Tagged "music"

Outside the Reykjavik Art Museum. The ocean video is rather convincing: this is the first time I’ve experienced seasickness on solid ground!


Here are a few snapshots from Airwaves last night. My favourite act was Borko at the Reykjavik Art Museum (Hafnarhús). Why is it that if really loud music is also really good, my ears are suddenly fine with the volume?! Performing live, Borko hits exactly the right balance between indie rock, acoustic and… Borko-esque.



You probably already know that Reykjavik has a solid music scene most days of the week, but this is an especially happening time of year as the city gears up for its annual Iceland Airwaves festival. Whether it’s a popular time to release CDs, or if new releases simply get more press during this time, […]

Hamer & O'Leary with Illgresi band members, Cafe Rosenberg, Sept.6, 2011

Reykjavik’s daily music scene: The Murphy Beds come to town

JEFFERSON HAMER AND EAMON O’LEARY DELIVER A SUPERB PERFORMANCE AT REYKJAVIK’S CAFÉ ROSENBERG. I last blogged about a couple of big names coming to Iceland next month, but it’s good to know that no matter when you visit, there are local and international live acts to choose from almost any day of the week. Last […]

Fireworks on Culture Night


CULTURE NIGHT IN REYKJAVIK, AUGUST 20 As mentioned in my August Weekends blog, this past weekend saw Reykjavík celebrate all things cultural at its annual Menningarnótt, or Culture Night. Not surprisingly for Iceland, music took centre stage—or more accurately, it took centre, left and right stages, as well as singing out from dozens of street […]

Some of the thousands in Reykjavík’s main street during Gay Pride this year (2011).


August weekends in Reykjavík—mostly! Is it just me, or are there more weekend festivities in Reykjavík’s August than other months? The following is a quick guide to some of the things happening in Iceland’s capital this August (well mostly the capital, but I was up north for the first weekend). Not an exhaustive list, but […]

Bjork performs Biophilia

Bjork Live in Iceland: It’s in her DNA

Like many, I have had a long love affair with Iceland’s siren in a swan dress, and last night I was lucky enough to see her new show Biophilia at the Manchester International Festival.   As if that weren’t momentous enough, as I left the show wanting more, I found out she’d just announced six shows […]