Posts Tagged ‘iceland’
 

 
Jón Gnarr and the SF Embassy

When the SF Embassy Met Jón Gnarr

Much has been said about the, shall we say, creative style of politics as pioneered by Iceland’s mayor Jón Gnarr – a reputation that goes far and wide beyond the borders of Iceland. Having read articles about him i...
by haje
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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
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Beats, Rhymes And Life: Faktorý Downstairs

I don’t do drugs (often), but if I did I would do them while listening to artists like Thizone. Oops, I’ve fallen down a K-hole and I can’t get up! Then again, it’s sort of nice down here… Thizone serves up tracks...
by Kirsten O'Brien
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Sisý Ey

Superjack Soul Sisters: Sisý Ey Interviewed

Iceland’s new house group are gonna make you feeeeeeeellll…… If IDM is the brain of electronic music, and techno is its muscle, then surely house music is its still beating heart. Sure, those continuous bass b...
by Bob Cluness
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Þorir Georg

The Human Perpetual Creativity Machine – Þórir Georg Interviewed

  “It´s not a big concern for me that I will spread myself too thin.” Even in the world of Icelandic music, where musicians are almost expected to have numerous side projects on the go, the musician known as Þórir G...
by Bob Cluness
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The Insider’s Guide To Iceland Airwaves

We ask the people in the know on the inside track of Iceland Airwaves, so now you know too!   So you’ve decided to take the plunge and book your ticket for this year’s Airwaves. You’ve been stocking up on you...
by Bob Cluness
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Reykjavík! at NASA by Magnús Elvar Jónsson

Why Sunday is the Best Night of Airwaves

Despite the fact that, come the fifth and last day of Airwaves each year, I make my way—kicking and screaming—to my last assignment, by the time it comes to writing the final review, I always feel a bit sentimental for Sunday.
by Valgerður Þóroddsdóttir
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Blue Lagoon party by Rúnar Sigurður Sigurjónsson

Blue Lagoon Thrill

The ‘Blue Lagoon chill’ has been an Airwaves institution for years. The party takes place every Airwaves Saturday and entails lounging at the legendary spa while taking in sets by some of Iceland’s finest DJs....
by Florian Zühlke
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Lára Rúnars at Glaumbar by Alexander Matukhno

Glaumbar Is A Two-Faced Bastard

Glaumbar can be a very good concert venue, but it also can totally suck. On this Airwaves Friday I could see both sides of the coin. The small dancefloor in front of the stage and the huge bar in the middle of the room on the o...
by Florian Zühlke
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Fist Fokkers at Amsterdam by Ægir Freyr Birgisson

Great Show, Crappy Backline

Amsterdam is a pretty nice Airwaves venue. You get club atmosphere; it's not too big, but you don't get crushed by people as there is a corner in the front, where you still can elbow your way through when it gets packed.
by Florian Zühlke
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The Good, The Bad and The Misplaced

Whatever quarrels surrounding the Harpa concert hall and its construction, you have  to admit that it is a huge, polished piece of architecture that is made to be home of music. This is why it became Airwaves’ new ̵...
by Florian Zühlke
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The fancy Iceland Airwaves ’11 app for fancy smartphones

All those of you who do not like to carry around a printed Airwaves festival info plus the city map plus some tourist guide plus your phone plus keys plus whatever you guys are have in your pockets: here is the solution! For t...
by Florian Zühlke
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