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Iceland Airwaves

Iceland Airwaves Day 4 Recap: girl in red, Svavar Knútur, Sunna Fridjons, and Grísalappalísa

The final day of our formal radio broadcast concluded with a lineup of acts that worked as the best caffeine alternative we could’ve asked for, along with some introspective Icelandic music to keep our minds buzzing.


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Iceland Airwaves Day 3 Recap: Gabríel Ólafs, GDRN, Seabear, and SONS

Day three was all about the beauty of contrast, ranging from atmospheric compositions to face melting riffs.


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Iceland Airwaves Day 2 Recap: Madame Gandhi, GRÓA, The Holy, and Laura Secord

Our second day at Kex Hostel represented the diverse array of music and nations represented at the festival – from American feminist hip-hop and Finnish post-punk to teenage Icelandic punk and a fiery slowcore act with members from all around the world.


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Iceland Airwaves 2019 Day 1 Recap: Kristofer Rodriguez Svönuson, Lucy in Blue, and a Choir Singing in a Cave

Once again, KEXP returns to the land of fire and ice. Read about the underground music and the actual underground we've experienced in Reykjavik thus far.


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DJ Kevin Cole's Guide to Iceland

DJ Kevin Cole breaks down the must-see sights, sounds, and pools of Reykjavik


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Iceland Airwaves Music News

Iceland Airwaves Announced 2019 Festival Lineup

Shame, Mac Demarco, Whitney, Vök, and more set to play in Reykjavik Nov. 6-9


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Iceland Airwaves Live Reviews

Iceland Airwaves 2018: Tribute to Jóhann Jóhannsson at Mengi in Reykjavik

KEXP shares videos and reflections from a tribute to the late Icelandic composer, filmed during our 2018 trek to Reykjavik.


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KEXP Live at Iceland Airwaves 2018, Day 4: Black Midi

Our time at KEX Hostel for 2018 ends with a fierce performance from the rising London math-noise outfit.


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KEXP Live at Iceland Airwaves 2018, Day 4: aYia

Icelandic electro-pop outfit aYia brought dark, entrancing vibes to Kex Hostel


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KEXP Live at Iceland Airwaves 2018, Day 4: Teitur Magnússon

During his set at KEX Hostel, KEXP gives another glimpse at the member of Icelandic reggae outfit Ojba Rasta.


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KEXP Live at Iceland Airwaves 2018, Day 4: Team Dreams (Sin Fang, Sóley, & Örvar Smárason)

An Icelandic supergroup kicks off our final day at KEX in support of their excellent debut collaboration Team Dreams


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