Category Archives: Iceland Airwaves

KEXP Live at Iceland Airwaves 2016, Day 1: SUÐ

The crowd at Kex Hostel is abuzz with excitement in anticipation of the triumphant return of Icelandic indie-rock band SUР(appropriately, Icelandic for “Buzz”). The band originally formed in the late 90’s, releasing only one album, 1999’s Hugsunarvélin, and played together until 2003. After reconnecting at guitarist Helgi’s wedding a couple years ago, SUÐ decided to start playing together again. They self-releasedRead more…

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Song of the Day: Wesen – Beachboys

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. This week, we are featuring songs by Icelandic artists performing Iceland Airwaves 2016. Wesen – BeachboysRead more…

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Airwaves is Here!

We have reached day one of Iceland Airwaves Music Festival, and the anticipation in Reykjavik is palatable. Locals and visitors alike are milling about town, getting ready for the big week to come. Here at KEX Hostel, KEXP is putting the finishing touches on preparations for an incredible week of live music. You can catchRead more…

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Airwaves is Coming!

It’s a beautiful fall day in Reykjavik, and the small northern capitol is buzzing with activity, with bars, venues, shops, and restaurants in every nook and cranny of the city are busy with preparations for Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. While the KEXP broadcast begins tomorrow at 6 AM, you can catch some of the pre-Airwaves festivities liveRead more…

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Song of the Day: SUÐ – Plastgea

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. This week, we are featuring songs by Icelandic artists performing Iceland Airwaves 2016. SUÐ – PlastgeaRead more…

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Song of the Day: Singapore Sling – Let It Roll, Let It Rise

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. This week, we are featuring songs by Icelandic artists performing Iceland Airwaves 2016. Singapore Sling –Read more…

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Music that Matters: Iceland Airwaves 2016

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 536 – Iceland Airwaves 2016 Senior Video Producer Jim BeckmannRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Reykjavik Calling 2016

This Saturday, October 15th, KEXP presents the seventh annual Reykjavik Calling at Neumos. Just like previous years, we’ll be bringing you an evening with some of the best musicians and bands emerging from Seattle and Iceland… for FREE! All the way from Reykjavik, we welcome post-punk project Fufanu. Frontman Kaktus Einarsson always brings an exuberantRead more…

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KEXP Presents Taste of Iceland: Literature

KEXP is proud to once again be a part of the annual Taste of Iceland cultural extravaganza, and we’re kicking things off this Friday, October 14th from 6:00 to 8:30 PM with a special literary event in our Gathering Space. Renowned Icelandic literary critic and writer Gudmundur Andri Thorsson will be our special guest, presentingRead more…

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Live Video: JFDR at Iceland Airwaves

This Saturday, KEXP presents Reykjavik Calling, the sister city showcase featuring some of the best bands and artists emerging from Seattle and Reykjavik. It’s our seventh year featuring this cross-cultural musical exploration, and one of the two acts traveling here from Iceland is long-time KEXP favorite Jófríður Ákadóttir, who has performed many times on ourRead more…

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