Posts Tagged ‘Iceland Airwaves’
 

 
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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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
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LEAVES

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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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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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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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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Sykur at Þjóðleikhúskjallarinn by Rúnar Sigurður Sigurjónsson

“It’s a Party, You Know?” A Night At Þjóðleikhúskjallarinn

If you play your cards right, on a Friday night during Iceland Airwaves, there are a myriad of fun situations you could find yourself in. I happened to find myself in a positive predicament, chilling in a hotel room with two of...
by Shirley Braha
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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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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
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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
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Mammút by Simon Chetrit

Azerrad’s Report: Wednesday

Noted music writer slash Grapevine's guest of honour Michael Azerrad goes wild at Iceland Airwaves 2013, wandering between venues, listening hard and taking notes. For his Wednesday report, he digs on Mammút and Emiliana, and ...
by michaelazerrad
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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
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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
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A Night Of Synths In All Their Forms

First of all, I’ve got to give Metz an honourable mention. I ducked into Bar 11 to see them before heading to my post at Harlem, and they deserve a mention for enticing the first crowd-surf of the weekend. Here’s to...
by Árni Árnason
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Grapevine & Mál og Menning Present: Michael Azerrad In Conversation

Boy, have we got a treat for you music geeks this Airwaves! The one and only Michael Azerrad, author of the genre-defining, delightfully written rock history tome Our Band Could Be Your Life (and founder/Editor-in-Chief of sp...
by Haukur S. Magnússon
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