Author Archives: Rachel, KEXP DJ

Make all-ages music happen in every town!

Seattle-based All-Ages Movement Project (AMP) has been chosen as a contender for a $50,000 prize in the Refresh Everything campaign.

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Rachel Ratner’s Cartographic Study of Musical Incest

This cartographic study of musical incest started out as a personal (and let me add, super nerdy) project of mine. I was trying to map out how the bands I’m in (Disclaimer: I’m in a few bands around town, including Partman Parthorse and Butts), and my friends bands, were interconnected. Kind of a 6 degreesRead more…

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KEXP + Vera Youth Podcasting Workshop 2008 present Vol. 1

by Rachel Ratner I have about 54 podcasts waiting to be listened to on my computer. I love podcasts because they enable me to learn about new things when it’s convenient for me. Before I began making my own podcasts here at KEXP, I didn’t realize how much work went into their creation. Podcasting notRead more…

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KEXP Podcast: DJ Rachel presents It’s-Almost-Summer-So-Sit-Tight Mixtape!

Man Party: enjoying the summer sun by DJ Rachel It’s about sunscreen time! Words cannot express how excited I am that it is finally getting warm here in Seattle. But my blisters can. You know how it is: the sun comes out, and you decide, “Socks!? Who needs ‘em?” Then you wear your favorite shoesRead more…

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Up and Coming on Audioasis 1/26

This Saturday, Audioasis is excited to present Katharine Hepburn’s Voice (KHV) and Partman Parhorse hosted by Lisa Wood. First, a bit of self-disclosure. I am a member of Partman Parthorse and also an employee at KEXP. So when I was asked to write a blog entry promoting our upcoming show this Saturday on Audioasis withRead more…

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Local Artists Recommended Calendar 11/16 & 11/21

The Cops via their MySpace Alright, alright, I know it isn’t very fair to be suggesting three shows on one night, but they are quite different from each other so there’s a bit for everyone. Unless you’re like me and want a little of everything. In that case, map out your Friday night well! TwoRead more…

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KEXP Volunteer Party @ KEXP parking lot, June 22

KEXP volunteers know who’s the most! KEXP has over 1000 volunteers at any given time. Combined, they donate over 12,000 volunteer hours per year. Volunteers do everything from admin work to dj assisting to answering phones at membership drives and we wouldn’t exist without their help. Once a year we throw a party in theirRead more…

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KEXP’s Year in Review: Rachel’s most obsessed over 10 albums of 2006, 100% Hypoallergenic

Liars with Blood Brothers, photo courtesy of Liars When I was a kid, I believed that there were alligators that lived under my bed. If I had to get up to go to the bathroom, or get a glass of water, I was at risk of being eaten. Luckily, I had a magic (and invisible)Read more…

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Damn you Ms. PacMan!

Rachel, out and about in Seattle! Dear Blog, On Friday I went to see Cloud Cult play at the Crocodile. I met up with a few friends at my place, and we had a few pre-show drinks. We heard that Cloud Cult were notorious for having interpretive paintings during their live set. We plotted waysRead more…

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