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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Hippo Campus at Union Transfer, Alice Bag at Union Transfer, and Maxwell Stern at Boot & Saddle

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Hippo Campus | Photo by John Vettese for WXPN

Minnesota’s Hippo Campus bless Union Transfer tonight in support of their debut full-length Landmark. The four-piece stuff indie pop and explode it to area-sized proportions, sporting anthemic hooks while saving guitar music one tune at a time. The show is all ages, and more information can be found on the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Just Announced: Hippo Campus bring their tuneful ‘kinda pop’ to Union Transfer in March

Hippo Campus | photo by John Vettese for WXPN

Hippo Campus have taken the last 18 months to explode onto the scene, releasing two insanely catchy EPs to showcase their closely impeccable twist on band-centered pop music. Lucky for us, Minnesota’s up-and-coming will be gracing Union Transfer on March 28th in support of their debut full length Landmark, out in February of next year.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Hippo Campus at Union Transfer, George Burton at SOUTH, Madalean Gauze at Bourban and Branch, and more…

Hippo Campus | via the band's Facebook page
Hippo Campus | via the band’s Facebook page

Minnesota indie rockers Hippo Campus are taking their serene, atmospheric sound to Union Transfer this Saturday. Along with Weathers, they’ll support Saint Motel as part of their “saintmotelivision” tour. Hippo Campus’ latest release, 2015’s South EP may have just turned one a few weeks ago, but its punchy drums and infectious hooks haven’t lost any of their luster in the interim. For tickets and more information, head over to Union Transfer’s website. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Hippo Campus at First Unitarian Church, Gwenno at Boot and Saddle, Sunflower Bean at Chameleon Club and more…

Hippo Campus
Hippo Campus | Photo by John Vettese for WXPN

Minnesota indie rockers Hippo Campus will headline the First Unitarian Church tonight. They’re amidst a national tour after a year of breaking out in a big way. 2015 EPs Bashful Creatures and South landed them spots at festivals like Made In America and SXSW. Rock duo Riothorse Royale will open tonight’s gig. To prepare, reminisce on Hippo Campus’ Free at Noon performance, then head to the XPN Concert Calendar for tickets to the all ages show. Continue reading →

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Maximum Devotion: Hippo Campus plays to the fans at The Barbary

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Hippo Campus | Photo by John Vettese

Turns out we only sort of knew Minneapolis popsters Hippo Campus. Their XPN Free at Noon appearance this summer was terrific, but hardly the full experience. The audience didn’t once shriek at the top of its lungs, for one thing. Seeing this charismatic four-piece play to a crowd of daydrinking first-timers nodding their heads and slowly coming around to the idea that, hey, these boys can rock is altogether different from seeing it play to the fans. At The Barbary last Thursday night, the show was sold out and the crowd lined the front of the stage, smiles on their face, smart phones at the ready. Continue reading →

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Free At Noon Flashback : Hippo Campus kick off the Labor Day weekend with an energetic set

Hippo Campus | Photo by Liz Waldie | lizwaldie.com
Hippo Campus | Photo by Liz Waldie | lizwaldie.com

Summer may be fading and fall may be right around the corner, but don’t tell that to indie-pop band Hippo Campus ,or the full crowd who got a chance to catch their show at today’s Free at Noon. The Minnesota-based group brought their immediately catchy sound which effortlessly energized a crowd ready to get their Labor Day weekends started. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Hippo Campus at Union Transfer, RX Bandits at The Troc, Cold Fronts at The Depot and more

Hippo Campus | Photo via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thehalocline?fref=nf
Hippo Campus | Photo via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thehalocline

Get to Union Transfer early tonight: twin cities rockers Hippo Campus will open the show for The Mowgli’s. Think of this young four-piece as the Vampire Weekend of the midwest; they incorporate lively Afro-beat melodies into fuzzy indie rock, nicely exemplified by “Suicide Saturday,” which you can download below. Continue reading →