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Crowd at Harpa by Hörður Sveinsson

The Absolutely, Unquestionably, Very Best Of Airwaves 2013!

We did it again (oops). We did it again. It was a tough one, what with the one hundred thousand bands each playing three shows per night for fifteen consecutive nights at eight thousand venues spread throughout the gargantuan R...
by Haukur S. Magnússon
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Damian From Fucked Up: ICELAND IS MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN CANADA, HYPE = TRUE

Sorry guys, our browser doesn’t support video uploads from phones. Odd to send you to a page like that. There is a video of this stuff coming later tonight – do view it when it’s here, it’s fun!  
by Haukur S. Magnússon
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Grapevine & Mál og Menning Present: Michael Azerrad In Conversation

Boy, have we got a treat for you music geeks this Airwaves! The one and only Michael Azerrad, author of the genre-defining, delightfully written rock history tome Our Band Could Be Your Life (and founder/Editor-in-Chief of sp...
by Haukur S. Magnússon
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Reykjavík Grapevine’s Podcast: Airwaves Wednesday Edition!

The Reykjavík Grapevine podcast is back! And what  better reason for a re-launch than the biggest music festival of the country–Iceland Airwaves! If you ever wondered how Airwaves sounds like, then this is your chance. The ...
by Haukur S. Magnússon
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SF Embassy Represent

THESE PEOPLE WANT TO TALK TO YOU

A portable San Francisco hits Iceland Airwaves A couple of months ago, we got an email from something called “The SF Embassy,” saying they were going to bring over a rather large group of people from San Francisco, Californ...
by Haukur S. Magnússon
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Högni Interviews DJ Flugvél Og Geimskip

What do you talk about in your music? I talk about things that are not at all what they seem; things that you can just get a glimpse of in the dark night; things that prefer disguise; things that make the world more alive and e...
by Haukur S. Magnússon
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Högni Egilsson by Axel Sigurðarson

THE EXPLORER

Högni Egilsson on singing, sailing and the making of Grapevine’s album of 2012, Hjaltalín’s ‘Enter IV’
by Haukur S. Magnússon
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Mugison Launches New Band!

Early last week, a bomb was dropped on Iceland. This was not one of those horrible bombs that blow people to smithereens and dismember them and leave a smattering of blood and guts all over the place (while spreading democracy)...
by Haukur S. Magnússon
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Download Morðingjarnir’s “Þú komst með jólin til mín” (feat. Thorunn Antónía)

Morðingjarnir & Thorunn Antónía – Þú komst með jólin til mín Christmas season has arrived in Reykjavík, which means, lots of jólabjór, plenty of holiday décor around the city and of course, CHRISTMAS TUNE...
by Haukur S. Magnússon
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We stopped over at the Geysir for a close look. Greg (who had lost luggage of clothes in transit) took a spray to body for the experience. Warmed him up for a few seconds.

Vacationer VS. Blouse: WHICH CONTEST WINNER HAD A BETTER TIME AT AIRWAVES 2K12?

Did you know that aside from making some pretty nice vodka, those folks over at Reyka also sponsor an annual contest where US bands can win the chance to perform at Iceland Airwaves. This is pretty cool of them—if you’re a ...
by Haukur S. Magnússon
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The Wayward Wanderings Of A Confused Expat – Iceland Airwaves Edition

In accordance with the unwritten expatriate code, I have spent the last few years going on about the wonders of my native Iceland. Seeing as the majority of those years have been spent in the company of the same three men (i.e....
by Haukur S. Magnússon
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Frímann Frímannsson and Krummi Björgvinsson

EXCLUSIVE: We Speak To Frímann Frímannsson And Krummi About LEGEND’s New Video

LEGEND recently released a video for the track ‘The City’, which is embedded below, and which you should watch for an insight into one aspect of Reykjavík living. Directed by Krummi himself (and edited by his good friend F...
by Haukur S. Magnússon
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Lára's album cover

Is Lára’s Moment Here?

Hi Lára! Sorry to be bothering you with all these questions right before the Airwaves festival starts (you are surely pretty busy getting ready for all those shows you’ll be playing), but we heard you have a new record o...
by Haukur S. Magnússon
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JFM Is An Icelandic Legend – Here’s Why

For some of our international Airwaves guests, the name Jakob Frímann Magnússon might not ring a bell (don’t be afraid, we’re about to ring that bell for you, so long as you read on). However, every single Icelander knows...
by Haukur S. Magnússon
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A Sruli Design!

Sample Bedroom Community’s Latest Signing At Sruli Recht’s Store Launch

Award-winning designer Sruli Recht has a thing for making controversial-slash-gorgeous products (for instance: wallets and shoes made out of tanned minke-whale penii). He is a self-described cross-disciplinary artist, “ca...
by Haukur S. Magnússon
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Poliçagate: “…sometimes circumstances occur in life that make a happy ending impossible.”

As we reported yesterday, Minneapolis hipstergazewave newcomers Poliça (finally learned to make that weird ‘c’ thing!) have cancelled their anticipated appearance at Iceland Airwaves 2012 with but a week’s...
by Haukur S. Magnússon
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