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21 & over
The Mother Hips:
With the release of their eighth studio album, Behind Beyond, via their own imprint label on July 9, 2013; Northern California's the Mother Hips will celebrate their 20th anniversary as a band. This album follows their 2009 studio release, Pacific Dust, and a four-disc retrospective compilation, Days of Sun and Grass, both of which garnered critical praise from outlets including The New Yorker, Mojo, Relix, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and cemented the band's reputation as creators of "California Soul." Co-founded by principal songwriter/lead vocalist Tim Bluhm and guitarist/vocalist Greg Loiacono, the Mother Hips has spawned its own community and even its own rock festival, Hipnic. Held at Big Sur, Hipnic is now in its fifth year and has featured like-minded California bands including Cass McCombs, Jackie Greene, Al Jardine, Neal Casal, Dawes and others.
It's been a long, winding journey since their 1993 debut on Rick Rubin's American Recordings, Back to the Grotto, through to the present day, which finds them in full charge of their own careers. Through it all, the Mother Hips are self-sustaining and, 20 years in, continue to operate as a cottage industry. The band also has its own beer and its own wine.
Aaron White: Singer-songwriter Aaron White and veteran L.A. drummer Alejandra Arellano create a foot-stomping Americana sound with a punk rock edge. The songs are characterized by their energetic rhythms, making for a memorable acoustic set.
Connect with Aaron & Alejandra on Twitter and Facebook for updates on shows and news on their up-and-coming LP. Hear Aaron White's 2008 full-length album, Delicious Death of an Ohio Honey Hunter on Spotify and Rdio or purchase on iTunes and Amazon.