Somehow in all the Summerfest and Fourth of July-adjacent activity, we missed a bit of unfortunate news. Classically-influenced indie rock outfit I’m Not A Pilot will call it quits following a farewell show in August.
Since the band’s 2008 formation, I’m Not A Pilot has managed four releases, a mess of local awards, various impressive opening slots, and a significant Midwestern following. Along the way, the quartet has championed school music programs, including a 2014 live record the band performed with the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra. “Milwaukee’s guitar-less rock band” will split up on amicable terms. Singer Mark Glatzel’s semi-recent trip to New Zealand turned into an extended stay and was followed by a move to Los Angeles.
I’m Not A Pilot’s final show will take place at Anodyne’s Walker’s Point Roastery on Saturday, August 12. The all-ages show costs $10 at the door. Amanda Huff will play in support. If you’d like to see the innovative indie rockers take flight one more time, don’t miss this show. Once it’s over, I’m Not A Pilot will not be a band. Farewell, INAP.