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Lizardfest 2018

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Are you in Reykjavík on May 15th and have no plans for the evening? Let Lizardfest suck you in! It’s a rock music festival that takes place at the well-known concert venue Gaukurinn (Tryggvagata 22). The festival is held to honour the memory of Bjarni Jóhannes Ólafsson, who was the frontman of stoner/party rock band Churchhouse Creepers. They flooded it’s way into the Icelandic music scene like a tsunami in 2015. Bjarni had been figthing depression and anxiety for some years, and lost that battle in April 2017, nevertheless, we want to keep this awesome party going (that he started), like Bjarni himself would have wanted wrote Dagur Atlason, member of Churchhouse Creepers, in the statement about the event. We´ve managed to put together a pretty awesome line-up with bands consisting with most of his best friends including one of his all time favourite band, Elder which was founded in…

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Opole Songwriters Festival 2017

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Reykjavík On Stage is happy to announce that Snorri Helgason and Myrra Rós will return to Poland on September 30th. Their next shows will happen during Opole Songwriters Festival, the most intimate Polish music festival. The event will take place in the Jan Kochanowski Theather in Opole on September 30th and October 1st. Except Icelandic artists, there will be also both Polish and international acts such as LORNA (UK), LOR (PL), LEEPECK (PL), A.S. FANNING (DE) and others. The initiative has been supporting debutants, discovering new talents and promoting singer-songwriters since 2012. In collaboration with the Jan Kochanowski Theather in Opole, the festival is organised by Opole Cultural Association (Stowarzyszenie Kulturalne Opole). Come and hang out from 8 p.m. on both Saturday (30th) and Sunday (1st). One-day tickets cost only 30 PLN in presale, 40 PLN on the day of the concerts. Weekend pass is a cost of 50 PLN!…

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Paradís Sessions – discover the paradise of music in Reykjavík

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Do you need some inspiration for the sonic paradise? Better check out Paradís Sessions! It’s a summer series of raw, unplugged, live recorded music sessions at the coffee house Reykjavík Roasters (Brautarholt 2). Close your eyes and imagine. What do you see? The sun, sand and sea? Or beaches, piers and plam trees? The creators of Paradís Sessions believe in something different. The cold air, the morning frost, the sound of waves. Snowy mountains, glaciers, the midnight sun. They truly believe that Reykjavík is a paradise. Paradís Sessions wants to capture the real life of live performance in its most basic form. Just like the natural environment around us. Showcasing how beautiful the city can be, and how a host of sources contribute to an idea of what makes paradise. From simply the weather, to community, and ultimately, to music. A select range of Reykjavík-based artists and bands is invited…

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Go through The Four Doors Of The Mind with Dynfari

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Do you feel like you need something meaningful? The newest album of Dynfari, The Four Doors Of The Mind, is very complex and weaves gracefully between black metal and post-rock. It also proves that music written from the bottom of the heart will pull the right strings in the listener. So breathe in, go and get mesmerized by Dynfari. It´s June 10th. A bit more than two years has passed and I’m waiting again for another important moment in the history of Dynfari. The release show of their 4th album The Four Doors Of The Mind kicks off in only a few minutes. Could it take place in a more proper space than Gaukurinn? The answer is: no. I’m standing there close to the curtain, which divides bar and gig zone, and I´m feeling almost like being on the other side of the mirror. Excitement of beginning my journey through…

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New single from the solo debut of Einar Vilberg (Noise)

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Einar Vilberg has been making music since he was 16. He is a composer, vocalist, multi instrumentalist and producer mostly recognized as the frontman of alternative rock band Noise. Since 2001 Einar has released 4 albums with his band. The last one, entitled Echoes, was out in April 2016. Lately, he focused on a new project – his debut solo record and revealed another new single from his up-coming album. Check out You Weren´t There. Einar´s experience speaks for itself. He did vocals, played guitars, drums and bass. Moreover, he was also on recording, mixing and mastering duties. The calm of early sounds of You Weren´t There brings listener right away to the land of grunge and 90s rock in its full glory. No worries, it is not that peaceful all the way. The chorus can surprise with unexpected increase of power delivered by sudden roughness of Einar´s voice and…

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Issue No. 1 – 10th July

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It’s been pretty quiet here lately since we tried our best to make the 1st issue of Reykjavík On Stage magazine happen. Finally, Reykjavík On Stage will be out 10th July. You will easily get it in Reykjavík and through our website. Other details to be announced. Special thanks to: Bartek Wilk, Wim Van Hooste, Máni Lts for giving it a proper sound Kinga Świętek, Klara Arnalds and Veronika Gorbačova for making it wonderful (more…)

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CeaseTone unveils a new song!

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One year has passed since CeaseTone released their début album Two Strangers and the band hasn’t slowed down with works on new material at all. Today CeaseTone comes back with a new song entitled Brothers and an announcement that the song is the first single from the upcoming Stranded EP that will be released later this summer. Brothers is a nod to singer-songwriting roots of the project. The song opens with a captivating fingerpicking. Hafsteinn’s soft voice wraps around the sound of guitar and although the lyrics speak rather of trying too hard and being a bit lost, there’s something soothing in this composition. Maybe it’s the airiness with which CeaseTone moves within the music space? Around the guitar’s skeleton appear calmly another sonic layers that together create wide and rich soundscapes. Once again CeaseTone proves their care about even tiny details so with each listening you can discover something…

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Reykjavík On Stage on Karolina Fund

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We are very happy to announce that works on the first printed issue of Reykjavík On Stage reached the final phase. So here we are! Our Karolina Fund campaign just started! The first issue waits for you there. You can put your hands on our printed magazine (more than 70 pages!) as well as on a digital version and printed subscription to Reykjavík On Stage (in special price during the Karolina Fund campaign) and keep your finger on the pulse of Icelandic music! Check out Reykjavík On Stage on Karolina Fund and help us make this magazine happen!! By pledging this campaign you help us cover the cost of printing and launching our first issue. We have spent the last five months polishing Reykjavík On Stage so we can proudly present you this quarterly magazine created out of love for Icelandic music but we need your help with the final…

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Mammút on European tour in May

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Hey, the Netherlands! UK! Germany! Romania! Be sure to not miss out any of upcoming concerts of the Icelandic rock band Mammút in May 2017 (16th – 25th). More details on the official website of the band. Mammút is a 5-piece rock band formed in 2003 in Reykjavík. In 2004 the band won The Battle Of The Bands contest and has gained popularity in Iceland and internationally. Mammút has signed a publishing contract with Bella Union’s in 2015 and their 4th album entitled Kinder Versions will be out July 14th! Check out Breathe Into Me below. The previous album, Komdu til mín svarta systir, received a critical acclaim and earned Mammút eight nominations at the 2013 Icelandic Music Awards from which the band eventually won in three categories: Album of the Year – Pop & Rock, Song of the Year – Pop & Rock (for their single Salt), and Album…

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3 albums to discover this week

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Maybe it doesn’t look like summer has already arrived in Reykjavík but at least Icelandic music is ready to blossom like crazy. Next Friday, May 5th, 3 great artists release their new albums. One of them is Ásgeir with his second album entitled Afterglow. Then Sóley is back with her 3rd LP Endless Summer. At the same day Milkywhale releases their début album! Catch a glimpse at this wonderful Friday music below! Stardust is another single from Ásgeir´s brand new album, Afterglow. Ásgeir on Facebook Sóley has enchanted listeners around the globe with her dark, fairytale song craft. Sóley on Facebook Milkywhale is a brand new music project by choreographer Melkorka Sigríður Magnúsdóttir and musician Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson. They have created a series of pop songs that are a visual trip through soundscapes and choreography. Milkywhale on Facebook (more…)

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