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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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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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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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Rachel Goswell of Slowdive Reflects on Souvlaki on its 25th Anniversary

On the 25th anniversary of their difficult second album Souvlaki, Rachel Goswell of Slowdive looks back with KEXP.


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The Sonics Bassist Andy Parypa Reminisces on The Legendary Tacoma Band's Early Years

Parypa discusses sound proofing with egg cartons, recording "The Witch," and navigating Tacoma's early club scene.


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Local Artist Spotlight: Kung Foo Grip

Seattle's rising hip-hop stars Kung Foo Grip recently released 2KFG, their best album yet, and are scheduled to play Upstream Music Fest on Sunday, June 3rd. We reached out to them to chat about 2KFG collaborator Keyboard Kid, performing live, and video games.


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Chuck D on The Origins of Prophets of Rage and Embracing New Musical Directions

As we celebrate 6 Degrees of Chuck D, KEXP chats with the legend himself.


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Local Artist Spotlight: Micaiah Sawyer

This year's Sound Off! winner has a singing and songwriting voice that can turn deep-seated emotions into whirlwinds. We talk to her about Sound Off!, songwriting, and her Upstream Music Fest performance Saturday, June 2nd at 9pm


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Trampled By Turtles Talk Perspective From Hiatus, Reframing Bluegrass, and Their New LP Life is Good on the Open Road

Trampled By Turtles' lead singer Dave Simonett discusses the band's new album, out today on Banjodad Records.


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Exclusive Interview: Allen Stone

KEXP catches up with the golden-voiced musician Allen Stone and asks him about the new project, how his life has changed over the years, and when he realized he could really sing.


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The Shack Has Been Shook: Happy Trails to Shake the Shack on KEXP and DJ Mike Fuller

This Friday, April 27th, KEXP's long-running rockabilly show Shake the Shack will cease shaking as host Mike Fuller retires and the show ends its 30+ year run. KEXP and Mike look back at the last few decades together.


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