By John Vettese

Cliff Hillis | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman

Day two of the XPoNential Music Festival got under way with a shimmering set of homegrown power pop from local scene vet, Cliff Hillis. He’s been a fixture in Philly music going back to his time in the John Faye Power Trip in the 90s, and last year released his sixth project, Love Not War, the uplifting tones of which resonated from the Marina Stage this afternoon.

Hillis’ sound recalled anyone from The Beatles to Tommy Keane to Matthew Sweet and Semisonic, and he was joined onstage by fellow Philly vets Patrick Berkery on drums …read more