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.
- • Since we can't go a week without a band's equipment getting stolen, Buzzfeed discusses how losing instruments can financially cripple bands. They talked to indie rockers Kids These Days, Circuit Des Yeux, and Portugal the Man - who famously had their van stolen, which contained $100,000 worth of gear, while in town for Lollapalooza last year.
- • If you haven't, you MUST see Billy Corgan's fantastic Walter E. Smithe commercial, which not only hyped his wrestling company Resistance Pro, but raised $50,000 for animal rescue charity, PAWS.
- • Are you interested in having Califone play your apartment/house/ranch/biodome sphere in May? Gapers Block has the details.
- • Pitchfork talks to Chicago folk songstress Angel Olsen about the success of her latest album Half Way Home, her influences, and creative processes.