4/23/14 @ Vega (Lincoln, NE)
S1: Rueben>Medicine, Square Pegs Round Holes, 7 Hour Mile, Reality, Little Miss Brown, Verlander>Run Rabbit Run>Looney Tunes
4/15/14: WOOKIEFOOT'S SHANGRI-LA
Shangri-La Music Festival is hosted by Wookiefoot and has been happening for over 10 years now in the great north of Minnesota. We are more than honored to be partipating such a positive force of a festival. Other bands joining us for the weekend will be Papadosio, Groundation, Jon Wayne & the Pain, Night Pheonix and many more to be announced. Discounted presale tickets are available HERE. Please check out the festival's website and see what this great event is all about
3/22/14: BACK AT THE WERKOUT
Back at Legend Valley Music Center in Ohio on August 7th-10th is The Werkout Music & Arts Festival hosted by The Werks and featuring Papadosio, Emancipator, Dopapod, Zoogma, Future Rock, Toubab Krewe and many more. We are happy to joining in the fun this year for 2 SETS! Check out the website HERE and get your tickets early for only $90
3/3/14: GROOVE FESTIVAL IN COLORADO
This summer we will be making our first appearance at a Colorado festival in quite some time. The Groove Music & Arts Festival up in the mountains is taking place July 18-20 in Georgetown and the initial line-up is looking fantastic including Keller & The Keels, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Dumpstafunk and many more. Check out the website HERE for all the details of what will be a great weekend in Colorado
2/25/14: INDY APPRECIATION WEEKEND
We've said it before and we've said it numerous times that our fans from the greater Indianapolis area are some of our most loyal and amazing fans. With that being said, we are ecstatic to be spending two nights at The Mousetrap the last weekend of April as an Indy Appreciation Weekend. Joining us on Friday will be The Diggity and on Saturday will be Big Daddy Love. I think we all remember the craziness that happens when Hippo is at The Trap!
2/22/14: BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM
We would like to thank WYCE for awarding us the Jammie for Best Alternative Album for our latest release, Translate. There is no greater reward than to be recognized for the months of hard work, passion and creativity that we put into a project. WYCE has not only been one of our biggest supporters, but supporters of the entire West Michigan music scene and we are so lucky to have a station like them in our community
2/14/14: BACK AT SUMMER CAMP!
We are ecstatic to be added once again to the 2014 Summer Camp Music Festival Lineup. Jam and Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment are proud to announce that the 14th annual Summer Camp Music Festival will take place May 23rd - 25th, 2014 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Illinois. The festival includes 3 full days of fun, camping, and music with over 75 bands on 7 stages. Tickets are available online through the official festival web site http://www.summercampfestival.com/tickets or by phone at 1-800-514-ETIX. For more information, check out the official festival web site at www.summercampfestival.com and find them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/summercampmusicfestival
2/7/14: DARK STAR JUBILEE
Memorial Day weekend we will be making our first appearance at Dark Star Jubilee! Joining us at the festival will be Dark Star Orchestra, Yonder Mountain String Band, Galactic, Keller Williams, New Riders of the Purple Sage, The Wailers and many more! Presale tickets are on sale now HERE and much cheaper than tickets at the gate. Check out the Dark Star Jubilee website HERE and join us for what will be a great weekend.
1/23/14: COLORDANCE MUSIC FESTIVAL
Summer festival season is right around the corner and here is our first addition to the schedule! It is the ColorDance Music & Arts Festival right outside Athens, OH on May 30 & 31 and it features Hippo, Dopapod and Turkuaz. Do we need to say more? We shouldn't, but if you need more convincing, check out the website HERE
1/17/14: STOUT FOR THE REAPER
This could be one of the coolest things to happen to us in a while. Dunedin Brewery down in Florida has created a Hippo inspired beer called the Stout for the Reaper. It will be available for consumption when we are down there for their Stogies & Stout Festival on Feb. 21st and Feb. 22nd.
1/3/14: LOCAL SPIN OF THE YEAR
One of the most rewarding things that can happen as a musician is to be recognized and rewarded for the months and months of work that you put into a project. With that being said, we couldn't be happier to say that Translate has won the Local Spins 2013 Album of the Year! A huge thanks to John Sinkevics for his continued support. Check out the article HERE
11/6/13: PHASE II IN THE HIVE
We have started the second phase of live releases. Once again, we will be releasing a new archived concert every other week and all proceeds from these releases go to getting a digital board so that we can record and release mixed soundboard recordings of every show we play. The first show released in phase II is from Halloween of 2012 when we performed the music of Nightmare Before Christmas. Follow the link HERE to download this show now.
10/1/13: TRANSLATE IS AVAILABLE
You can now purchase Translate in both CD and Digital forms HERE. When you purchase the CD, it also come with a digital download code. Listen to the first single Tiny Eyes by clicking the picture below.
6/19/13: PITTSBURG ON ARCHIVE
Our Summer Tour opener from Pittsburg is available to stream and download on Archive. Click HERE to give it a listen and here is the setlist if you need a little enticing
S1: Medicine, Square Pegs Round Holes, InterGalactic Cyberslut, North Coast, Metaphorical Pipe, Chorale, Cheshire Cat>Head in the Trees, Cream Soda
S2: The Marine, Reality, Run Rabbit Run, Bob the Wondercat>Kpanlogo>La Marea, Tugboat, Tiny Eyes, Yin Yang, Closer
6/11/13: SUMMER CAMP ON ARCHIVE
Two of our sets from Summer Camp are up on Archive to stream or download for free! One is from our late night set on Thursday with Alex from Roster McCabe sitting in on a Stevie Wonder Tune. The other is from our Saturday set with Rob from Dopapod sitting in on Cheshire Cat. Click HERE to listen to them both
5/26/13: BELLS ON ARCHIVE
Our show at Bells Brewery from the end of April is now on Archive to stream or download for free! Click HERE to give it a listen.
3/23/13: BOSTON ON ARCHIVE
Our show last Tuesday in Boston is available on Archive.org to stream or download for free! Click HERE to give it a listen.
2/22/13: BROOMHILDA JAMMIE
We are very proud to announce that The Broomhilda Suite has won WYCE's Jammie for Best Funk/Jam album. A huge thanks to WYCE for their continuous support and recognition. And also a huge thanks to Roy Wallace, Bill Chrysler, Joe Sturgill and Redwall North Studios for helping us put together the album that we envisioned.
2/11/13 : PITTS ON ARCHIVE
Our show last Friday in Pittsburgh at The Rex Theater is on Archive to download or stream for free! Click HERE to give it a listen.
1/30/13: STEEL DRUM BGM
One of our fans and good friend Doug Sutton, a student at University of Cincinnati, arranged a steel drum ensemble composition of one of our songs, Background Music for UofC's Winter Concert. It is pretty fantastic, so give it a listen here