The Chicago Independent Radio Project is a web-based radio station that’s known for its epic record sales. At Pitchfork, it sells vinyl selections from local record stores and independent labels. Get there early on Friday if you want to nab those limited edition LPs.
Shop for art
Check out the concert posters and other paraphernalia offered though Flatstock, which is part art show and part poster sale from the American Poster Institute,which made its Midwest debut with Pitchfork way back in 2006. You can even meet the artists themselves.
Buy local DIY
Savvy shoppers can browse for crafts, clothing, jewelry, home furnishings and more at Coterie Craft Fair and find the next best underground novel, music book or check out a reading by your favorite indie author at Book Fort, sponsored by the department of creative writing at Columbia College Chicago.