Crowd at Harpa by Hörður Sveinsson The Reykjavík Art Museum by Páll Hilmarsson Harpalicious photo4 Júlía of Oyama, by nickydigital.com Samaris at Harpa / Iceland Airwaves

Stories and Reviews

Kontinuum at Amsterdam by Siggi

Icelandic Metal Is Alive And Well – Amsterdam Pt. 1

Trust The Lies is a young, upcoming metalcore band. They are obviously well rehearsed for the occasion, with all melodic changes delivered without a hitch, and their timings are impeccable. They have a lot of raw power, and pul...
Mykki Blanco at the Reykjavík Art Museum by Hörður Sveinsson

This Was Special For Mykki Blanco

One of the most notable shows of Airwaves 2013 was about to begin, featuring Nolo, Ghostigital, Mykki Blanco, Gold Panda, and Savages at the Reykjavik Art Museum on Saturday night, and Michael Quattlebaum Jr. aka Mykki Blanco ...

Pedro Pilatus at Harlem by Simon Zachary Chetrit

“…Then The Bass Came In” – Harlem Pt. 2

Venue impressions: very hand painted, intimate feel. Feels like a lot of DIY loft venues I’ve been to in NY, so mission accomplished I guess. Great stuff to be looking at if one were to be flipping out on hallucinogens, I...

slow magic

Like Sticking Your Head In Warm Ambient Goo – Harlem Pt. 1

ARNI² Fresh from their blistering set last night (where they apparently played nowt but banging hardcore techno), Árni Grétar and Árni Vector decided to take a different tack this evening by playing a mostly ambient style o...
Art Museum Scene

Reykjavík Grapevine’s Podcast: Airwaves Sunday Edition

Wohoo! It is Sunday! We made it! Almost. Your audio-loving friends, the omniscient Grapevine Airwaves Podcast Team, has been rolling from venue to venue throughout Saturday. We bring you the best bits from the gigantic line-up ...

Fucked Up at Harpa by Simon Zachary Chetrit

The Norðurljós Is Thoroughly Rocked

APPARAT ORGAN QUARTET Several times during their show, someone in the Apparat Organ Quartet told the crowd, “Apparat loves you!” And we all loved them right back. Apparat Organ Quartet are musical bad-asses, but the...

Objectivity On Holiday – Gamli Gaukurinn pt. 2

It’s quite a mammoth task to try and cover every single gig that happens at Airwaves, and slip-ups are going to be pretty much inevitable. And a slip-up is what is responsible for me writing this particular review on a ba...