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Jónsi – Live at Origami

4th Nov 10 (Thu) Leave a comment

Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi abruptly canceled a run of intimate acoustic in-store dates after playing just one performance in the Go Closer series.

“Standing there nose-to-nose with fans in the cold light of day the other day in Origami Records, Los Angeles, he had the sudden and undeniable realization that this is not the environment in which he flourishes,” said his management in a statement. “To those of you who saw it in Echo Park, cherish it, because it ain’t going to happen again.”

Well, luckily the Los Angeles performance was recorded… here are two videos caught by Jack Schlinkert (director) and Max Sweeney (add’l camera).

Stars in Still Water

Go Do

~Dan – np: dredgThe Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion

Let’s do the time warp again… (Jónsi)

1st Nov 10 (Mon) Leave a comment

So, another time-lapse video from Jónsi‘s Wiltern show in Los Angeles… this time longer…


Film by Henry Jun Wah Lee and Kim Reid

I don’t know if there was a special project to do time-lapse shots for this tour, but I’m digging it!  Nice behind the scenes, soundcheck and in-concert shots included.

Nellie McKay 10/29 Eugene show at the Shedd photo blog coming tomorrow…(?)

~Dan – np: MogwaiTravel is Dangerous EP

Jónsi @ the Wiltern (time lapse)

20th Oct 10 (Wed) Leave a comment

Cool new time-lapse from Jónsi‘s show at the Wiltern (in Los Angeles) by Wes Johnson:

I’d be en route to Las Vegas today for the show tomorrow… alas, it wasn’t meant to be.  Rassen frassen changes in work plans.

~Dan – np: Steven WilsonCover Versions

Jónsi in-store appearances

8th Oct 10 (Fri) Leave a comment

Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi plans to play acoustic sets at six record shops, part of his Go Closer series on his U.S. tour (previously announced here).

Jónsi hit Portland in April (review with photos), and I was going to go to the Las Vegas show (10/21), but am now not able to go.

For those who get to go to the tour or any of these in-stores – have fun!!!

October 2010 In-Store Dates
17 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Origami Vinyl
22 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Slowtrain
26 – Austin, Texas @ End Of An Ear
30 – Asheville, N.C. @ Harvest Records
31 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Criminal Records

November 2010
3 – Chicago, Ill. @ Reckless Records

~Dan – np: The Weepies Be My Thrill

Sigur Rós – homage or fromage?

27th Sep 10 (Mon) Leave a comment

Reposted from the sigur-ros.co.uk siteSigur Rós doesn’t allow for their music to be used in advertisements.  So some advertising companies have gotten “creative” (*cough*) and pretty much ripped them off.  Listen for yourself:

Svefn-g-englar

the original

Hoppípolla

the original

Olsen Olsen

the original

Jónsi’s Go Do

the original

They seem like outright theft to me.  Sigh.  I guess at least the thieves have good taste.

~Dan – np: Sufjan StevensThe Age of Adz

no free flac torrent of mp3 download here ever.  if you like music, support it – buy it

Jónsi’s US Tour (Fall 2010)

23rd Jul 10 (Fri) 1 comment

Jónsi (of Sigur Rós), who hit Portland in April (review with photos), is coming back to the US on the final leg of the GO Tour.  There is no Oregon date… but I’ll coincidentally / serendipitously be in Las Vegas for the 10/21 date.  Woot!

presale starts at 10am local time, tuesday 27th of july on jonsi.com/concerts
15 october 4th and b san diego, california
17 october the wiltern los angeles, california
19 october fox theater oakland, california
21 october house of blues las vegas, nevada
22 october the complex salt lake city, utah
23 october the marquee tempe, arizona
25 october verizon theatre grand prairie, texas
26 october austin music hall austin, texas
27 october verizon music theater houston, texas
29 october voodoo festival new orleans, louisiana
30 october moogfest asheville, north carolina
31 october the tabernacle atlanta, georgia
2 november the pageant st. louis, missouri
3 november vic theatre chicago, illinois
5 november the fillmore detroit, michigan
6 november newport music hall columbus, ohio
8 november 9:30 club washington, d.c.
10 november hammerstein ballroom new york city, ny

Official Tour Trailer…

~Dan – np: Marilyn MansonAntichrist Superstar

Jónsi and the volcano

14th May 10 (Fri) Leave a comment

Regardless of the travel havoc it caused, the Icelandic volcano is at least a wonderfully, gorgeous and immensely beautiful part of nature.  Here is some video footage of Eyjafjallajökull paired with the song “Kolniður” from Jónsi‘s solo album Go:

Video shot by Sean Stiegemeier on a Canon 5d mkII.  Jónsi is the lead singer from Sigur Rós and a musical ambassador out of Iceland.  It doesn’t strike me as odd that his music mirrors the beauty of his native landscape.

~Dan – np: AutorYnoPastrami Bagel Social Club

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