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Reykjavik Calling Gives Seattle Fans A Taste Of Icelandic Music During Free Show At Neumos

SEATTLE, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Seattle music fans are in for much more than a "taste" of Iceland at Neumos on Friday, they can expect an earful. Reykjavik Calling, part of the A Taste of Iceland events in Seattle this week, is a free Icelandic music showcase presented by Iceland Naturally and KEXP 90.3 FM.

WHAT: Sister Cities Seattle and Reykjavik have a lot more in common than one may think, particularly cultures rooted in a deep appreciation of music and creativity. Friday, October 12th Reykjavik Calling returns to Seattle for a third year of exciting performances by some of the best musicians and bands emerging from Seattle and Iceland.




Fans can once again expect a truly unique night of music, with a new twist. In an effort to explore new ways for these two distinct cultures to collaborate, each headlining band has been paired with a notable author to write lyrics for a song to debut at Reykjavik Calling. Apparat Organ Quartet is collaborating with Seattle author Ryan Boudinot and The Redwood Plan is collaborating with Reykjavik-born poet and novelist Sjon. The cross-cultural creative process between the authors and the bands will undoubtedly result in exciting never before heard performances.





LINEUP:

Apparat Organ Quartet (Iceland)



The Redwood Plan (Seattle)



Sudden Weather Change (Iceland)



Asgeir Trausti (Iceland)





WHERE:

Neumos: 925 East Pike Street, Seattle WA 98122





WHEN:

Friday, October 12, 2012 Doors at 8:00 p.m.





MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES:
Pre-event interviews, on-site photo, video, and interview opportunities with local and Icelandic artists will be available.

For a complete schedule of events during A Taste of Iceland in Seattle, please visit www.icelandnaturally.com, become a fan on Facebook and RSVP to the A Taste of Iceland event at www.facebook.com/icelandnaturally and follow @IcelandNatural on Twitter.

NOTE: To schedule interviews please contact Alyssa Goldberg at agoldberg@206inc.com or 858-243-4170.

About Iceland Naturally:
Iceland Naturally is a cooperative marketing organization that promotes the tourism, services, products and culture of Iceland. It represents the true essence of Iceland, its creativity and spectacular natural wonders. The group is comprised of Icelandair, Icelandic Group, Islandsbanki, Reyka Vodka, City of Reykjavik, Icelandic Glacial Water, 66° NORTH, Blue Lagoon, Keflavik International Airport (KEF), Landsvirkjun, Promote Iceland and the Government of Iceland. For more information, please visit www.icelandnaturally.com.

SOURCE Iceland Naturally