Ja Ja Ja October Line-Up Revealed

The October line-up for the ever-popular Ja Ja Ja has been announced, and it boasts the UK debut of Danish quartet Battlekat.   Yes, October 27th is the night London’s Lexington will host the coming together of these enigmatic avant-rockers, as well as the two-man Swedish sonic explosion that is Johnossi and Norwegian Grammy-winning singer Karin Park.  …

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Iceland Airwaves Sold Out PLUS More Artists

Iceland Airwaves recently sold out -- sooner than ever before -- but for the lucky ones that have tickets, the organiser have also announced over EIGHTY more artists! They are as follows... Mugison, Sinéad O'Connor (IE), James Murphy DJ set (US), Dikta, Iceage (DK), Mr. Silla, Blaz Roca, Raised Among Wolves (DK), Adda, Beatmakin Troopa, Biggibix, Bix, Bypass,…

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Iceland Airwaves Announce More Artists

Iceland Airwaves' organisers are proud to announce another 12 artists to the line up of this year's festival, which takes place in Reykjavík between October 12th-16th.  From the USA there's Detroit duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. with their charmingly catchy indie-pop, and prog rock and death metal inspired instrumental outfit Secret Chiefs 3. From the sonically creative Nordic…

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The Iceland Airwaves App Has Arrived!

Good news for those lucky people attending Iceland Airwaves the free Síminn Iceland Airwaves app is now available to Android and iPhone users. And what an app it is. With this little stroke of genius on your smartphone, you can peruse the line-up, see a map of the venues, create a shareable list of artists you want to…

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Dad Rocks! Debut Album + Live Dates

Dad Rocks!, the solo project of Snævar Njáll Albertsson, has announced details of a debut album release and a tour, which includes four dates at Iceland Airwaves. The album, Mount Modern, which follows up Albertsson’s excellent EP Digital Age, is released on November 8th. The release also features an appearance from Charles Spearin of Do Make Say Think…

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KEXP to broadcast live from Iceland Airwaves

New music champion KEXP will broadcast more than a dozen sets from the Iceland Airwaves festival, live from Reykjavik, Oct. 12–14. KEXP DJs John Richards, Cheryl Waters and Kevin Cole will be on hand at the KEX Hostel to host the performances, to be heard on 90.3 FM in Seattle and at KEXP.org around the world. “We love…

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Sunna Gunnlaugs On Tour

Pianist Sunna Gunnlaugs will be touring with her quartet in Germany and Austria the last week of September. The quartet features Oskar Gudjonsson on sax, Toggi Jonsson on bass, Scott McLemore on drums besides Sunna on piano. They will be performing music from her latest album "The Dream" which received rave reviews in the July/August issue of the…

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Intoducing Guitarfest 2011

On Thursday October 20th, Björn Thoroddsen will host the eighth annual Guitarfest. As always, the best of the best in guitar playing will come together, perform, chat and entertain, among them Robin Nolan, Gummi P, Hákon Möller, Þórður Árna, Jón Hilmar and Hjörtur Steph. As the festival's ringleader, Björn will make sure that these guitar heroes tackle some…

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Ben Frost & Daníel Bjarnason present SÓLARIS

Bedroom Community has finally unveiled the much anticipated SÓLARIS project by Ben Frost & Daníel Bjarnason. Out on November 7th, the album follows Ben's fantastic BY THE THROAT (2009) and Daníel's equally compelling PROCESSIONS (2010). The piece was commissioned by the Unsound festival in Krakow and composed for Poland's leading string orchestra, Sinfonietta Cracovia, plus a gently prepared…

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Jazz Pianist Magnusson Plays Paris

Respected pianist Agnar Mar Magnusson, one of our favourite Icelandic jazzers, appears at the inaugural Jazz A La Cite festival this Friday in Paris. The festival, which takes place between 13th and 16th October, will feature stars of improvised music and jazz from across the world. Magnusson will be playing with saxophonist Perico Sambeat, bassist Nicolas Moreaux and…

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