Come celebrate the Autumn Equinox with us this weekend at the Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Fest – Sept. 21, 22 & 23rd.
It’s 3 days of music, two stages, camping, & so much more + this fest let’s you hop aboard their ‘Sol Train’ to the fest and back, take a stunning ride through the ancient redwoods!
WATTS MUSIC in Novato, CA has our new album on vinyl. Thanks to all local record stores around the country that are carrying ‘Chorus’!
“The Mother Hips play inclusive rock’n’roll, their songs sticking to form rather than format, opening Chorus with a nod to Jam-band flavored Southern Rock with “Clean Me Up”, offering a twin-guitar united front in “High Note Hitters”, lending a audio hand to humanity to link us together for “Meet Me on the Shore” as they strut out on ground basking in rock’n’roll sunshine with “It’s Alright”.”
On Saturday June 9th the Blue Rose Foundation hosted a benefit at The Fillmore in San Francisco featuring Jackie Greene and headliners The Mother Hips, who debuted songs from their new album Chorus. Stuart Levine shares some photos from the evening.
California-based rockers The Mother Hips are celebrating 25 years together and today issued a new studio album Chorus on Blue Rose Music. JamBase is pleased to exclusively premiere an official live video for the album’s single “End Of The Chorus.”
“The last three and a half years have been really tough for San Francisco’s Mother Hips. This band has weathered a series of setbacks that, short of the death of a band member (which was way too damn close in this case), would have stressed even the most storied and successful bands out there. When Tim Bluhm descended too quickly from southern California skies and crashed into a woodpile at high speed in a horrible speed flying accident, it was seriously “touch and go” for a while.”
“…given their penchant for the gilded, sunset-tinted rock that’s been a hallmark of the San Francisco sound from the Summer of Love on, The Mother Hips have always hoisted their freak flag high. Chorus, their first album of all new material in four years, finds them still fully ablaze, the ragged melodies and determined stride still intact. Similar in stance to Crazy Horse, they create an unrepentant sound that’s still fully in fashion.”
Hipnic celebrates a decade of deep lineups, impromptu jam sessions and new friends under the Big Sur redwoods
No one really noticed that the coastal evening mist had grown into the kind of cold steady rain that eventually stings as it taps at your face. However, the 350-plus attendees collectively refused to take shelter. As the rain continued, a historic set of music unfolded at Hipnic III in 2011. Beach Boy Al Jardine joined the Mother Hips on the outdoor stage at the Fernwood campgrounds for a dazzling rendition of Del Shannon’s “Runaway.”
Fast forward to Hipnic IX in 2017, when Jonathan Richman (formerly of the Modern Lovers) and frequent collaborator, drummer Tommy Larkins, jammed late into the night in front of an intimate audience inside the Fernwood tavern. These are just a couple of the many dozen instances that (((folkYEAH!))) Presents’ Britt Govea (who co-produces and co-curates the three-day Hipnic with longtime NorCal jamband/event namesake, the Mother Hips), cites as unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime musical moments.
The intimate three-day music gathering, celebrating its 10th year this weekend, is the complete opposite of mega-fests like Coachella. Govea breaks it down as, “Good times with close friends with unbeatable camping in a truly family-friendly place.”