Oslo Pride Takes Over the Town

By Jenna Herrick The streets of Oslo were bursting with the colors of the rainbow and filled with music as the 36th annual Oslo Pride parade marched along to celebrate diversity. Tens of thousands of people marched in the parade on June 21, with groups ranging from the police and military,  a BDSM fetish club … Continue reading Oslo Pride Takes Over the Town

Oslo’s bright colors reflect Pride

By Jenna Herrick Cities all over the world spend the month of June celebrating the LGBTQ community and Oslo is showing its Pride this week. According to the Visit Norway website, Oslo's first gay pride celebration – called "Gay Days" – was held in 1982; the name was changed to Oslo Pride in 2014. The Oslo … Continue reading Oslo’s bright colors reflect Pride

Sibiir: metal band seeks work/life balance

By Leila Baxter Sibiir opened the second day of the Tons of Rock festival in Halden, Norway with a dynamic performance. Half-way through their second song, a screaming Jimmy Nymoen, the band's vocalist, leapt into the pit of photographers below the stage. Concerned for his  safety, security stuck close by Nymoen when he jumped onto … Continue reading Sibiir: metal band seeks work/life balance

A record store, a music label, and a punk bar

By Dalton Spangler On the first floor of a busy street corner in downtown Oslo, only blocks away from the royal palace, lies a well-hidden cafe. It's walls are covered with graffiti and black paint. Anarchist and Antifa imagery is stamped inside and out. A hand-painted sheet hangs over the cafe windows expressing support for … Continue reading A record store, a music label, and a punk bar

Meet Attan, a genre-bending metal band poised for success

By Dalton Spangler “The first EP was a lone wolf chomping at your throat. This is like being chased by a pack of wolves and a bulldozer,” explained Attan frontman Remi Semshaug Langseth. Langseth discussed the differences between the band's first EP “From Nothing” and their latest, “End of,” scheduled for release on September 7 … Continue reading Meet Attan, a genre-bending metal band poised for success

Datarock: Grumpy, middle-aged men making happy music

By Liam Carroll The band Datarock took the stage at Miniøya in matching sweatsuits and large sunglasses, playing upbeat music that brings kids and parents right to the edge of the stage. After seeing this outburst of joy, you might be shocked if you heard lead singer Fredrik Saroea describe the band members as a … Continue reading Datarock: Grumpy, middle-aged men making happy music

Oslo Mayor Marianne Borgen talks about car-free Oslo

By Ethan Reddish With dozens of metro tunnels running underground, tram lines criss-crossing most of the roads, and articulated buses around every turn, it seems as though there is little need for personal transport in the city of Oslo. While there is still car traffic, it is far less than in large cities such as … Continue reading Oslo Mayor Marianne Borgen talks about car-free Oslo

The Most Important Part of Music Festivals May Be the Food

By Shannon Kehoe A roar of music hit the stage on a cool Saturday afternoon at Frogner Park in Oslo, Norway. Piknik i Parken or Pipfest was in full swing. Picnic tables covered with food ranging from tacos and burgers to fish and grilled cheese were surrounded by happily munching adults and running children with ice … Continue reading The Most Important Part of Music Festivals May Be the Food