With the goal to bring bands from all over the globe to one stage in Austin, TX during SXSW, JanSport teamed up with COLLiDE and sent 10 bands swag packs and asked them to create unique videos sharing their sound, culture and sights and sounds from their home city. Three lucky bands were selected to perform day showcases based on the original and engaging content they provided.
JanSport will be back at Container Bar with COLLiDE on Rainey Street for three incredible days of live music. This year we follow the journey of The Qualitons (Budapest, Hungary), Kemba (Bronx, NY) and Naked Giants (Seattle, WA) from their home cities to Austin. Learn more about each band below:
The Qualitons, formed in 2008 is inspired by the sound and energy of early rock, mod-beat, funk music of ‘60's and ’70's.
Their debut album Panoramic Tymes was released in 2010 by german funk-soul company Tramp Records. After some lineup changes, Qualitons is currently working on their second album. Their sound has since changed from their debut album. The group's musical style now primarily consists of garage rock with an emphasis on psychedelic rock and elements from genres such as “60s dance music and soul.