The Mother Hips


The Mother Hip's 20th Anniversary @ Gothic Theatre | 9/13/13

Bay Area legends The Mother Hips will be in the Denver area on Friday, September 13 for a show at the Gothic Theatre in Englewood, CO. Fronted by songwriters Tim Bluhm and Greg Loiacono, the Hips have just released their eighth studio album, Behind Beyond, which marks 20 years since their debut release for Rick Rubin's American Recordings.

The Mother Hips | Behind Beyond | Review

The Mother Hips have been around for twenty years, and I’ve never heard of them—I think—actually, on second thought, they do ring a bell. But that might just be residual from my Acid Mothers Temple salad days...

The Mother Hips: 'Behind Beyond' 20th anniversary release out 7/9

With the release of their eighth studio album, Behind Beyond, via their own imprint label on July 9, 2013; Northern California's the Mother Hips will celebrate their 20th anniversary as a band.

Just Announced: Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers @ Fox Theatre | 8/31/12

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers at the Fox Theatre on Friday, August 31st. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, June 22nd for $10.00 in advance and $12.00 day of show.

The Mother Hips Announce SXSW Performances

The Mother Hips release their SXSW performance schedule and a slew of spring dates, including the (((folkYEAH!))) presentation of the second annual Mother Hips Family Hipnic at the Fernwood Resort in breathtaking Big Sur, California on April 30 & May 1, 2010.

The Mother Hips release Pacific Dust today

The Mother Hips have flown under the radar as true indie music pioneers for almost two decades.  With the release of their new album Pacific Dust (available October 27th 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 18 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.

Today, armed with their newest release Pacific Dust, The Hips are poised to take their experience and talent to another level for this next leg of their already epic journey.

The band will tour this fall in support of Pacific Dust.  The complete list of currently confirmed tour dates is as follows:

October 29 - November 1 Las Tortugas IV Halloween Ball Groveland CA
November 5 Tractor Tavern Seattle WA
November 6 Doug Fir Lounge Portland OR
November 7 River City Saloon Hood River OR
November 12 Humboldt Brews Arcata CA
November 13 Caspar Inn Caspar CA
November 14 Toots Tavern Crockett CA
November 17-18 Joe's Pub @ The Public Theater New York NY
November 20-21 Schuba's Chicago IL
December 4-5 Emo's Austin TX
January 3-8 Jam Cruise 8 Fort Lauderdale FL

Additional dates to be announced.