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

PiPfest: ‘Founded on love’

By Dalton Spangler The fifth consecutive Piknik i Parken, or PiPfest, was held June 15 to 17 in Oslo, Norway, and once again attracted high-profile acts such as Jason Isbell, Phoenix, Travis, and Mew. Music fans entering Frogner Park for PiPfest were greeted by warm lights and ribbons in shades of green, red and blue … Continue reading PiPfest: ‘Founded on love’

Ylva: Death Metal daughter becomes Norwegian pop-star before 17

By Dalton Spangler Musicians often differ on how to define “making it” as an artist. Ylva, a 17-year-old pop singer from Kristiansand, Norway, had her big break when she became runner-up in the Norwegian television singing competition “The Stream.” She has signed with Universal Records, is being filmed for a reality TV show and is … Continue reading Ylva: Death Metal daughter becomes Norwegian pop-star before 17