rosechild 5. On the Avenue 6. Monoceronte 7. Repel the Robot 8. The Narrowbacks 9. Wyland 10. Sir Madam

Remember the winner is chosen from the 5 most voted for bands, so get to voting for your favorite at www.culturecollide.com/JanSportBOTB.

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