Posts Tagged ‘Review’

Human Woman at Faktorý by Júlía Hvanndal

Put On My Raving Shoes And I Boarded The Plane

I began my partying days in the death-rattle of the classic rave scene, when gigantic warehouses were taken over by masses of DJs and electronic masters for anonymous, clandestine, 24-hour notice addresses, first-10-tickets-are...
by Rebecca Louder

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


Sindri Eldon at Amsterdam by Hvalreki

We Can Be Heroes

Tonight, I was once again surprised in ways I didn’t think possible. That stunning, dancing, ceaseless grip of what small-venue Airwaves can be came back to visit us tonight, and we welcomed it like the return of a lover ...
by paul

Sinead O'Connor at Fríkirkjan by Hvalreki

“I’ve Been Saved by Jesus, So Fuck You!”

O'Connor is a stellar performer. Do not forget that her rise to global fame was based on bettering Prince's version of his song "Nothing Compares 2 U." Outshining Prince is not something many people can do.
by Kári Tulinius


Zun Zun Egui at Harpa by Hvalreki

A Whole Lot of Rocking

I arrive drenched and disheveled at Harpa, ready to see what this years Airwaves ‘it’ venue (or just this years ‘it’ venue in general) has to offer. Insane weather forced me to put off leaving my apartment until the las...
by Bergrún Anna Hallsteinsdóttir

Úlfur at Iðnó by Hvalreki

Sound the siren

Once upon a time, the firm calm of sonowolf gaze. Úlfur may be the next beast to explode from birch undergrowth with a gnash of belief. Foregrounding fairy-tale twinkle and crusade, the expansive breath of Úlfur’s instrum...
by a.rawlings


Raised Among Wolves at Tjarnabíó by Natsha Nandabhiwat

Hipsters Through the Ages

Thus the night began like an adolescent dalliance, the experience of watching Wolves’s set being somewhat akin to being made love to—and I mean this strictly in the Victorian sense—by an overzealous and abstractly romanti...
by Valgerður Þóroddsdóttir

PLX at Faktorý

In Remembrance of Biogen, Reykjavik’s own electronica partisan

Various electronic groups from the Weirdcore crew and the recently established Möller label played Faktorý this Thursday in honour of the late, great Sigurbjörn Þorgrímsson, who passed away last February. Sigurbjörn, most...
by Þórður Ingi Jónsson


Dope D.O.D at Gaukur á Stöng by Arnór Halldórsson

A Night Of Hip Hop And Its Bastards

What was to become one of the fest’s most consistent night (sub)genre-wise didn’t go down without some ups and downs. There was surprisingly good turnout for opener Gísli Pálmi and although he doesn’t have l...
by Birkir Fjalar Viðarsson

Crowd at Fríkirkjan, Thursday, by Magnús Elvar Jónsson

“Í upphafi var orðið og orðið var hja…”

A man walks. A man walks in. A church. A man walks into a church. Peeled and scraped iconography clings to an arch. “Í upphafi var orðið og orðið var hja…” A man walks in and sits down. Many bodies sit around him. An...
by a.rawlings


Secret Chiefs 3 at Iðnó by Katrín Ólafs

Sufi Madness Destroys White Bread Rock Shock Horror!

Arriving at Iðnó and taking in my surroundings, the first thought that entered into my head is that it looked a lot smaller than it did in the pictures, without all those tables and chairs. My second thought was that it was a...
by Bob Cluness

Crowd at Faktorý by Aðalsteinn Guðmundsson

A Reference Free Review

This is a namedrop and reference free review. Just for the hell of it I won‘t mention any styles nor any artist names other then the ones on the bill. Hazar “I’m Hazar and I’m going to rock out for half an hour!” And ...
by Aðalsteinn Jörundsson



“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

Retro Stefson at the Reykjavík Art Museum

Middling in the Art Gallery

8:30 pm at the art gallery and Borko are in full swing. I have found my spot for the night, slouched in a corner on the balcony, at this point taking in the denim clad asses of a denim clad couple standing in front of me. A lot...
by Bergrún Anna Hallsteinsdóttir


Pascal Pinon at Harpa Kaldalón by Katrín Ólafs

Kreatiivmootor Smash Music Into Joyful Sonic Non-Sequitors

Harpa’s Kaldalón is a seated theatre, below ground level, that plays host tonight to a mixed bag of young Icelandic bands and esteemed visitors, including a solo set by Björk’s percussionist Manu Delago, and headl...
by John Rogers

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