From Hotline, where I omitted the fact that everytime I think of Iceland, I think about how I should have gotten married as planned at Halgrims Church in 2006. Ahhh, regret...:
For a country with a population just more than 300,000, Icelandic culture sure understands the arts. So while the Taste of Iceland hits Boston on Thursday with the promise of more puffin meat than our city has ever seen, we’re also excited for the musical side of the week-long fest. After all, this is the land of Sigur Ros, Bjork and Gus Gus.
So while we’ve noted stuff like experimental-pop maven Mugison at the Middle East on Sunday (with Shore Leave, free, 9 p.m.) and Boston resident DJ Baldur at the Middlesex Lounge’s Make it New techno night on Thursday (9 p.m., free), we’re become slightly enraptured by Olof Arnalds.
The Reykjavik-based indie-folk singer, with a voice Vanity Fair called “ethereal,” hits T.T. The Bear’s Place in Cambridge for a free early show on Friday. Doors are at 6 p.m., it’s first-come, first enter, and once T.T.’s hits capacity, well that’s it. Could be one of those “were you there?”-type events. (Goth night X-Mortis follows at 9 p.m., but that costs $5… and your soul).
Here’s a preview of Arnalds: