Higher Ground set to present the Whigs

SOUTH BURLINGTON -- On October 13 the Athens, Georgia based band the Whigs will take over the stage at Higher Ground. Currently working on their debut effort for ATO Records, the Whigs are expected to play songs from their self-released album, Giveem all a Big Fat Lip, as well as cuts from the still untitled new venture.

Their first album was recorded on a college budget that included recording equipment that the band bought and then sold immediately afterwards on eBay. Recently, the group wowed the crowd at the Bonnaroo Music Festival.

Material on the new album was written in-between shows while the group toured the country.

What are the critics saying about the band?

It is easy to see that these new comers are for real, says music outfit American Songwriter. They whip up a refreshingly invigorating batch of deep-fried garage rock that blends Dinosaur Jr. era rock with Pet Sounds psychedelia and tops it off with a ladle of R.E.M.-flavored gravy. Give Em All a Big Fat Lip is a dynamic album that clearly illustrates the skilled versatility of these recently-signed ATO rockers.

Rolling Stone magazine called the Whigs one of the best unsigned bands in America.

The Whigs evoke the neo-roots-rock vibe of My Morning Jacket, the cool minimalism of The Strokes and the perfectly constructed pop of the early Sixties, said Rolling Stone.

For tickets, contact Higher Ground at 1-888-512-SHOW.

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