An Evening With
The Mother HipsPerforming their album "Back to the Grotto" in its entirety
DJ Kelley Stoltz
Few bands have arrived more fully formed than The Mother Hips. Stepping into the world in 1992 - looking as charmingly scruffy and fresh faced as any young band has ever looked - Tim Bluhm (vocals, guitar), Greg Loiacono (vocals, guitar), Isaac Parsons (bass, vocals) and Mike Wofchuck (drums) did not come on like a bunch of college novices knocking out their first long-player. "Back To The Grotto" is the sound of a benevolent, odd gang aching to make their mark in rock's grand book. You can practically smell the ambition and keep-them-up-at-night sweats in just the first few minutes. Hungry might be a simpler way of saying it, but plenty of bands are famished and the Hips came on like guys who believed even in their formative days that they were gonna get a spot at the big table or die trying - and given that Grotto ranks handily with the firsts from Badfinger and Moby Grape it was reasonable to share that belief.
This will be a very special show as The Mother Hips will be playing two sets. The first set will consist of the band playing their first album "Back to the Grotto" in its entirety for the first time ever.