Best Media 2012: Best Music

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

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

Matthew Moyer interviews Veronica Vasicka of Minimal Wave Records.

Music for the Masses: Owen Ashworth

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

Music for the Masses: Metal Dancing with Trevor Jackson

Music for the Masses: Jukebox Jury

Music for the Masses: Jukebox Jury

Music for the Masses: Awesome Tapes from Africa

Music for the Masses: Awesome Tapes from Africa

Music for the Masses: Q&A with Sarah Houghton

Music for the Masses: Q&A with Sarah Houghton

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

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