Hippo Campus Announce Return to Bozeman with Charly Bliss

Minnesotan indie rock outfit Hippo Campus will return to Bozeman for their debut at The ELM on May 11, 2023 with support from power pop band Charly Bliss.

Formed in 2013 in Saint Paul, Hippo Campus became popular after their much buzzed-about SXSX shows, followed by performances at festivals like Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and Summerfest. Over the years they’ve released an array of EPs, singles, demos, and three full-length studio albums.

Their most recent album, LP3 , came out in 2022. Gigwise¬†gave the album an impressive 9 out of 10 stars stating, “Subverting expectations as they always tend to do, this third outing is colourful, meaningful, and as existential as always, a real, real treat.” The Line of Best Fit¬†agreed, also giving the album 9 stars saying “Hippo Campus expand their ever-evolving dimensions in LP3, as more electronic sounds find their way into the backdrop and are occasionally even used as the main built-up.”

See the new album performed live along with their hits like “Buttercup,” “Way It Goes,” and “Suicide Saturday” — grab your tickets early and sign up for the Groove presale below!


PRESALE: Limited Groove presale tickets will be available online only (while supplies last) from 11am to 10pm, Thursday, Jan. 26th. A password will be provided via email after completing the Groove Presale sign up form where it says GET TICKETS below. PLEASE NOTE: Logjam Gift Cards cannot be used for presale purchases. Learn how to purchase tickets with your Logjam gift card here.

PUBLIC ON SALE: Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 27th at 11am at the Top Hat, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. Reserved balcony loge seating, reserved premium balcony seating, and general admission standing room tickets are available. All ages are welcome.

About 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.

It’s also 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 marks a sort of ego death — and ultimately feeling okay with that. So much of LP3 was written in the chasm between grappling with the value of your own art and the larger, chaotic context of the world. It traverses the end of relationships, of careers, and the chance of meeting yourself as a brand new person. If you take the signifier of “musician” away, what does it mean? And how do you expand your identity outside of work? Here, it’s something the band works through. And, in the end, it happens with the same ride-or-die crew at your back to hold you down — or up — the entire time.