It’s time again to celebrate the arts, culture, food (and vodka) of Iceland! Presented by Iceland Naturally, this annual mini-festival is called A Taste Of Iceland—and it is, quite literally. From today through Tuesday, there’s an epicurean Icelandic feast prepared by chef HÃ¡kon MÃ¡r Ã–rvarsson at Rialto in Harvard Square. On Saturday from 5-7pm, there’s an Icelandic Photography Reception with a talk by Boston photographer Neal Rantoul at 555 Gallery. The FREE CONCERT, Reykjavik Calling, with Icelandic (and Boston) musicians is on Saturday night at The Middle East (downstairs) in Central Square (RSVP; first come, first serve). On Sunday, things wind down with a Reyka Vodka Craft Cocktail Class at The Liberty Hotel in Boston (RSVP HERE; limited to 50 people).
Read more about this weekend’s activities and learn how you can win an Icelandic prize pack in a special “Iceland scavanger hunt.”
We’ll focus on the music, which you can get a taste of below in a terrific little sampler. This is your chance to experience these Icelandic musicians live, without the long flight. You’ll also get to hear some unique collaborations with local artists. I attended one of these special events a few years ago, and it was a hell of a lot of fun. Mark my words; you’ll make some amazing discoveries.
Keep reading for some information about the show and some samples from the featured artists.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Presented by WERS and Iceland Naturally
Featuring: Hermigervill (Iceland), The Love Experiment (Boston) & Retro Stefson (Iceland), Skinny Bones (Boston) & Sin Fang (Iceland)
Doors at 8 p.m. | Show at 9 p.m. | 18+ | Facebook Event
The Middle East Restaurant & Nightclub (downstairs)
472-480 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
RSVP FOR TICKETS (event is free, but “first come, first serve”)
The Love Experiment
“The Love Experiment is a collective of producers, singer-songwriters, and musicians who joined forces while attending college in Boston. Their unique brand of ‘Future Soul’ combines the collective influences of J Dilla, Erykah Badu, Flying Lotus, D’Angelo, and Earth Wind and Fire to create a sound that has brought them recognition throughout the Northeast.”