Author Archives: Sarah Matthews

About Sarah Matthews

Columbia College Chicago Arts Management student // 98.7 WFMT Exploring Music Intern

Iceland Cultural Story: Trademark Issues And Regulations (LISTEN)

We covered Iceland Airwaves Music Festival and other cultural stories over the fall semester. Read about our adventures via our Iceland Airwaves 2016 page and tune into WCRX-FM for our final Radio Documentary on January 14th at 10 a.m. CT (livestream here) and … Continue reading

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Iceland Airwaves Daily Blog (11/7): Closing Thoughts

This week in Reykjavík has been insane and I’m grateful for all of the experiences I’ve had. Throughout this week, I interacted with all kinds of different people, completed five interviews in a city I didn’t know, and stumbled upon endless … Continue reading

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Iceland Airwaves 2016 Live Review (11/5): asdfhg, Epic Rain and Kelsey Lu

asdfhg.  The electronic, experimental lo-fi duo, asdfhg. played an intriguing show tonight at Harpa Kaldalón. The duo, comprising singer Steinunn Jónsdóttir and Orri Úlfarsson, created an atmosphere of magical simplicity through Úlfarsson’s static beats and Jónsdóttir’s crisp vocals. Jónsdóttir’s voice … Continue reading

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Iceland Airwaves 2016 Live Review (11/4): AVÓKA, Grúska Babúska, Lord Pusswhip

AVÓKA Avóka played tonight at Idnó to a small crowd. From the way Avóka performed on stage, it’s clear that each band member puts his or her heart and soul into the music. Front woman Birna María Yngri wooed the crowd … Continue reading

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Iceland Airwaves 2016 Live Review (11/2): EinarIndra, Gunnar Jónsson Collider, Kælan Milka

einarIndra Indie-electronic producer einarIndra has only been on the Icelandic music scene since 2014, but is already gaining recognition for his organic synth and vocal layers. He released his debut album, You Sound Asleep in February 2014.

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Iceland Airwaves Daily Blog Day Two (11/01)

I got up just in time for breakfast at our hotel, Fósshotel Baron, which included Icelandic Skyr, eggs, sausages and salami on wheat bread.

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Iceland Airwaves Daily Blog Day One (10/31)

Greetings from the beautiful country of Iceland! We arrived at 6:30 a.m. this morning (Icelandic time) after a five-hour flight from O’Hare. We were able to see some of the Icelandic countryside during the 45-minute bus ride from the airport … Continue reading

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