A roundup of things to do in Reykjavík this April, as prepared by your sprightly editors.
- Björk, Iceland. Iceland, Björk. Perhaps you’ve met? The singer comes home to kick off the world tour backing her new CD Volta April 9th. Worth it just to see what she’ll wear.
- Make your hangover feel like community service. Get to NASA April 1 for a concert to raise funds to fight eating disorders. You’ll get to watch Björk warm up for her tour with a bunch of other musicians that will never shake their hometown. Additional performances from Lay Low, Mugison, and Pétur Ben. Eat it up.
- Speaking of Mugison, he started a little rock festival in Ísafjörðir four years ago that has grown into Iceland’s version of Woodstock, minus the commercialism and arson. Aldrei Fór Ég Suður (I Never Went South) happens Easter weekend and will feature lots of bands that have listened to Björk. On the third day, He rocked.
- Give your ears a rest and listen to the ocean. And a diesel engine. The whale
huntingwatching season begins in April. Björk has never hunted whales.
And hey — let’s be careful out there.