Wild &A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange 2013 by Mark S. Tucker

This film is on the MVD label and is a paean to a legendary shop, Ear X-tacy in Lousville, Kentucky. The owner, John Timmons, is exactly the kind of guy you expect to find at such places, an anti-preppie, anti-yuppie, anti-mall, middle-class zhlub like you and me, but he fell in love with music and the very idea of selling it, thus going from record shop worker to selling vinyl out of his house to showing up at record conventions to finally owning the Ear X-tacy emporium ... which, dammit!, he finally had to shut down. You know the story, I know the story, times is tough, but here you get a more intimate peek behind the curtain as well as an outpouring of gratitude and wistfulness at the continuing shrinkage of what has become simultaneously a belated recognition of the anthropocentric value of such small businesses and the wounds left behind as they fade into the sunset... Read the Full review...

"Brick and Mortar Love" Traces the Indie Record Store Story In America Through the Travails of One Apr 26, 2013 by Michael Fremer

Arguably a more thorough, probing and compelling indie record store documentary than "Last Shop Standing"—and not because it's about America and I'm an American—"Brick and Mortar Love" views the state of the indie record store in America mainly through the eyes, heart and bank account of John Timmons, owner of Louisville Kentucky's once thriving record store ear X-tacy... Read more at https://www.analogplanet.com/content/brick-and-mortar-love-traces-indie-record-store-story-america-through-rise-and-fall-one#2gc5t1RC4iSexhLy.99Read the review...

DVD Review: “Last Shop Standing” and “Brick and Mortar and Love”: 4-24-13 By Ernest Barteldes

... On the other hand, “Brick & Mortar And Love” (MVD Entertainment, seventy minutes) chronicles the struggle of John Timmons and the staff of Ear X-Tacy Records in Louisville, Kentucky as they try to keep the store alive by staging free shows, making online appeals to their customers and a benefit featuring various artists ... Read the review...

Wild & Woolly Reviews: 4-23-13 By Laura Shine

Todd mentions several new films now on DVD but the most anticipated one locally is now available called Brick & Mortar & Love about local Mom & Pop stores going out of business including our beloved record store, Ear-X-tacy. Listen to the review...

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