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That Cali sound

The Mother Hips were just Chico State students when they formed and caught the attention of über-producer Rick Rubin, who originally signed the band 25 years ago. Over the years, they've recorded 10 stunning studio albums that carry on the traditions of Laurel Canyon bands like Buffalo Springfield and The Beach Boys.

Their newest, Chorus, is filled with great songs like the opening ballad, "Clean Me Up," with its vocal harmonies and swirling psychedelic guitar sounds. Numbskull and Good Medicine Presents bring The Mother Hips to BarrelHouse Brewing on Friday, July 19 (6 p.m.; all ages; $22 presale or $25 at the door at Boo Boo's and

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