I recently learned that the venue in Reykjavík where I took the image above will be razed in August for yet another hotel. Grrrrr. It seems as if many of the places I've enjoyed "discovering" in Reykjavík over the last 13 years are vanishing, including Sirkus, NASA, Hemmi og Valdi and now Faktorý. This club (as well as its previous incarnation Grand Rókk), was a main venue of the Iceland Airwaves music festival; the sometimes sweltering confines of the intimate second floor room was perfect for showcasing new acts.
I'll leave you with a few images of memorable shows I attended in the now soon-to-be-history venue:
Retro Stefson, 2006 (debut)
Sprengjuhöllin, (debut), 2006
Útidúr, 2009 (debut)
Pascal Pinon, 2009 (debut)