We’re traveling the country this year bringing the Bonfire Sessions to five North American cities and in each city our favorite artists will be taking us to their favorite unique spots.

In the first of five episodes from the Bonfire Sessions, Kurt Vile takes us to his favorite Austin spot: the legendary Hotel Vegas.

 

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#jansportjams: Cultfever

April 4, 2014   |   Music, News   |   0 Comments
Cultfever

This week we’re bringing you Brooklyn’s Cultfever. We caught this duo down in Austin a few weeks ago at the Sonicbids x JanSport day party at SXSW and loved their electro-pop blend and great stage presence (we know… SXSW is old news, but we’re still catching up with all of the awesome music we saw!)

We especially love this trippy animated video for “Animals.”

Cultfever has new music coming out early Summer, so keep an ear out or check back here because we’ll be sure to [...] Read More >



Live Outside: Meet the Artists

April 2, 2014   |   Events, Music, News   |   0 Comments

Check out the very first episode of our series that follows two San Francisco street artists tackle their biggest mural yet.

Music: “Let The Stare” by Waterstrider.

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Re-live our Bonfire Sessions in Austin

March 21, 2014   |   Events, Music, News   |   0 Comments
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Big City Mountaineers Spotlight

March 20, 2014   |   Non-profit, Partnerships   |   0 Comments

Every month, JanSport Unzipped highlights a story from one of our favorite organizations Big City Mountaineers (BCM), who transforms the lives of under-served urban youth through wilderness mentoring expeditions that instill critical life skills.

SIERRA

Thirteen year-old Sierra lives in an area where gangs, dropping out of high school and crime are the norm for students her age.

This summer, Sierra pushed past these distractions and changed her life.

“Our BCM trip ended up being pretty amazing. I learned to persevere and that I can accomplish difficult things when I put my [...] Read More >



Bonfire Sessions Austin Recap

March 18, 2014   |   Events, Music, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

SXSW 2014 has now officially come to a close and after a week in Austin we’re ready to  give our feet and our ear drums a rest (well.. at least from fully amplified rock bands in tiny bars.)

Smack in the middle of the week, we kicked off the 2014 Bonfire Sessions with our SXSW show case with sets from Kurt Vile, Cloud Nothings, Gardens & Villa, and Natural Child. Check out some of the photos!

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#Roadlife

March 17, 2014   |   Events, Music, News, Outside, Travel   |   0 Comments

Nobody spends more time living on the road than the bands criss-crossing the American interstate highway system. Touring is tough: and we don’t mean the sort of “touring” enjoyed by the shed and arena bands of the world, living in the relative luxury of tour buses, hotel rooms, and catered meals.

We’re talking about the vast majority of acts out there- the ones hitting the clubs and bars of American, crashing on floors every night, driving 6 hours every day in an Econoline, and sometimes [...] Read More >



JanSport x Sonicbids SXSW Day Party

March 13, 2014   |   Events, Music, News   |   0 Comments

Join us tomorrow at Maggie Mae’s for a day of handpicked bands at the Sonicbids Official SXSW party, presented by JanSport. We’ve got 11 bands beginning at noon, including this year’s JanSport Battle of the Bands winners White Like Fire.

RSVP here: http://www.sonicbids.eventbrite.com

 

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If you’re in Austin for SxSW, and you haven’t yet put your name on our RSVP list for the 2014 Bonfire Sessions kick-off in Austin…what are you waiting for?!

We’ve got one of the best lineups of the festival with sets from Kurt Vile, Cloud Nothings, The Orwells, Gardens & Villa, and Natural Child. Did we mention that beverages are free? That’s right- on us!

Click here to RSVP. You must RSVP to attend!

Set times as follows:

9PM: Natural Child

10PM: Gardens & Villa

11PM: Cloud Nothings

Midnight: Kurt Vile

1AM: [...] Read More >



JanSport at SXSW

March 4, 2014   |   Events, Music, News   |   0 Comments
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