Category Archives: Interview

Iceland Airwaves Preview: Mammút Interview (Listen)

Tune in to WCRX 88.1 FM or WCRXFM.com TONIGHT, beginning at 7 p.m., for a student preview of Iceland Airwaves Music Festival and Icelandic culture. Here is one of the preview stories. On Nov. 4, students enrolled in the Radio Department’s Covering International Festivals: Iceland course will travel to Iceland to cover the fest and more. Follow their journey here.

Mammút is a mainstay of the Icelandic indie rock scene. After winning Músiktilraunir, Iceland’s annual battle of the bands, in 2004, they went on to win numerous nominations and awards at the Icelandic Music Awards. You won’t want to miss them at this year’s Iceland Airwaves festival.

Listen as lead singer Kata Mogensen and bassist Ása Dyradóttir discuss heartache on stage, the difficulties of sticking together as a band, and their much anticipated move into the American music scene.

Mammút will be playing at Gamla Bíó on Wednesday November 5 at 11:20 p.m. and at the Reykjavík Art Museum on Saturday November 8 at 9:00 p.m.

Hip Hop Activist Bryant Cross’s Top 5 Songs!

Bryant Cross is a different type of hip hop expert, his opinions are based more on the effect it will have on society rather than the booming bass. In case you missed the full interview with the Chicago bred hip hop enthusiast, social activist and accomplished slam poet, here are the 5 songs (in no particular order) he chose and his reasons behind why he chose these songs.

– Jay Z ft. Eminem: Renegade

– Scarface: I Seen A Man Die

– Tupac: Dear Mama

– Kendrick Lamar: Sing About Me (I’m Dying of Thirst)

– Kanye West: Jesus Walks

For discussions on hip hop music that matters, tune in to Bigger Than Hip Hop every week Thursdays from 9-11 on WCRX, 88.1 FM with Shawn Don herself.

For hot hip hop news and music that matters, don’t forget to check Bigger Than Hip Hop every Thursday from 9-11 and follow me on Twitter, @donniewho!

Listen To Columbia College And WCRX’s 2013 Iceland Airwaves Documentary Now; Encore Broadcast Also On Saturday

From L to R: Michelle Pizzo, Althea Legaspi, Brendan Taylor, Andrew Hoefert, Dan Malone, Kellie Wyatt, Bryce Coachman, Jesse Betend, and Dan Shearer.
From L to R: Michelle Pizzo, Althea Legaspi, Brendan Taylor, Andrew Hoefert, Dan Malone, Kellie Wyatt, Bryce Coachman, Jesse Betend, and Dan Shearer.

If you missed the Monday airing of the 2013 Iceland Airwaves documentary produced by the Covering International Fests: Iceland class, now is your chance to catch the encore presentation Saturday March 1st from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The documentary will air uninterrupted and features student-produced pieces on topics ranging from Iceland’s progressive prison system, Reykjavík’s famed 12 Tónar Records, the mayor/comedian of Reykjavík Jón Gnarr and much more. Tune in to WCRXFM 88.1 in Chicago, or catch the live stream.

30 Second Iceland Airwaves Re-Air Promo

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.

Live performance from the 2013 Iceland Airwaves Festival.
Live performance from the 2013 Iceland Airwaves Festival.

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.

Listen to the 2013 Iceland Airwaves documentary in full right here:

For information on Covering International Fests: Iceland class, email alegaspi@colum.edu or contact the Radio Department.