By Daniel Margolis
Over a decade into the Pitchfork Music Festival, the CHIRP Record Fair has established itself as one of its mainstays. It started out as a scrappy used record fair operating as a sideshow to the fest, an extension of the independent, online radio station’s annual record show in April.
Since then, the fair has evolved into a showcase for up-and-coming record labels and small businesses looking to get the word out. This past weekend, we spoke to some of the dozens of vendors spread throughout the tents to get their take on what it’s like to witness Pitchfork from behind tables stacked with crates of vinyl.