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A long-standing tradition continues for The Mother Hips and fans this December.
The String Cheese Incident’s Kyle Hollingsworth and The Mother Hips are featured along with The Rundown on Episode 15 of The JamBase Podcast.
The Mother Hips performed “Third Floor Story” last December at Great American Music Hall in San Francisco.
Watch the video for the single “End Of The Chorus” from the just-released new The Mother Hips album ‘Chorus.’
Release Day Picks this week highlights new albums by Dave Matthews Band, The Mother Hips and Howlin Rain.
Watch The Mother Hips perform “It’s Alright,” the lead single of their forthcoming studio album live at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall back in December.
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Latest The Mother Hips Setlist
The Mother Hips at The Mothlight
- White Falcon Fuzz
- It'll Be Gone
- It's All Right
- Third Floor Story
- End of the Chorus
- Del Mar Station
- Precious Opal
- Clean Me Up
- Hit Me There
- High Note Hitters
- Didn't Pay The Bill
- Stoned Up the Road
- Later Days
- Time-Sick Son of a Grizzly Bear
About The Mother Hips
The Mother Hips have flown under the radar as true indie music pioneers for nearly two decades. With the release of their latest album Pacific Dust (available now on Camera Records), California’s unsung psych-pop heroes tell their story. Hailed by critics for their “rootsy mix of 70s rock and power pop” (pitchfork.com) and for their unflinching ability to “sing it sweet and play it dirty” (New Yorker), on Pacific Dust The Hips’ signature sound rings more genuine and relevant than ever before.
The Hips – led by co-founders Tim Bluhm (vocals/guitar) and Greg Loiacono (guitar/vocals) – have been playing music for nearly 20 years, and in the process, have had the luxury of exploring and refining their craft. For the band’s seventh full-length studio album, The Mother Hips have never been more primed to share their well-traveled tales – the long days and nights on the road, the gritty politics, the smart inward reflections and man, the music! – all delivered with a most appealing balance of Americana storytelling and their California-burnished rock.
Pacific Dust’s compositions about penning a song in your kitchen at 3:00 am (the thundering album opener “White Falcon Fuzz”), record company politics (garage-rock boogie “Third Floor Story”), and a father and son’s relationship through music (on the ballad “Young Charles Ives”) indeed tell the story of many American rock bands. But here’s why it matters: The Mother Hips have survived, and in fact thrived, throughout the journey – and Pacific Dust, with its bittersweet melodies, poignant lyrics, and strong and gritty musicianship, is a perfect example of why.
The Mother Hips owe most of their success to their large and loyal fanbase. Earlier releases such as Part-Timer Goes Full, Green Hills of Earth, and Red Tandy have become almost cult classics among indie music buffs, and the band’s most recent 2007 album, Kiss the Crystal Flake, offered proof that the band still continues to attract new supporters. Over the years, the band has worked with and played alongside a slew of renowned/respected colleagues including super-producer Rick Rubin, Wilco, Johnny Cash, and many others.
Kelley Lauginiger interviews Rob Compa and Eli Winderman of the currently-on-hiatus Dopapod.
All reportedly went well with Dickey Betts’ brain surgery on Friday.
Georgia’s own Widespread Panic will celebrate the end of 2018 and ring in 2019 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.
The latest episode of ‘The JamBase Podcast’ starts with “The Rundown” and continues with “Reelin’ In The Years” featuring Vince Herman and Nicki Bluhm providing “Tour Stories.”
Jam titans The String Cheese Incident will begin a celebration of their 25th anniversary with a home state New Year’s Run.