Tag: SXSW


JanSport at SXSW

March 4, 2014   |   Events, Music, News   |   0 Comments
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Grab a free download from White Like Fire

February 26, 2014   |   Music, News   |   0 Comments

Check out the latest single from our JanSport Battle of the Bands winners White Like Fire by downloading it for free below.

You can learn more about the band and check out their upcoming tour dates (including a stop in Austin to play our official SXSW day party) on their official site.

Download or Stream “See How Far” (click above, then right click on the player and select “save as” to save to your computer)  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 >



A huge congratulations to the guys in White Like Fire on their win!  We’re super psyched to have these guys perform down in Austin in March at our SXSW day party!

From the guys:

“We’re proud of our fans for being ever-stalwart in their resolution, and grateful to Sonicbids and JanSport for quarterbacking this big break. To us, y’all are bigger than Bruno Mars at the Super Bowl,” says guitarist/vocalist Blake Clawson

Stay tuned this week and we’ll be sharing more from White Like Fire including a [...] Read More >



Last week to vote

February 13, 2014   |   Music, News   |   1 Comment

The 6th annual JanSport Battle of the Bands is coming to a close on February 19th. That means that you have just under a week to visit jansport.sonicbids.com to check out 100 awesome up-and-coming artists and vote for your favorite. PLUS, you can vote once each day.

There are some great bands currently in the top 10 and the count is close. Make sure to check out some of these artists and cast your vote! The winner will travel to SXSW to play [...] Read More >



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 >



Second Wave of SXSW Artists Announced

November 21, 2013   |   Events, Music, News   |   0 Comments

South By Southwest 2014 is just around the corner and we’re already getting excited for what is hands down our favorite week of the year. JanSport will be back in Austin with some great events (which we’ll be announcing in the coming months), but in the meantime make sure to get your SX fix by checking out the first two waves of artists announcements here.

There’s already a few names we’re excited about, including a few of our favorite SXSW discoveries [...] Read More >



Fear the ghost Pepper

June 19, 2013   |   News, Outside, Video   |   0 Comments

Don’t try this at home kids.

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We got crazy in Austin last week

March 20, 2013   |   Events, Music, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

So, last week got a little crazy. We spent the whole week at SXSW eating BBQ and watching music pretty much non-stop for 7 days. We kicked the week off right with our first Bonfire Sessions event of the year, and it definitely set the stage for a rowdy week.

Skaters and Team Spirit opened the night, getting the capacity fairly riled up just in time for So Cal rockers WAVVES to take the stage. By the [...] Read More >