Independent Record Shops

In a change of format we showed the film Last Shop Standing, as well as spinning some vinyl.

This recently released short film charts the rise and fall of the record shop. It’s a documentary with interviews with the shop owners (including Jumbo in Leeds) and some top musicians (Paul Weller, Johnny Marr, Norman Cook, Billy Bragg, Nerina Pallot, Richard Hawley and Clint Boon).

The film lasted for about 50 minutes, so then we played 2 albums based around contributers to the film, Richard Hawley and Johnny Marr. We also managed to spin some vinyl that people had brough along with them in their independent record shop plastic bags!

The film went down well, as did the beer, the pakora and the music.


The Kirkgate Centre
39a Kirkgate
BD18 3RR


The Queen is Dead

The Queen is Dead - The Smiths

The Smiths



“Side 2 is just hit after hit after hit”.

Interesting listen this, with the first side not as familiar as the second. Played because Johnny Marr featured in Last Shop Standing which we showed in October 2012.

The Sun is Often Out

The Sun is Often Out - Longpigs




The debut album by the Longpigs, featuringRichard Hawley on guitar, who also features in the documentary Last Shop Standing that we showed at our October 2012 event.

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