An interview with pop-punk powerhouse State Champs

Having just released its sophomore album Around the World and Back, New York pop-punk band State Champs is bracing itself for another whirlwind nationwide tour in support of pop-punk veterans the Wonder Years. The Daily Californian had the chance to catch up with State Champs’ lead guitarist Tyler Szalkowski and
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Picks of the week: Swing into summer

It’s the first week of summer vacation! Whether you’re bumming it back home on the couch or holding it down in Berk-town, these picks of the week will get you into the swing of summertime. Any time: The Story So Far’s self-titled album Although its official release date isn’t until
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Pure Noise Records’ Jake Round talks new releases and tours

Berkeley-based label Pure Noise Records is celebrating its five-year anniversary with a national tour featuring State Champs, Handguns, Forever Came Calling, Front Porch Step, Heart to Heart and Brigades. In preparation for the hometown show at the Oakland Metro Operahouse on Oct. 24, The Daily Californian interviewed Pure Noise founder
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