Win Tickets ($56): Hippo Campus @ Crystal Ballroom | with special guest Now Now, Indie Rock

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Hippo Campus @ Crystal Ballroom on February 4. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, January 28.



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True West Presents at the Crystal:
Hippo Campus
with special guest Now Now
February 4, 2019
All Ages | Doors 6:30 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $26 advance, $28 day of show
More info: crystalballroompdx.com

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St. Oregon 97209

When Hippo Campus formed in 2013, their intentions were pure and simple. “We were in high school and the main idea was, ‘Let’s start a band and make our friends dance,'” Sutton recalls. “There was no real context to what we were doing, it was just total creative joy.

But over the past five years, that context has shifted dramatically. The world around them warped into something bleak and unsteady, and reckoning with mental health issues became more and more crucial. On their sophomore album Bambi, the St. Paul, Minnesota-bred band navigate that upheaval with deliberate self-reflection. The result is a selection of songs that drift into much darker terrain, but unfold with a frenetic yet fragile beauty that makes even the most painful moments feel glorious.

Not only driven by exacting introspection, Bambi was also shaped by cultural shifts, including the #MeToo Movement. “That really made us take a look at how toxic masculinity has influenced the way we see ourselves and the world overall,” says Luppen. “In the past we might have been apprehensive about being super-vulnerable, but now we’re more aware of how important it is to come forward about dealing with depression or anxiety. Because if more men are able to do that, they might be less likely to express those feelings as anger or violence.”

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22 Responses to Win Tickets ($56): Hippo Campus @ Crystal Ballroom | with special guest Now Now, Indie Rock

  1. Joseph January 3, 2019 at 3:01 am #

    This band sounds right up my alley. All I want to do is dance to their tunes on a bouncy floor!

  2. Mac January 3, 2019 at 6:17 pm #

    This sounds like a perfect date for us! Can’t wait!

  3. Nicole January 3, 2019 at 6:47 pm #

    Great night out!

  4. Erin January 3, 2019 at 10:35 pm #

    Bet it’ll be a great show!

  5. William Longnecker January 5, 2019 at 12:57 am #

    Loved hippo campus last time they came through! One of my top ten shows of 2018!

  6. Mary Beth January 7, 2019 at 1:46 pm #

    My husband is a huge Hippo Campus fan and I’d love to surprise him with tickets.

  7. Mandy Katon-Frost January 8, 2019 at 12:21 pm #

    I want to dance!

  8. Macey January 8, 2019 at 1:36 pm #

    They were great at Sasquatch, would love to see them again!

  9. Evan Reynolds January 8, 2019 at 7:40 pm #

    We just moved here from Minnesota. Would love to see a hometown band!

  10. Nicole SmithRyan January 9, 2019 at 2:36 pm #

    Hippo Campus night!!!

  11. Rylee January 9, 2019 at 6:38 pm #

    I love love love hippo campus!

  12. Mac January 10, 2019 at 7:49 pm #

    Would love to take my best friend to this! Right up his alley!

  13. Dave G. January 11, 2019 at 4:44 pm #

    A little birdie told me I should go to this show

  14. Zoe Shipley January 12, 2019 at 5:22 pm #

    I love any show at the Crystal – always a good time!

  15. Rakilina Renz January 15, 2019 at 1:40 pm #

    Aw, these guys are great! Smitten at first listen, they gave me that twitterpated squishy butterfly feeling that happens not often enough. Yes please to starting 2019 with more of that giddy new music feeling!

  16. KJ January 16, 2019 at 9:42 am #

    I’d love to see them live! Such a fun band.

  17. jessica January 18, 2019 at 4:54 pm #

    Love hippocampus! super broke as i JUST moved to portland but i have to get my live music fix somehow!!

  18. heather January 20, 2019 at 10:05 pm #

    I’ve heard great things about this band.

  19. Becca January 22, 2019 at 12:05 pm #

    I’ve been listening to them for awhile and am excited to hear that they’re in town!

  20. Kristie January 22, 2019 at 12:07 pm #

    Yes, please! I wanna dance!

  21. Rachel A January 22, 2019 at 12:35 pm #

    I just want to dance !

  22. Andy Chiem January 22, 2019 at 1:55 pm #

    great band! would be cool to see them live

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