LOOK: Iceland Migrates To Seattle For The Third Annual Reykjavik Calling: Sister City Showcase
By Staff; Photo from Sudden Weather Change Facebook; Flyer courtesy of The KEXP Blog on October 3, 2012
That age-old, Negative Nancy phrase, "too good to be true," is just straight up wrong sometimes. Prime example: that time of year when celebrated musicians from Iceland fly out to Washington to showcase the work they have collaborated on with Seattle-based artists.
This event is dubbed Reykjavik Calling (after the capital of Iceland) and it is presented by the awesome Seattle radio station KEXP 90.3 on October 12. Did we already mention that there's absolutely no cover charge?! Yup. Too good AND totally true. The headlining acts from Iceland this year are rock quartet Sudden Weather Change, who will be performing this week at FILTER's 2012 Culture Collide Festival, indie singer/songwriter Ásgeir Trausti, and experimental five-piece, Apparat Organ Quartet.
On the flip side, Seattle natives The Redwood Plan, will also be headlining at Neumos, and thus performing lyrics crafted by the Reykjavik-based poet/novelist Sjón. Check out the flyer below for more details on the event.