Photos: Reykjavik Calling 2015 at Neumos

Iceland Airwaves, Photo Galleries
10/19/2015
KEXP
Mammút // photo by Matthew B. Thompson

Last weekend saw the return of Reykjavik Calling, the annual showcase featuring artists from sister cities Reykjavik and Seattle. Each year, KEXP curates the bill, selecting likeminded artists whose complementary styles might lead to fruitful collaboration. This year, we made our choices with a mind toward Iceland's 2015 centennial of women's right to vote in their country, matching the dark emotive rock of Mammút with Seattle's Midday Veil, and the cosmic sounds of Airplane & Spaceship (a.k.a. DJ flugvél & geimskip) with the space-vocal stylings of SassyBlack (a.k.a. Cat of THEESatisfaction). Seattle songwriter Briana Marela, who recorded her 2015 album, All Around Us, in Iceland with Sigur Rós producer Alex Somers, opened the night. Check out photos of these fantastic sets by KEXP photographers Jim Bennett and Matthew B. Thompson.Briana Marela:

photo by Matthew B. Thompson

photo by Matthew B. Thompson

photo by Jim Bennett

photo by Matthew B. Thompson

SassyBlack:

photo by Matthew B. Thompson

photo by Jim Bennett

photo by Matthew B. Thompson

photo by Jim Bennett

photo by Jim Bennett

DJ flugvél & geimskip (Airplane & Spaceship)

photo by Jim Bennett

photo by Jim Bennett

photo by Matthew B. Thompson

photo by Jim Bennett

photo by Matthew B. Thompson

photo by Jim Bennett

SassyBlack with Airplane & Spaceship // photo by Matthew B. Thompson

Midday Veil:

photo by Matthew B. Thompson

photo by Jim Bennett

photo by Jim Bennett

photo by Jim Bennett

photo by Jim Bennett

photo by Jim Bennett

photo by Matthew B. Thompson

Mammút:

photo by Matthew B. Thompson

photo by Matthew B. Thompson

photo by Matthew B. Thompson

photo by Jim Bennett

photo by Jim Bennett

photo by Jim Bennett

photo by Jim Bennett

photo by Jim Bennett

Midday Veil & Mammút:

Mammút & Midday // photo by Matthew B. Thompson

Mammút & Midday // photo by Jim Bennett

Mammút & Midday // photo by Matthew B. Thompson

Kevin Cole with Reykjavik Calling Artists:

Mammút & Midday // photo by Matthew B. Thompson

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