Hippo Campus perform at Rock the Garden 2016

Hippo Campus
Hippo Campus performing live at Rock the Garden 2016 (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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Hippo Campus hit the stage for a set of polished, easily digestible indie rock tunes. "How many of you are hotter than you've been this whole summer?" Andrea Swensson asked the crowd before the set began, and several hands went up--but at this point, no one could be hotter than the Hippos. Rock the Garden was just one stop on their packed summer tour. "It is amazing to be home right now," said vocalist/guitarist Jake Luppen.

Bonus: the band is working on new music. As promised in their recent in-studio session at The Current, they played two new songs ("Baseball" and "Conviction") for the fervent Rock the Gardeners.

Setlist

"Souls"
"Close to Gold"
"Opportunistic"
"Baseball"
"Suicide Saturday"
"Dollar Bill"
"Tuesday"
"Little Grace"
"Conviction"
"Bashful Creatures"
"South"
"Violet"

Words by Cecilia Johnson
Produced by Derrick Stevens
Engineered by Mike DeMark
Mixed by Ed Ackerson

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    Jake Luppen of Hippo Campus performing live at Rock the Garden 2016 (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    The crowd watching Hippo Campus at Rock the Garden 2016 (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Whistler Allen and Jake Luppen of Hippo Campus performing live at Rock the Garden 2016 (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Hippo Campus performing live at Rock the Garden 2016 (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Nathan Stocker of Hippo Campus performing live at Rock the Garden 2016 (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Jake Luppen of Hippo Campus performing live at Rock the Garden 2016 (MPR / Nate Ryan)