I just heard today the incredibly sad news that Juraj Kušnierik died last Friday, November 13th, in Reykjavik after having had a heart attack during Airwaves. The last post on his twitter feed is of the Ghostigital in-store show. Juraj was a Slovakian journalist, a great fan and supporter of Icelandic music, he also worked in the book industry. I didn't know him well at all, we swapped emails around Christmas every year about the best albums of the year out of Iceland - he was a kind supporter of this little blog and especially the end of year best records list.
There's a concert in his memory happening tonight in Húrra. The Icelandic music community is fabulous and kind, I wish I could be there. All the proceeds are going to his family. You can read more in Grapevine here - I know from his voting over the years that he would love the line-up. Here's to you Juraj xx