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Reminiscing the Road: Winter, Alex Bleeker, Badlands, and More Share Tour Diaries

After a year of missing live shows, KEXP has asked artists to share their personal journals, sketches, photos, and memories from being on tour


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Live Music in the New World: How Music Workers in Spain, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, and Guatemala Are Adjusting to COVID-19

The spirit of Music Heals made us think of live music a year ago and encourages us to see the first photos of the new world. We speak with live music workers from Argentina, Spain, Mexico, Chile, and Guatemala about how their countries are adapting to the experience of live music during the pande...


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Shaking Off Psychic Strain: A Live Music Heals Essay by Martin Douglas

Martin Douglas chronicles nearly half a lifetime of live music healing the wounds of life.


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Features Music Heals

Other People’s Sweat and Beer Soaked Shoes: What I Really Miss About Live Music

For Live Music Heals, KEXP's Dusty Henry reflects on the little moments of concerts that end up mattering the most.


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Interviews Music Heals

Music Heals: Seattle's Midnight Daughter Talk Depression and Processing Through Music

Midnight Daughter is a Seattle based duo. Aurora Smedley (vocals, guitar, songwriting) and Bryan Djunaedi (violin, vocals) create powerful art by tackling hard subjects through their songs. Kevin Cole recently talked to Aurora to ask her about her journey through depression and how it affects her...


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Music Heals: Organizaciones latinas en Seattle eligen sus canciones preferidas

Conversamos con Casa Latina, Nepantla Cultural Arts, El Centro de la Raza, Entre Hermanos y Seattle International Doundation, Centroamerica, sobre su trabajo con la comunidad latina de Seattle y le pedimos que elijan algunas de sus canciones latinoamericanas preferidas para sanar.


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Music Heals: Latino Organizations in Seattle Choose Their Favorite Songs

We spoke with some of the organizations that support the Latino community in Seattle and shared their favorite songs


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Music Heals Sound and Vision

Music Heals: Phil Elverum on Expressing Grief Through Music and Remembering His Late Wife Geneviève Castrée

Ahead of KEXP’s Music Heals: Beyond Cancer event, Sound & Vision host and producer Emily Fox talked with Elverum about tackling grief in his music, performing these harrowing songs in front of festival crowds, and reflects on the art and void left by his late wife.


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Music Heals Album Reviews

Nights That Won't Happen: On Purple Mountains, David Berman's Final Album

For Music Heals: Mental Health, Martin Douglas surveys the last album made during the beloved and tragically departed poet and songwriter's life.


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Sub Pop 30th Anniversary Count-Up

In 2018, KEXP celebrated the 30th anniversary of local record label Sub Pop with a four-month retrospective, "counting up" every catalog number in their vast discography of over 1,200 releases. Dig into the archives of our catalog coverage, featuring in-depth coverage on the history of their releases.


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