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.
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 >
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!
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 >
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 >
Check out the latest single from our JanSport Battle of the Bands winners White Like Fire by downloading it for free below.
You can learn more about the band and check out their upcoming tour dates (including a stop in Austin to play our official SXSW day party) on their official site.Download or Stream “See How Far” (click above, then right click on the player and select “save as” to save to your computer) Read More >
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 >