12/5/14 - 12/6/14
Performing their debut album "Back to the Grotto" in its entirety at the Belly Up! The Mother Hips have flown under the radar as true indie music pioneers for nearly two decades. With the release of their latest album Pacific Dust, 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 20 years; in the process, the Hips 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 an appealing balance of Americana storytelling and California-burnished rock.