Posts Tagged ‘Wednesday’

Mammút by Simon Chetrit

Azerrad’s Report: Wednesday

Noted music writer slash Grapevine's guest of honour Michael Azerrad goes wild at Iceland Airwaves 2013, wandering between venues, listening hard and taking notes. For his Wednesday report, he digs on Mammút and Emiliana, and ...
by michaelazerrad


Vök Storm The Scene At Harpa

First impressions: the venue is really slick. Extremely open, good viewing angles, clean, consistent, clear sound. If we had to lose NASA to get this, well, it still sucks but we got a damn nice venue out of it. This was my fir...
by simonzacharychetrit


Crowd at Harpa by Simon Chetrit

Photos from Wednesday night

The Reykjavík Grapevine is lucky to have some very talented photographers covering the festival. Here is a selection of some of their work from Wednesday night.
by admin

Dr. Spock by Iona

The Gentle Lineup Upset By Rock N Fucking Roll

All in all, the night had its ups and its down and served very well as a welcome to new guests and first timers. The unexpected addition of Dr. Spock definitely stole the show, however.
by Gabríel Benjamin


Snorri Helgason by Aníta Eldjárn

Moments Strung Together On A Thread Of Other Moments

It’s Wednesday night and it’s all beginning. The wind is blowing like it doesn’t blow anywhere else and I am almost pushed from my bike on the way down to Harpa, body forcing against the brute strength of it. ...
by Bergrún Anna Hallsteinsdóttir

Legend by Puffas

Youth Is Wasted On The Young…

It was halfway through the evening‘s music when I kept thinking of two pieces published by our paper. The first being last week's news item on a report that Iceland’s youth was becoming “more conservative,” the other be...
by Bob Cluness



Video: Myrra Rós – “River”

Video by Alísa Kalyanova / Interview by Bob Cluness Even though Airwaves is but a few hours away from officially starting, that doesn’t mean that the engines over here stop turning, because we have another  in our se...
by Bob Cluness

Epic Rain


Dr. Badmind here to ruin the party for everyone! What I love about Iceland is the versatility of the music scene, sure there have been a few Sigur Rós imitators in the past decade but nowhere near as many as you would have exp...
by Ragnar Egilsson


Trouble at Faktorý, Wednesday. Photo by Aðalsteinn Guðmundsson

Crazy Beats Down At Animal Farm…

It’s Reykjavík! It’s Wednesday Night! It’s Iceland Airwaves! And that means it’s time to party on down to Faktorý where we’re going to be blowing those hinges off baby! Djamm í kvöld! Well ok, the night didn´t re...
by Bob Cluness

Markús and the Diversion Sessions

A Night To Remember

Fönksveinar – 20:00 Young, energetic, and looking good, these talented gents had the task of opening up Airwaves at Harpa Kaldalón, and did so confidently. With a congealed, classic sound, Fönksveinar launched in front...
by Christopher Czechowicz


Mammút at Nasa, Wednesday. Photo by Rúnar Sigurjónsson

“Twee As Fuck!”

When Mammút hit their stride they feel like a force of nature, washing over their audience like crashing waves of sound. Katrína Mogensen's voice floats on the music like an arctic tern in a storm.
by Kári Tulinius

Photo by Siggi at

From Sitting On The Floor To Raising The Roof

It’s hard to imagine a more incongruous set of opening acts for the headliners at this gig, unless you count the time Tom Jones opened for GG Allin at the 930 Club in Washington, DC in 1988. But I still feel as though I&#...
by paul



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

Pornopop @ Amsterdam Airwaves 2011

A Voyage to the Worlds of the Amsterdam System

In a centrally located and often-travelled region of the Reykjavík galaxy lies a surprisingly seldom-visited solar system known as the Amsterdam system. How and why it received such a name is a mystery lost to time, but connot...
by Sindri Eldon


Björk, Harpa, Wednesday

Wildly Imaginative, Creatively Liberated…

Seven albums in, it's easy to forget how special Björk's voice is, but seeing her sing up close is perfect reminder. Her face twists and grimaces, giggles and grins as she goes through the rapture of belting out each note, fro...
by John Rogers