Tag: music

Welcome Charlie Oxford to the Top 10!  There are less than 2 weeks of fan voting for the JanSport Battle of the Bands contest so continue to show your support for your favorite band or artist at www.culturecollide.com/JanSportBOTB.  The winner will be chosen from the 5 most voted for bands.  Voting closes on January 30.  Here’s who’s leading the JanSport Battle of the Bands contest after week 4:


1. January May

2. Gas Station Disco

3. Sir Madam

4. Wyland

5. Qiet

6. repel the robot

7. The Iron [...] Read More >

We have some great artists currently sitting atop the JanSport Battle of the Bands contest. With only a few more weeks of fan voting, here’s who’s leading the JanSport Battle of the Bands contest after week 3:


1. January May

2. Sir Madam

3. Gas Station Disco

4. Wyland

5. Qiet

6. repel the robot

7. Rosechild

8. The Narrowbacks

9. On The Avenue

10. Monoceronte


Continue to show your support for your favorite band or artist.  The winner is chosen from the 5 most voted for bands, so get to it at Read More >

The JanSport Battle of the Bands voting round is in full swing and the top 50 finalists have been busy rallying their fans for Week 1 of voting. Who’s leading?

1. Gas Station Disco 2. January May 3. Qiet 4. Rosechild 5. On the Avenue 6. Monoceronte 7. Repel the Robot 8. The Narrowbacks 9. Wyland 10. Sir Madam

Remember the winner is chosen from the 5 most voted for bands, so get to voting for your favorite at www.culturecollide.com/JanSportBOTB.

The #JanSportBOTB gives one lucky band from North America an opportunity to perform [...] Read More >

Join us in San Francisco at SoMa StrEAT Food Park on Saturday, October 4 for The JanSport Bonfire Sessions featuring performances by Meatbodies, Sonny & The Sunsets and Best Coast.

Doors open at 5 p.m. RSVP is required and can be done at www.jansport.com/bonfiresessions

21+ only with ID

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Airport Jams With Painted Palms

April 17, 2014   |   Music, News   |   0 Comments

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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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 >

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 >

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 >

Check out this exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of talented Brooklyn MC, Skyzoo’s new single “JanSport Strings” brought to us courtesy of The Faculty Inc./Duck Down Records.

Skyzoo tells us how the JanSport brand played a unique part in his life, especially during his childhood growing up in Brooklyn.

A big shout out goes to Skyzoo and his team for sharing this with us! We also spotted a Right Pack Signature Series pack cameo! Very cool! CLICK HERE to listen to JanSport Strings [...] Read More >

Check This Out: Skyzoo x JanSport Strings

August 23, 2012   |   Art, Events, Gear, Music, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

New to the Unzipped playlist is “JanSport Strings” by talented Brooklyn emcee, Skyzoo. The track serves as a mini-autobiography that looks into the life of a Brooklyn kid who fell in love with Hip-Hop.

Legendary producer 9th Wonder supplies an epic backdrop that perfectly complements Skyzoo’s raw lyrical ability. This is the lead single off of his upcoming album ‘A Dream Deferred’ which hits stores October 2nd.

The song is truly impressive and we support anyone who considers [...] Read More >