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Review: My Morning Jacket and Hippo Campus enthrall Northrop

My Morning Jacket gave an ethereal performance Friday night at Northrop. Jim James and the rest of the band seemed to have been graced by the rock gods. The band’s two-hour set seemed infinite—full of stellar guitar solos, bashing drums, and powerful lyrics. The openers, hometown heroes Hippo Campus (who have been touring all summer), gave an equally […]

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Hippo Campus, Brian Laidlaw, and more: This week’s Minnesota record releases

Hippo Campus Precocious local band Hippo Campus released Bashful Creatures today. The band have made a splash in the local scene even before their first release—placing second in this year’s City Pages Picked to Click poll. The ingredients that make up Hippo Campus’s brand of indie-pop are uplifting guitar work and danceable drumbeats. The band’s catchy sound doesn’t seem to wash […]

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Sonny Knight, Hippo Campus, Fort Wilson Riot, Nona Marie to play August Music and Movies shows at Lake Harriet Bandshell

Vita.mn is hosting its sixth annual Music & Movies series over four consecutive Fridays at the Lake Harriet Bandshell this August, in collaboration with the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board. The series will span four weeks and features a range of music and films. Music will start at 7:30 each night, with the movie to follow […]

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