A film charting the rise, fall and rebirth of the UK’s independent record shops will be shown at Kraak on Wednesday 3 October. Last Shop Standing, based on Graham Jones’ book of the same name, asks why nearly 2,000 record shops have disappeared around the country. The documentary, which includes interviews with Johnny Marr, Norman Cook, Richard Hawley and Clint Boon, charts the rapid rise of record shops in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, the influence of the chart, the underhand deals, the demise of vinyl and rise of the CD as well as new technologies. Last Shop Standing’s film-makers will also be on hand for a Q&A after the screening. View the trailer here.

Wed 3 Oct, Kraak, 11 Stevenson Square (behind Hula Bar), 7.30pm, £5, www.wegottickets.com

Wed 3 Oct
Chris Horkan
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Tue 2 Oct 2012