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Dory Rand: Struggling Chicago-area Homeowners Still Need Help, Despite Some Positive Signs

It's too soon to break out the champagne. It seems unlikely that the foreclosure crisis over when more than a third of Chicago region homes are underwater and unemployment remains persistently high.

Humor Me Podcast #1: Kelsie Huff

3 years agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

Humor Me Podcast is what happens when you get one comedy nerd and her friends together before, after and during shows and events. Each month, I will crash my talented friends and peers and force them to talk with me...

DOWNLOAD: Mannequin Men

Last fall, rough-around-the-edges Chicago garage rockers Mannequin Men debuted two new tracks from an then-upcoming Hozac Records single. One of those songs, "Hobby Girl," has re-emerged as the first single from their upcoming self-titled third record, which sees release in November on Addenda Records. Download it here. [ more › ]

Unicycle Loves You Set Themselves Up For Failure With "Sun Comes Out"

Unicycle Loves You, a local power-pop trio, released the first official single from Failure, its upcoming third album. "Sun Comes Out (And I Don't Care)" was released on Monday, and it's a driving, lush blend of layered psychedelia and mid-fi garage rock. [ more › ]

DOWNLOAD THEN SEE: No Age

No Age's latest album Everything in Between is our favorite of theirs yet. Perhaps this is because the band is deeply rooted in a sound that reminds us of a time when the world was ruled by DIY sleeves on 7" singles, or perhaps it'sShow More Summary

10With Podcast: Kate McGroarty And Her Month At The Museum

Kate McGroarty went into the Museum of Science and Industry just about two weeks ago, and as of yet has only emerged momentarily. For the rest of the time, she's been doing handstands in tornadoes, helping baby chicks survive, hanging out in coal mines, sleeping in submarines and generally inhabiting the Museum of Science and Industry. Show More Summary

DOWNLOAD: Urge Overkill

Photo by Jeff Millies Yeah, you read the headline right, Urge Overkill has dusted off the cobwebs and resumed playing their instruments! In fact the band has been working sporadically on new material for the last few years -- everywhere...Show More Summary

Chi-Tunes: Lazer Crystal

It's a pretty cool thing for a Chicago band to sound like they really come from outer space. That's definitely the sense you get from listening to the full-length debut from local electronic trio Lazer Crystal, who on Saturday preview...

Chi-Tunes: The Smith Westerns

The formula is simple for this local band: "Young guys making rock." And the buzz is spreading, including a slot at this year's Pitchfork Fest.Read our interview with singer Cullen Omori, and listen to "My  Heart" below. What do you...

Chi-Tunes: Honest Engines

By Matt Kuhnen For RedEye Chicago indie band Honest Engines wanted to try something new with their latest release, "Captain's Log.""We tried telling a story from the vantage point of a confused captain trying to navigate a ship," lead singer/guitarist Steve...

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