9/27/14: The 2014 installment of Reykjavik Calling will take place on Saturday September 27th at 3 Kings. The event will feature collaborations and performances from the following musicians from Denver: Tom Hagerman (DeVotchKa), Porlolo, and Macon Terry (Clouds & Mountains). They will be collaborating with the following Icelandic musicians: Sin Fang, Hermigervill, and Retro Stefsson. The concert is a free showcase.
Reykjavik Calling is an annual musical event that pairs Icelandic and Denver musicians together for a truly unique free concert showcase. The concert is part of the overall Taste of Iceland series of events that unfold every year at various locations in Denver. Since it began in 2012, the Reykjavik Calling showcase has created some remarkable collaborative moments between artists who had met in person only days before. Explore our archives of this event.
Jesse Elliott (Ark Life / These United States) + Lay Low
Esmé Patterson (Paper Bird) + Snorri Helgasson
Tyler Ludwick (Princess Music) + Sin Fang
Joe Sampson (Bad Weather California) + Lay Low
Julie Davis (Bela Karoli / Bluebook / Fairchildren) + Mugison
Erin Roberts (Ending People) + Petur Ben
Patrick Dethlefs + Sóley
Local Gold: The wonderful band Clouds and Mountains made their way into our studios for their first ever live radio session. I suppose you could call this the worldwide radio debut of the new songs from their forthcoming release, possibly called Ultrasound. We spoke with the members of the band about their songwriting process and the musical manifestation of their friendship.
Local Gold: Local Gold features some of the amazing talent right here in Colorado. Over the years we've had the good fortune to have regular visits from Esmé Patterson. Whether she is joined with her friends in Paper Bird or sharing material from her solo projects, it is always a treat to have her on our airwaves. Her latest visit features material from her second solo album Woman to Woman.
Local Gold: Listen to an in-studio performance from Ark Life. Ark Life is an incredible band that formed when a trip through Denver on route to New York turned into a very extended stay. Lodged in Denver and unable to move, the land-locked Ark is staying put gathering some of Denver's best musicians and bringing them on board.