Hippo Campus

In the years between 2018's BAMBI and LP3, Minneapolis' Hippo Campus -- made up of vocalist/guitarists Jake Luppen and Nathan Stocker, drummer Whistler Allen, bassist Zach Sutton, and trumpeter DeCarlo Jackson -- has grown up and into itself. Although the five-piece has been friends since middle school and put out a number of studio releases since its inception, it's the new record, LP3, that's the most honest portrait of who Hippo Campus is.

What Hippo Campus wanted with LP3 was something all five of them could agree on, the way they'd made music in the early days of the band. As their profile grew, they found themselves compromising on their visions, thinking about how fans would interact with their music, and plagued by an unsustainable industry ecosystem. Now, they just wanted unity.

LP3 is, then, their strongest and most complete work yet -- a freshly-inked portrait excavating young adulthood and identity and, more importantly, how that personal identity fits into a larger camaraderie. It looks at how growing up can just feel like something that's always moving past you when you're trying to grab a hold of it; it's a push-and-pull of letting go or holding tighter -- and figuring out what matters the most. Through cinematic, sonic clarity, LP3 is a sweeping account of courage and tenacity; tender-hearted stumbling that leads you on the right path after all.

Past Shows


Apr
23
rd
2022
Armory
Apr
23
rd
2022
Armory

Hippo Campus

with Ginger Root
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
Bayfront Festival Park
Jul
9
th
2016
Bayfront Festival Park

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

More Shows

Dec
17
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

Storyhill

Sep
20
th
Fine Line
Sep
16
th
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

Ginger Root

with King Pari
Aug
27
th
7th St Entry

Early Eyes, EVV, DNM, and Products