If you are looking for a little “Local Soul” you should check out eclectic funk of The Streets on Fire. The band was born in a rundown local currency exchange, and sound that these temporary surroundings managed to produce is gritty, lo-fi, but electrifying and filled with pop overtones. Their debut album, Hot Weekend, was recorded in one weekend at Heart of Gold and was recently released on the band’s The Currency Exchange Records. The have a retro feel and a diy attitude largely due to the old instruments and less than ideal practice space. They call their style “retro-contemporary rock with a danceable rock backbone”, but I just call it solid and dependable Chicago music.