Tag: Battle Of The Bands


Voting Begins today!

January 21, 2014   |   Music, News   |   0 Comments

Today’s the day! Head over and check out our top 100 artists in the JanSport Battle of the Bands. We had close to 700 artists apply, and culling it down to our 100 favorite was no easy task. Now we want YOU to go discover new music and tell us who we should send to this year’s SXSW in Austin, TX.

We’ll select a winner from the top 10 bands with the most votes and send them to Austin to play the Official [...] Read More >



With the 6th annual JanSport Battle of the Bands kicking off this coming Tuesday, January 21st, we thought we should take a moment to catch up with last year’s winner: Philadelphia’s Cold Fronts.

The guys have definitely had an incredible year, and front man Craig Almquist filled us in on some of the details, along with some SXSW tips for bands making the trip for the first time:

JS: We’ve seen lots of big news from Cold Fronts this year. What have you guys been up to [...] Read More >



The Battle of the Bands Begins 1/21/14

December 13, 2013   |   Music, News   |   0 Comments

We’re kicking off the 6th annual JanSport Battle of the Bands on January 20th, 2014. Through February 12th, you’ll be able to check out 100 hand selected artists on our artist hub, pick your favorite, and place your vote. The winning artist will be invited perform at the annual Sonicbids Official Day Party, presented by JanSport, at this year’s SXSW in Austin Texas. To top it off, JanSport will cover travel and accommodations for the winning artist in Austin!

Stay tuned for updates, and in [...] Read More >



We’re almost there: the 2013 Bonfire Sessions officially begin tomorrow with our first event of the year. The show kicks off at 8:30 pm with Team Spirit, followed by Skaters, Wavves, Japandroids, and a night capper by Divine Fits.

Remember, you must be 21+ to attend, and you WILL NOT be admitted without an RSVP, so take two second and do it here.

Don’t forget JanSport has a few other fun SXSW happenings:

- Friday, March 15th is our day party with [...] Read More >



New Video from the Broderick

January 31, 2013   |   Music, News   |   0 Comments

Our old friends The Broderick just released their new video for the track ” Little Money and the Night Off.” The video is a nice nostalgic trip through childhood Saturday morning cartoons.

The Broderick were our very first JanSport Battle of the Bands winners all the way back in 2009. Make sure to go vote for your favorite band in this year’s contest right here.

 Read More >


Place your vote!

January 28, 2013   |   Events, Music, News   |   0 Comments

There’s still time to vote for your favorite artist in our 5th Annual JanSport Battle Of the Bands. Just head to our Facebook page where you can check music, videos and more from our  top 100 artists and then place your vote for your favorite.

We’ll close the polls on February 12th, and we’ll announce our grand prize winner on the 14th. The winning band will be invited to play the annual Sonicbids Official SXSW Party, presented by JanSport in Austin, TX and [...] Read More >



Rock the vote

January 16, 2013   |   Events, Music, News   |   0 Comments

It’s that time of year again… We’re kicking off the public voting portion of our 5th annual JanSport Battle of the Bands. Head over to our Facebook page and you can sort through the top 100 artists that submitted to the contest. Poke around, take a listen, and then vote for your favorite.

We’ll announce the top 10 artists on February 13th based on the vote tally, and from there a panel of judges from Sonicbids and JanSport will select a winner. The winning artist [...] Read More >



We’re proud to announce that Bloomington, Indiana based rockers Hotfox are the winners of our 4th annual Battle of the Bands competition!

The guys were picked out of over 800 artists to enter the second round of the contest in which they competed against 50 other acts in a public voting period. At the end of the public voting period, Hotfox moved on to the final round by being voted into the top 10 artists. From the top 10, a panel [...] Read More >



The moment you’ve all been waiting for….

January 31, 2012   |   Events, Music, News   |   0 Comments

Is tomorrow! Check back because we’ll be announcing the winner of our 4th annual JanSport Battle of the Bands! The winner will get a free trip down to Austin, TX for this year’s SXSW music festival where they’ll perform at the official Sonicbids Showcase, presented by JanSport.

 Read More >


Have you checked out our top 10?

January 23, 2012   |   Events, Music, News   |   0 Comments

The top 10 artists from our Unzipped Battle of the Bands are now listed at our BOTB site. You can still click through and listen to tracks from the top 10, so head over and let us know who you want to win!

We’ll be announcing our winner February 1st right here and via Facebook.

 Read More >