The Mother Hips

with Marc Ford

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Sat Apr 11

The Mother Hips

with Marc Ford

Doors: 8:00 pm
Start: 9:00 pm
Age: Ages 21+ Only

The band’s music showcases their ability to “sing it sweet and play it dirty”, with rich soulful melodies firmly rooted in gritty rock & roll, then expertly paired with evocative storytelling.

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Genre: indie rock

Ticket Price: $20 advanced / $23 day of show / $35 reserved loft seating (loft seating is available over the phone or in person at our box office)

The Mother Hips

Twenty-five years into a celebrated career is an unlikely time to switch things up, but the “divinely inspired” (Rolling Stone) Mother Hips have never been ones to follow convention. For their brilliant and exhilarating tenth album, ‘Chorus,’ the California stalwarts turned their recording process on its head in order to make their most fully realized and essential collection yet.

Originally signed by Rick Rubin while still just students at Chico State, The Mother Hips have spent two-and-a-half decades at the forefront of a new breed of California rock and roll—one equally informed by the breezy harmonies of the Beach Boys, the funky roots of The Band, and the psychedelic Americana of Buffalo Springfield—and established themselves as “one of the Bay Area’s most beloved live outfits” (San Francisco Guardian) through countless headline shows, massive festival appearances, and dates with everyone from Johnny Cash and Wilco to Lucinda Williams and The Black Crowes. The New Yorker lauded the band’s ability to “sing it sweet and play it dirty,” and ‘Chorus’ is perhaps the finest example yet of that intoxicating dichotomy, a richly melodic album firmly rooted in gritty rock and roll with the kind of evocative storytelling that The Mother Hips do best.

Marc Ford

An evening with Marc Ford is a ticket to a very cool place, fueled by soul-baring honesty and a passion for fuzz pedals; a place where a jam might make a swoop through the valleys of Neptune before touching back down; where a gentle three-minute love song will put both a smile on your face and a tear in your eye; a place where the spirit of JJ Cale might take the wheel with the top down and Jimi Hendrix riding shotgun. Marc Ford doesn't lug his resume around with him – he’d rather keep both hands free to carry his guitar and an amp.

The list of folks he’s played with in the past is an impressive one (including, yes, The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion-era Black Crowes), but that’s not what Marc Ford’s all about. He’s not a “former” anything; he’s a man making his own music - right now.

Welcome to Marc Ford’s world.