Friday June 15th the Mother Hips will be playing a special show at the Independent in San Francisco. The band will be playing two sets. The first set will consist of the band playing their first album "Back to the Grotto" in it's entirety for the first time.
About The Mother Hips
The Mother Hips are a rock band based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Hips were courted by major record labels and did sign a deal with MCA. Music producer Rick Rubin and A&R Exec. Rob Kasino signed them to American Recordings even though they were still students at Chico. The Hips then became labelmates with Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, and the Black Crowes (whose Chris Robinson helped the band to sign with American.)
They did more recording and mixing on Back to the Grotto for its American re-release (March 1995) and set out to record a follow-up. Released in August 1995, Part-Timer Goes Full included new songs as well as tunes from their back catalog. American Recordings decided the song "Shut the Door" would be released as the first single, but this decision did not go over well with some fans, who thought the song was not representative of their sound. While the song didn't top any charts, the fanbase grew due to touring, including a concert at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds with 2,400 tickets sold. They were also headlining major venues like the Fillmore in San Francisco and appearing at festivals like Laguna Seca Daze and the HORDE tour.
Their third album Shootout was recorded in early 1996 and released in October of that year. American Records failed to promote the album and eventually dropped the band from their roster.