Local label spotlight: Brokers Tip Records

“Independent” used to mean something. Before it became the preferred way to describe any and all rock microgenres that don’t otherwise fit the classic rock ’n’ roll mold, it was a reference to process. It’s like the term “DIY” before Pinterest came around and co-opted it. To be independent, or indie, meant to be more aligned with the individuals […]

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Local label spotlight: Curious Music

Russell Curry owns and curates Coralville-based label Curious Music. During its existence, Curious has released CDs and records by artists whose work inspired its owner. Curry’s early interest in ambient composers like Roger Eno and Harold Budd, as well as the influential German experimental band Cluster (specifically Dieter Moebius, Konrad […]

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