The Mother Hips w/ Grant Farm

The Mother Hips w/ Grant Farm

Sat, August 11, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$20 Day Of Show

Tickets at the Door

This event is 16 and over

The Mother Hips
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.

Behind Beyond, recorded over the past year at Mission Bells Studio in San Francisco with co-producer Dave Simon-Baker, finds Bluhm wading cautiously into midlife, exploring thoughts of mortality as if it were a hazy dream. Loiacono, the man behind the many instrumental passages that weave through the album, says that this album "stretches out a lot more than any of our other records." There's a sense of ease with these songs, from the laid-back feel of "Isle Not of Man" to the psychedelic guitar interplay of "Jefferson Army."
Grant Farm
Grant Farm
From the Roadhouse Circuit to Red Rocks, Boulder, Colorado-based Cosmic Americana band Grant Farm has entertained a growing fan base on the nation’s club and festival scene since its founding in 2009 by National Flatpicking Guitar Champion Tyler Grant. Built on the fundamentals of love, family, and virtuosic musicianship, the band is a sure bet for fans of high-energy, authentic artists as diverse as Sturgill Simpson, Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Phish. Comprised of zany, creative and highly musical comrades, Grant Farm members include Grant (aka “The Champ”), Adrian “Ace” Engfer (bass and vocals), Sean “Magic” Macaulay (drums/songs) and Kevin “Money” McHugh (keyboards and vocals). Grant Farm's third full-length release, the 2016 concept album Kiss the Ground, is an archetypal study of the current state of a system that requires people to work way to hard to buy in. Meeting on the Mountain LIVE Vol.1, released Summer 2018, is a harvest of the most exceptional performances from the first ten episodes of the Meeting on the Mountain LIVE Broadcast, which Tyler and the band hosted, featuring luminary musical guests such as Bill Nershi (String Cheese Incident), Todd Sheaffer (Railroad Earth), and Andy Hall (Infamous Stringdusters). The band is working on a new studio album to be released Spring 2019, which will further explore the characters, storyline and themes of Spirit, Struggle, Empathy, and Breakthrough introduced in Kiss The Ground.
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Other Side
2637 Welton St.,
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/