Hákon Aðalsteinsson, left, and Anton Newcombe, right, on tour with The Brian Jonestown Massacre.

Music: Icelander joins The Brian Jonestown Massacre

News Tagged with “Icelandic Music”

Icelandic musician Hákon Aðalsteinsson has joined legendary rock band The Brian Jonestown Massacre led by frontman Anton Newcombe.

Stelpur rokka! (Girls Rock! Iceland) is a volunteer-run non-profit organization working to empower girls, trans boys, gender queer and intersex youth through music.

Stelpur rokka! proudly present:Music Empowerment Mobility and Exchange, a European Rock Camp and Conference!

31 May Stelpur rokka or Girl's Rock introduce the Music Empowerment Mobility Exchange (MEME), a collaborative European project which empowers youth to engage in music making and community building.

Singapore Sling with frontman and songwriter Henrik Björnsson.

Weekend: Singapore Sling and Skrattar at Húrra

25 May Tonight Icelandic rockers Singapore Sling perform at Húrra in Reykjavik. Opening for Sling are newcomer bad boys of rock and roll, Skrattar.

Kælan Mikla:  Sólveig Matthildur Kristjánsdóttir, (bottom left)  Laufey Soffía Þórsdóttir (left) and Margrét Rósa Dóru og Harrysdóttir (right).

The Cure's Robert Smith invited Kælan mikla to perform at Meltdown Festival

11 Apr "We thought this was some sort of scam," says Sólveig Matthildur Kristjánsdóttir, one of the three members of Icelandic darkwave band Kælan mikla. They received an email with a personal letter from Robert Smith, singer, guitarist and songwriter of The Cure asking them whether they could perform at the upcoming Meltdown Festival in London in June.

Björk will perform in Háskólabíó cinema.

Björk to perform in Reykjavik to kick off Utopia tour- ticket sales begin today

16 Mar Icelandic artist Björk will begin her Utopia world concert tour on Thursday April 12th. The concert takes place in Háskólabíó cinema.

Katrína Mogensen, singer of Mammút won singer of the year award. On her left, Mammút bassist Ása Dýradóttir.

Glittering Icelandic Music Awards ceremony took place last night

15 Mar Óperusöngvarar, rapparar, söngvarar, söngkonur, tónskáld, lagahöfundar auk fjölda annarra sem tengjast íslensku tónlistarlífi komu saman á Íslensku tónlistarverðlaununum fyrir tónlistarárið 2017 sem veitt voru í Hörpu í kvöld. Kynnir hátíðarinnar var Dóri DNA.

Slayer.

Slayer and Gucci Mane confirmed for Secret Solstice festival

20 Feb The Secret Solstice festival, which takes place in June in Laugardalur, Reykjavik, have confirmed heavy metal legends Slayer and rapper Gucci Maine as additions to a line-up that includes Bonnie Tyler.

Icelandic musician Snorri Helgason's soulful and haunting melodies can be heard at Hlemmur Square tonight.

Icelandic folk music at Hlemmur Square tonight

7 Feb Acclaimed Icelandic musician Snorri Helgason will be playing his new collection of folk songs based on Icelandic folklore at Hlemmur Square tonight. Admission is free.

Megas, an Icelandic living legend.

Icelandic musical legend Megas to perform on Monday night

15 Dec On Monday night, Iceland's most famous singer/ songwriter Megas will be performing the poetry of Þorvaldur Þorsteinsson who died in 2013 aged only 52. He is accompanied by renowned composer and bass player Skúli Sverrison and a host of other musicians.

Sónar Reykjavik last year at Harpa.

More artists announced to the growing line-up of Sónar Reykjavik 2018

13 Dec Yesterday Sónar Reykjavik announced a host of new artists for its 2018 edition - taking place across four stages at the unique Harpa Concert Hall located by the scenic harbour area in the heart of the Icelandic capital.

Musicians JóiPé og Króli.

Iceland's famous teenage rap stars hit international headlines

9 Dec Magazine 1843, the sister publication of The Economist, has featured an article on the latest rap stars in Iceland, Jói Pe and Króli.

Will there be a statue of Björk in downtown Reykjavik?

Proposal for statue of Björk at Reykjavik's Harpa Concert Hall

8 Dec A proposal was made at the City of Reykjavik's last cultural and tourism board meeting to raise a statue of Icelandic artist Björk at Harpa Conference Centre and Concert Hall .

Hafsteinn Michael Guðmundsson, artist and musician.

Sinister and glorious melodies at Hlemmur Square tonight

6 Dec Hafsteinn Michael is a renowned artist in Iceland and has been performing with legendary experimental band Inferno 5 for a few years. Fewer people know his solo work under the name of Rafsteinn, described as "sinister yet glorious dark wave ditties delivered with the demeanour of a contract killer."

Katrin Jakobsdóttir in the video Listen Baby, a single released by the Bang Gang in 1996.

Prime Minister kills it in a music video made twenty years ago

1 Dec A twenty year old music video has resurfaced today in Icelandic media with Katrín Jakobsdóttir becoming Prime Minister. Jakobsdóttir starred in a music video by Icelandic band Bang Gang playing a femme fatale in shades in 1996.

Ásgeir Trausti with the bottle, getting ready to board the helicopter.

Ásgeir drops "Album in a Bottle" in the ocean off Iceland

3 Nov A unique copy of a vinyl record by Icelandic songwriter and musician Ásgeir is now floating somewhere in the North Atlantic Iceland off the coast of Iceland.

Who are Madonna + Child? You'll just have to keep guessing.

Songs about death, cats and rabbits

26 Jul Newcomer electronic band Madonna + Child is veiled in mystery. The two women behind the project never reveal their faces or their identities. They perform at Húrra in Reykjavik tonight.

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Exchange rates

USD USD 107.23 EUR EUR 124.40
GBP GBP 139.34 DKK DKK 16.69
NOK NOK 12.99 SEK SEK 12.00
CHF CHF 107.00 JPY JPY 0.95
ISK price of selected currencies, according to the official exchange rate of the Central Bank of Iceland. Updated daily.