Music News: Norðanpaunk Lineup, Andi Snap-Releases 2nd LP, Vikingur Marches On

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Norðanpaunk Festival, held annually in the roadside hamlet of Laugarbakki in Northwest Iceland, has announced the final lineup for their…

Detox Is Coming To Iceland…Officially

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Get your chin, lips, biceps, jawline, and more done ’cause drag queen extraordinaire Detox (iCunt) is coming to Iceland to host…

Happening In Reykjavík This Week: Our Top Picks

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Summer is finally here—today at least—in Reykjavík and it’s time to celebrate that sweet sweet Vitamin D. Here are our…

Knock Knock Knockin’ On Reykjavík’s Door: Also Bands That Should Retire

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Notoriously relevant rockers Guns N’ Roses will be welcoming Reykjavík to their aural jungle on July 24th. The concert will…

Well, You Asked: Cha-Ching Cha-Ching, Ka-Boom Ka-Boom

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Dear Grapevine, I am down to my last 2,000 ISK and still need to eat for the rest of the…

Cue The Hava Nagila: Iceland’s First Rabbi Has Arrived

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While Iceland has a population of more than two hundred Jews, the country has never had a dedicated Rabbi in…

Fancies: Alma Kristinsdóttir

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Alma Kristinsdóttir (19) works at Lemon on Laugavegur. today’s look Wearing: Vintage Dolce & Gabbana vest Work pants that I…

What Have We Won?: An Oscar (Nomination)

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Have you ever confused ‘The Green Mile’ with ‘8 Mile’? ‘10 Years A Slave’ with ‘10,000 BC’? Yes, pretending to…

Happening This Week: Our Top Picks

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Today is that fated week of Friday the 13th. Insert eerie music. Celebrate with a host of ooky spooky events—or…

Beasts Of Iceland: Thermus Bacteria

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Icelanders are known for their love of sitting in hot water, but they’ve got nothing on the good ole’ Thermus…

Fjarðabyggð Elects First Punk Mayor \m/

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How much do you hate politicians, right? They’re so uptight and lame and totally don’t understand how to just chill…

My Voices Have Tourettes: Hannah Bryndís Turns Schizophrenia Into Insightful Humour

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Reykjavík Fringe Festival is here in full force and one of the most talked about acts is the collaboration between…

War Of The Nerds: More Like Fortnótt!

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In the ‘War Of The Nerds’ column, we usually dive into a of sordid tale of drama involving a specific…

Maybe I’m The Problem: Jono Duffy’s Got 99 Problems And They’re All Him

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“So I was working at Kiki,” Australian comedian Jono Duffy chirps, sipping a white wine. He takes a bite of…

Track By Track: HRNNR – ‘Velkomin í teitið mitt’

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Take a magic hat, pour in some trap, some arthouse rap, some heavy beats, some balloons, and add a touch…

The Beautiful Game: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson’s ‘Last Call’ Explores The Icelandic Psyche Through Football

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“Good evening and welcome to the big stage,” an announcer declares boisterously over the growing roar of a crowd. “We…

What Have We Won?: One Muthafuckin’ Michelin Star

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Iceland has never been known for its culinary prowess. Let’s be frank, when most foreigners think of Icelandic ‘matur’—that’s food…

Fancies: Atli Freyr Demantur

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Atli Freyr Demantur (29) is a make-up artist. He’s also the event manager of Drag-súgur and the boylesque performer Homme…

PHOTOS & REACTIONS: Bonnie Tyler Eclipsing Hearts At Secret Solstice

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Last night, the crowd of Secret Solstice held out for a hero and my oh my did they get one….

Town Guide: The Tranquil Coastal Sanctuary Of Hellnar

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The little village of Hellnar used to be a major port of call and the busiest centre of fishing in…

Documenting Inner Fantasy: Hafsteinn Viðar Ársælsson’s ‘Svartmálmur’

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In February 2016, the Grapevine profiled the burgeoning Icelandic black metal scene in a feature entitled, “Welcome To The Circle.”…

Fancies: Böðvar Guðjónsson

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Böðvar Guðjónsson (48) is omnipresent in downtown Reykjavík. You probably know him best as the former figurehead of the KEX…

Word Of The Issue: Víti

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Let’s say you’re playing a friendly game of football in Akranes and your buddy Þórgrímur wanders a little too close…

Where Nobody Gives A Fuck & Everybody Cares: Skaði’s Colourfully Goth World

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Skaði Þórðardóttir emits a golden aura. She’s positive, open, and friendly—the type of girl you want to share secrets with…