Posts Tagged ‘airwaves’


Confusing, Lovely, Twerking, Pre-Flight Entertainment

I will hand it to the six Icelandic guys in wifebeaters known as UMTBS for performing on a very high energy level to a room of full of tired and hungover people, and enjoying doing it. They shredded, they shrieked, they press...
by Árni Árnason


Too Much Polish, Not Enough Passion – Iðnó pt. 2

No, you don’t need hand gestures to accompany each vocal flourish, and no, you don’t need to tell the crowd to move closer to the stage (pet peeve of mine, that one). And you might want to consider spitting your gum out bef...
by Jonah Flicker


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 ...
by Shirley Braha

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...
by simonzacharychetrit


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...
by michaelazerrad

Sykur at Þjóðleikhúskjallarinn by Rúnar Sigurður Sigurjónsson

“It’s a Party, You Know?” A Night At Þjóðleikhúskjallarinn

If you play your cards right, on a Friday night during Iceland Airwaves, there are a myriad of fun situations you could find yourself in. I happened to find myself in a positive predicament, chilling in a hotel room with two of...
by Shirley Braha


múm at Fríkirkjan by Siggi

múm And The Ghost In The Machine

The drums play a key role in múm: they can be organic and primordial, they can resemble the clanking, steam-driven machinery of the Industrial Age, and they can recall the Digital Age, with busy, precise and intricate patterns...
by michaelazerrad

Agent Fresco

A Man Sings His Heart Out, The Dreaded Saxophone And More

Basically, I want to hear Högni and Sigga sing at each other for an hour. I’d pay good money for that.
by oliver



Airwaves Off-Venue: Italian Pianist Bruno Bavota’s Iceland Debut

As well as extra chances to catch well-known names in a relaxed daytime setting, the Iceland Airwaves off-venues can offer chances to glimpse artists on the rise. Italian composer and pianist Bruno Bavota is one such performer,...
by Burke Jam


The Foreign Resort: Rocking the streets of Reykjavík

The Danes arrived to Reykjavík uncertain if anyone in Iceland had ever heard of them. They changed that with just one day of rocking out. By Steffan Lykke Møller They describe their music as The Cure meets Sonic Youth with a ...
by Rebecca Louder



BREAKING NEWS: Django Django Cancelled!

Bummerino! Scottish jangle-rockers Django Django have had to cancel their official Airwaves gig tonight at Harpa. Their drummer has fallen ill and is unable to play. This is truly unfortunate and we wish the man a speedy recove...
by Rebecca Louder


Friday Night Taken By The Collar

It's safe to say that despite it’s ever-thriving music scene, Reykjavík doesn't exactly have a rapid thoroughfare of touring acts. In fact, if you want to hear live music in one minority genre or another, you’d be better o...
by Bergrún Anna Hallsteinsdóttir


FM belfast by alisa-kalyanova-7856


Words by Rebecca Louder / Photos by Alísa Kalyanova / Photoshoot wardrobe courtesy of Kormákur & Skjöldur Last Airwaves, there was a gaping hole in the lineup of Icelandic bands that didn’t ruin the festival (not by f...
by Rebecca Louder

Apparat Organ Quartet by Rúnar Sigurður Sigurjónsson

BREAKING NEWS: Jóhann Jóhannsson Leaves Apparat Organ Quartet

Revered Icelandic analog-electronic band Apparat Organ Quartet have announced that founding member Jóhann Jóhannsson has left the band. According to a press release sent today by their management, Jóhann’s decision to leav...
by Rebecca Louder


Of Monsters and Men by Birta Rán

Iceland Airwaves: Thursday – A Clash Magazine perspective

Words by Matthew Bennett & Joe Zadeh. Photo by Birta Rán. As Anglo-metropolitan muppets, our start in Iceland couldn’t have been much more of a birth of fire. Or more aptly; wind. Fierce wind that could slice your face l...
by Rebecca Louder

Luna 2

WINDY DAY TIDBIT! Musicians & Their Pets!

Stay inside, get some milkbones and catnip and cuddle up with a furry-friend! Compiled by Rebecca Louder & Bob Cluness While being a touring musician and a pet owner can’t be easy, there’s one thing that’s...
by Rebecca Louder