Stream their fest performance live at TuneIn.com’s Outside Lands Radio
Tune in this SAT, 8/10 to hear the Hips’ on “Sedge Thomson’s West Coast Live” Broadcasting live from 10 am - noon PT; click here for more info
Bay Area legends The Mother Hips will once again be part of San Francisco’s Outside Lands Festival line-up when they perform this Saturday, August 10 at 6:05 pm PT at the Panhandle Stage in Golden Gate Park. The Hip’s performance will be streaming live at TuneIn.com’s Outside Lands Radio (click to listen live). The Mother Hips will start the day with a live stripped-down performance on Sedge Thomson’s West Coast Live. WLC will broadcast live from the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley, CA on Saturday, August 10 from 10 am to noon PT and will also be available as a podcast on WCL’s website. To listen to the show live click here for regional affiliates and air times. If you’re in the Bay Area, tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets here. On Sunday, August 11, the Hips will be one of nine festival acts performing an intimate acoustic set at the AT&T Mobile Performance Lounge live at 6 pm PT.
The Hips, fronted by songwriters Tim Bluhm and Greg Loiacono, who formed the band back in their college days in Chico, CA,have just released their eighth studio album, Behind Beyond. This releasemarks 20 years since their debut album came out on Rick Rubin’s American Recordings. The Hips’ eclectic sound - cosmic country, Beatle-esque pop and RnR was dubbed "California Soul" and has brought the band a loyal, grassroots following. The band has weathered being on a major label, drug habits, line-up changes and a fickle industry to emerge as a complete cottage industry: they have their own self-sufficient imprint, Mother Hips Records, their own beer, "Hips Helles," their own "Mother Hips ‘California Soul’" wines and their own rock festival, Hipnic, held annually at Big Sur.
Bluhm says that making the music meaningful — going beyond just having a solid, well-played tune — is the most important thing for him.
"I’m trying to make music that has a spiritual aspect where it’s more than just a good song and more than just a rocking band or a commodity, an emotional experience that you might not even know is happening because it’s surrounded by a loud rock band."
"Behind Beyond" available now:
Listen to a new track, “Freed From a Prison,” here.
Mother Hips live session on KFOG here
Praise for the Mother Hips:
"Twenty years in, The Mother Hips certainly have their own grizzled tale to tell. Behind Beyond finds the band in very fine form." - American Songwriter
"sidles up nicely to the rest of band’s damn-near spotless body of work." - Paste Magazine
"while they may not be a common household name, the fact that they have created a loyal and devoted fanbase while doing things their way is testament to just how important they are to the American music landscape.” - Hear Ya
"picture Big Star and Golden Smog driving along a beach road in California and into the sunset."
- MOJO Magazine 4 stars
"Tim Bluhm’s enchanting voice, and Greg Loiacono’s velvet harmonies drive a landscape that is cinematic and voluptuous.” - Jambase
SA Aug 10 San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands
SA Aug 24 Sand City, CA - West End Celebration
SU Aug 25 St Helena, CA - Long Meadow Ranch Winery
FR Sept 13 Denver, CO- TBD
SA Sept 14 Salt Lake City, Utah- The State Room
FR Sept 20 Pioneertown, CA - The Mother Hips Desert Dust Up at Pappy & Harriet’s w/Los Lobos
SA Sept 21 Pioneertown, CA - The Mother Hips Desert Dust Up at Pappy & Harriet’s
FR Sept 27 Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up
SA Oct 5 San Luis Obispo, CA - Harbor Fest
TH Nov 14 Washington DC- The Hamilton
FR Nov 15 Philadelphia, PA - The Blockley
SA Nov 16 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
*Additional dates to be announced soon