The Sonics and Digable Planets headline astounding off-venue programme at KEX Hostel

The annual off-venue programme at Kex Hostel presented in cooperation with KEXP, Iceland Naturally and Iceland Airwaves takes place every night this week with incredible bands playing and ADMISSION FREE! 

Among the many highlights of the programme are veterans of garage-rock, The Sonics, who had a great come back album fifty years after their rise to fame, in the mid 1960's. Another blast from the past is 90's New York hip hop band Digable Planets. 

The Icelandic bands playing at Kex Hostel include  Mammút, Samaris, Singapore Sling, Gangly and Hatari. All performances are broadcasted live on radio station KEXP in Seattle. 

All of the concerts are open to the public free of charge but keep in mind that the venue is likely to get pretty full so admission is ona first come first serve basis. 

Watch our interview with Kevin Cole of KEXP last year about the KEX collaboration below: 

Bringing Icelandic music to listeners the world over

The entire line-up this week is as follows: 


Monday, October 31
Presented by Music From Ireland and Feel Good Lost

20:00 LE BOOM (IE)
21:00 Hatari
22:00 Meltybrains? (IE)

Tuesday, November 1
Kex Jazz - Live on KEXP.ORG

20:15 Moses Hightower
22:00 LES AVENTURES DE PRESIDENT BONGO:
Tilbury perform DRAMA & TRANSMISSION

Wednesday, November 2
Live on KEXP.ORG

13:00 Suð
15:30 GANGLY
18:00 Singapore Sling
20:30 The Sonics (US)

Thursday, November 3
Live on KEXP.ORG

13:00 Samaris
15:30 Axel Flóvent
18:00 Coals (PL)
20:30 Kronos Quartet (US)

Friday, November 4
Live on KEXP.ORG

13:00 Moji and the Midnight Sons
15:30 Digable Planets (US)
18:00 Adia Victoria (US)
20:30 Kate Tempest (UK)


Saturday, November 5
Co-Presented by KEXP.ORG

13:00 Let's Eat Grandma (UK)
15:00 MAMMÚT
17:00 Andy Svarthol
19:00 Dream Wife (IS/UK)
20:30 Middle Kids (AU)
21:30 RuGl

Sunday, November 6, KEX Diskótek
Co-Presented by Party Zone & Möller Records

14:00 Subminimal
15:30 Hexagon Eye
16:45 Andrés vs. Ewok
18:15 Lagaffe Tales
19:30 Dj YAMAHO & Guests
21:30 Samúel Jón Samúelsson Big Band

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