- Cynic Guru play poppy, alternative rock at Gaukurinn at 20.15 (that’s a quarter past eight for civilians and Brits). You may be interested to hear that frontman Roland Hartwell plays the violin with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. He also plays guitar with the band. And sings. Like the old lady said to the other old lady when they heard Leonard Bernstein was bisexual: Is there nothing that man can’t do?
- Two options at 21.00. First option: Stay at Gaukurinn for The Telepathetics, a fairly new Icelandic band with, like, a totally foreign and cool sounding name. Their first album, Ambulance, is best heard in concert, especially for the audience participation in Last Song.
- The other nine o’clock option: Going for a three minute walk up to Grand rokk, to see Retro Stefsson, eight talented teenagers who play soul/latin/surf music. We wonder if the whole band fits on the tiny stage at Grandrokk, but the attempt alone should be worth seeing.
- Meanwhile, back at Gaukurinn one of the headliners, We Are Scientists start playing around 22.30. They play indie rock, but listen to their myspace songs if you’re in doubt.
- Following them is Dikta, one of Iceland’s most popular rock bands, hot on the heels of their well reviewed “difficult second album.” Please join us in encouraging the drummer to take his shirt off, by shouting: “Úr að ofan!” (phonetic spelling: OOr ath ovan!) It is so worth it.
Iceland Airwaves: Schedule for Wednesday