World Cafe Live Philadelphia Presents
The Parsnip Revolt with Cliff Hillis and The Milwaukees
Cliff Hillis, The Milwaukees
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is all ages
The Parsnip Revolt
Striving for perfection can be a detailed and hard earned journey. The biggest critic of any musical group is usually themselves. The Parsnip Revolt is that very scenario in motion; many times starting a project from scratch in an effort to steer it into the proper lane. With their new album, A Sunshine Report, The Parsnip Revolt has found their own open highway to successful longevity.
This is the story of an American rock band and their solidarity through seemingly insurmountable creative struggles. This is the tale of a band that has dodged common pitfalls to challenge the status quo of Philly’s alternative rock clique and win a place in Philadelphia culture.
The new and exciting album, A Sunshine Report, represents the band’s continued commitment to their craft, their sound, and most importantly, their fans.
The Parsnip Revolt is rooted in melodic alternative rock, utilizing the compositional punch of Geremiah Giampa, Jake Williams, Brian Fin and Tom Mellon in sonically diverse ways well beyond the reach of most bands.
Whether you see them live or drop your hard-earned money on A Sunshine Report, you’ll become a quick and cherished member of the family, and in the end, part of the revolt against mediocrity
On the heels of 2014's "Song Machine" which garnered solid Triple A radio airplay on 88.5 WXPN and Sirius XM's "The Loft" as well as critical praise from Goldmine magazine, Phoenixville PA songwriter Cliff Hillis has released his latest EP, "Love Not War" on the San Francisco indie label Tallboy Records.
The title track "Love Not War" gives a nod to the sound and sentiment of 1970's era FM radio while sounding fresh and new, courtesy of the lush musical backing of Patrick Berkery on drums (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Pernice Brothers, Wesley Stace), Jason Loughlin on guitar (Amos Lee, Rachel Yamagata), Greg Maragos on bass and keyboards, Shelley Weiss on violin and David Kershner on trumpet.
In support of the EP's release Hillis has been performing a number of East Coast shows and pursuing a targeted Triple A radio campaign.
Hillis' work has recently garnered praise from notable songwriters:
"Cliff is taking some chances while also delivering some solid pop production, the stuff you'd expect from a big fan of big pop. it's a blast to listen to." - Mike Viola, acclaimed recording artist, producer, and composer
"You know who's really good? Cliff Hillis." - Rhett Miller, singer/songwriter, Old '97s
Complimented as “charmingly arrogant” by some and “hard working showmen” by others - The Milwaukees make music for the masses: engaging, raw and instantly approachable. Sonically they live between the Foo Fighters and the Faces, while influences like the Who and the Clash permeate the band’s explosive live sound. With their fourth full length, American Anthems Vol. 2, the boys from Jersey focused on writing durable songs and memorable melodies while creating an accessible collection of rock gems.
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