Pianos, 158 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002
Taste of Iceland in New York
Reykjavik Presents: Iceland Airwaves Off-Venue
Enjoy a free concert with a lineup curated by Iceland Airwaves and featuring Icelandic artists gugusar and GRÓA.
Hear some of Iceland's most exciting up-and-coming artists play live at Pianos for the Iceland Airwaves Off-Venue concert.
Get ready for a musical invasion, New York! The City of Reykjavík, in collaboration with Iceland Airwaves, is throwing a free concert on May 11 featuring electronic musician gugusar and punk trio GRÓA.
Unclaimed tickets will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis, on location 30 minutes before each event.
Doors open & DJ Hermigervill
gugusar is the stage name of Guðlaug Sóley Höskuldsdóttir. She is a singer/producer and songwriter from Reykjavík, Iceland. She writes and composes all of her songs in her home studio and released two albums before turning nineteen. She was recognized as "Performer of the Year" at The Icelandic Music Awards 2022. She was selected for the Rafheili Músiktilrauna 2019 and released her first LP, Listen To This Twice, in February 2020. In November 2022, her sophomore album "12:48" was nominated for and received a Kraumur Award (an annual music prize awarded for the best albums released in Iceland or by Icelandic artists), which has only happened five times in the award's history.
Bursting into the global punk scene in 2018, Icelandic band GRÓA has thrilled audiences worldwide by embracing unruly freedom. The trio comprises sisters Hrabba (drums and vocals) and Karó (lead vocals, guitar, and synth) and their childhood friend Fríða (bass and vocals). The Reykjavík band merges elements of post-punk, noise-rock, and touches of art-pop with absolute abandon, achieving an explosive yet magnificently arranged sound.
DJ Hermigervill will host the evening and will play Icelandic tunes with a twist to keep the guests moving between sets. A longtime heavyweight of the Icelandic music scene, Hermigervill, a multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer, and DJ, has worked with many notable Icelandic artists and produced many Icelandic number-one hits, and released innumerable records under various guises.
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