Here is a really obscure entry into this series. Back when the third wave ska/punk fusion was all the rage in the early and mid 90’s, one of Chicago’s finest was The Eclectics. They put out a few records on Jump Up! Records, including Idle Worship which was recorded with (none other than) Steve Albini. After a few lineup changes they weren’t the same. Anyhow, when former Eclectics front man Roy started a new band (I think it was about 1997 or so), he incorporated more punk/hardcore/emo styling into the music. I’ve also heard (but don’t know for sure) that the drummer was also in the Eclectics. To the best of my knowledge, Skokie was only briefly a band and only recorded one demo tape with five songs that is long out of print. Despite that very limited output, I remember them fondly rocking the Fireside Bowl. Here are all five songs in iPod friendly format straight from the original demo tape.
MP3 | Skokie – Skokie Demo
MP3 | Skokie – Sunday (A Whole Lot Of) Demo
MP3 | Skokie – Some Kind Of Wonderful Demo
MP3 | Skokie – Sam & Diane Demo
MP3 | Skokie – Snow Angel Demo