Sunday, July 29, 2012

PAST: FILM: DC Premiere Screening of "Last Shop Standing: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of the Independent Record Shop" this THURS, April 18th at Comet Ping Pong, sponsored by Crooked Beat Records, from 8:30pm - 10:00pm, All ages, Free

DC Premiere Screening of "Last Shop Standing: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the Independent Record Shop" at Comet Ping Pong 
Thursday, April 18th 
8:30pm - 10:00pm 

The film "Last Shop Standing," directed by Pip Piper, is based on a book by Graham Jones. Synopsis: "Last Shop Standing inspired by the book of the same name by Graham Jones takes you behind the counter to discover why nearly 2000 record shops have already disappeared across the UK. The film charts the rapid rise of record shops in the 1960′s / 70s and 80’s, the influence of the chart, the underhand deals, the demise of vinyl and rise of the CD as well as new technologies. Where did it all go wrong? Why were 3 shops a week closing? Will we be left with no record shops with the continuing rise of downloading?"

"Hear from over 20 record shop owners and music industry leaders as well as musicians including Paul Weller, Johnny Marr, Norman Cook, Billy Bragg, Nerina Pallot, Richard Hawley and Clint Boon as they all tell us how the shops became and still are a part of their own musical education, a place to cherish and discover new bands and new music."

This screening is sponsored by Adams Morgan based indie record shop Crooked Beat Records, and will be hosted by Comet Ping Pong. Screening will take place in the back room. Arrive early to ensure seating. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

Comet Ping Pong
5037 Connecticut Ave, NW  
Metro: Van Ness and walk uphill, just under a mile, about 18 minutes, or take the L2 bus north on Connectuicut, or you can walk about a mile or take a bus from Friendship Heights, see metro trip-planner for best bus access from metro

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