Hippo Campus

Good Dog, Bad Dream is a collection of songs that came together with ease, and without pressure -- a wildly diΜerent experience than the typical Hippo Campus recording process. Hippo Campus - made up of vocalist/guitarists Jake Luppen and Nathan Stocker, drummer Whistler Allen, bassist Zach Sutton, and trumpeter DeCarlo Jackson -- assembled Good Dog, Bad Dream with a genuine sense of freedom and enjoyment. It’s also the Οrst music that the band has recorded in their new Minneapolis studio space.

And in that, there’s a sense of elation - translated here via a lot of screaming -- which reaches back to the early days of Hippo Campus. There’s also a galvanizing live band element on these songs. They wanted to come away with something that was referential to their earlier catalog, but with a contemporary take on it that made sense with who they are today.

Good Dog, Bad Dream is tragic, but it’s funny. It’s intense and honest, conΟdent and vulnerable and strange. It’s stasis, a homecoming, Minnesota summers with the windows down, and “The Boys are Back in Town” on the radio and the haunts you always used to go to with your friends. It’s disillusioned and manic and anxious, but it’s also catharsis, the joy of making music with your friends in a studio and feeling like, somehow, anything is possible. It’s a celebration of brotherhood, and the “all for one, one for all” mentality that has permeated Hippo Campus’ work since the very beginning.

Upcoming Shows


Apr
23
rd
The Armory
Apr
23
rd
The Armory

Past Shows


Aug
18
th
2021
Bayfront Festival Park
Aug
18
th
2021
Bayfront Festival Park

Water Is Life ⏤ Stop Line 3

Hosted by Winona LaDuke
with Bon Iver, Mumu Fresh, Hippo Campus and more!
Oct
22
nd
2020
NoonChorus
Oct
22
nd
2020
NoonChorus

Hippo Campus

DREAM STREAMS
Oct
15
th
2020
NoonChorus
Oct
15
th
2020
NoonChorus

Hippo Campus

DREAM STREAMS
Feb
1
st
2020
Mainroom
Feb
1
st
2020
Mainroom

Andrew Broder

with Hippo Campus, Marijuana Deathsquads, Dizzy Fae and more!
Nov
24
th
2018
Palace Theatre
Nov
24
th
2018
Palace Theatre
Nov
23
rd
2018
Palace Theatre
Nov
23
rd
2018
Palace Theatre
Feb
17
th
2018
Palace Theatre
Feb
17
th
2018
Palace Theatre

Hippo Campus

with Sure Sure
Jul
8
th
2017
Bayfront Festival Park
Jul
8
th
2017
Bayfront Festival Park

Hippo Campus with Poliça

with Low, Remo Drive and J.S. Ondara
Mar
12
th
2017
Mainroom
Mar
12
th
2017
Mainroom

Hippo Campus

with Magic City Hippies
Mar
11
th
2017
Mainroom
Mar
11
th
2017
Mainroom

Hippo Campus

with THE HAPPY CHILDREN
Dec
17
th
2016
Mainroom
Dec
17
th
2016
Mainroom

Low

with Hippo Campus, Gaelynn Lea, ERIK BERRY Irish American and more!
Jul
9
th
2016
TRAMPLED BY TURTLES
Jul
9
th
2016
TRAMPLED BY TURTLES

Trampled by Turtles

with Hippo Campus, The Cactus Blossoms, The Pines and more!
Feb
5
th
2016
Clyde Iron Works
Feb
5
th
2016
Clyde Iron Works

Hippo Campus

with Cherry Cola
Nov
28
th
2015
Mainroom
Nov
28
th
2015
Mainroom

Hippo Campus

with Bad Bad Hats and Danger Ron & the Spins
Sep
29
th
2015
Turf Club
Sep
29
th
2015
Turf Club

JR JR

with Hippo Campus
Mar
20
th
2015
Holy Mountain
Mar
20
th
2015
Holy Mountain

Midwest Day Party 2015 ( Austin, TX )

with Allan Kingdom, Prof, Mike Mictlan and more!
Jan
23
rd
2015
Mainroom
Jan
17
th
2015
Mainroom
Jan
17
th
2015
Mainroom

FIRST AVENUE’S BEST NEW BANDS OF 2014

with Hippo Campus, PaviElle, Sam Cassidy and more!
Dec
27
th
2014
Triple Rock Social Club
Dec
27
th
2014
Triple Rock Social Club

Hippo Campus

with BBGUN
Nov
29
th
2014
7th St Entry
Nov
29
th
2014
7th St Entry

Hippo Campus

with Allan Kingdom

More Shows

May
14
th
Fine Line

Nilüfer Yanya

with Tasha
Jan
7
th
7th St Entry

Folios, Partial Traces and Extraterrestrials

Jan
21
st
First Avenue

The 15th Annual
Happy Birthday Janis

Dec
29
th
7th St Entry

The Last 2021 Rave