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Among those who have come and gone through WNUR’s The Rock Show, I don’t know if there’s anything as memorable as the Rock Bible; over more than twenty years, the Rock Show staff has compiled a seriously exhaustive compendium of independent, alternative, and experimental music. The pages of the Rock Bible serve as the basis for The Rock Show’s DJ training meetings, and many of them have never been released to the public.

For the first time, we’re opening the Rock Bible up to the world; every week, we’re going to take you through some of the book’s highlights. Some of these will be great primers on musical genres or styles, some of them will have awesome designs, and some we’re not totally sure what they were doing in the book in the first place. After the jump, see for yourself what the first week of Torn From The Bible has to bring:

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Hopscotch 2012

Additional contributions from Lily Oberman, Ethan Simonoff, and Dan Sloan

This is Part Three of WNUR’s Hopscotch coverage. Part One | Part Two

Our last day in Raleigh came to a rainy close with a great mix of acts. After the jump, our thoughts on Sunn O))), Oren Ambarchi, Oneida, and more.

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Hopscotch 2012

Day two of Hopscotch brought even more activity, as we ventured to some of the free day-parties in town to check out even more of the acts on display. After the jump, our thoughts (and GIFs):
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Hopscotch 2012

Additional contributions from Lily Oberman, Ethan Simonoff, and Dan Sloan

You may be wondering why WNUR, based out of Chicago, would choose to send four of its staff to Hopscotch, a music festival in Raleigh—especially in a day-and-age when everyone’s busy talking about the SXSWs and the Pitchforks of the world.

This year’s lineup has some great acts, and the scheduling of it is perfect for Northwestern’s perennially screwed-up academic calendar. The reality is it’s cheaper, it’s less crowded, and so far North Carolina’s done nothing but good by us. And it lets us do what we do best, which is talking about stuff other people don’t always talk about. After the jump, our thoughts on the first night of the festival, with GIFs!

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