When: Fri., Dec. 18, 7 p.m. 2015
Around the World and Back, the second full-length record from Albany’s State Champs, has only been out since October, but it’s garnered some impressive accolades. Rock Sound slotted it at No. 8 in its ranking of the top-50 releases of 2015. Alternative Press went one better — or four, more precisely — ranking it fourth of the 10 Essential Records of 2015 and stating that the album evokes “everything you love about old-school pop-punk with new-school heart.” Clearly, State Champs are winning. They’ll be at the Higher Ground Showcase Lounge in South Burlington on Friday, December 18, with Transit, Broadside and Rarity.
Price: $16/18. AA