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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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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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Live Video: Retro Stefson at KEX Hostel

As if broadcasting 15 bands live on air during our broadcast from Iceland Airwaves wasn’t enough, we couldn’t help ourselves from recording as much local music as possible -- there are just too many great bands on that small island nation! Throughout the week, we found ourselves invading bands’ practice spaces, studios, and even theirRead more...

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Live Video: KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 1

Three amazing days live in Reykjavik during Airwaves ’11 set the bar impossibly high for KEXP’s first international broadcast. As guests of Iceland, we took over the charming yet hip KEX Hostel in Reykjavik and hosted 15 bands live on air. Most of the acts were local and largely unheard outside of Iceland, but itRead more...

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Wednesday: Retro Stefson

Retro Stefson began when most of the members were still in middle school, and, unlike most bands so young, managed to stay together long enough to burst onto the scene via 2006′s Iceland Airwaves festival. Now, five years later, the band is celebrating the release of their second album, Kimbabwe, following long and successful touring.Read more...

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Song of the Day: Retro Stefson - Kimba

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. Finally, KEXP has been invited to broadcast live from Iceland, so this week we are featuring songsRead more...

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SIFF “Face the Music” preview: Backyard

In Icelandic filmmaker Arni Sveinsson’s documentary Backyard, musician Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson brings together his friends and other musicians for an outdoor performance behind his house in Reykjavik. Festival screenings: May 26 - 4:00 PM - Neptune Theatre May 29 - 8:30 PM - Admiral Theatre As its title implies, Backyard is a familiar, comfortable andRead more...

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Live at Iceland Airwaves 2010: Day 2 at RÚV

After a long and varied first day of performances at RÚV, we had no expectations for the second day, other than that no matter what kind of music each band was playing -- straight-forward pop, multi-genre art rock, moody post-rock, or whatever -- every session would be expertly played and ultimately captivating. Starting off theRead more...

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Iceland Airwaves: Day 3

We spent our third day in Reykjavík during the Iceland Airwaves festival again at RÚV, the National Icelandic Broadcasting Service, with five more Icelandic bands showcasing a diversity and across-the-board rad musicianship you just won’t find anywhere else. Our host once more was the very amusing elder statesman of Icelandic rock Einar Örn (The Sugarcubes,Read more...

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