Posts Tagged ‘Harpa Norðurljós’

Sykur by Galina Alexander

Bleeding Money And In Sugar Filled Young Dreams

Kiriyama Family Technically proficient throughout, this young band underpin everything they do with interesting rhythms, the female voice added much needed soul when used. On this showing it seems like the band members were too...
by Gabríel Benjamin


Going Out With A Bang

There were eight shows of varying quality and styles showcased at Gamli Gaukurinn on the big Saturday night. First up were Skepna, a rock band that just released a self-titled album. I had listened to said album several times a...
by Gabríel Benjamin


Fucked Up by Sebastien Dehesdin

Getting Fucked Up Is A Beautiful Experience

Apparently Björk went to see Omar Souleyman instead. She made the wrong choice.
by Paul Bridgewater

Metz at Harpa by Jim Bennett

Muck Me, I’m Glad We Metz

The lovely Torontonians made sure to shred, rip, tear and murder everything they could in the most efficient manner imaginable with the time allotted to them. And like true Canadians, they politely bade the attendees “a great...
by Gabríel Benjamin


Ásgeir Trausti by Siggi

Oh, Boy (bands)! : Harpa Norðurljós Pt. II

It seems like everyone here for Ásgeir Trausti’s set is actually here to listen. I’m guessing as much because, for the first time at this year’s festival, I’m hearing a lot of shushing. “You’ve never seen him play ...
by Valgerður Þóroddsdóttir

The Barr Brothers by Siggi

A Touch Of Canadian Promise: Harpa Norðurljós Pt. I

As the final night of the festival (unless you’re one of the lucky ones to be heading to see Sigur Rós) gets underway, we head to Harpa Norðurljós to hear some of Iceland’s finest music, and a touch of Canadian p...
by francine



Harpa’s Metal Night: Considerable Damage To Structures

For your review-reading accompaniment: field audio recording of the wind storm currently unleashing holy hell on this wee island nation. From the darkened gates of waning gloom, we were summoned. From the wind-frozen terrorface...
by a.rawlings

photo2-michael gira photo credit jennifer church

Michael Gira And The Ever-Changing Goal For Joy

The SWANS bandleader talks about performance and the pushing of sound  By Rebecca Louder / Photo by Jennifer Church   Occasionally when you import music into your iTunes, it will aggravatingly insert the genre name as ‘...
by Rebecca Louder


Olafur Arnalds by Heidrik

Breaking Out Of His Old Skin – The Ólafur Arnalds Interview

“What happened was a table attacked me! We were being filmed pretending to fight each other in a scene, but the director didn’t think that we were being realistic enough. So he pushed us, and we fell, except I literally fel...
by Bob Cluness


Ecology, echology, ecolology

A strong northerly gale pushed against me as I approached the constantly darkening façade of Harpa. Inside, multimedia would meet education in Björk’s Biophilia. All-consuming consumption of 8 (how we ate) Björk’s Biophi...
by a.rawlings


Zun Zun Egui at Harpa by Hvalreki

A Whole Lot of Rocking

I arrive drenched and disheveled at Harpa, ready to see what this years Airwaves ‘it’ venue (or just this years ‘it’ venue in general) has to offer. Insane weather forced me to put off leaving my apartment until the las...
by Bergrún Anna Hallsteinsdóttir


“A Tradition in Our Family”

I did not know what to expect from tonight's lineup. Essentially it was Plastic Ono Band and various sub-voltrons thereof. I was afraid the gig would be hermetic and insular. People playing for their friends. This could not hav...
by Kári Tulinius