Music for the Masses: Music Advisory | June 1, 2013

The latest “Music for the Masses” column from the June 1 issue.

Forget Me Not: Rozz Williams | Music for the Masses: May 1, 2013

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Columnist Matthew Moyer takes a look at the work of the late Rozz Williams, front man for Christian Death, as well as a pivotal figure in the American gothic and dark alternative genres.

Beta Testers Weigh In On Hoopla

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Hoopla, Midwest Tape’s pay-per-circulation media streaming service for public libraries, has been in beta-testing mode for close to two months, and early reports of both the service overall and its mobile applications have been positive.

Music for the Masses: Music Clubs, Part 2, April 2013

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Library music clubs: part 2.

Music for the Masses: Music Clubs, Part 1, March 2013

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Librarians who run music discussion groups on how and why they do what they do.

Music Mags Still Worth a Damn | Music for the Masses: February 1, 2013

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Matthew Moyer on lesser-known, high-quality music magazines.

Making Noise: Steve Kemple | December 2012 | Music for the Masses

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An interview with Steve Kemple of the Public Library of Cincinnati about his experimental music program.

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. […]

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