In the week since this ensemble show, in which all bands seemed to play support for each other, we have been asked repeatedly by Americans, Canadians and various foreigners where one might buy California Cheeseburger.
This goes to a stereotype that we can take care of right now: every band in Iceland does NOT automatically get a recording contract. Dýrðin has been performing a Nintendo pop for years, but it has taken a while to fill out the sound and get the right amount of energy into the songs, which in the past sometimes felt a little bit like 3 am Japanese karaoke. With the addition of a keyboard player, they now have the ability to captivate a live audience.
California Cheeseburger performs the most foreigner friendly music in Iceland at the moment—using harmonies and double rhythm guitars, their music comes off as somewhere between the Pixies and Weezer.
Finally, Bacon demonstrated why they had so many music critics screaming their praises weeks ago. In a shortened set, their jazz hard rock fusion set was mesmerizing.