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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Chill on the Hill w/ I'm Not a Pilot and Magnificent Performing Strings

Tonight @ Humboldt Park, 6 p.m.

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Unlike most pop-rock quartets, Milwaukee's I'm Not A Pilot eschews guitars entirely, instead filling the space with singer-songwriter Mark Glatzel's piano, as well as cello, courtesy of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's Peter Thomas. The results, captured on the group's full-length debut Need Money for Rocket Fuel, evoke the skyscraping, Top 40 piano-pop of The Fray and Coldplay, as well as the more intimate, regal folk-pop of Sufjan Stevens. Tonight the group headlines the free Chill on the Hill concert series with opening act Magnificent Performing Strings.