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Month: February 2018



Vince Staples gives a fierce performance at Madison Square Garden, alongside Tyler, The Creator

The House lights dimmed and a countdown displayed onstage. 7 minutes until Vince Staples. The numbers start falling, ominous, droning music begins playing and the audience screamed in anticipation. Continue Reading

Cuco performs an energetic set full of Hispanic pride at Sacramento’s new venue Holy Diver

Cuco continued his 3rd show of the Together Tour at Sacramento’s the new venue, Holy Diver on Thursday night. Joining him on this tour are fellow Southern California artists August Eve and Jasper Bones. The trio are quickly making a name for themselves and selling out shows on this leg of the tour. Continue Reading

Louisville gets groovy tunes in an intimate setting as COIN and the Aces sell out the Mercury Ballroom

On February 23rd, The Aces and COIN made their way to a sold out show at Mercury Ballroom in Louisville, KY. Continue Reading

Above & Beyond return to The Pageant in St. Louis for another round of much-needed group therapy

If you’re ever going through a tough time, you can always count on Above & Beyond to allow you to escape for a couple of hours – and boy did we need it. Continue Reading

Interview: Sasha Sloan talks touring, writing and new music in Seattle before her show with Joywave

You may not have heard the name Sasha Sloan, but you’ve heard her songs. Sasha has co-written for ODESZA, Camila Cabello, and Charli XCX. For the first time, she is performing her own songs on tour opening for Joywave. Sasha is one of those effortlessly cool girls. She walks onto the stage with a beer in her hand and immediately builds a rapport with the crowd. They murmur about how much they dig her style as she sings through her set of sad songs. Continue Reading

Portugal. The Man continue to push boundaries at loud, psychedelic, experimental Brooklyn Steel show

Portugal. The Man, the rock band that you’ve seen just about everywhere over the past few months, are pushing hard to make it be known that they’re not just another rock band. If “Feel It Still” didn’t do enough to cement them as a crossover act when it became on of this summer’s biggest pop hits, their live show is certainly going to persuade you. Continue Reading

23-year-old viral pop star Lauv performs to a sold out crowd at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall (with Jeremy Zucker)

Lauv: a young, up-and-coming voice as we move forward into a new time in music and artistry. His first hit was “The Other”, written shortly after a break-up in 2014, which quickly went viral, gaining attention on Spotify’s “Hot 100”. Continue Reading

Rising Soundcloud rapper Lil Xan brings total xanarchy to the Ready Room in St. Louis

On Saturday, February 17th, Lil Xan performed a sold out show at The Ready Room in St. Louis, Mo. and it was total xanarchy! Continue Reading

Led by hit single “Him and I”, G-Eazy brings the Beautiful And Damned Tour to Dallas

G-Eazy brought his Beautiful and Damned tour to Dallas on February 17th and the fans absolutely loved it. Everyone had a blast jumping around singing at the top of their lungs. Continue Reading

Supporting “Landmark” at Brooklyn Steel, Hippo Campus continue their indie-rock rise (with Sure Sure)

Hippo Campus is an indie rock band from St. Paul Minnesota. The group consists of vocalist Jake Luppen, guitarist/vocals Nathan Stocker, bassist Zach Sutton, and drummer Whistler Allen. The band made their way to Brooklyn Steel January 10th, supported by California based band Sure Sure.

Sure Sure is an indie pop band from Los Angeles, California. They have been making music since 2014, and just recently released their first full length, self-titled album on January 12th. The band had solid energy, and engaged in insightful conversations with the crowd. “This is our first tour […] and we’ve been driving in a van for over 8000 miles. When you’re on the road for such a long time everything starts to look like a snack […] the fresh snow starts to look like a snack… Michael looks like a snack,” said guitarist Charlie Glick. Band member Michael responded with, “If I look like a snack, then you look like a meal,” followed by a wave of screams from the crowd. Sure Sure’s music was upbeat and fun, and got the crowd ready for Hippo Campus’ set. The last song they played titled Hands Up Head Down had a dance that accompanied it. Prior to the song the band explained how to do the dance, and it was fun to see the crowd participate.

Hippo Campus

Hippo Campus played several songs from their more recent album Landmark, and EP warm glow which came out this past September. Three songs in Nathan said, “This is already the best night of tour so far,” which was definitely a noteworthy statement since their New York show was sixth to last of tour. The crowd was pumped and did not shy away from dancing and singing along, especially during songs Little Grace and Traveler. Hippo Campus ended with their song titled Buttercup, which they dedicated to Planned Parenthood, who they partnered with during this tour.

Fans chanted for a solid two minutes for an encore before the band returned to the stage. A much deserving roar from the crowd made the guys smile, as they finished up their set with their song Violet from their 2015 EP South. They played a fantastic encore performance, which was accompanied by some crazy strobes and lots of head banging.

Hippo Campus continues to tour until mid-February. Their last stop will be in their home town St. Paul. For more information on the band check out their website at www.hippocampusband.com.

Set List:
Poems
Interlude
Suicide Saturday
Western Kids
No Pom
Little Grace
Traveler
Warm Glow
Simple Seasons
Joy
Baseball
South
Monsoon
Way It Goes
Buttercup

Encore:
Violet

Sure Sure

Sure Sure

Sure Sure

Sure Sure

Hippo Campus

Hippo Campus

Hippo Campus

Hippo Campus

Hippo Campus

Hippo Campus

Hippo Campus

Hippo Campus

Hippo Campus

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