The Parsnip Revolt with Cliff Hillis and The Milwaukees

World Cafe Live Philadelphia Presents

The Parsnip Revolt with Cliff Hillis and The Milwaukees

Cliff Hillis, The Milwaukees

Saturday, March 9, 2013

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

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$10 - $12 + Processing Fees

This event is all ages

All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges. Cameras & recording devices are not permitted. Showtime and supporting acts are subject to change.

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The Parsnip Revolt
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
Cliff Hillis
Cliff Hillis
Cliff Hillis has released his new EP "Song Machine" on August 26th. The new 7-song EP, on the San Francisco-based indie label TallBoy Records, is available on CD, digital, and a 10" blue vinyl edition.

To support the release of “Song Machine,” Hillis will be heading out on regional and national tours, with a West Coast swing planned for the Fall. "Song Machine" will also be going for adds at Triple-A and independent radio.

Over the course of his career, Hillis has earned a solid reputation as a highly sought-after multi instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, session and touring musician, and studio whiz. In addition to contributing guitar, bass and keyboards, he has also helmed numerous recording, production and mixing projects for a varied stable of artists. Hillis can also be seen performing with several popular Philadelphia-area bands and artistsincluding Eric Bazilian, Jeffrey Gaines, and the In the Pocket: Essential Songs of Philadelphia project.

The “Song Machine" EP takes its name from the Song Machine email group, which was recently profiled in The New York Times. Founded in 2001 by Austin-based hit singer/songwriter Bob Schneider, participants in the group play a songwriting game which challenges its members – of which Cliff Hillis is one -- to write an original song featuring a specific lyric, within a weekly deadline. Over the years a number of high-profile artists, including Jason Mraz, Patty Griffin and Matt Nathanson, have participated in the Song Machine group. Two of the tracks on “Song Machine,” “Hang On To The Moment” and “Goodnight Sunlight,” owe their existence to Hillis' participation in that group.

"Song Machine" also features contributions from special guest musicians and co-writers, including: Scot Sax (Wanderlust, Faith Hill co-writer), troubadour Dan Bern, Phil Solem (The Rembrandts), Patrick Berkery (Pernice Brothers, Wesley Stace, Daniellson), and John Lilley (The Hooters).

"Song Machine" marks Hillis' fourth release on TallBoy Records. His previous albums, "Better Living Through Compression," "Dream Good,"and "The Long Now" have garnered praise from USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, Absolute Powerpop, Amplifier, Goldmine and many more. His original songs have been featured in television shows (All My Children, Party of Five, Roswell, Life Unexpected and more) and films (Enough, After Sex, Waking Dreams, Mayor Cupcake). Hillis has also been the recipient ofseveral national songwriting awards and jingle-writing contests.

Hillis and his "Song Machine" EP have already garnered advance praise from notable industry hitmakers:

"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

"Put your feet up on the dashboard and let Cliff Hillis take you for a drive. This ride can turn on a dime with beautiful harmonies and really good songs. Hang on to this moment, you'll be glad you did. PattySmyth hearts Cliff Hillis." - Patty Smyth, singer/songwriter, Scandal
The Milwaukees
The Milwaukees
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.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104