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DJ Playlist: Z Is An Icelandic DJ Who Listens To The Gods

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Óskar Þór Argrímsson—who performs as Z—is one of Reykjavík’s most eclectic DJs. His sets can contain anything from unfamiliar Eastern…

Editorial: Of Monsters And Men—A Gateway Drug To Icelandic Music?

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During the making of this issue, it came as a bit of a surprise to us in the Grapevine office…

Making Of An Artist: Smoke, Carbon, And A Love Supreme With Úlfur Hansson

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Úlfur Hansson is a Brooklyn-based solo musician, film composer and sound artist. He has released three albums—2008’s ‘Sweaty Psalms,’ followed…

Photos & Video: Icelanders Demonstrate Against Child Deportations

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Easily 1,000 Icelanders marched from Hallgrímskirkja church to the Austurvöllur square, in front of Parliament, to call upon the Icelandic…

Creating Their Own Space: Soulflow Brings Women And Queer Comedy Nights To Gaukurinn

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At Soulflow Comedy, a new show happening every Monday night at Gaukurinn, everyone is included. The weekly event, which will…

Eclipsing the Sun: Living Legends Take Laugardalur

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There are a few concerts which can be said to have changed the Icelandic pop landscape. One of these was…

American Military Putting $57 Million Towards Icelandic Base

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According to a declassified 2020 fiscal budget report from the US Department of Defense, the US military plans to spend…

23 New Acts Announced In Iceland Airwaves Lineup

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Music festival Iceland Airwaves have now released their third lineup announcement. 23 new acts have been announced for the festival,…

An Ocean Of Sound: Anna Þorvaldsdóttir Evokes The Vastness Of Nature

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At first, there’s a loud hissing, like a hard wind whipping up sand from a barren plain. It’s joined by…

Making Of An Artist: IDK IDA’s Bees, Beauty And Anarchy In The Bleak North

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Ida Schuften Juhl is IDK IDA, a young producer, performer, artist and organiser who has become a firm favourite at…

Found In Transition: Café Bismút Goes From Serving Caffeine To Culture

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Coffee lovers are out of luck, but art lovers are in the green, as one of Reykjavík’s favorite cafés has…

Kira Kira’s Sonic Meditation: Music, Medicine And Miracles

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Kristín Björk Kristjánsdóttir, better known as Kira Kira, is a visual artist, composer and producer who creates sound sculptures with…

Icelanders Asked To Show Foreign Workers “Patience And Goodwill”

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Two different petrol station chains have taken to setting up a sign at select locations that asks Icelanders to show…

Björk’s ‘Cornucopia’: A Utopian Reverie For A World In Peril

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“Imagine a future and be in it,” Björk sings in “Tabula Rasa,” the final song before the encore of ‘Cornucopia,’…

Six Times Icelandic Eurovision Stars Hatari Trolled The World

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Empty-eyed homeless leather-daddy millennials Hatari have caught the attention of the world media for their controversial Eurovision Song Contest run…

What Have We Won?: Iceland Smites The Panama Papers!

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Ever seen ‘Scarface’? Fantastic film, right? Well, imagine that for every minute of that 170-minute movie featuring guns, mountains of…

Photographing The Unseen: Anna Maggý Aims For The Top

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Anna Maggý is a rising star in Reykjavík. The work of the 24-year-old photographer, videographer and artist has been featured…

Festival News: Of Monsters And Men For Airwaves, LungA Lineup & More

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Of Monsters & Men have been announced as one of the headliners of Iceland Airwaves 2019. A vastly popular pop/rock…

Listen Carefully: Bára Gísladóttir & Skúli Sverrisson’s Collaborative Bass Odyssey

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Amidst the noise and heat of KEX Hostel in the middle of a bustling Airwaves afternoon, Bára Gísaladóttir and Skúli…

DesignMarch Day #2: The Ultimate Roundup

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DesignMarch Day 1 was amazing, but now you’ve got a whole new day ahead of you. To help you out,…

Björk Amongst Performers At “Techno 4 Refugees” This Evening – UPDATED

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Music and solidarity are the themes of tonight’s “Techno 4 Refugees” event, an extension of protests which have been ongoing…