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KEXP Live at Iceland Airwaves 2017, Day 4: HAM

Closing out this year’s video stream live from Kex Hostel at Iceland Airwaves music festival were legendary Icelandic rock band HAM. It was with a few gigs opening for the Sugarcubes in 1988 that HAM’s popularity bloomed, especially in Nordic countries (this part of the world does love their heavy rock), and their cult statusRead more…

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KEXP Live at Iceland Airwaves 2017, Day 4: GlerAkur

Next on the video stream live from Kex Hostel at Iceland Airwaves Music Festival was Icelandic atmospheric metal band GlerAkur. The solo project of sound designer for National Theater of Iceland Elvar Geir Sævarsson, creating post-rock flavored metal. His debut record The Mountains Are Beautiful Now was released earlier this year to much acclaim, comprised ofRead more…

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KEXP Live at Iceland Airwaves 2017, Day 4: Lido Pimienta

Next on our video stream live from Kex Hostel at Iceland Airwaves was Colombian-Canadian musician Lido Pimienta. The queer-identified musician, visual artist, and curator blends Afro-Colombian and indigenous music with experimental electro-pop. Her first album “Color” was released in 2010 (KUDETA),  and she pursued a degree in art criticism and spent time learning about audio productionRead more…

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KEXP Live at Iceland Airwaves 2017, Day 4: Megas

Wow, what a way to open our last day of music live at Kex Hostel! We were fortunate to host legendary Icelandic musician Megas. Considered the father of Icelandic rock, Megas is one of Iceland’s most influential rock musicians. He’s been working as a professional musician since 1968, when he published his first set ofRead more…

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KEXP Live at Iceland Airwaves 2017, Day 3: Högni

Rounding out night three of the Iceland Airwaves broadcast live from Kex Hostel is prolific Icelandic songwriter Högni Egilsson. Known for Hjaltalín and GusGus (and his incredible head of hair), Högni is no stranger to KEXP, having performed for us with all of his major musical projects. Högni describes himself as a bit of a musical amoeba,Read more…

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KEXP Live at Iceland Airwaves 2017, Day 3: Fai Baba

Next on the broadcast live from Kex Hostel at Iceland Airwaves was the genre-bending psych-pop/blues/avant-garde band Fai Baba. Based in Zurich, Fai Baba is the solo project of Fabian Sigmund, accompanied by a varied lineup of musicians over the years. Fai Baba began about 10 years ago, after Fabian returned from extensive travel through IndiaRead more…

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KEXP Live at Iceland Airwaves 2017, Day 3: Gordi

Second on today’s broadcast live from Kex Hostel at Iceland Airwaves was Australian artist Gordi. Gordi is the stage name of Australian Folktronica artist Sophie Payten, who began playing music while in university, and began to gain traction across Australia after she was featured in prominent radio station Triple-J’s “Unearthed.” Her debut album Reservoir wasRead more…

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KEXP Live at Iceland Airwaves 2017, Day 3: Mikko Joensuu

Opening today’s broadcast live from Kex Hostel at Iceland Airwaves was Finnish singer-songwriter Mikko Joensuu. Over the course of the last year and half or so, Mikko has released a series of three records over the course of a year or so, called Amen 1-3 (Svart records) exploring coming into faith, then later abandoning it, themes heavilyRead more…

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KEXP Live at Iceland Airwaves 2017, Day 3

It’s another chilly morning in Reykjavík, with the sun shining on the iconic snow-capped Mt. Esja, and the KEXP road crew is here at Kex Hostel getting ready for another great day of live music at Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. We’ll be starting the day with exquisite Finnish singer-songwriter Mikko Joensuu, followed by Australian folktronicaRead more…

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KEXP Live at Iceland Airwaves 2017, Day 2: Hórmónar

We rounded out day two of our Iceland Airwaves broadcast live from Kex Hostel with Icelandic punk band Hórmónar. Like many of our favorite Icelandic acts, Hórmónar were the winners of last year’s Músíktilraunir or “Music Experiments,” Iceland’s youth-focused battle of the bands (other winners include such notable acts as Vök, Mammút, Agent Fresco, Of Monsters And Men,Read more…

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