Review + Photos: Declan Walsh Benefit featuring Mother Hips at the Mystic Theatre

The Mother Hips (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy We all know and understand that it’s the fans that support the bands. Fans give the bands reason to show up and play their songs, as without them, the bands would be playing to the cobwebs and dust bunnies in any given venue. But often it’s more of a symbiotic relationship, where the bands give back to their fans in kind. In the case of The Mother Hips, they have given back greatly to one fan in particular. In October of 2017, Gregory Walsh, a hardcore Hips fan, passed away, leaving [...]

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The Mother Hips slated for Terrapin Crossroads double feature

Bay Area favorite alternative rockers The Mother Hips continue their non-linear approach to scheduling and giving back to fans with a two-night stand this weekend at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael. Performing in The Grate Room, the four-piece band of Tim Bluhm, Greg Loiacono, Scott Thunes, and John Hofer are slated for dual sets of music — one set of acoustic tunes and one set of electric tunes — each night. According to the band's Facebook page, attendees can expect to hear a vast selection of choices from throughout their career, and "no song will be repeated." Surprise tunes and guest [...]

By |June 2, 2016|Tags: |

Local artists rally together for Tim Bluhm fundraisers

The San Francisco Bay Area is notorious for producing musicians of not only incredible talent and popularity, but also with a notable level of fan identification and friendly sense of community. Musician Tim Bluhm, most notably of The Mother Hips fame, has become somewhat of a household name among the independent rock scene since a strong beginning in the early 1990s. Their unique sound begged the invention of the “California soul” label, truly representing all the Golden State has to offer — good or bad. Unfortunately, the bad often comes out of nowhere, hard and fast. For Bluhm, it was [...]

Tim Bluhm of The Mother Hips discusses band beginnings, side projects before playing three shows this weekend

The Mother Hips, one of San Francisco's long time and most premier bands will be playing three shows over the weekend including two shows at the Great American Music Hall and one acoustic set at Slim's. If you haven't heard of this exceptional folk-rock band, chances are you've been living under a rock in the city. Just one listen to tracks like "White Falcon Fuzz" or even just any jam-sesh you can find on YouTube, will have you instantly hooked and buying tickets to the show. The Bay Bridged had a chance to talk to Tim Bluhm and ask him [...]

By |December 18, 2015|Tags: |

The Mother Hips' Hipnic IV: May 4th-6th at Fernwood Resort, tix on sale now

California soul rockers The Mother Hips recently announced details for their fourth annual Hipnic music festival, to be held at the beautiful Fernwood Resort in Big Sur from May 4th-6th. Three day camping passes are on sale now ($200), and include access to all stages and performances. Children 12 and under get in free. The Hips celebrated 20 years as a band last year, and have created this annual gathering for loyal followers, family members, and new fans alike. Check out the complete Hipnic IV line up below, as well as a clip of the band playing "Young Charles Ives" [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: The Mother Hips, Marissa Nadler, Kelley Stoltz, Emily Jane White

To enter any contest submit an email to contest[at]thebaybridged[dot]com with your full name in the body and the concert you're entering the contest for in the subject line. You may only submit your name once to only one contest. Winners for each show will be decided using the guidelines listed below. Saturday, December 17th The Mother Hips, Kelley Stoltz @ Great American Music Hall To win a pair of tickets to the show be the FIFTH person to enter! The show starts at 9pm, $23, 6+. Purchase advance tickets here. Sunday, December 18th Marissa Nadler, Emily Jane White @ Cafe [...]

Tim and Nicki Bluhm – “Unforgetaboutable”

Husband-and-wife duo Tim and Nicki Bluhm recently released Duets, an 8-track folk album recorded at their own local studio. Alone, Tim and Nicki have their own musical track records: Tim Bluhm as co-founder of the Mother Hips, and Nicki Bluhm of her own Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers. Together, the duo create twangy folk with lush harmonies, as evidenced in "Unforgetaboutable". Tim and Nicki Bluhm - "Unforgetaboutable" Duets can be purchased from various digital outlets; see the Tim and Nicki Bluhm website for more information.

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: The Frail, Music for Animals, The Mother Hips, High on Fire

To enter any contest submit an email to contest[at] with your full name in the body and the concert you’re entering the contest for in the subject line. You may only submit your name to one contest. Winners for each show will be decided using the guidelines listed below. Thursday, December 16th The Frail, Music For Animals, Fans of Jimmy Century, Return to Mono @ Slims To win a pair of tickets to the show be the SECOND person to enter! The show starts at 8pm, $13, 6+. Purchase advance tickets here. Friday December 17th The Mother Hips, The Blank [...]

The Mother Hips and folkYEAH! announce “The First Annual Mother Hips Family Hipnic”

The Parson Red Heads - "Crowds" (((folkYEAH!))) Presents and The Mother Hips have teamed up for an epic-looking two-day festival in Big Sur over the Fourth of July weekend. The 1st Annual Mother Hips Family Hipnic takes place at the Henry Miller Library over Friday, July 3rd and Saturday the 4th, and features an exciting lineup of acts including Little Wings, Moondoggies, Citay, Emily Jane White, Parsons Red Heads, These United States, and more. Little Wings - "Scuby" These United States - "Get Yourself Home (In Search of the Mistress Whose Kisses are Famous)" [...]

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