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, and Boogie Trouble among others you're likely to discover.
Here's the lineup for the second annual KEXPort:
Of course, if you happen to be in Iceland, we'd love for you to drop by, but in the very likely case that you're in Seattle or elsewhere, we'll bring you the event here on the KEXP blog. For now, check out a few videos from 2012's KEXPort plus a few of the bands we've recorded at Airwaves in the past:
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...
It's been hard for us to forget the beautiful and intimate session we had with Ólafur Arnalds during our Iceland Airwaves broadcast last year at KEX Hostel. This year, when we saw that the young Icelandic composer and songwriter would be performing at SXSW, we wanted to get him live on air again,...