Destrier

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There are some high-quality moments on ‘Destrier’—the play with harmonics (and is that a Tartini tone I hear?) for the…

Happening Tonight: Dulvitund Album Release Party/Döpur/ULTRAORTHODOX

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Experimental dronescaper Dulvitund is releasing new album ‘Allt er Lífið Myrkur Draumur’ and to celebrate, he’s putting on a show…

WHERE’S THE GAYBOURHOOD?

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I’ve asked around. Though the sample size is hardly one that would hold up under intense scrutiny, a pattern has…

Ongoing Now: ‘Nothing Really Matters (Except Me)’ By Simon Buckley

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In the title of his first solo exhibition in Iceland, UK artist Simon Buckley makes a statement that’s as close…

Happening Tonight: Kría Brekkan

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Angelic whisper-singer, multi-instrumentalist, electronic/freak-folk icon and living legend (at least in my fanatical opinion <3) Kría Brekkan (aka Krístin Anna…

Opening Today: Rán Flygenring Exhibit

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Documentary illustrator Rán Flygenring spent the summer of 2015 travelling around Iceland, documenting her experiences as a participant in Iceland’s…

Film Review: ‘I Want To Be Weird’ Is Interesting, Lacking In Focus

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‘I Want To Be Weird’, director Brynja Dögg Friðriksdóttir’s first film, chronicles The Weird Girls Project, an ongoing art film…

Happening Tonight: Múm & Dj. Flugvél Og Geimskip

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Two founding members of renowned Icelandic experinstrumental-electroglitch group múm, Gunnar Tynes and Örvar Smárason, will be joined by queen of…

Döwnlöad This Nöw: Börn – “Sviðin Jörð”

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Börn hit the ground running in our most recent track of the issue. “Sviðin jörð” (“Scorched Earth”) needs no introduction,…

Happening Tonight: Teitur Magnússon & More

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Húrra’s got a night of music so chilled out as to rival the fast-approaching winter months. Headlining is Teitur Magnússon,…

Vaginaboys Release Free Song! Play At UNICEF Fundraiser Today!

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The masked electronic duo Vaginaboys have just released a new song dedicated to those who have lost their lives in…

This IS Iceland’s Bear Scene: Bears On Ice 2015

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This past weekend, an international cavalcade of burly men inundated the City of Reykjavík and its surrounding natural wonders. Who…

Ongoing Now: Októberfest

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It’s that time of year again. The Harvest is almost upon us, and as such we must make ample room…

Happening Tonight: Plastic Gods / ULTRAORTHODOX

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You know that feeling you get where you’re clear-headed and clean? It’s awful, right? Like… literally the worst. The best…

Opening Today: Reykjavík International Literary Festival

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This year’s Reykjavík International Literary Festival is loaded with readings, conversations, discussions, booze, and writing prompts, with many well-known Icelandic…

Ongoing Now: ‘Botany’ by Þórgunnur Oddsdóttir

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The collective works of Þórgunnur Oddsdóttir cover such a wide range of media that it’s impossible to categorise what she…

Happening Tonight: Hjálmar At Húrra

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Beloved Icelandic indie-folk-reggae-adjacent band Hjálmar are all set to to play their hearts out for you fine folks at Húrra….

Ongoing Now: Selected Works By Davíð Örn Halldórsson

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Hverfisgallerí will be opening an exhibition of works by painter/sculptor/colour-wizard Davíð Örn Halldórsson. His work combines various materials and forms…

[ˈkwarˌerˈeɪjaˌfjatl̥aˌjœːkʏɬ] Or, Why Is Icelandic Considered Difficult To Learn?

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For most English-speaking tourists, the Icelandic language might be another in a long list of quaint novelties experienced from behind…

Happening Today: Júníus Meyvant At Græni Hatturinn

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ATTENTION CITIZENS OF AKUREYRI: Icelandic singer-songwriter, part-time beard enthusiast (and full-time dreamboat) Júníus Meyvant (AKA Unnar Gísli Sigurmundsson, of the…

Sooooooo Yeah. We Should Talk, Culture Night?

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My dearest Reykjavíkians, This past weekend was, as many of you don’t remember all too well, the annual celebration of…

In The Eye Of The Swarm: The Beekeepers Of Iceland

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The paved road transitions to dirt just south of Mosfellsbær, but Torbjørn’s new electric car handles the change smoothly. “I…

Innipúkinn: Inner Demons And Outdoor Fan Service

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With twenty-seven acts performing over the course of three nights in two venues, it was assured that you couldn’t see…

Download This: “Imprints” By Tonik Ensemble

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Our track of the issue features all the best of what Tonik Ensemble (Anton Kaldal Ágústsson, and a host of…