RECAP: Reykjavik Calling 2013 Sets The Scene For Culture Collide NYC
By Staff; Photos by Eve Reinhardt on October 15, 2013
New Yorkers got a taste of Icelandic culture last weekend at Reykjavik Calling, a tribute to Iceland’s unique and eclectic music scene sponsored by Iceland Naturally, FILTER Magazine and Iceland Airwaves. Three of Iceland’s most talented artists took over Le Poisson Rouge on Saturday and treated the audience to some sweet tunes from their native land. Spectators sipped Icelandic champagne and Reyka Vodka cocktails while being immersed in Iceland’s best music.
After a set from New York’s own DJ Abbey Braden Raymonde, Snorri Helgason ushered in the night with a soothing, stripped-down folk serenade, followed special guest and Brooklynite Petter Erikson Stakee of Alberta Cross. Indie songstress Lára Rúnars took the reigns next and enchanted the audience with her quirky ditties, but the highlight of the night was electro-pop powerhouse Sykur, who brought the audience to their feet with their theatrical and contagiously energetic performance. We couldn’t help but dance!
The night offered a sneak peek of what’s to come at Reykjavik’s famed Iceland Airwaves festival at the end of this month. After what we saw last Saturday, we’re beyond ready for round two!