Ultraviolet Hippopotamus

Ultraviolet Hippopotamus

Ultraviolet Hippopotamus carves themselves a niche sound of its own with sometimes silly, often genuinely heartfelt lyrics coupled with compelling composition and explosive instrumentation. The music created by this five piece band from Grand Rapids, Michigan is progressively diverse, often switching between genres throughout the course of a show, sometimes even through the duration of a song. Their live shows have become an avenue for the band to build upon the core of their songs, exploring new ground, creating tension and taking risks for those moments of pure musical ecstacy, giving fans an original experience within every show.

Venice Gas House Trolley

Aotearoa's Jake Lerman and Ilan Gitter cut their teeth on the back roads and highways of New Zealand's primeval terrain. Rooted in the urban tangle of Chicago, the raw island elements ignited the passions of these two vagabonding minstrels, forging a duo of funk-rock nomads. Abandoning the alluvial plains and saw-toothed mountains of the south pacific, the pair of multi-instrumentalists now perpetually tour the four-lane veins of the United States.
With a sound and show steeped in The Talking Heads, James Brown, Fela Kuti and Parliament Funkadelic, Aotearoa uses live looping to thicken a set already heavy with jungle-funk percussion. A steady rotation of instruments between the four hands and feet of the band keep a never wilting flower of funk in full bloom.

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Iowa City Yacht Club

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Ultraviolet Hippopotamus with Venice Gas House Trolley, Aotearoa

Friday, October 11 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at Iowa City Yacht Club

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