The Mother Hips

 

The Mother Hips

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Twenty-five years into a celebrated career is an unlikely time to switch things up, but the “divinely inspired” (Rolling Stone) Mother Hips have never been ones to follow convention. For their brilliant and exhilarating tenth album, ‘Chorus,’ the California stalwarts turned their recording process on its head in order to make their most fully realized and essential collection yet.

Originally signed by Rick Rubin while still just students at Chico State, The Mother Hips have spent two-and-a-half decades at the forefront of a new breed of California rock and roll—one equally informed by the breezy harmonies of the Beach Boys, the funky roots of The Band, and the psychedelic Americana of Buffalo Springfield—and established themselves as “one of the Bay Area’s most beloved live outfits” (San Francisco Guardian) through countless headline shows, massive festival appearances, and dates with everyone from Johnny Cash and Wilco to Lucinda Williams and The Black Crowes. The New Yorker lauded the band’s ability to “sing it sweet and play it dirty,” and ‘Chorus’ is perhaps the finest example yet of that intoxicating dichotomy, a richly melodic album firmly rooted in gritty rock and roll with the kind of evocative storytelling that The Mother Hips do best. 

Videos: 
"End of the Chorus" Live at Great American Music Hall

Upcoming Events

July 13, 2019
Carson City, NV
Minnesota Street Stage
July 19, 2019
Paso Robles, CA
Barrelhouse Brewing Co.
July 20, 2019
Santa Barbara, CA
Soho Restaurant and Music Venue
August 03, 2019
Petaluma, CA
Petaluma Music Festival
August 09, 2019
Fort Collins, CO
Hodi's Half Note
August 14, 2019
La Jolla, CA
Birch Aquarium at Scripps
August 24, 2019
Half Moon Bay, CA
Old Princeton Landing
September 21, 2019
Ojai, CA
The Libbey Bowl
October 30, 2019
Mill Valley, CA
Sweetwater Music Hall
November 09, 2019
Austin, TX
3TEN / ACL Live
December 27, 2019
Sacramento, CA
Harlow's
December 30, 2019
Santa Cruz, CA
Moe's Alley
December 31, 2019
Santa Cruz, CA
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