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Iceland Airwaves 2017 Live Review (11/1): Phlegm, Hugar, Halldor Eldjarn

Phlegm/Hard Rock Cafe/ 19:30 Phlegm, a two-piece punk band whose sounds is a self-proclaimed “cluster of too many ideas” played the basement of the Hard Rock Cafe tonight.  Having only two members slightly limited their options as far as instrumentation … Continue reading

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Iceland Airwaves Daily Blog Day Two (10/31): I See Why They Call it Rainy Reykjavík

It’s another gloomy day here in Reykjavík but it hasn’t reached the freezing temperatures that I was promised (not that I’m complaining). I woke up this morning slightly confused about where I was but definitely better rested than yesterday. I … Continue reading

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Iceland Airwaves Daily Blog Day One (10/30): King Pools and King Prawns

We have finally made it to Iceland and through our first day. We left O’Hare International Airport at 7:30pm and arrived in Reykjavík at 6:30am. When I first arrived it was pretty overwhelming. I had just gotten off of a … Continue reading

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Iceland Airwaves Band Interview: Hugar [LISTEN]

We’ve arrived in Iceland! We’re at Iceland Airwaves 2017 to review the festival, report on Icelandic cultural stories and write daily blogs. Follow our journey on our class blog once we’re there through November 6th and check out the preview stories we produced ahead of our … Continue reading

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Iceland Culture Preview: The Icelandic Language is Dying [LISTEN]

We’re heading to Iceland Airwaves 2017 to review the festival and report on Icelandic cultural stories, beginning October 29th. Tune in to WCRX-FM 88.1 live in Chicago or via livestream on Saturday, October 28th at 1 p.m. CT and the rebroadcast … Continue reading

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Iceland Airwaves Preview: “Hugar” (LISTEN)

  Hugar is a two-person group comprising Bergur Þórisson & Pétur Jónsson. The two grew up together in the town, Seltjarnarnes, just north of Reykjavík. Hugar was formed in 2012 when the two had the opportunity to use a friend’s … Continue reading

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