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Kurt Vile, Cloud Nothings, The Orwells, Gardens & Villa

Date: 3/12/2014 Doors: 8:30PM Time: 8:30PM-2AM Venue: Cheer Up Charlies Age: 21+

Join us as we kick off the 2014 JanSport Bonfire Sessions at SXSW on Wednesday, March 12th at Cheer Up Charlies in downtown Austin. RSVP above!

After 2011's inaugural SXSW Session at Mohawk and 2012's mega-showcase at Viceland, there was no way that the JanSport Bonfire Sessions would NOT be coming back to Austin during SXSW. This year, we're bringing the party to Cheer Up Charlies (formerly Club De Ville) with a hand-picked lineup featuring four artists that are rolling into 2014 with the wind at their backs:

  • Philadelphia's Kurt Vile is timeless. With is mop of long-hair, the singer-songwriter makes hazy, jangly, understated music that will make every mood feel like it's the best version of that mood. His most recent album, Wakin on a Pretty Daze, was one of 2013's best, and you'll be humming it for the rest of your day.
  • Cleveland, Ohio doesn't have a lot—but that doesn't matter, because it gave us Drew Carey and Cloud Nothings. The garage band just released Here and Nowhere Else, their fourth record, and it's so loud and awesome that the only appropriate action while listening is throwing yourself through a brick wall.
  • The Orwells come from a far away land called the Midwest, and like all bands that come from the middle of nowhere, these guys are great—and emotional. Channeling some classic guitar vibes, they feel more like the Doors than you'll admit. Who said long hair couldn't be cool in the year 2014?
  • Sometimes, you just wanna lay back in the grass, feel the sun on your face, and listen to indie rock. California's Gardens & Villa will provide the perfect soundtrack for you. Their second album, Dunes, just released and is a charming little getaway that will be perfect for the summertime.
  • The show is 21+ and you must RSVP to attend. Space is limited and RSVP does not guarantee entry, so plan to arrive early. But, as an added bonus for you early birds, we'll be hooking up the first 25 people in line with a brand new JanSport pack!