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Permanent Records celebrates its odds-defying tenth anniversary

Plus: Hobbyist release a lathe-cut single benefiting the Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network, Comfort Station hosts the inaugural ZINEmercado festival, and more.

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It's hard to believe, but one of Gossip Wolf's favorite vinyl shops, Permanent Records, has run its brick-and-mortar location in Ukrainian Village for ten years! (It's been a label too for almost as long.) On Monday, October 24, the Permanent crew take over the Empty Bottle to celebrate their tin anniversary with a free Monday show headlined by noisy malcontents Running, who released their self-­titled debut on Permanent in 2010. Also on the bill are Ohio postpunks Counter Intuits (aka former Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments front man Ron House and Times New Viking guitarist Jared Phillips), ethereal synth avatar Matchess, and Nude Attitude & No Dreams—that is, a collaborative set by two solo projects from members of Rectal Hygienics. And speaking of "bill," between bands Trouble in Mind cofounder Bill Roe, who once worked at Permanent, will spin records. The free show starts at 9 PM!

Wicker Park shop Shuga Records and downstate punk label Manic Static have just hooked up to put out a transparent blue vinyl reissue of the totally excellent self-titled 2014 debut by local indie-rock quartet Ne-Hi. When you buy your copy at Shuga, tell 'em Gossip Wolf sent you!

Local dub-rock duo Hobbyist describe themselves as "Suicide meets Jim Croce," and these Bad, Bad Leroy Browns—aka multi-instrumentalist Marc Mozga and singer Holly Prindle—deliver on that odd promise! Last week Arizona label Precarian Cuts dropped a killer Hobbyist single, "2244," on a handmade lathe-cut picture disc. In a rad move by everyone involved, all proceeds benefit the Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women's Network.

On Sunday, October 23, Comfort Station in Logan Square hosts the inaugural ZINEmercado zine fest, a free event that brings together dozens of diverse independent zine makers and comics artists—accompanied by DJ sets and a performance from old Gossip Wolf pals Wet Wallet.   v

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