First Avenue presents Hippo Campus with Miloe and papa mbye
Bayfront Festival Park
Saturday, June 24, 2023
Tickets: $35.00 advance/$35.00 DOS (inclusive of $2.00 facility fee)
Gates open: 5:00 pm
Music: 6:30 pm
Ages: All Ages
Kids 5 & over require a ticket
Children 5 & under admitted free
Minneapolis indie rock band 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.
It’s a study in the nuances of growing up — coming to terms with mortality, the confusing journey of sexuality, bottoming out, seeing decisions from the night before in the harsh morning light; finding your identity as a person and as an artist — how that can be a collision of elation and shame, painful and joyful all at once.
LP3 is 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.