While focusing on the rise and demise of Tower Records, the fallen retail giant that once billed its flagship location as “The Largest Record-Tape Store in the Known World,” actor-turned-documentarian Colin Hanks also offers glances at the bigger picture of 21st-century recording industry upheavals in “All Things Must Pass.” The movie’s primary audience likely will be baby boomers and Gen Xers who fondly recall the joys of discovery during shopping sprees in brick-and-mortar music stores. 640 more words
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Colin Hanks acts as the driving force behind this almost unbelievable story, I say unbelievable but the whole story is absolutely true. We all know the story of Tower Records, once a giant machine that is now almost nothing, but do we truly know the whole story? 620 more words
Indie-folk artist Inni-K will launch the vinyl release of her debut album The King Has Two Horses Ears at Tower Records in Dublin.
Taking place on Thursday, April 2nd Inni-K will play a special live set at the Dublin record store, performing tracks from her current album including the stand-out tracks ‘Come With Me’ and ‘Flower Relay’. 67 more words
Time hurts, but change can kill. That’s something to think about while watching Colin Hanks’ directorial debut, All Things Must Pass. The full-length documentary charts the rise and fall of Tower Records, a one-time empire record chain that closed its doors across America in 2006. 741 more words