Best Media 2012: Best Music

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Music fans have been blasted between the ears with digital for years, but in 2012 vinyl and, even more remarkably, cassettes began rising from the ashes to again find a small but solid handhold. Music for the Masses headliner Matthew Moyer has kept librarians well apprised of these developments in his unique columns and Q&As. […]

Music Is Up-to-Date in Iowa City | November 1, 2012 | Music for the Masses

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John Hiett of the Iowa City Public Library discusses their local music project.

To the Max with Minimal Wave | Music for the Masses | October 1, 2012

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Matthew Moyer interviews Veronica Vasicka of Minimal Wave Records.

Music for the Masses: Owen Ashworth

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Can I get all self-referential for a minute? During an American Library Association conference in Chicago a couple of years back, I stumbled into a Casiotone for the Painfully Alone concert and was mesmerized by Owen Ashworth’s onstage channeling of both Morrissey and Kraftwerk, surrounded by a table full of cheap keyboards and effects pedals. […]

Music for the Masses: Cassette Culture, July 2012

Music for the Masses: Cassette Culture, July 2012

Music for the Masses: Metal Dancing with Trevor Jackson

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Music for the Masses: Metal Dancing with Trevor Jackson

Music for the Masses: Jukebox Jury

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Music for the Masses: Jukebox Jury

Music for the Masses: Awesome Tapes from Africa

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Music for the Masses: Awesome Tapes from Africa

Music for the Masses: Q&A with Sarah Houghton

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Music for the Masses: Q&A with Sarah Houghton

I’m Your Man: Leonard Cohen | Music for the Masses, February 1, 2012

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I’m Your Man: Leonard Cohen | Music for the Masses, February 1, 2012