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Tuesday May 3 2016
 8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM ••• ALL AGES
$13 in advance / $15 at the door
Hippo Campus
 kinda pop
Riothorse Royale
 indie rock
 Pop - Indie - Strassenmusik

Hippo Campus
beans, espo, stitches & turntan
-from woodbury, MN

-A spirited indie rock quartet based out of the Twin Cities, Minneapolis' Hippo Campus deliver angular and melodic guitar-driven pop that falls somewhere between the collegiate Afro-pop/garage rock of Vampire Weekend and the post-punk nerviness of Bombay Bicycle Club. The band formed in 2013, made up of frontman Jake Luppen, co-frontman/guitarist Nathan Stocker, bassist Zach Sutton, and drummer Whistler Allen (on-stage the band uses the code names Stitches, Beans, Espo, and Turntan), all of whom met in high school in St. Paul. Hippo Campus wasted little time infiltrating the local scene, with their high-energy live sets eventually attracting the attention of the management team behind fellow Minnesotans Trampled by Turtles and Low. The band landed a slot at South By Southwest and made an appearance on Conan ahead of their 2014 debut EP, Bashful Creatures, which was produced by Low's Alan Sparhawk. The following year saw them ink a deal with Universal and release their debut studio long player, the Halocline Eps.
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Riothorse Royale
Madi Diaz and Emily Greene
-from Los Angeles, CA

-Riothorse Royale is an indie rock duo that pulsated into life when two girls and an electric guitar conjured a venomous ghost choir. Madi Diaz and Emily Greene have voices that are velvet and vulnerable, but their sound isn’t precious, it’s perilous. They sing with guts and fury and pure adrenaline.
The two met in Boston while attending the Berklee College of Music, but their musical journeys never crossed until they found themselves in Silverlake. They soon began to find catharsis through their songs and their wails. Diaz grew up in Amish Country, home-schooled and without cable. Greene was born in Miami, shaped by the city’s slick, loud energy. Diaz’s cocksure guitar slaying and Greene’s rocker swagger make for a dangerous elixir of musical chemistry.
Diaz and Greene cut an elegant little starburst of a demo tape and called it Riothorse Royale, later naming the EP “The Guest House.” It’s stripped down, skeletal, and intimate. It’s incomplete and imperfect. But it’s in those gaps we see its reach exceed its grasp. The EP melds together the sacred and profane; the grotesque and the gorgeous. It’s frightened, desperate, and brave. Riothorse Royale didn’t write songs, they wrote ghost stories. The sound is hypnotic, neurotic, narcotic. It’s plush and sexy as hell.
Buzzbands LA describes the vibe as embodying "that certain Crosby Stills & Nash warmth" with a "metronomic pace [that] is almost trance-inducing."
Liz Phair is also a fan, recently tweeting, “My very favorite thing right now, esp. Live: RIOTHORSE. Joy Division meets The Raincoats.”

Reisender is the Moniker of Songwriter/Producer Paul Conroy.
-from San Francisco, CA

-Reisender is the Moniker of Songwriter/Producer Paul Conroy. He has performed music in over 12 countries in Europe and North America and currently resides in San Francisco.

Reisender- which means "Traveler" in German- centers his musical themes around embracing change and transience, especially in the face of adversity and hardship. Reisender began when songwriter Paul Conroy bought a neglected mandolin for 40 euros from a Flea Market in Stuttgart, Germany. The first few songs were written under bridges and on street corners of 20 different cities in Europe. From its origin as "Strassenmusik" (street music) Reisender embodies the spirit of the traveler, who embraces change and transience, especially in the face of adversity and hardship.