Author: - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Strange Beasts Bárujárn And Árni-related News

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The group Bárujárn is a strange beast indeed, a dark surf rock group with a twist; their tunes feature the…

THE BEST OF REYKJAVÍK MUSIC… SO FAR

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The year is, like, only half over at this point. Still, in the spirit of our BEST OF REYKJAVÍK issue,…

The Roster of Icelandic Bands

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Amiina The former string team for Sigur Rós, Amiina have evolved tremendously over the past few years. With the kalimba,…

Parties of Tomorrow And Yesterday

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Keflavík is the birthplace of the Icelandic rock-scene with bands like Hljómar sprouting up there in the late ‘60s. Unfortunately,…

It Wouldn’t Be A Grapevine Party Without…Some Music Of Course!

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It’s been ten years since the first copy of Grapevine saw the Icelandic midnight sun and that certainly calls for…

A Boom-tastic Concert Year

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The Boom Years are finally back… when it comes to the import of popular foreign music! Local music lovers still…

Echoes Of The White Ark

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Reggae/dub big band Ojba Rasta released their debut album last Tuesday and it’s quite phenomenal. Sporting eight songs, hair-metal guitar…

Electric Sauna Soul

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Jimi Tenor is the sort of guy I’ve heard about for a long time and been like “yeah, that guy…

The Royal Swimming Hall

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The most popular public institutions in Iceland are probably the swimming pools. We have a lot of them in the…

The Bars Of Weekends Past

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Running a bar in Reykjavík has never been the most stable of businesses. Indeed, for the past twenty years, 101…

Requiem For A Scene

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As Nasa is closing its doors on June 1, it was with great grief that I walked through the lobby…

Good Vibrations

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Chick Corea was only remotely familiar to me the moment I stepped into the dim red glow of Harpa’s Eldborg…