Posts Tagged ‘Harpa’

Kraftwerk at Harpa by Alexander Matukhno

Those Magnificent Men in Their Kraftwerk Machine – Harpa Eldborg

It's been over 40 years since they released their first album, and even the oldest songs haven't aged much. Not many bands can say that about their catalogue, especially in the electronic genre.
by Jonah Flicker

Kraftwerk Harpa Tickets

Reykjavík Grapevine’s Podcast: Airwaves Saturday Edition

You have survived Iceland Airwaves Friday and are looking for something to listen to while you rest up for another night of glory? Look no further! Your friends at the Grapevine Airwaves Podcast Team bring to you the newest ear...
by Kaisu


Ólafur Arnalds at Harpa by Jim Bennett

Ólafur Arnalds Draws Tears At Harpa Eldborg

The house lights are on in the modern, volcanic red heart of Iceland. Smoke, as though suspended from ethereal fly lines, dissipates over the audience more slowly than the aurora tinting the night sky. It is Airwaves 2013, and ...
by ryan

oyama band by hrefna og magnus-1000w

Oyama Shake Harpa, Plug Pulled Due To Volume

Emerging Icelandic shoegaze stars Oyama had to stop their performance in Harpa yesterday due to being too loud for the venue. During a particularly fragile passage of classical music, their distorted noise-rock was audible thro...
by John Rogers



Vök Storm The Scene At Harpa

First impressions: the venue is really slick. Extremely open, good viewing angles, clean, consistent, clear sound. If we had to lose NASA to get this, well, it still sucks but we got a damn nice venue out of it. This was my fir...
by simonzacharychetrit

Harpa 30.10.2013

Reykjavík Grapevine’s Podcast: Airwaves Thursday Edition!

The first day of Iceland Airwaves is now behind us and of course, The Reykjavík Grapevine podcast is here with a recap. Today, we discuss our personal highlights from yesterday and give you a taste of the well-mixed line-up fr...
by Kaisu


Dr. Spock by Iona

The Gentle Lineup Upset By Rock N Fucking Roll

All in all, the night had its ups and its down and served very well as a welcome to new guests and first timers. The unexpected addition of Dr. Spock definitely stole the show, however.
by Gabríel Benjamin

Benni Hemm Hemm by Thorgeir Olafsson

Does Size Really Matter? Harpa Silfurberg Pt. I

The old proverb goes that it’s not the size that matters, but how you use it. It works for music as it does for sex. You can do just as much with a kazoo as you can with a symphony if you know what you’re doing. That’s no...
by Joel Hoard



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

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


Stafnbúi kover

Harping on at Harpa

By Thomas L. Moir This evening will see Steindór Andersen and Hilmar Örn reunite to perform together for the first time in over ten years. They will be performing in collaboration with a one-of-a-kind stone harp specially bro...
by thomas


Back On The Stage With Rökkurró: We Just Had To Play Iceland Airwaves

Their first show in over a year Rökkurró are back for Iceland Airwaves with new energy and an acoustic set, but with the future yet to be decided By Steffan Lykke Møller / Photos by Pat Moriearty Recently, you haven’t ...
by Rebecca Louder


Sykur by Skari

Sykur Stole The Show

The day is Wednesday, the place is Harpa Silfurberg, and the time is 20:00. Day one, let's dig in!
by Chris D'Alessandro

Jenny Hval at Harpa Kaldalón by Hössi H

Kippi’s Big-Band Steal The Show At Kaldalón

And so, I return to Harpa’s Kaldalón, safely segregated from the party of Airwaves in the city’s newly finished metal-and-glass music and culture venue. This night is opened by Einar Stray (his surname pronounced s...
by John Rogers



“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

Sinfónían, Harpa

I Am Thankful For My Ears

I have decided that witnessing an orchestra perform in unison and energy and harmony is one of life’s more affirming experiences.
by Haukur S. Magnússon