During our trip to the festival we encountered incredible hospitality from the people of Reykjavík, IcelandAir, the staff at the Iceland Airwaves festival, and Laugarvatn Fontana. Without the help and generosity of all those involved, the trip and documentary would never have come together.
Don’t miss the encore presentation of the 2013 Iceland Airwaves documentary , Saturday March 1st, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. only on Chicago’s Underground WCRX 88.1 FM. Or you can listen to the full documentary by clicking the link below.
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To say that Reykjavik rockers Mono Town have had quite a year is an understatement. The band helped inaugurate Iceland’s first All Tomorrows Parties Festival, had their KEX Hostel performance broadcast around the world on KEXP-FM, and they opened for The Pixies; not bad for a band that has yet to release their debut album. I sat down with the band before their KEX Hostel set to hear the Mono Town story and where the recording of In The Eye Of The Storm has taken them.
Nolo is an electro-pop indie act that was formed in the suburbs of Reykjavík in 2009 by Jón Lorange and Ívar Bjornsson. The group has three albums under their belt and are headed back to the studio to record their follow up to 2013’s Human. Nolo has played gigs all over Iceland with ups and downs around every corner, but a highlight came this year as they performed twice at the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. Listen below to find out more on this three piece outfit who mix ominous synthesizers with dance-friendly basslines to create a unique sound all their own.