Monday, March 28, 2022

Venues in Iceland -#13

KEX Hostel
This off-venue has it all: great sound, fabulous intimacy, an inviting bar and you can crash here in the full-fledged hostel. It doesn’t look like much from the outside, located in an industrial building (that used to make KEX crackers) but the inside has a large lobby which is used as a performance space during Airwaves. Sponsored by Seattle radio station KEXP, many of the more esoteric acts played there.

Skúli Sverrisson og Bára Gísladóttir:
One drawback is that it is too successful, the crowd size is often limited, although you can see dozens of performances on YouTube.

The legendary DJ Kevin Cole handling introductions, 2018:

By Professor Batty


Blogger Mary said...

i had to wait in the rain one time to get in here. But it was worth it.

Blogger Professor Batty said...

The idea of having a venue in the place you are staying is very intriguing, although I think my hostel days are over.

Blogger Professor Batty said...

The Castle House (right behind Fríkirkjan) was pretty close to that concept.

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