MOZES AND THE FIRSTBORN at BURGERAMA

Hailing from the Belgian city of Antwerp, the boys of Mozes and the Firstborn instantly filled the Constellation Room with a warm fuzzy feeling that only good rock and roll can elicit. When they weren’t making funny faces towards the crowd, they were earning the crowd’s smiles and cheers with songs like “Bloodsucker” and “I Got Skills” accompanied by amazing drum solos. By the middle of the set, everyone was singing along and it was apparent the garage rockers won Santa Ana’s heart over. 

Photos: Grant Hatfield

ALLAH-LAS at BURGERAMA

Unfazed by the recurring teens running onstage to get a quick stage dive in and the huge crowd of VIPs getting down behind them, Allah-Las held their own and gave a solid performance at Burgerama III this past Sunday. “Catamaran” was certainly a crowd favorite and the whole band performed effortlessly together with their psychedelic garage rock hits. 

Photos: Amanda Rae Stephens

CHERRY GLAZERR at BURGERAMA

Cherry Glazerr turned up the vibe with an edgy set at Burgerama on Saturday. Even though they had an early slot, donned in their sunglasses, they started off the gig strong with their spooky jam, “Trick or Treat Dancefloor.” Frontwoman Clementine Creevy’s vocals are just the right amount of raspy to make heads turn from all across the outdoor festival grounds. The tracks were aggressive and haunting all at once, doing the punk-goers and indie fans alike proud.

Photos: Amanda Rae Stephens

DEATH at BURGERAMA

As the crowd began chanting “Death” during their sound check, it was obvious Saturday’s Burgerama set wasn’t the Detroit band’s first rock show rodeo. Bringing back old classics like “Keep on Knocking” and “Freakin Out” proved why they’ve been in the protometal game for almost 40 years. There wasn’t a face in the crowd that wasn’t screaming along or attempting stage-dives from all sides of the Observatory venue. It was great to see some veteran talent alongside all the new up-and-comers on the Burgerama lineup this year. 

Photos: Grant Hatfield

Our friends at Burger Records threw their third annual music festival in Orange County, CA over the weekend. We hit up one of our favorite venues, with some of our favorite human beings for a really great lineup both Saturday & Sunday. Stay tuned for tons of photos from Burgerama III. Plus, watch our #livingoffthewall documentary episode about the Burger guys and how they got their start at vans.com/livingoffthewall.

Photos: Amanda Rae Stephens

TIJUANA PANTHERS at BURGERAMA

Long Beach’s Tijuana Panthers got the crowd riled up for their second Burgerama performance this Saturday, wasting no time jumping into their grungy garage rock set that was perfect for the somewhat-chilly OC crowd. Playing hits off of their 2013 album Semi-Sweet, they had no problem making themselves known to the crowd with all three members, Chad, Phil, and Dan, vibing off each other to make a killer performance. 

Photos: Amanda Rae Stephens

Once sold exclusively at Supreme, the Vans x Bad Brains Sk8-Hi was one of three styles that were released in a limited run in 2009. The band worked alongside the Vans design team to showcase their iconic lightning bolt logo from their first self-titled,  full-length 1982 album on the sidewall and waffle outsole of the Sk8-Hi. 
The Bad Brains Vans Sk8-Hi have again been released for a limited time at our SXSW pop up shop in Austin & online at shop.vans.com

Once sold exclusively at Supreme, the Vans x Bad Brains Sk8-Hi was one of three styles that were released in a limited run in 2009. The band worked alongside the Vans design team to showcase their iconic lightning bolt logo from their first self-titled,  full-length 1982 album on the sidewall and waffle outsole of the Sk8-Hi.

The Bad Brains Vans Sk8-Hi have again been released for a limited time at our SXSW pop up shop in Austin & online at shop.vans.com


Released in 2007, the Vans x Circle Jerks Old Skool was based on the cover of Group Sex, the band’s 1980 debut album, a landmark release in the hardcore punk genre.  Vans designers worked with the band on the construction of the original release and they personally requested that the typically suede and leather Old Skool be produced in all-over canvas in consideration for their vegan fans. Group Sex artwork is featured over a stitched Vans Sidestripe and includes bright yellow pop color on the heel tab and waffle outsole. The Circle Jerks Old Skool will be released on March 12 at the Vans Village and will retail for $70.
Available now at the pop up shop at SXSW in Austin, TX and will be online 3/13 at 4AM PST at shop.vans.com

Released in 2007, the Vans x Circle Jerks Old Skool was based on the cover of Group Sex, the band’s 1980 debut album, a landmark release in the hardcore punk genre.  Vans designers worked with the band on the construction of the original release and they personally requested that the typically suede and leather Old Skool be produced in all-over canvas in consideration for their vegan fans. Group Sex artwork is featured over a stitched Vans Sidestripe and includes bright yellow pop color on the heel tab and waffle outsole. The Circle Jerks Old Skool will be released on March 12 at the Vans Village and will retail for $70.

Available now at the pop up shop at SXSW in Austin, TX and will be online 3/13 at 4AM PST at shop.vans.com

Play SXSW at the Vans Village March 12-15! We’ve moved our House of Vans Open Mic Night from Brooklyn to Austin for the week. All genres of music are welcomed but the stage will lend itself to acoustic sets & hip-hop performances most easily. If you’re a band, a stripped down set is necessary. Please bring your own small amps. Keyboards, guitars, etc., are great, but no full drum sets. If you need something else to make it work, just ask, & we’ll try to accommodate. Apply here.

Play SXSW at the Vans Village March 12-15! We’ve moved our House of Vans Open Mic Night from Brooklyn to Austin for the week. All genres of music are welcomed but the stage will lend itself to acoustic sets & hip-hop performances most easily. If you’re a band, a stripped down set is necessary. Please bring your own small amps. Keyboards, guitars, etc., are great, but no full drum sets. If you need something else to make it work, just ask, & we’ll try to accommodate. Apply here.