Ultraviolet Hippo to play Otto’s

Published: Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 5:30 a.m.CDT

Ultraviolet Hippopotamus, a five-piece progressive improvisational band with a rapidly growing fan base across the U.S. and Europe, will play Otto’s Niteclub & Underground on Dec. 1.

Described as “brightening the future of the jam band scene,” Ultraviolet Hippopotamus mixes tight, funky jams with new dance beats, heartfelt lyrics, compelling composition, eccentric effects and a vibrant light show for a one-of-a-kind musical experience. The band performs an eclectic selection of technically demanding compositions and improvised material along with unconventional and fun covers.

The group journeys between funk, jazz, livetronica, space rock, reggae, bluegrass, and progressive rock within a single show and, sometimes, within a single song.

Ultraviolet Hippopotamus’ third album, “Square Pegs, Round Holes,” reached No. 3 and spent much of the year in the top 25 of the Relix Magazine/Jambands.com National Radio Chart and was voted “2011 Studio Album of the Year” at the Home Grown Music Network. The album continues to sell steadily and receives airplay across the U.S. as well as internationally in Italy, Brazil, France, Switzerland, England, Spain, Germany and other countries.

The show at Otto’s, 118 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, will begin at 9:30 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $8 for this 21-and-older show. Visit www.ottosdekalb.com for more information.

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