Author: - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Exciting, Mad, Sombre

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Sonar Reykjavík at Harpa. I went there both nights. I had a fantastic time. These are some of my highlights….

A Dry Account Of A Juicy Event

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15:00 – 21:00 Kaldalón Hall I arrived about ten minutes late. I wasn’t sure if I had missed conductor Ilan…

Sódóma – Sunday

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Photo by Hvalreki [For whatever reason, we had the hardest time getting people to review Sódóma that Sunday night. It…

Amsterdam – Saturday

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Amsterdam is a bit of a mixed bag tonight with a reasonably mixed line up ranging from teenage spunk to…

Amsterdam – Thursday

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Amsterdam is somewhat of a surprising venue this year. It’s the home of sleazy regulars, and reeks of beer and…

Faktorý – Wednesday

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Photos by Hvalreki Pétur og Úlfurinn started their set with a long minimal drone intro, later layered with smokey vocals….

I’m no expert #4

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A matinee Opera concert is a nice idea. A group of young opera singers put together a group called Óp-hópurinn,…

The Petrifying Giant

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The main event of the night was Jón Leifs’ Symphony #1, nicknamed the Saga Symphony because it evokes famous scenes…

I’m No Expert #2

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Heyrðu mig nú (“Hear me now”) is a concert series that the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra organizes as an outreach to…

I’m No Expert #1

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Apparently there are no mandatory rock show-like delays at a classical lunch hour concert, so luckily I arrived just in…

Sódóma – Saturday

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Ten Steps Away did have moments in their set that were good. Bordering on great, even. Playing their sing-songy emo…

Grand Rokk – Wednesday

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Yes. Clarinet. Single most awesome instrument of the type you blow through. I was impressed by the clarinet. How it…

Stuff We Like!

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What ever you do, remember to come for this AWESOME one night only event that is at GRAND ROKK AT…

When superstars go from drugs to comfort-food, the next step is Iceland

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I idolised these bands as a teenager and in my early twenties. Back then I was the only one in…

Building something out of nothing.

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In one of those rare instances of the rich giving to the poor, the National Bank of Iceland decided to…

STAYING ALIVETHE YEAR OF THE NEW FEVER

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I’m getting close to my thirtieth year and as such I should not be interested in music that screams and…

Free thinkers

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When I first heard about this new society of young artists renting a warehouse by the harbour, it was from…

THERE COMES A POINT WHEN YOU GET SO SICK OF IT ALL YOU JUST HAVE TO START A BAND CALLED:

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For those not familiar with the term “hardcore” as one of many rock and roll styles, it is starting point…