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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

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The Bonfire Sessions are back

February 25, 2014   |   Events, Music, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

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 >



Thanks For Voting!

February 20, 2014   |   Events, Music, News   |   0 Comments

Voting for the 6th Annual JanSport Battle of the Bands has come to a close. Stay tuned and we’ll announce our winner on Monday.

In the meantime, you can still check out the top 100 artists and discover tons of new music!

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Live Outside SF w/Painted Palms

February 15, 2014   |   Art, Events, Music, News   |   0 Comments

We’re throwing a big old party in San Francisco tomorrow to unveil the first of 2014′s Live Outside murals, this one created by SF street art duo Alynn-Mags.

The party will feature a performance from one of our favorite new SF bands, Painted Palms. The duo (comprised of cousins Reese Donohue and Christopher Prudhomme), just released their debut LP, Forever and it’s been in regular rotation here at JanSport HQ. We think you should listen to it too!

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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 >



Listen To This: Tim Kasher

November 13, 2013   |   Music, News   |   0 Comments

Tim Kasher is a pretty prolific guy. No doubt about it. With 12 full length LP’s under his belt in the last 15 years, Kasher is already at hard worker status. Add to that fact that 10 of those 12 LP’s come from Kasher’s bands Cursive and The Good Life, both of which kept heavy touring schedules for the better part of the oughts, and you’ve got a full blown workaholic.

Kasher’s latest release, Adult Film, is his second [...] Read More >



CMJ blasted our ear drums

October 22, 2013   |   Events, Music, News   |   0 Comments

But man… what a great week. What’s better than NYC and five straight days and nights of live music? We had a great time hanging out at the CMJ Artists Lounge at the Hotel On Rivington and hooking up 2000 artists with our special edition CMJ Artist Right Pack. We heard all sorts of great road stories, and we especially loved the stories involving beloved JanSport packs that have traveled the world in the backs of tour vans.

Even better was all of [...] Read More >