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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

Pamela Wang
Pamela Wang is a photographer/writer from Los Angeles, CA currently based in Brooklyn, NY. Find more information about her and her work at pamelawwang.com and facebook.com/pwwphotography.

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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