Posts Tagged ‘Airwaves13’
 

 
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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Sykur by Galina Alexander

Sykur: Being Insane Is A Good Thing!

The lead singer of Sykur, Agnes Björt Andradóttir, is clearly mental. But in a good way.
by Ziah Fogel
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The Reykjavík Art Museum by Páll Hilmarsson

A Note On Replication And Adaptation

Apparently there has been some controversy — and some misunderstanding — regarding my recent comment about certain Icelandic bands and the music of the African diaspora. I do choose my words carefully, but some people didn&...
by michaelazerrad
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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
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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
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Very Solid! – Iðnó pt. 1

It was an early start at Iðnó on Saturday. The band Vigri went on stage just after seven o’clock and played extremely melodic and well crafted electronic music. The vocal arrangements were nothing short of dazzling and ...
by Helga Þórey Jónsdóttir
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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...
by sveinnbirkir
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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
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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
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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...
by Bob Cluness
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Rock And Roll Fantasy Camp – Hressó pt. 2

Sure, I've seen this band play a hundred times before in countless dive bars and various shitholes across the United States, but this is the spirit of Rock and Roll and Dimma are living it. Hard and fast.
by Jonah Flicker
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The Balconies at Gamli Gaukurinn by Rúnar Sigurður Sigurjónsson

A Night Filled With Promise – Gamli Gaukurinn pt. 1

Gamli gaukurinn is a bar with a small stage in one corner. It is in no way perfect, but with the addition of Harpa Concert Hall to the Iceland Airwaves list of venues, I do kind of miss going to shows at these seedier little ve...
by sveinnbirkir
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Low Roar at Iðnó by Jim Bennett

The Inexhaustible Indie Venue – Iðnó pt.1

The former half of Iðnó’s Friday line-up was interesting. The night started promptly at eight with a set from Jóhann Kristinsson. His music is in many ways conventional indie rock with creative songwriting performed v...
by Helga Þórey Jónsdóttir
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FKNHNDSM at Harlem by Þórir Bogason

Harlem Hypnosis – Harlem Pt. 2

It's getting really late. It's not late by Reykjavík standards, but it is considering how early everything started this evening. Half the room looks lobotomized, and I'm not sure they know where they are. But at least they kno...
by Þórir Bogason
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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
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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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