Posts Tagged ‘airwaves’
 

 
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Great Airwaves Memories Plus One Virgin’s Expectations

Christian Hoard, Rolling Stone I have tons of great memories from past festivals. Like the time in 2005 when I lost a drunken bet (something to do with someone eating a large quantity of Icelandic hot dogs) and had to get an Ic...
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The Troubadour’s Guide to Drinking

By Alexander Aron Guðbjartsson Whatever your opinion of them and their music, the trusty troubadour is for many people the mortar on which a great night is built. So for some reason we thought it would be fun to ask one of the...
by Kirsten O'Brien
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The Hardcore Kid’s Guide To Reykjavík Sightseeing

By Birkir Fjalar Viðarsson Birkir Fjalar Viðarsson often plays in bands, most notably Bisund, Stjörnukisi, I Adapt, Gavin Portland, Celestine and Hellvar. These days, though, he does less of that and spends more of his wakin...
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All Eyes on Iceland

                        By Þórir Bogason There are a lot of Icelandic acts performing at this year’s Iceland Airwaves festival. This in itself is of course not...
by Kirsten O'Brien
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Video: Sin Fang – “Walk With You”

Video by Alísa Kalyanova / Interview by Rebecca Louder With exactly three weeks to go until the festival, we’ve decided to kick our preview coverage up a gear and get some actual live music on this site! We are extremely...
by Rebecca Louder
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Self-Indulgent Brotherhood, Atomic Wedgie Law: Interview with Kiriyama Family

By Rebecca Louder / Photo by Þórir Ingvarsson   There are twenty guitars, nine synthesizers and one bass guitar between the five members of the Kiriyama Family. The group hail from all parts of Iceland – and one membe...
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The Grapevine’s Airwaves Survival Guide!

Navigating your way through Iceland’s biggest five-day party By Rebecca Louder     While some may think of Iceland Airwaves as a festival of locals and Iceland devotees, we know that every year the city welcomes hun...
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WTF ICELAND AIRWAVES!? Pt. II: Advice for getting through your first (or fifth!) festival experience

My husband and I are festival bound this year for the first time and couldn’t be more excited. We have been trying to pick up some simple Icelandic phrases to use, (or at least attempt to use), while there. We’ve se...
by Rebecca Louder
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Old Band On The Dock: GusGus are the champions of Airwaves!

By Rebecca Louder   It was a (presumably cold and rainy) October in 1999 when one famous foreign artist and three super-hip Icelandic bands—Thievery Corporation, Toy Machine, Quarashi and GusGus—gathered in a Reykjaví...
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In With The New: Þoka play their first Airwaves ever!

By Rebecca Louder   In the final acts of this year’s Icelandic Battle of the Bands, a surprisingly different kind of band took the stage. Lush and demure, the room soon hushed as their lead singer effortlessly and emotiv...
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MUST SEE COVER ARTISTS

If you are holding one of four editions of this year’s Airwaves issue, featuring one of four musicians—Ásgeir Trausti, Gísli Pálmi, Skúli Sverrisson or sóley—that we think are doing some pretty great things these day...
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Last Year’s Most Awesome Airwaves Story Contest Winner!

1st Place! By Davíð Arnar Baldursson   Hello Grapevine! I’ve got one Airwaves story for you guys. It is absolutely true, not my imagination. This happened at last years Iceland Airwaves festival. I was holding hands w...
by Kirsten O'Brien
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Talking Heads

Sóley composes music for “Breaking News,” a play starring puppets by Arit John Television. Radio. Newspapers. Computers. People are constantly bombarded with news from every direction, in every form imaginable. Society has...
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From Louder, With Love!

Seven Bands To Catch At Airwaves 2012! By Rebecca Louder   Going through that little Airwaves booklet and trying to decide which bands to see can be a rollercoaster of excitement, confusion and surprise. I should know—I ...
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The Insider’s Guide To Iceland Airwaves

We ask the people in the know on the inside track of Iceland Airwaves, so now you know too!   So you’ve decided to take the plunge and book your ticket for this year’s Airwaves. You’ve been stocking up on you...
by Bob Cluness
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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.
by Valgerður Þóroddsdóttir
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