BLACK LIPS at BURGERAMA

If you were in the crowd for Black Lips, chances are you were having a hard time moving as the band easily packed the sold out show as the headliners of Saturday’s lineup. Moshing and crowd surfing was at an all-time high and while singing what seemed to be the anthem of the Burgerama festival itself, “Bad Kids,” the crowd could be heard over the band for sure. Their performance was the perfect ending to a day full of rock and roll. 

Photos: Amanda Rae Stephens

COSMONAUTS at BURGERAMA

With no warning, Cosmonauts rolled right on into their mesmerizing set of trance-filled tunes like “What Me Worry” off their Persona Non Grata album. Moving all around the stage, their energy was almost the complete opposite of the laid back music they were putting out, creating a fun atmosphere for the crowd.

Photos: Grant Hatfield 

THE GROWLERS at BURGERAMA

As the sun disappeared from the Burgerama grounds, psych rock band The Growlers were prepared to get the crowd rowdy with the first 60 minute set of the night. The set was packed with their own hits as well as a Violent Femmes cover of “Add It Up” that drove the crowd into an even wilder state of combination moshing, crowdsurfing, dancing… and I’m pretty sure I saw a few young tears. All the commotion led some fans to take refuge at the food trucks across the lot, but that’s what a rock and roll show’s all about, right? 

Photos: Amanda Rae Stephens

MAC DEMARCO at BURGERAMA

The happy-go-lucky Canadian performed a carefree set and for a moment it seemed like we were all his best friends. The humble rocker transitioned back and forth from guitar to keyboard playing classics like “Freaking Out the Neighborhood” and new tracks like “Passing Out Pieces.” In the crowd it was almost as entertaining to see the dance moves of die-hard fans letting loose while DeMarco told silly jokes and managed to earn his place in the hearts of adoring fans and newcomers alike.

Photos: Amanda Rae Stephens

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

Music fans will remember the original 2010 release of the Rise Against Classic Slip-On which was the second project between Rise Against and Vans after the huge success of the first partnership in 2007. The Classic Slip-On showcases the artwork from the band’s 2008 album Appeal to Reason. It was, as the prior release, entirely free of animal-related materials in consideration of the band’s vegan sensibilities as well as their fans. The Rise Against Classic Slip-On will retail for $65 and is the final Vans re-issue release that will close out the last day of SXSW.
The Rise Against Vans are available now in our SXSW pop up shop in Austin, TX and will also become available online at 4AM PST on Sunday 3/16.

Music fans will remember the original 2010 release of the Rise Against Classic Slip-On which was the second project between Rise Against and Vans after the huge success of the first partnership in 2007. The Classic Slip-On showcases the artwork from the band’s 2008 album Appeal to Reason. It was, as the prior release, entirely free of animal-related materials in consideration of the band’s vegan sensibilities as well as their fans. The Rise Against Classic Slip-On will retail for $65 and is the final Vans re-issue release that will close out the last day of SXSW.

The Rise Against Vans are available now in our SXSW pop up shop in Austin, TX and will also become available online at 4AM PST on Sunday 3/16.

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

The Motörhead II Vans Rowley Classic hit skate shops exclusively back in 2006 and was the second collaboration between Vans and Motörhead. The all-over black aesthetic was chosen by lead vocalist and bass player, Lemmy Kilmister, which gave the classic skate shoe a stealth look with only a hit of color on the Vans heel tab, tongue and embroidered Motörhead logo. 
The Motörhead II Vans Rowley Classic is available again now for a limited time at our SXSW pop up shop and in our US online shop.

The Motörhead II Vans Rowley Classic hit skate shops exclusively back in 2006 and was the second collaboration between Vans and Motörhead. The all-over black aesthetic was chosen by lead vocalist and bass player, Lemmy Kilmister, which gave the classic skate shoe a stealth look with only a hit of color on the Vans heel tab, tongue and embroidered Motörhead logo.

The Motörhead II Vans Rowley Classic is available again now for a limited time at our SXSW pop up shop and in our US online shop.


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