Posts Tagged ‘Iceland Airwaves’

SF Embassy Represent


A portable San Francisco hits Iceland Airwaves A couple of months ago, we got an email from something called “The SF Embassy,” saying they were going to bring over a rather large group of people from San Francisco, Californ...
by Haukur S. Magnússon

Crowd at the Prins Póló show at Iðnó by Hörður Sveinsson

Life Is Wonderful! Grapevine’s FANCY Iceland Airwaves 2013 Compilation Is Here!

Wow, guys. Just think how much time, energy, effort and resources it takes to create a finished music recording. I mean, there’s the instruments – the years of learning, the borrowing and buying, the stringing, tuni...
by John Rogers


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Iceland Airwaves Insider: Haukur S. Magnusson

If you’re a regular reader or at all familiar with the Reykjavík scene, you probably know of Haukur S. Magnusson. Reykjavík Grapevine’s editor-in-chief  is something of a face about town during Iceland Airwaves, ...
by John Rogers


The Bringer Of Light

As a core member of the Bedroom Community label, Daníel Bjarnason has been composing music that stretches and warps the concepts and expectations towards what is considered “classical music.” His 2010 debut album, ‘Proce...
by Bob Cluness


Högni Egilsson by Axel Sigurðarson


Högni Egilsson on singing, sailing and the making of Grapevine’s album of 2012, Hjaltalín’s ‘Enter IV’
by Haukur S. Magnússon

Snorri Helgason

Snorri Helgason Calls In From Upstate New York

Snorri Helgason first emerged as frontman of Icelandic pop band Sprengjuhöllin in 2006. When the band went on hiatus in 2009 he went solo, and has since carved out a reputation as one of Iceland's foremost singer-songwriters. ...
by John Rogers


We stopped over at the Geysir for a close look. Greg (who had lost luggage of clothes in transit) took a spray to body for the experience. Warmed him up for a few seconds.


Did you know that aside from making some pretty nice vodka, those folks over at Reyka also sponsor an annual contest where US bands can win the chance to perform at Iceland Airwaves. This is pretty cool of them—if you’re a ...
by Haukur S. Magnússon

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The Wayward Wanderings Of A Confused Expat – Iceland Airwaves Edition

In accordance with the unwritten expatriate code, I have spent the last few years going on about the wonders of my native Iceland. Seeing as the majority of those years have been spent in the company of the same three men (i.e....
by Haukur S. Magnússon


Saytan by Ægir Freyr Birgisson

Instrumetal And Experimetal // And With A Growl, It Was Over…

So Iceland Airwaves 2012 comes to a close. The festival where everything that could go wrong went wrong. A festival that was lacking in breathtaking new discoveries and crazy live performances. But it was also a festival where ...
by Ragnar Egilsson


The Bear, The Wolf, And The Unveiling of Sigur Rós

Once in autumn-nighttime, a bear and a wolf strode through a forest. As they walked, bear heard music so beautiful that she said: “Sister wolf, what bird is it that sings so well?” “It’s not a bird at all; that is Sigur...
by a.rawlings


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


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

Dr Spock by Siggi

A Night of Grit and Momentum Inside The Temple Of Doom

Iceland Airwaves, you manage to surprise me. Similarly to last night, this line up is not genre specific. Sure, it’s not as wild card-y as yesterday was, this one leaning on rock and beers a bit more. A lot more, shall we...
by Birkir Fjalar Viðarsson


Friends by Alísa Kalyanova

Dirty Projectors Whip Up A Masterpiece

Prinspóló have been going a long while now, and in that time they have perfected an Icelandic version of the lo-fi college-rock sound, a bit like the sweet-hearted early days of Yo La Tengo. They’re innately loveable, b...
by John Rogers

Lay Low by Ingibjörg Torfadóttir

The Calm After The Storm

Patrick, I had forgotten that I loved you.
by Amy Liptrot