Café Rosenberg may not be this town’s hipster mecca. To be sure, the atmosphere there is more reminiscent of bars in even smaller town Iceland. You may not have the honour of lining-up in the freezing rain to have your toes trod upon or your freshly dry-cleaned jacket drenched in beer, and you may even be forced to hold your own in a semi-audible conversation. But Rosenberg’s indoor line-up is worth expanding your cool radar for. They’ve gradually raised the bar for live music, while still making room for smaller acts.
This month, Rúnar Þór and Megas will perform at Rosenberg on Feb. 4, and Hjaltalín over the weekend of Feb. 25 – 26, offering us a chance to enjoy big sounds in a little, cosy space. Rosenberg also hosts a bunch of live jazz and blues nights if that’s your thing. And other stuff. It might sometimes look like the haunt of a 30+ kind of crowd, but at least they don’t do minimum 25, dress code or VIP pretence. At least I don’t think so.