Posts Tagged ‘Thursday’

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

Electric Eye by Rúnar Sigurður Sigurjónsson

“Hey Jimmay, Gonnae Gie It 27 Geetars????” – Hressó Brings On The Drone, Twang And Strum Of The Six String Beast…

When I arrived  at Hressó, the look of the places was slightly ominous and unwelcoming if I’m being honest. There was hardly anyone there, the place was bloody freezing, and an off-venue band was already setting up to play ...
by Bob Cluness


Phantogram by Siggi

Chilly Winds Don’t Blow

“Holy fucking Christ,” I said without hearing myself say it, the words sucked right out of my mouth. It was not just the wind—violent, subarctic, merciless—that assailed me from all directions and angles, rendering it e...
by Valgerður Þóroddsdóttir

Crowd at Airwaves 2011 by Skari

Iceland Airwaves Kicks Off! Changes Made To The Airwaves Schedule!

Scrap all your plans! Lose your shit! Start again! Just kidding… After the extreme drama that was Poliça-gate (the band cancelled their Airwaves gig at the last minute, in case you missed it), the diligent team of festival o...
by Rebecca Louder



This Is Not A La-la-la-la Lovesong : The Hanne Kolstø Interview

You might have noticed the continuously strong Scandinavian representation at Iceland Airwaves through the years. And the 2012 edition is no exception, as you’ll find perusing the programme (we’ve already given yo...
by Bob Cluness


Dreamland Regained – The Valgeir Sigurðsson Interview

The latest album from Bedroom Community founder VALGEIR SIGURÐSSON sees the composer beginning to stretch his music and ambitions, while marking the latest in a furtive year of creativity for the label as a whole. By Bob Clune...
by Bob Cluness


photo2-michael gira photo credit jennifer church

Michael Gira And The Ever-Changing Goal For Joy

The SWANS bandleader talks about performance and the pushing of sound  By Rebecca Louder / Photo by Jennifer Church   Occasionally when you import music into your iTunes, it will aggravatingly insert the genre name as ‘...
by Rebecca Louder

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

Lay Low at Glaumbar by pallih


When Adda took the stage at Glaumbar there were only a handful of people in the crowd. “I love playing for a full house. I fucking love it. Thanks for coming,” Adda said from her seat. It wasn’t apparent yet at this early...
by Anna Andersen


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