Posts Tagged ‘iceland airwaves 2012’
 

 
Skálmöld by Rúnar Sigurður Sigurjónsson

Techno Vikings, Hot Chicks & Annoying Kids

So, were you one of those fools who decided to pay all that money and venture all that way to Laugardalshöll to take part in the shiny dolphin wanking fest that was the Sigur Rós concert? Ha! Shame on you! The real music love...
by thomas
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Boogie Trouble by Aníta Eldjárn

Once More, With Feeling // Intoxicate Me Now

Every Airwaves Sunday I remember this again. That Airwaves works because Reykjavík is in essence a glorified festival ground; it is a play pen, a crib—it is safe, secluded, and full of young people who think they can do just...
by paul
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Legend by Magnús Elvar Jónsson

Post-Apocalyptic Disco

There are some nights when you look at the line-up at a venue and know pretty much what to expect. I thought that was the case Saturday night at Faktorý, but I was proven wrong. And I’m glad I was. With acts that ranged ...
by paul
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DIIV by Birta Rán

Fucking The Pain Away, Surf Punk And Nice Guys

On Saturday night, the salt was no longer thick in the air. Thank God. We had stopped fearing for our lives and the wind had calmed to a mere breeze. We could freely walk the streets without fear of decapitation by a loose piec...
by thomas
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Paul Corley by Puffas

Oh, The Wind And The Rain!

Yesterday, Reykjavík experienced an unusual and memorable weather day. Knowing I’d review Bedroom Community’s Iðnó performance in the evening, I set out to video the windstorm mid-afternoon. Weather documentary a...
by a.rawlings
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Good Moon Deer by Thorgeir Olafsson

Nostalgia Trips and Bad Dancing

The room wasn’t packed, and I don’t think his music speaks to everyone. But if you were born at a certain time, probably somewhere between 1985 and 1990, and probably male, the set played out as something of a nostalgia trip.
by thomas
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Sísy Ey by Júlía Hvanndal

The Lights, The Fists: Faktorý Main pt. I

Faktorý will always be Grand Rokk to me, and not because I'm particularly nostalgic for the good ol' days of 2004, but rather because despite the rebranding, Faktorý still has the same feel of the kind of club you expect to h...
by paul
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Crowd at Faktorý by Simon Steel

Rangling And Raving at Faktorý Upstairs

At times throughout last night at the Faktorý upstairs stage, it felt less so a case of how amazing the artist was, but more which period of Aphex Twin’s career the artist most respected. At other times it felt like a flat o...
by thomas
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Doldrums by Iona Sjöfn

Doldrums Steal The Show: Iðnó, Night Two

They sing about crack cocaine, coke, being broke and drinking whiskey without an air of satire or wit, any insightful experiences that may inform these songs lost in irritatingly trite lyrics.
by Lauren Down
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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
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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
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The Little House Of Music

Inspired By Hobbits

A little house in Reykjavík is offering visitors a chance at catching Airwaves’ best in an intimate environment. By Thomas L. Moir So you’re sitting at the pub, sinking beers, with the boys, eyeing the potential. Talk turn...
by thomas
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Sóley

sóley’s New Video Is A TOTAL BEAUT! Checkitout!

Oh hey wow! The one and only sóley, who many of you might know from one of her NINETY FIVE MILLION YOUTUBE HITS that her most awesome solo stuff has gotten (not to mention from her being part of Iceland’s answer to the W...
by Haukur S. Magnússon
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