Tag Archives: Moses Hightower

2013 Top Ten List Spotlight: Iceland Bands

It’s enough to make you curl up screaming in the fetal position – the number of amazing Icelandic releases in 2013, that is. As if 2012 wasn’t already such a great year, but damn, 2013 proves there’s no end to the wealth of talent on the arctic island. Since they’re each so great in differentRead more...

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves 2013, Day 3: Moses Hightower

The penultimate act of the KEXP broadcast live from KEX Hostel at Iceland Airwaves was Icelandic yacht rock band Moses Hightower. Named for the character played by the late Bubba Smith in the Police Academy movie series, the band draws from a lot of influences, including funk, jazz, and psych. The bar KEX Hostel wasRead more...

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves 2013: Day 3 begins!

Today, we finish our broadcast during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival with another excellent day of exclusive live performances at KEX Hostel in Reykjavik. Starting out the day is American singer-songwriter John Grant, who’s been living in Iceland for the past couple of years, followed by an all Icelandic cast. Friday, November 1st 06:00AM PST –Read more...

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Music That Matters, Vol. 379 - Iceland Airwaves 2013 Preview

KEXP is back in Iceland this week, broadcasting live during Iceland Airwaves KEX Hostel in Reykjavik. On Wednesday, October 30, through Friday, November 1, we present 15 bands live on air, including Moses Hightower, Emilíana Torrini, Ásgeir, John Grant, Pétur Ben, Mono Town and many others. (See the full broadcast schedule here.) To get youRead more...

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KEXP at KEXPort 2013

Last Saturday, our friends at KEX Hostel, hosts for KEXP’s Iceland Airwaves broadcast over the past two years, threw a party under our shared name... all the way in Reykjavik! KEXPort has become both a welcoming landing spot for KEXP as well as a conduit for Icelandic artists to reach the ears of KEXP listeners.Read more...

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KEXP Suggests: KEXPort at KEX Hostel in Reykjavik

KEX Hostel, our friendly hosts for KEXP’s Iceland Airwaves broadcast each year, are throwing a party tomorrow honoring our ongoing collaboration. The aptly named KEXPort features a marathon set of 12 bands in 12 hours, barely scratching the surface of the available talent in Reykjavik, and includes current KEXP favorites like Hjaltalín, Moses Hightower, andRead more...

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2012 Top Ten List Spotlight: Iceland Bands

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2012, leading up to our 2012 Top Album Countdown, as voted on by our listeners! Voting ends today, Friday, December 21st, so let us know your favorites right now, and tune in on Friday, December 28th to hear if yourRead more...

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Music That Matters, Vol. 328 - Iceland Airwaves 2012 Preview

This week, KEXP returns to the land of fire and ice to broadcast during Iceland Airwaves 2012, where once again we’ll feature live performances from bands each day, some you’ve heard before and others you probably haven’t... nor can probably even pronounce! It’s the sheer talent and diversity of Iceland music that keeps bringing usRead more...

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Song of the Day: Moses Hightower - Sjáum hvað setur

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 spotlight Icelandic artists in anticipation of KEXP’s broadcast from Iceland Airwaves next week.Read more...

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