Posts Tagged ‘Saturday’
 

 
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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In The Company Of Men at Amsterdam by Siggi

“Oh, and FOKK YOU MATTI!!!!!” – Amsterdam Pt. 2

IN THE COMPANY OF MEN As I arrive at Amsterdam to do the second part of the METAL NIGHT FROM THE BOWELS OF HELL (and stuff), I meet my compadre Sveinn Birkir who was reviewing part one. “Oh it was OK,” he said. R...
by Bob Cluness
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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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slow magic

Like Sticking Your Head In Warm Ambient Goo – Harlem Pt. 1

ARNI² Fresh from their blistering set last night (where they apparently played nowt but banging hardcore techno), Árni Grétar and Árni Vector decided to take a different tack this evening by playing a mostly ambient style o...
by Bob Cluness
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Bypass by Magnús Elvar Jónsson

My House. Faktorý Downstairs.

Saturday night around 10pm, I walk into Faktorý, Sunday jazz bar, weekend electronica venue and it’s empty. Like, actually empty. Well, okay the musicians and the bartender are there. I can understand this, with a pletho...
by Álfrún Gísladóttir
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Guðríð Hansdóttir by Simon Steel

Kaldalón Attacked By Canadian Gay Pirates!!!

The first half of Harpa Kaldalón’s Saturday line-up felt incredibly random, as if the organizers pulled names out of a bag. I spent most of the night alternating between being deeply moved, annoyed, and confused. GUÐRI...
by Bob Cluness
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Sindri Eldon & the Ways by Alísa Kalyanova

Rocking Out At Amsterjam!

The storm that battered Reykjavik on Friday claimed its fair share of victims – the roof to a downtown building, one person’s bike this reviewer saw whipped over a sea wall – but it’s not about to claim ...
by Rebecca Louder
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zeppelin-edited

Videos From The Edge. Muck On Tour!

What – TWO instalments of “Postcards From The Edge” in two day? I know, we’re just spoiling you with it all. But as this just fell into our laps, we thought it would be churlish not to share it with ...
by Bob Cluness
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Sindri Eldon at Amsterdam by Hvalreki

The Confessions Of A Misanthropic Musician: The Sindri Eldon And The Ways Interview

Here at the Grapevine we have writers who also like to moonlight as musicians now and again, whether the music be brassy ’60s pop, supercharged hardcore, or noise rock . Even our editor in chief likes to get his guitar...
by Bob Cluness
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MR. SILLA

Getting The New Gang Back Together – The Mr. Silla Interview

If you’re the kind of person who keeps an eye on the Icelandic music scene, you will know that the social web of inter-band friendships and relationships here is often incredibly tangled and layered, with people taking part i...
by Bob Cluness
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1860

Carl Sagan Pop Cosmology – The 1860 Interview

  1860 do some mean folk pop, are fans of Jusup Wilkosz, and think Cradle Of filth are for kids. True story!     There are times in life when all you are looking for music that simply allows your brain and soul t...
by Bob Cluness
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Olafur Arnalds by Heidrik

Breaking Out Of His Old Skin – The Ólafur Arnalds Interview

“What happened was a table attacked me! We were being filmed pretending to fight each other in a scene, but the director didn’t think that we were being realistic enough. So he pushed us, and we fell, except I literally fel...
by Bob Cluness
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Legend at Gaukur á Stöng by Iona Sjöfn

Dazed, Derived, Darkness & Dancing

So far I’ve had pretty good luck this Airwaves. Every night I’ve been to has been cohesively programmed and well planned. Having carefully studied the schedule for days and days before the festival, I knew this was an anoma...
by Rebecca Louder
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Ghostdigital at Faktorý by Hvalreki

Dance Dance Resolution

Saturday was my night to cut a rug. I resolved to do so while drinking… heavily, but responsibly! 20:00 Tonik Understandably, these boys had a tall order to fill – first group of the night, playing to a crowd of about ...
by Christopher Czechowicz
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Muck by Hvalreki

Crack Sounds

It is pretty safe to say that Gunslinger is probably the most interesting thing to ever come out of Egilsstaðir. But they might also be the most interesting band in Icelandic hard-core. Their music consists of fantastically ar...
by Aðalsteinn Jörundsson
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Miri at Iðnó by Ægir Freyr Birgisson

Good Work, Everyone!

Arriving early to something in Iceland is almost taboo. If it’s a dinner party, the host may find you rude, and if it’s a concert or other party, you may very well find that nobody else is there. That’s just the way that ...
by Anna Andersen
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