What makes Reykjavík a sister city to Seattle? Cold, rainy weather? Long summer days and even longer winter nights? A lot of great music coming from a relatively small area? Find out this Friday, November 5th, by joining KEXP at the Crocodile for Reykjavik Calling, a cultural exchange between Seattle and Reykjavík. For this free event, four Icelandic artists — Mugison, Sindri Már Sigfússon (of Seabear and Sin Fang), Lay Low, and Pétur Ben — are paired with some very popular Seattle artists — John Roderick, Rachel Flotard with Rusty Willoughby, Jason Dodson, and Nathan Wade — for a night of free music! Yes, free!
You’re probably already familiar with John Roderick’s band The Long Winters, Rachel Flotard’s Visqueen or her project with Rusty Willoughby called Cobirds Unite, or Jason Dodson’s collective The Maldives, and maybe even the relatively new Nathan Wade & the Dark Pioneers, but what about these Icelandic artists? This is your opportunity to discover great new music or to catch some of your favorites who might not have a chance to travel to the States very often.
So whether you’re already a fan of Icelandic music, or just want to check out something new, take a gander at these videos, some of them recorded during the Iceland Airwaves festival this past month, and come on over to the Crocodile on Friday night for this free event! Made possible by Icelandair.