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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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Music Heals: Duff McKagan on Life After Addiction and The Need For Tenderness

The Guns N' Roses bassist shares his own story of struggling with addiction and how he's trying to help others find their own way out.


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Music Heals: The Coathangers on Witnessing Addiction, The Struggles of the Road, and The Devil You Know

The Atlanta band talks about watching friends fall to addiction, the struggles of touring, and their new album The Devil You Know


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Music Heals: Lee Kiernan of IDLES on Seven Years of Sobriety

Ahead of Music Heals: Addiction & Recovery, KEXP spoke with IDLES guitarist Lee Kiernan, who celebrated seven years sober this April. In this exclusive interview, Lee shares his experience with addiction, and the role music has played in his journey to recovery.


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Music Heals: Patty Schemel Packs a Punch In Her Memoir Hit So Hard

Ahead of Music Heals: Addiction & Recovery, KEXP spoke with Patty Schemel about the impact of drug abuse on the Seattle music scene in the 90s, her personal journey, and the role that music continues to play in her recovery.


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Music Heals: What Do Artists Want on Their Riders Other Than Alcohol?

Inspired by a Mitski tweet, we look into what touring musicians crave on the road to stay healthy and comfortable.


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Music Heals: Chris Cohen on the New Album and What Addiction Can Do To Family

Captured Tracks artist Chris Cohen talks to KEXP about his experiences having a parent who is an addict, and the themes reflected on his latest album.


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Music Heals: Lillie West of Lala Lala on Choosing Sobriety

KEXP chats with Lillie West, aka Chicago-based singer-songwriter Lala Lala, about choosing sobriety and how its impacted her life, music, and career.


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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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