ChiIL Live Shows original shots of Cornmeal's late night set at Summer Camp 2011
*Cornmeal Summer Camp Sets Thurs 9:30pm, Fri 6pm, Sat 2:30 all on the Sunshine Stage
Tomorrow's pre-party day at Summer Camp Music Fest and we'll be there to bring the whole "four day weekend" to you in all it's colorful glory! Here's a final few of our Chi-Town favs to look out for. Look for our earlier pre-fest features on the following:
Chi-Town Bands Rock:
JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound , Mathien, Indigosun, Cornmeal, Sexfist, Henhouse Prowlers, This Must Be The Band, Jaik Willis, Greensky Bluegrass, Future Rock, Common, Chicago Farmer.
*JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound
Summer Camp Set Sat 1:30-Starshine Stage
Summer Camp Set Friday 9-10pm at E. Camping Stage
We're working on setting up an interview with Mathien. Although we haven't heard them live we have it on good authority they're ones to watch.
The nucleus of the band was formed at Southern Illinois University Carbondale around the magnetic personality of singer/songwriter/guitarist Chris Mathien. Bassist Mike Schiff and drummer Aaron Bouslog were initially drawn to Mathien’s sharply observed lyrics and eclectic musical influences. After signing with Midwest Music Group, relocating to Chicago and releasing their debut “Hello Again” the band took to the road and became a formidable live act selling out venues in Chicago and throughout the Midwest.
In the fall of 2010 with the addition of keyboardist Peter Wilkins the band returned to the studio to begin work on their latest release “The Night I was an Alpha Male”. The album is available in CD format through the band’s official website here.