Thursdays are great. I’d recommend just strolling around, eating something and seeing the sights until 20:00. Then I would head down to watch Kría Brekkan at Fríkirkjan at 20:00; it’s a nice venue, I like sitting upstairs, tilting my chin on the railing. Kría is cool, she’ll cook up something good.
After that I would jump over to Harpa Kaldalón at 20:30 to trance out to Arnljótur and enjoy some of his slow-cooked techno stew.
But up to this point I wouldn’t have had any reason to dance… So Samúel Jón Samúelsson’s Big Band would be my next legit choice—they will be playing Norðurljós in Harpa at 22:00, crankin’!
Oh look! And after them are Ghostigital at 23:00! Sick beats, nice party! They have the kind of basssssound that you don’t feel in your stomach, but in your chest—that’s way better!
And right after them we’ve got The Pop Group! After hearing Einar Örn of Ghostigital praising The Pop Group, I got a hold their album, ‘Y’. I don’t know anything about it, but I put it on my phone and have been listening to it ever since while walking around town; it is beautiful.
Indriði plays both solo and with a band called Muck. By the time you read this, they will already have played their show, but you can read the our feature on them below:
Hardcore Band Muck Are Unrelenting And Uncompromising
Karl takes a bite out of his hot dog and laughs at Indriði for bringing vegetables to a barbeque. Loftur frets over there not being enough sauces and procures a beer from somewhere, while Ási and I work out the correct exchange rate between my hot dogs and his hamburgers. It’s a relaxed autumn afternoon in Hljómskálagarður park, and I’m sitting with the four members of Muck, a hardcore punk band I have ardently followed for the past two years. At the time they had a killer new album on the way and a shiny new record deal with international heavy metal label Prosthetic Records to their name, which finally gave me an excuse to sit them down for a proper interview.
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Posted November 5, 2015