Reykjavik Calling Concert at KEXP
Join us on Thursday, October 6 for Reykjavik Calling, a free* concert in the Gathering Space presented by Taste of Iceland and KEXP. Featuring Icelandic artists Eydís, BSÍ, Árný Margrét and hosts DJ Hermigervill and KEXP's own Kevin Cole. See more info here.
This event is 21+ and valid ID is required for entry.
Doors @ 7:30pm
Show @ 8:00pm
If you did not reserve a ticket, unclaimed tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the door.
If you reserved a ticket, you must claim your ticket between 7:30pm and 8:00pm. After 8:00pm any unclaimed tickets will be released to the walk up line.
Arny Margret is a 20 year old singer-songwriter from the Westfjords of Iceland. Born and raised in a small town called Ísafjörður, she attended a music school from the age of six learning to play the piano. When she was 14 she got her first guitar and spent hours and days in her bedroom teaching herself to play it, slowly reaching the confidence to write her own music.
Having started BSÍ under the premise of trying instruments they didn't know how to play, Silla Thorarensen (drums & vocals) and Julius Pollux Rothlaender (bass guitar & toe-synths) understand their band as a playground for simply being who they are. Two best friends, rumbling and rolling through life, not taking themselves too seriously, struggling with self-doubts and imperfection while trying to see these as empowering virtues, unafraid to just do and be what- or however they feel.
In line with the traditions of her homeland Eydís Evensen achieved an outstanding feat of tonal expressiveness with her debut “Bylur” last year. The Icelander carefully plays her way through dreamy piano harmonies sometimes solo sometimes accompanied by violin cello or trumpet but always with a well-formulated melancholy and a drama that immediately wreaks havoc on one’s own soul.
DJ Hermigervill hosts the evening and will play Icelandic tunes with his own twist to keep guests entertained.