Ukrainian Village’s beloved Permanent Records will close in September, and its full-time employees—including Moniker Records founder Robert Manis—will move to LA to work at its west-coast shops.
Dave McCune, manager of Chicago’s Permanent Records, reflects on the store’s history: “I got to watch the evolution of the shop from both sides of the counter.”
When record stores aren’t buying used vinyl directly from the public, they might find a carload of goodies at the Chicagoland Record Collectors Show.
Current musical obsessions of Julie Shapiro of Third Coast and Jim Dempsey of Corbett vs. Dempsey
The label that shares a name with the record store, Permanent Records contributes to Soundtrack Week
Even more label founders speak for themselves
An interview with Permanent Records co-owner Lance Barresi about the recent Clone Records warehouse find
Permanent Records may not be permanent yet, but Lance Barresi and Liz Tooley are celebrating an anniversary that nobody would’ve guessed they’d see
Plus: Kevin Warwick on Rip Off Records’ great comp, and Moniker’s Robert Cole Manis plugs crowdsourced review mag Dusted