Vancouver, B.C., DJ duo the Funk Hunters—Duncan Smith and Nick Middleton—have been mashing together old-school funk, disco, hip-hop and soul with new-school electronic music to make their own winning future-funk sounds that have been featured on big festival stages across the world for close to a decade. When they first began performing live, it was just mixers, turntables and video software, but somewhere along the way they started to occasionally add live instrumentation to the mix, to great effect. But either way, they’ll get you to the dance floor. And with just a few dates left on their winter tour, the Funk Hunters play Rough Trade NYC tonight, with the bass-heavy Defunk opening.
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Touring behind their acclaimed debut full-length, Landmark, Twin Cities pop four-piece Hippo Campus come back to Brooklyn this weekend to play the big stage at Brooklyn Steel on Saturday night. And while the show is already sold out, you can try to Grow a Pair of tickets from The House List. It’s actually pretty easy. Just fill out the form below, making sure to include your full name, email address, which show you’re trying to win tickets to (Hippo Campus, 2/10) and a brief message explaining your favorite tune on Landmark. Eddie Bruiser, who just finished listening to the album all the way through, will notify the winner by Friday afternoon. Good luck.
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Jake Luppen (vocals and guitar), Nathan Stocker (guitar and vocals), Zach Sutton (bass) and Whistler Allen (drums and vocals) met in high school in Minnesota at the Saint Paul Conservatory of Performing Artists, before going on to form the melodic-pop four-piece Hippo Campus in 2013. Their first EP, Bashful Creatures (stream it below), arrived the next year, followed by a second EP, South (stream it below), out in 2015. According to the A.V. Club, “The songs are orchestrated yet still wildly energetic, while vocalist Jake Luppen elevates each track with his confident swagger.” Somewhere along the way, Hippo Campus (above, doing “Souls” live in studio for New York City’s WFUV FM) have become known for their energetic, upbeat live sets, and they play The Bowery Ballroom tomorrow. Lincoln, Neb., six-piece Oketo open the show.
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