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Interviews Iceland Airwaves

Meet Iceland’s Rising Pop Star GDRN (Live Video + Interview)

Watch her performance for Iceland Airwaves 2019 during KEXP's broadcast from Kex Hostel.


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Interviews Iceland Airwaves

Meet GRÓA, The Teenage Punk Band Tearing Up Reykjavik’s Grassroots Scene

Watch the Icelandic band's performance from Kex Hostel Iceland Airwaves 2019 and read an exclusive interview .


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Interviews Iceland Airwaves

Meet Kristofer Rodriguez Svönuson, The Drummer Bringing Latin Jazz to Iceland (Live Video + Interview)

Watch the Icelandic drummer and songwriter's performance from Kex Hostel Iceland Airwaves 2019 and read an exclusive interview .


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Interviews Iceland Airwaves

Endless, Placeless: Iceland’s Laura Secord on DIY Ethics, Ghosting, and ‘Ending Friendships’ (Live Video + Interview)

Watch the Icelandic band's performance from Kex Hostel Iceland Airwaves 2019 and read an exclusive interview .


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Trans Musicales

Trans Musicales 2019 Recap: Los Bitchos, Moundrag, Jawhar, Go Go Machine Orchestra, and More

DJ Morgan recaps KEXP's time in Rennes France for the 41st annual Trans Musicales festival.


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Trans Musicales

KEXP Heads to Trans Musicales 2019

DJ Morgan gives a rundown of what to expect from KEXP's upcoming sessions in France.


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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

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

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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