An Icelandic Band Showdown at SXSW

Soley image by Anne Peeters

Iceland Airwaves is one of the most exciting music festivals in the world. If you ever visit, I assure you it’s a trip of a lifetime where strolls down Reykjavik streets are met with music emanating from every nightclub, bar, and shop window. In celebration of yet another preeminent music festival happening this week—namely SXSW—I thought it best to give a shout out to American Rag and Filter Magazine’s Showdown at Cedar Street, which celebrated three Icelandic musicians. Mega talented vocalist Sóley opened with her captivating melodies and was followed by up-and-coming folk singer Ásgeir Trausti, who recently won four Icelandic Music Awards including Best Newcomer and Best Pop/Rock Album. Rounding out the set was enduring favorite Ólafur Arnalds, whose new “Old Skin” video we featured last week. Skál!

March 15, 2013 / By