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Hippo Campus’ 2nd album a cohesive piece of art

Hippo Campus’ 2nd album a cohesive piece of art

Mel Acosta, Opinion Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

The ability to be completely vulnerable in music is something that is abundantly praised. The Minnesota native indie rock band, Hippo Campus, aren’t newcomers to this concept. Their newly released sophomore album “Bambi” touches on matters such as mental health, toxic masculinity, you...

‘Stars’ redeems themselves with what might have been lost with new sound

Callie Vasey, Arts Editor

November 13, 2012


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Oh, they have done it again. Indie-rock band, “Stars,” has released its newest album called “The North.” The Canadian natives have taken on a new sound with their latest album. The last album - released in 2010, “The Five Ghosts” - focused on the sound of forbidden love, longing, death, and...

Music review: ‘Beacon’ by Two Door Cinema Club

Callie Vasey, Arts Editor

September 11, 2012


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Well, Northern Ireland natives, Two Door Cinema Club has done it again. Following their first album, “Tourist History” comes their second studio album, “Beacon.” The band has kept their funky indie-rock sound, but has upgraded from less of a pop sound to more of an alternative sound. “Sleep...

Reptar rocks High Noon Saloon

Alexia Gleysteen, Clarion Staff

April 10, 2012


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Indie-pop band Reptar rocked Madisonians at the High Noon Saloon on April 4. Canopies and Quiet Hooves accompanied their performance. The sounds of the three bands worked well together, each bringing their own version of indie-synth music to the stage. The High Noon Saloon is one of Madison’s many...

England’s indie-rock scene hits Madison

Jacob Ennis, Arts & Culture Editor

February 22, 2012


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Bringing to the stage a show reminiscent of The Who and the Rolling Stones, mixed with an indie-rock, blues and funk element, England’s Little Barrie officially made their Madison debut at the High Noon Saloon. The band was the opening act for soulman, Charles Bradley, who, with his guitarist’s suggestion,...

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