The Mother Hips, a rock band from San Francisco, play today at Ghost Ranch Saloon. Washington rock band The Lonely H is set to open the show.

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The Mother Hips, a rock band from San Francisco, play today at Ghost Ranch Saloon. Washington rock band The Lonely H is set to open the show.

The Mother Hips play today at Ghost Ranch

California band offers 1 of several shows in Steamboat today

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— Almost 20 years into their run as a rock ’n’ roll band, the San Francisco-based musicians of The Mother Hips feel like they’re making their best music yet.

The band’s October release, “Pacific Dust,” offers a collection of influences, tastes and styles that represent decades of music making. Sun-drenched California rock, sludgy distortion and from-life songwriting wake their way into “Pacific Dust,” creating a blend that’s not easily pigeonholed.

In a show today at Ghost Ranch Saloon, Mother Hips guitarist Greg Loiacono expects the basics: “A lot of rock ’n’ roll songs, a lot of singing, two guitars, bass and drums. It gets loud sometimes, and sometimes it gets macho-sensitive,” he said.

The show starts at 9 p.m. with Washington-based rock band The Lonely H opening. Tickets are listed at $20 at the door.

Listen to The Mother Hips at www.myspace.com/themotherhips and The Lonely H at www.myspace.com/thelonelyh. Today’s Mother Hips show is one of many live music offerings at Steamboat Springs venues.

Today’s events

❱❱ Community classes for mind-body awareness — Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 10 to 11:15 a.m.

Christy Borden teaches strength and flexibility through yoga, Pilates and resistance stretching. Donations benefit for Cards for Calcutta. Community classes are designed for all levels of experience. Wear comfortable clothes, and bring a yoga mat or a blanket. Each class is followed by a tea tasting, compliments of The Deep Steep Tea Co. This is the last community class of the five-part series. Call 879-0240 or go to www.steamboatlibrary.org for more information. 1289 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Greeting cards workshop — Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym, 1 to 3 p.m.

Create St. Patrick’s Day and Easter greeting cards with Chris Erickson. Cost is $15. Call 870-0384. 1280 13th St.

Easy Star All-Stars, "Karma Police"


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❱❱ Easy Star All-Stars — Gondola Square, 3 p.m.

This reggae collective is best known for its dub renditions of classic albums, putting its touch on songs originally recorded by Pink Floyd, Radiohead and The Beatles. Learn more about the group at www.easystar.com. The show is part of the 11th annual Bud Light Rocks the Boat free concert series. FREE. Call 879-6111.

❱❱ Dave Harlan — Gondola Pub & Grill, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

A local musician plays favorites from various styles of music. FREE. Call 879-4448. Gondola Square.

❱❱ Jesse Christensen and friends — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 5:30 p.m.

Live music. FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Paul Potyen — The Steamboat Grand, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Local jazz pianist Paul Potyen plays solo piano in The Steamboat Grand lobby. FREE. Call 871-5500. 2300 Mount Werner Circle.

❱❱ Cosmic Night and free karaoke — Snow Bowl, 7 p.m.

FREE admission. Call 879-9840. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, off U.S. Highway 40 in west Steamboat.

The Mother Hips, "White Falcon Fuzz" video

❱❱ The Mother Hips — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

San Francisco-based rock band The Mother Hips looks back to classic 1970s rock songwriting for a sweetly soulful but rough-edged take on roots rock. Listen to the band at www.myspace.com/themotherhips. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 on the day of the show. Call 879-9898 or visit www.ghostranchsaloon.com for ticket information. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ String Board Theory — Old Town Pub, 10 p.m.

Learn more about String Board Theory, a jam rock band from Steamboat Springs, at www.exploresteamboat.com/bands/string-board-theory. Listen to the band at www.myspace.com/stringboardtheory. Cover to be determined. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ DJs Also Starring, Ricky Prime and Pretty Ninja — The Tap House Sports Grill, 10 p.m.

Three local DJs spin on four turntables. Listen to Also Starring at www.myspace.com/djalsostarring and Ricky Prime and Pretty Ninja at www.myspace.com/ninjaprime_mobiledisco. FREE. Call 879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

Blue Rooster Band, "September Mourn"


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❱❱ Blue Rooster Band — The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.

Craig-based rock group Blue Rooster Band has been offering its blues-tinged take on original rock music for almost 10 years. Learn more at www.reverbnation.com/blueroosterband. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

❱❱ Johnny O. Band — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 10 p.m.

Boulder-based trio Johnny O. Band plays a blend of rock, funk, blues and soul music. Learn more about the band at www.johnnyoband.com. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

Sunday

❱❱ Paul Geppert — Steaming Bean Coffee, 9 to 11 a.m.

Paul Geppert is a local folk, bluegrass and acoustic musician who performs regularly with the groups Cornbread and 3Wire. FREE. Call 879-3393. 635 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Paul Potyen — The Steamboat Grand, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Local jazz pianist Paul Potyen plays solo piano in The Steamboat Grand lobby. FREE. Call 871-5500. 2300 Mount Werner Circle.

❱❱ Simonne Hill and Anissa Corser voice concert — Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 6 p.m.

Soprano singers Simonne Hill and Anissa Corser will perform art songs, opera arias and duets by numerous composers with pianist Andy Schaffner. Hill and Corser are students of Keri Rusthoi, artistic director for Emerald City Opera. FREE. Call 846-3892 for more information. 1289 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Live trivia — Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, 6:30 p.m.

Test your nonessential knowledge in four rounds of questions, with categories including sports, history, food and music. Call 871-6277. 628 Lincoln Ave.

Outformation, "No Doubt"


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❱❱ Outformation — Old Town Pub, 10 p.m.

Southern rock group Outformation pairs an ability to go on jam riffs with an ability to write songs rooted in the country rock tradition. Learn more at www.myspace.com/outformation. Cover to be determined. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

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