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Thrill Jockey turns 20

Local label Thrill Jockey has been celebrating its 20th anniversary throughout 2012, with numerous shows and events across the country in Portland, New York, and Los Angeles. Tomorrow, the celebration will culminate at the Empty Bottle with a concert featuring Man Forever, the Sea and Cake, and Tortoise.

Since its inception, Thrill Jockey has supported a consistently fantastic roster of artists, from Tortoise to Daniel Higgs to Boredoms, and you can frequently hear Thrill Jockey releases on WNUR. I contacted some of the label’s artists to see why they think Thrill Jockey is a record label worth honoring, as well as their picks for their favorite Thrill Jockey records.

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Torn From The Bible - UK Punk Edition

In this installment of our (semi-)regular Torn From The Bible feature, I pulled a few pages related to the early days of the UK Punk scene. Those for your reading pleasure after the break, plus a couple of DJ training sheets.

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Photos by Sam Daub

No Time Left to Start Again/The B and D of R ’n’ R is the name of conceptual artist Allen Ruppersberg’s newest piece, now on display at the Art Institute’s Modern Wing through January 6 of next year. It’s assembled from decades of rock ‘n’ roll ephemera, purchased at flea markets and garage sales: amateur photos, clipped-out newspaper obituaries, and images of old records. The artifacts are then photocopied, laminated, and hung on peg-boards.

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In case the huge box on the main page didn’t clue you in, this week is WNUR’s big recruitment push for fall quarter. The WNUR fall recruitment meeting is TONIGHT (October 2) IN ANNIE MAY SWIFT AUDITORIUM AT 8 PM.

With that in mind, I wanted to pull some pages pertaining to what The Rock Show is all about—next week, we’re really going to start digging in, so be ready.

To anyone out there who thinks this sounds even remotely cool, come check out the meeting. We’re all charming people, and we want to help you get involved with the cool stuff we do here. (Also, disregard any dates you read in these; obviously some of these are years old by now.)

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