THE MOTHER HIPS at Outside Lands; live this SAT, 8/11 on West Coast Live

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‘sOutside 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, which marks20 years since their debut release for 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

Tour Dates:
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 soonThe Mother Hips