Musician, author, journalist and blogger Gunnar Hjálmarsson (AKA Dr. Gunni) is the ultimate Reykjavík tastemaker. A cultural historian of sorts, if there’s anyone whose Airwaves need-to-sees you can trust, it’s this scholar.
Pink Street Boys
The Pink Street Boys are one of the best bands in Iceland. Their new album is really good and seeing them live blows you away. I want to be blown away.
Joey Christ is a rapper who delivers lots of pop hooks in a light and comic way. He’s playing on Wednesday at the Reykjavík Art Museum at 00:20.
Hatari: Screaming and driving. Hate not love. They’re supposed to put on a show.
Cyber makes experimental but easy-to-digest electronic hip hop. They recently put out a new album, ‘Horror’, that is really good.
Like Cyber, Fever Dream (aka Vigdís Ósk Howser Harðardóttir) has her origins in Reykjavíkurdætur. Her first album ‘Nom De Guerre’ is a good one.
Grísalappalísa is consistently great live. I’m really hoping their air some new songs this year.
GDJYB is a female math band from Hong Kong. They’ve got some good songs and are playing on Thursday at 00:30 at the Hard Rock Café.
This is a top thing to see. They’re like the Moscow version of Sonic Youth. They’re playing after me at 22:30 on Saturday at Gaukurinn.
Gurr are some American girls playing music that wakes you up. Their show’ll be on Friday at 00:30 at Gaukurinn.
This is some dance rock from Mali. I might actually “dance” here.
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