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Music Heals: Macklemore Talks About the Struggles of Addiction and Starting Over

As part of KEXP's Music Heals series, Macklemore talks with DJ Kevin Cole about his struggles with addiction and recovery.


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Music Heals: Wanz Opens Up About Alcoholism and Life on the Other Side of Recovery

The "Thrift Shop" vocalist talks with Kevin Cole about getting sober and the importance of reaching out for help when you need it.


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Interviews Music Heals

Music Heals: Macklemore Talks About the Opiate Epidemic

According to a 2015 report from Washington State's Office of the Attorney General, the majority of drug overdose deaths — more than six out of ten — involve an opioid. In this web exclusive interview, KEXP's DJ Kevin Cole and Macklemore address the epidemic.


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Daily Roundups

Thursday Music News

K-pop group Loona released a teaser of a new song with Grimes, new music from Wooden Shjips and The Get Up Kids, plus Jim James takes the Late Show stage.


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Throwaway Style Interviews Local Music

Throwaway Style: An Interview With Ripley Johnson of Wooden Shjips

Wooden Shjips' fifth studio album possesses a calm and levity which belies the near-apocalyptic summer which inspired it. Frontman Ripley Johnson spoke to KEXP about V. and the psychic healing of making music when the world around you is quite literally on fire.


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Review Revue

Review Revue: Brilliant - Kiss the Lips of Life

This week's Review Revue spotlights the album Kiss the Lips of Life, by Brilliant. See what the KCMU DJs thought back in the day.


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Music Heals

Music Heals: DJ Kevin Cole on Addiction and His Personal Resurrection Day

In this very special piece for Music Heals, KEXP's DJ Kevin Cole offers the powerful story of his own relationship with alcohol and drugs in the hopes of reminding fellow addicts: you are not alone.


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Music Heals: Julien Baker on Addiction and Finding Your Place in the World

Singer/songwriter Julien Baker opens up about her experiences with addiction and finding the place where she belongs.


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Music Heals: Peter Buck on His New Project Arthur Buck, Addiction, and Recovery

The legendary R.E.M. guitarist discusses collaborating with Joseph Arthur and the choices he’s made to make room for hope in his life.


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SIFF

SIFF Face the Music 2018 Preview: Highlander with Live Soundtrack by DJ NicFit

80s cult classic Highlander screens Wednesday night with a Live Soundtrack by DJ NicFit, as part of SIFF's Face the Music Series.


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Mastering the Hustle

Mastering the Hustle: Creating Safer Spaces (VIDEO)

KEXP, Upstream Music Fest + Summit, MoPOP, and The Recording Academy have partnered together to present Mastering the Hustle: a panel discussion with six annual events, tackling a different topic to help emerging artists make better decisions earlier in their careers. Throughout the series, we’ll...


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Daily Roundups

Wednesday Music News

Björk, The Breeders, and LUMP perform on Later...With Jools Holland, Liars soundtrack Jeremy Phillips first film, and Lykke Li shares a new video.


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