Ukrainian Village’s Permanent Records continues to defy the odds and survive as an independent record store (and label) while also occasionally hosting successful in-store performances. Best thing yet, Permanent strives to keep their buying and trading policies in vogue, even at times making house calls.
1914 West Chicago
Reckless Records, 3126 North Broadway, (773)404-8050; 1532 North Milwaukee, (773)235-3727; 26 East Madison, (312)795-0878, reckless.com
Best of Chicago 2009