>Lotte Reiniger & Amiina @ Nordic House, Reykjavik on Saturday 26. February 2011


Lotte Reiniger & Amiina
@ Nordic House / Norræna Húsið, Reykjavík
Saturday 26. February 2011
 Amiina performs music to three of Lotte Reiniger’s silhouette animation films as a warm up for a tour to Australia.

>Mooie Dingen uit Het Noorden: Interview with Daníel Bjarnason

>Beautiful Things from The North (Mooie Dingen uit Het Noorden) had an interview with Daníel Bjarnason before a show @ Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Interview Daníel Bjarnason from Mooie Dingen uit het Noorden
Bow to String” Live @ KEXP Radio @ Airwaves 2009

>Útidúr "Ballaðan" Live @ TV Program Kastljósið

Ballaðan” live @ TV Program Kastljósið
A song of their debut album “This mess we’ve made
Buy the album @ Gogoyoko

>The Sugarcubes Live @ Dutch TV Program Firma Onrust (1988)

>The Sugarcubes did 3 songs Live in Dutch VPRO TV Program “Firma Onrust” in 1988
Deus“, “Cold Sweat” & “Motorcrash

>For a Minor Reflection US Tour February – March 2011

>The band For a Minor Reflection are going on a US Tour. Starting off in Washington DC where they are a part of “Taste of Iceland” days. FaMR then continue to New York playing to two gigs before joining Gifts From Enola (Harrisonburg, VA) On a tour around the East Cost. FaMR finish their trip at SXSW where they are to play an official showcase Thursday 17. March @ 512 as well as performing at the Sonicbids party Friday 18. March downstairs @ Maggies Mae’s.

Washington DC “Taste of Iceland”
Thursday 24. February
Venue: Sushi Rock
Friday 25.  February
Venue: Sushi Rock

Baltimore “Taste of Iceland”
Saturday 26. February
Venue: Windup Space

New York
Monday 28. February
Venue: Pianos – Manhattan

Tuesday 1. March
Venue: The Rock Shop – Brooklyn

Austin Texas
SXSW Festival
Thursday 17. March
Venue: 512 (official gig)
on stage at 11:00 PM

Venue: The Blue Theatre
Friday 18. March
1.00 PM (daytime show)
Venue: Maggie Mae’s, downstairs stage (Sonicbids gig)

Source: IMX

>Extreme Chill & Weirdcore present Biogen Tribute @ Kaffibarinn on 23. February 2011


Extreme Chill & Weirdcore
  A Tribute to
Sigurbjörn Þorgrímsson/Biogen 
24. febrúar 1976 – 8. febrúar 2011
Wednesday 23. February 2011 @ 20:00
Free Admission
We will never forget you, your music lives on forever in our hearts…

Program with
Beatmakin Troopa – AnDre – Jafet Melge – Futuregrapher – Skurken – Tanya Pollock – Ruxpin – Yagya – Agzilla – Stereo Hypnosis – Tonik – Kidrama – Steve Sampling – Orang Volante – Krummi – Quadruplos – Plat – Prins Valium – Frank Murder – Árni Vector – IntroBeats – ThizOne  & more……….

>Vicky "Black Lesbian Lover’

Black Lesbian Lover“, a song of their debut album “Pull hard
Buy the album @ Gogoyoko

>New Band: Puffin Power


Today I painted the drummer of the new band “Puffin Power“.
Puffin Power (Acryl 20x20cm)

>Song of the 203. Week is California Cheeseburger’s "On the beach"


203. Song of the Week is “On the beach” by California Cheeseburger.
California Cheeseburger are Ari Eldon on bass & vocals, Riina on guitar & vocals, Kommi on drums & Pétur on guitar, organ &vocals.

California Cheeseburger first appeared as a trio in 2005, when Pétur Úlfur, Ari Eldon and Riina Pauliina started writing and recording songs together. Pétur and Ari had played together in the band Panman earlier, while Riina had been busy with her own bands, the Homebreakers and Minä Rakastan Sinua.
In 2005 they played their first gig, at a Gay Pride party in Reykjavík and maintained a fairly active schedule for the following year. In 2006, Cheeseburger recruited local legend Kommi (Langi Seli og Skuggarnir, Oxsmá) as a drummer, but only played once in public after that before disbanding.
Now, they have risen from their grave only to record songs that were too good for collecting dust and release it as their debut album “Holland Island Bar Light“. The album has a genuine soothing surf vibe to it and one can imagine standing at the beach porch with beer and BBQ, and afterwards taking a nap in a hammock and drift away.
California Cheeseburger @ MySpace
Ching Ching Bling Bling Label

>Echo & The Bunnymen and Iceland – Video & Album cover shot in Iceland

>Echo & The Bunnymen are Íslandsvinirnir
On my old blog I love Icelandic music I made items about videos shot in Iceland & album covers with photographs shot in Iceland.
Echo & The Bunnymen did both. 
Long before Damon of Blur, Jarvis of Pulp, drum ‘n bass guru Goldie became friends of Iceland in the 90’s. The video for the song “The Cutter” of their “Porcupine” album uses footage shot in the land of fire and ice (mainly all nearby the golden waterfall Gullfoss).
Read more about the album @ Wikipedia

The cover of the album “Porcupine” (1983) features the famous Gullfoss.

On my new blog Icelandic Music Museum I collected all articles about Echo & The Bunnymen published in the Icelandic newspapers over the years:
Echo & The Bunnymen in Iceland