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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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 >
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 >
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!Read More >
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!
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 >