Author: Rex Beckett - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Girl, Put Your Lipstick On

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ApocalypsticK celebrates three years of grungy glamour Not all doomsday preppers live in shacks in the woods with stockpiles of…

66 Degrees of Sound — Artist Spotlight: Sin Fang

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The gang is back together this week as Jói returns from a much-needed staycation and Rex emerges from sick leave….

Exploiting Misunderstandings: Icelandic Art Prize recipient Amanda Riffo has a vision

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When Amanda Riffo got word that the 2024 Icelandic Art Prize had been bestowed on her, flight was her first…

Art For Every Body: Listahátið í Reykjavík returns with an eye on accessibility and inclusivity

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In the 54 years since its inception, Listahátið í Reykjavík (the Reykjavík Arts Festiva) has gone from being the gateway…

66 Degrees of Sound: Artist Spotlight — SiGRÚN

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There’s never a dull moment at GV HQ studios and this week is no exception! Coming in frazzled from a…

66 Degrees of Sound: Artist Spotlight — Xiupill

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As we sprint through the end of our transition to biweekly summer issues, we kick off another weekly rotation of…

66 Degrees of Sound: Artist Spotlight — TORFI

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A whole new week, a whole new set of tech issues and delays! OOF! Coming at you one day late,…

66 Degrees of Sound: Saturday Morning Mix #2 — Monday Mix-Up Edition

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Oh no we messed up! “We” being Rex’s internet in their new place, as moving and technology didn’t go hand…

66 Degrees of Sound: Artist Spotlight — Dustin O’Halloran

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Another week, another brand new cycle of 66 Degrees of Sound, our podcast highlighting new music and events in Iceland….

66 Degrees of Sound: Saturday Morning Mix #1

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What a comeback week we’ve had for our little show that could! Rounding out our new weekly cycle, today we…

66 Degrees Of Sound: Hot Happenings #1

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It’s been a couple of days since the great comeback of our podcast 66 Degrees of Sound with an absolutely…

The Ceremony of Community: The Icelandic Sorcery Festival Readies Its New Ritual

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Along the southeastern coast of the Westfjords, in the town of Hólmavík, resides The Museum of Sorcery and Witchcraft, a…

66 Degrees of Sound: Artist Spotlight — BSÍ

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  After a much longer break than anticipated, we are very pleased to announce the comeback of our new music…

The Hidden Scaffolding Of Ben Frost

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Deconstructing the architecture of Scope Neglect “I feel like I’m living in a time where my attention is being pulled…

Ben Frost Releases New Single From Upcoming Album, Announces Show

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UPDATE: Ben Frost’s Scope Neglect release show will be happening April 3 at Iðnó. Get your tickets RIGHT HERE! Seven…

All In The Haus

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The Hafnar.Concert Series keeps the community strong Since throwing open its doors in September 2022, the multipurpose Hafnar.haus coworking and…

PREMIERE: Seabear — Cut My Hair

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As we close out this dreary blustery January, Reykjavík’s stalwart twee darlings Seabear have come to the rescue with a…

Dark Music Days Return To Reykjavík

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Hello Darkness, My Old Friend The winter solstice brings on the return of daylight, but at such a glacial pace…

Continuous-Rave Radar

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Continuous-Rave Radar It’s a cold night. The mind races. You think about the club. The one friend who hasn’t betrayed…

Peace, Perfect Peace

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Enjoying the semi-solitude of Fossvogur Cemetery There are few places one can go to be at once surrounded by people…

The Questions of Dance

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The Reykjavík Dance Festival envisions their future The time has come once again for Iceland’s most ambitious and subversive dance…

About Last Night: One Last Húrra

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Eulogising an icon of Reykjavík nightlife   It was twelve years ago tonight (Halloween) that I sat alone by the…

Bombs And Guns And Stuff

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The recent resumption of fin whale hunting has drawn attention onto Hvalfjörður, the fjord near Reykjavík where the whaling station…

Give In To The Conversation

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Iceland Dance Company launches the season with The Simple Act of Letting Go It begins with simply one person, one…

I’m Thinking Of Buying A Boat

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A love letter to Hlölli One of the last times I went on a djamm night (or party night, if…