Monday Afternoon Quick Fix runs every Monday afternoon to showcase the best of Chicago music news, views and stories from around the interwebs and blogosphere that we might have missed.
- • The Chicago Reader's Peter Margasak muses on whether pop-up record stores, such as those by Numero Group and Hot Jams, held on Record Store Day have an adverse effect on permanent brick and mortar shops. Additionally, Saki Records' Patrick Monaghan explains why Numero's pop-up, held at the Empty Bottle this year, is unfair competition on a day that is designed to celebrate indie record stores.
- • The Congress Theater saga continues. Last week, Chicago Pipeline posted a letter from Rhys Pareja, the promoter of the Twista, King Louie and Chief Keef show that was interrupted by a large police presence earlier this month. Pareja alleges that the two-hour interruption from the police barricade of North Milwaukee Avenue cost him $75,000. Additionally, local CAPS volunteer Joe Kopera has resigned in part due to how the incident was handled by First Ward Alderman Joe Moreno and Chicago Police. In a letter to the community, posted by Chicago Pipeline, he called Chief Keef's booking "a smoke screen for police action."
- • Windy City Rock's Rachel Angres conducts a fairly amusing interview with LLP faves Rabble Rabble. Frontman Ralph Darski and bassist Matt Ciarleglio talk their worst live show, tour survival kit and what their favorite kind of mustache.
- • The Trib's Greg Kot reviewed rising Chicago anti-folk star Willis Earl Beal's recent show at The Hideout. It sounds like Beal was a self-deprecating success.
- • Time Out Chicago has the deets on how to stream Maps and Atlases' new album Beware and Be Grateful, which came out on April 17.
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