THE ORIGINAL: NORWEGIAN BLACK METAL

By Kaycee Boe and Rachel Levy For many people, black metal is as synonymous with Norway as snow and fjords. Imagery of young men with dark painted faces burning down churches and causing trouble in the grey Norwegian winters often comes to mind. The legacy of black metal draws fans from all over the world, … Continue reading THE ORIGINAL: NORWEGIAN BLACK METAL

INTERNATIONAL DJ RETURNS TO FARGO

BY KAITLYN HUSS Twenty years ago, Fargo and surrounding communities had become one of the Midwest’s most noted rave hotspots. Local artists such as DJ Sol and venues like Johnson’s Barn helped the scene to flourish. Brainerd, Minnesota native Kristina Dunn, a frequent attendee, found freedom in this space. The sounds of international performers like … Continue reading INTERNATIONAL DJ RETURNS TO FARGO

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVALS REACT TO MANCHESTER ATTACK

As music festivals in Norway grow, the danger of attending a concert also rises. The Manchester bomb attack following an Ariana Grande concert killed 23 attendees and wounded many more. Festival and concert organizers in the U.K., the U.S., and Norway, which has one of the highest per capita music event attendance rates in the … Continue reading INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVALS REACT TO MANCHESTER ATTACK

NORWEGIAN CONCERT PLANNING ORGANIZATION GIVES KIDS POWER

Rockslo, a concert association in Norway’s capital city of Oslo, introduces youth to music by immersing them in the process of planning and executing concerts. Since 2013, Rockslo has been a place for young people to work behind the scenes in the music industry. From booking to marketing to technical work to production, youth under … Continue reading NORWEGIAN CONCERT PLANNING ORGANIZATION GIVES KIDS POWER

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