Q4U 4 Ever!

One of Iceland’s original punk bands shows the kids how it’s done.

Alaskans In Disguise!

K-X-P have the dark grooves and the dynamics for your winter disco
Hvalreki / Ryan Parteka

Hvalreki’s Iceland Airwaves 2011 photos

        Hvalreki aka Ryan Parteka is an artist and photographer based in Reykjavík.  He is a regular contributor to the Reykjavík Grapevine.

Rich Aucoin at NASA by Alexander Matukhno

Sunday Night at NASA: The End of it All (for now)

The night starts like this: I am manhandled by the door man (looking for weapons? What the fuck?). I get in and it’s crowded and I’m tired. I fell off my bike earlier and my knee hurts. Basically, sorry to say it,  I am no...
Æla at Amsterdam by Arnar Halldórsson

Night Of The Living Dead

I had the great fortune to have two headlining bands to look forward to tonight, and a few opening acts I’d never heard of and hoped might pleasantly surprise me. The night ended on a much higher note than I expected, and...

Reykjavík! at NASA by Magnús Elvar Jónsson

Why Sunday is the Best Night of Airwaves

Despite the fact that, come the fifth and last day of Airwaves each year, I make my way—kicking and screaming—to my last assignment, by the time it comes to writing the final review, I always feel a bit sentimental for Sunday.
Mammút at Gaukur á Stöng by Ægir Freyr Birgisson

Mannheim Outlingers Do It Waaaay Better!

ORPHIC OXTRA Bob: Yup the Balkan klemzacore of Orphic Oxtra. That first song was rather long wasn’t it? Sindri: Well they have an hour set so they’re taking their time aren’t they? B: Where is that piano though? I can hea...

Helgi Valur, The Producer Of Confusion

If you’re not interested in bringing your dancing shoes, Helgi Valur doesn’t want to know you!