A huge thank you to all of you that came out to celebrate the unveiling of three new mural pieces by NDA, Mata Ruda, and LNY. Also, a huge thanks to Rubblebucket for being themselves and bringing the energy to the party, Rouix for the last minute opening set and getting the crowd warmed up, The ExitRoom Gallery for letting us party at their place (they’re not even open to the public yet!), and the good folks at Read More >
The guys in Painted Palms are heading to Europe for a two week jaunt, and with trans-Atlantic travel comes the necessary evil of passing away huge chunks of your time in airports and on planes.
That’s where the perfect playlist comes in. Reese and Chris shared their current top travel tunes and we’ve put them together here.
Make sure to catch these guys on the road if geography allows it! Tour dates here.
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Leslie Kirchhoff isn’t your typical 22 year-old. Originally from Wisconsin and now living in the Nolita neighborhood of New York, she’s a photographer by day and a DJ by night.
So basically, she’s one of the coolest girls we know.
While still attending New York University, she landed an internship at Vogue.com, which evolved into freelancing gigs for the site as well as Teen Vogue, GQ.com and many others. She graduated in 2013 and now travels the [...] Read More >
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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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 >
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.Read More >
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 >