It might be raining, but the outlook is sunny in Reykjavík. What other choice do we have? Anyway, here are your not-to-miss events this week, featuring ethereal goddess MSEA, the Icelandic debut of The Proclaimers, and Carissa Baktay’s newest work.
Monday, April 15th
20:30, Harpa, 8,800-12,900 ISK
Tuesday, April 16th
The Reykjavík Blues Festival 2019
16:00, Hilton Reykjavík Nordica, Free!
Yo listen up, here’s a story about a little festival filled with Blues songs. All day and all night everything you will see and hear will be blues, sweet blues, inside and outside. Ok, we’re done with that song. The Reykjavík Blues Festival is a yearly event that brings the smooth and mellow melodies of some amazing blues artists to the city. This year is shaping up to be even bigger and bolder than ever and, of course, if the concerts are not enough for you then the after-hours club events will most certainly hit the spot. If you can’t catch tonight’s show, the festival will go on until the 18th.
Wednesday, April 17th
Until April 27th, 13:00-18:00, Listastofan
Nostalgia is quite possibly the most powerful emotion in our arsenal. Sculptor Carissa Baktay will reawaken that with childish objects consisting of glass thread and horse hair: A cat’s cradle, a fort, and more. If you can’t catch the exhibit today, it’ll be open until April 27th and Listastofan is open from 13:00 to 18:00 on Wednesday to Saturday.
Thursday, April 18th
MSEA Release Concert
20:30, IÐNÓ, 1,500 ISK
Presenting the mysterious MSEA, who uses the natural and digital worlds to create an electronic collage of pop sound. Whether that means auto-tuned bird calls and/or textual synths is unclear, but you can gain some insight at this album release concert. Cue the animal noises.
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