Oslo’s Hidden Gem: Hausmania

  “I really enjoy being a functional human being in the society, still living like this. This way of life is actually working out and I am actually happy with it.” Ida Frisch and her boyfriend, Martin Osvold, are temporarily crashing in an art studio in Hausmania, located in the center of Oslo, Norway. Hausmania … Continue reading Oslo’s Hidden Gem: Hausmania

HPR EXCLUSIVE: A Q&A WITH AURORA

(Originally published in the High Plains Reader on August 2, 2017.) http://hpr1.com/index.php/feature/hpr-abroad/hpr-exclusive-a-qa-with-aurora/ Norwegian native Aurora has achieved international recognition in her genre and has followings in the United States and Canada. Aurora is relatively new to the music scene, putting out her first studio album in 2016. This interview took place at OverOslo, the annual … Continue reading HPR EXCLUSIVE: A Q&A WITH AURORA

SERIAL CROSSOVER ARTIST: SONDRE LERCHE INTERVIEW

(Originally published in the High Plains Reader on August 2, 2017. http://hpr1.com/index.php/feature/hpr-abroad/serial-crossover-artist-sondre-lerche-interview/) Sondre Lerche was born in Bergen on the west coast, the second largest city in Norway. He has just released his eighth album, “Pleasure” (2017). This interview took place at OverOslo, the annual music festival on a hill overlooking the Oslo harbor. HPR: … Continue reading SERIAL CROSSOVER ARTIST: SONDRE LERCHE INTERVIEW

Norwegian teens graduate school of rock

By Jack Hastings The future of the Norwegian music industry is in good hands as the younger generation begins to take over. Daniela Reyes, Sivert Sivertsen and other teenage rock stars are actively working to make meaningful music that is both skillfully crafted and audibly pleasing. Singer-songwriter Reyes is a force of nature. The 18-year-old … Continue reading Norwegian teens graduate school of rock

Neseblod Records: A black metal Mecca

In the heart of Norway’s black metal culture, there is a small record shop called Neseblod (translation: Nosebleed) Records. Although it appears nondescript from the outside, opening the door reveals a mecca for any black metal fanatic. Neseblod Records, owned by Kenneth Neseblod (last name as given), is located at the former site of Helvete … Continue reading Neseblod Records: A black metal Mecca

Norwegian Wood rock festival turns 25

Oslo’s Norwegian Wood Festival celebrated it’s 25th Anniversary, June 15-17, 2017. But Norway’s longest running festival almost didn’t happen this year. The rock and folk fest has boasted headliners from Bob Dylan to Band of Horses, David Bowie to Linkin Park, Patti Smith to Arcade Fire. However, after a slow decline in attendance and a … Continue reading Norwegian Wood rock festival turns 25