Tag: smith westerns

New Video/Single from Smith Westerns

May 8, 2013   |   Music, News   |   0 Comments

JanSport Bonfire Sessions alumn’s Smith Westerns are getting ready to release their new LP, Soft Will on June 25th, and have just put out this video for the first single, “Varsity.”

The band has also announced some great summer tour dates, including sets a SF’s Outside Lands Festival and Chicago’s Lollapalooza.

Check out the video, and make sure to go back and catch their interview and performance from our Bonfire Sessions in Toronto last June.

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JanSport Bonfire Sessions San Francisco

September 18, 2012   |   Events, Music, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

2012 has been an incredible year of Bonfire Sessions: We’ve seen the Sessions grow from three events in 2011 to five this year. We started off last March in Austin, TX during SXSW, followed by our daytime pool party at Coachella in April. From there we paid a vist to our friends up North with our Toronto Bonfire Sessions during NXNE in June and then brought it home to the birthplace of JanSport and the Bonfire Sessions in Seattle just a few [...] Read More >

Leave a comment here telling us who you’d like to see at the next JanSport Bonfire Sessions and you could win this limited edition silk-screened poster signed by members of Smith Westerns and Dusted!

We’ll select our favorite suggestion and announce the winner Monday morning.

We’ve got plenty of Bonfire Sessions stuff still coming this year, including videos from our last event in Toronto with Smith Westerns and Dusted, and two more events; Seattle and San Francisco. Get excited!

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We’re giving away another signed Bonfire Sessions poster, this one from our Toronto Bonfire Sessions (notice a pattern yet?) This limited edition silk screen is signed by the guys from Smith Westerns and Dusted and all you need to do to win is leave a comment on this post telling us what artist you’d like to see at our next Bonfire Session.

We’ll pick a winner at random one week from today on Friday, June 29th. Good luck!


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A big thanks to everyone that came out to our Toronto Bonfire Sessions with Smith Westerns and Dusted! Your enthusiasm made this one of the biggest Bonfire Sessions to date with over 550 people attending!  Also, a big thank you to mother nature for gifting us with what we can safely say was a PERFECT day for hanging out outside.

We of course, also need to thank Smith Westerns for making the haul up to Toronto and blessing the crowd with their [...] Read More >

The day has come: You have until 12pm EST to RSVP to attend the JanSport Bonfire Sessions Toronto! Don’t miss the ONLY performance this summer by Smith Westerns. We’ll also have a set from Toronto natives Dusted.

The event is RSVP ONLY- if you don’t RSVP you will not be able to get to the show. Just visit www.jansport.com/bonfiresessions, enter your info, and look for the confirmation email that will give you instructions on how to attend the show.

Don’t miss free music, food, [...] Read More >

2 more days to rsvp!

June 12, 2012   |   Events, Music, News   |   1 Comment

Our Toronto Bonfire Sessions event is coming up fast! Make sure to visit www.jansport.com/bonfiresessions to RSVP and get all the details you’ll need to attend our event at Artscape Gibraltar Point in Toronto. Tunes will be provided by Smith Westerns and Dusted along with some free grub, lots of JanSport gear, and all the good vibes of a backyard Bonfire.

In the meantime, check out this track from Dusted and listen to Smith Westerns in our player [...] Read More >

“Weekend” from Smith Westerns now playing

June 6, 2012   |   Music, News   |   0 Comments

Now that we’ve spilled the beans on the next installment of the JanSport Bonfire Sessions, check out a track from Smith Westerns. “Weekend”, from the band’s sophomore release Dye It Blonde, is now streaming in our Unzipped music player at the bottom of the page.

The Chicago based trio will be performing at our Toronto Bonfire Session next Thursday, June 14th alongside Canadian duo Dusted. If you’ll be in Toronto for NXNE, or if you’re a music loving local, make sure [...] Read More >

The Bonfire Sessions Toronto

June 5, 2012   |   Events, Music, News   |   4 Comments

We’re taking the JanSport Bonfire Sessions to Toronto next week for an intimate campfire set with Chicago’s Smith Westerns! It also happens to be one of the only chances to see the band this summer, since the guys are taking some time off to work on their upcoming LP.

The Toronto Bonfire Sessions will take place on Thursday, June 14th at Artscape Gibraltar Point and in addition to Smith Westerns, will also feature a performance by Canadian electro-haze outfit Dusted.

Ferries [...] Read More >