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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.

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Iceland Airwaves Interview: Nolo Rock in Reykjavík

Reykjavík's Nolo: (From left) Jón Lorange and Ívar Bjornsson
Reykjavík’s Nolo: (From left) Jón Lorange and Ívar Bjornsson

Iceland Airwaves 2013 radio documentary special will air Monday, February 24 from 9 to 11 p.m. Tune in to WCRX-FM 88.1 in Chicago or listen to the livestream. Here’s a teaser from the Iceland Airwaves 2013 class doc.

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.

Nolo Profile:

Iceland Airwaves Teaser Interview: Nolo

Nolo are an indie rock band from Reykjavík that brings ominous undertones of synthesizer mixed with fuzzed out psychedelic guitars for a sound that is a blend of musical stylings. Formed in 2009, Ívar Björnsson (bass, vocals) and Jón Lorange (guitar, vocals) have taken Nolo in a direction of lo-fi rock that has intrigued audiences at large festivals and grimy rock clubs alike. After winning a prestigious music grant called the Kraumsverölaun in 2011, the group went on to release their debut album No-Lo-Fi on Brak Records, which garnered them national attention in their native Iceland as well as a nomination for the coveted Nordic Music Prize (the Icelandic equivalent of the UK’s Mercury Prize or Canada’s Juno Awards). Performing at Harlem on October 30th and The Reykjavík Art Museum on November 2nd, Nolo is a talented trio that has been seen all over 2013’s Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. Click below to hear lead single “Steel” from their 2013 album Human and to listen to a clip about what can go wrong when you play a music festival with DMX, your tent blows away from gail force winds, and a promoter doesn’t pay the bands on time in my interview with the group.

Nolo Interview Clip:

Nolo – “Steel” :