Author: - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Changes to Grassroots

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This year, not only the intention behind the exhibition, but the whole organization will be different, thanks to the new…

Franz Ferdinand Warms Up

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Glasgow’s rock quartet Franz Ferdinand, responsible for imprinting the auditory canals of millions of people worldwide with their trademark disco…

Tales From A Tomb:

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The group consisted of seven tourists, unacquainted with going underground except for the occasional ride on the tube, and one…

KIRA KIRAEverything but the Elves

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Explosions are one of many things Kira Kira has developed to perfection. Her first solo album, “Skotta”, starts off with…

The Art of Visiting Paris

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Art is something you can find in abundance in Paris. Not only in museums and galleries, but in restaurants, lifestyle,…

Landmannalaugar, Sprengisandur and Akureyri

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Black Sheep Down Let’s start from the beginning: On a sunny Saturday morning at the end of August, a psychic…

Changing Nature into a Movie Set… Permanently, with Lots of Explosives

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THE WARZONE: The two locations of shooting are the Sandvík beach on the west coast of the peninsula and an…

Irish Blood, Icelandic Heart: Two Irish Pubs in Reykjavík

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According to Oscar Wilde, “illusion is the first of all pleasures,” a cynical but true remark that Irish pubs around…

THE BIRTHPLACE OF ROCK, PUNK AND SNOBBERY

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Originally, only the most elite hotel in Iceland could afford a good band. “In the beginning, most of the in-house…

Like Christmas, With Even More Consumerism

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But do Icelanders really loathe religion? Why is it, then, that the island adopted Christianity without making a big fuss…

THE SIMPLE BEAUTY OF TENDERFOOT

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People seem not quite to have grasped it yet, as was to be seen from the poor attendance at the…