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Icelandic Soul Is Life Of The Party

The decision to spend the last night of Airwaves at Gamli Gaukurinn was one of the better ones I made over this four-day music bender. Though Gamli was hot and packed and people were by now sweating beer, there was a sense of c...
by Alex Baumhardt
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The Big Sleep At Harpa Kaldalón

Kira Kira, an experimental noise band fronted by Kristín Björk Kristjánsdóttir, opened up Harpa Kaldalón with a song I imagine is similar to the sound of a dinosaur being born. Kristín is that girl you went to art school...
by Alex Baumhardt
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‘What’s Wrong With Your Eyes?’ And Other Delights Heard At Gamla Bíó

At Gamla Bíó’s seated concert hall, we show our enthusiasm for a band by gently wobbling in our chairs. Tilbury’s opening performance, however, had the crowd rollicking on their asses like buoys in a storm on Reykjavik’...
by Alex Baumhardt
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The Beach Boys In Space And Other Sounds You Might Have Heard At Amsterdam

In a bathroom with no locks, in the basement of the Amsterdam bar, I ran into Elín, the female wonderstorm at the front of the folk band Bellstop. It was an endearing experience where we laughed about what it meant to be an a...
by Alex Baumhardt
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The Airwaves Off-Venue Rundown

Go off the grid, go crazy, save your money By R.X. Beckett As big as it is now, and getting bigger each year, Airwaves can still only contain so much. Not every band that applies gets in and tickets do sell out, sometimes two m...
by Alex Baumhardt
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Ten Bands To Catch At Airwaves 2013

Straum.is has been active since last summer, with writers Óli Dóri and Davíð Roach documenting the local music scene and helping people discover the best new music. It is associated with the radio show Straumur on X977, whi...
by Alex Baumhardt
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The Beat That Went On And On And On And On

– Words by Alex Baumhardt Magnús Trygvason Eliassen, “Maggi,” drums in local bands Amiina, Borko, Kippi Kaninus, Moses Hightower, Sin Fang, Tilbury, Snorri Helgason and a number of others on a rotating basis. He mana...
by Alex Baumhardt
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Wasted At Airwaves – Your last sip of beer is not the bottle’s last song

– Words by Alex Baumhardt You may have noticed that the big Airwaves festival booklet is nowhere to be found this year. That’s a good thing, says festival manager Grímur Atlason, who came into Airwaves four years ago w...
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