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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 3: Agent Fresco

Next on the KEXP broadcast live from Kex Hostel at Iceland Airwaves was Icelandic art-rock band Agent Fresco. Formed in 2008, mere weeks before playing in the Icelandic battle of the bands (Músíktilraunir), at which they won best guitar, best drumming, and best bass playing. The four-piece band includes frontman Arnór Dan Arnarson, whose angelic voiceRead more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 3

Now the middle day of Airwaves, the streets of Reykjavík are quiet this morning, with thousands of festival-goers still resting up for the weekend ahead. The Kex bar is quiet now, but will shortly be filled with the buzzing energy of fans waiting to see these intimate sets. Guests in one of Kex hostel’s dorms alreadyRead more…

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Music That Matters: Iceland Airwaves 2015 Preview

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. 484 – Iceland Airwaves 2015 Preview Afternoon Show host KevinRead more…

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KEXPort Live Video Stream

On Saturday, July 18, our friends at KEX Hostel in Reykjavik are throwing the 4th annual KEXPort, a one-day festival of great Icelandic music in collaboration with KEXP. From noon until midnight, 12 bands will perform in 12 hours, proving once again that Iceland is one of the most creative and musically diverse countries inRead more…

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Live Review: Eistnaflug 2014

Words and photos by Gemma Alexander Eistnaflug. Thank you, but I didn’t sneeze. Eistnaflug is Icelandic for “flying testicles,” and it’s the name of one of the world’s most unusual music festivals. Housed in the remote Eastfjords, the festival is four days under the midnight sun of punk, heavy metal, post-rock, industrial, and a fewRead more…

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Live Video: More Iceland Sessions

For three years now, KEXP has been going back to Iceland in order to tap into the scene welling up out of those thermal heated pools there. And while we set out to discover a handful of great new bands to share with our listeners, we ended up discovering a nearly endless stream of talent.Read more…

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Iceland Airwaves 2010: Day 1

For the second year in a row, we return to Reykjavik, Iceland, for the Iceland Airwaves festival starting today and running through Sunday. Last year, we had no idea what we were getting into but were immediately struck by the incredibly diverse music of local bands. With a national population of barely half of theRead more…

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Iceland Airwaves begins… Day 1

writeup by Jim Beckmann photos by Scott Holpainen Iceland Airwaves, the country’s premier music festival, begins today in Reykjavik, and KEXP is there… well, a couple of us at least! Today through Friday, we’re featuring six live bands (two a day) from some of the most buzzworthy bands at the festival — tune in toRead more…

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