My updates are coming in all kinds of chronologically -adverse order. On the first of September, the one and only Of Monsters and Men put on a free show at Garðabær, a half an hour bus ride outside the city. They were even better live than I expected. It was totally worth standing in the cold and misting rain. Because my friends and I arrived early, we were able to stand in the front row! [All the Of Monsters… photos are from their official facebook page.]
The three Icelandic bands that opened for them were great as well. Mugison (if you like The Black Keys or Jack White, you’ll like him) is a favorite of mine, and it was really great to compare his performance on a large stage with a full band to his acoustic set in Suðureyri last month.
Hide Your Kids had a cute name and a catchy pop sound.
I really enjoyed the set by Moses Hightower. Their sound reminded me of a sunny summer day in a east coast city like Philly or Baltimore, walking around and stumbling across a street festival with some chill band playing at the end of the closed off street.
In other music news, I’m 95% sure I spotted Bjork driving around the city the other day. I was running down by the city hall. As I went to cross the street, this huge, old land-rover type vehicle stopped to let me pass, I turned my head right, and voila…. the face of Bjork.