Friday at Oya was sunshine again. Most of the mud had dried, and it was good to come down before the music started. This was the day of Kraftwerk, and many had come to see them. But before they entered the stage and the fans put on their 3D glasses, there were lots of other great acts to see.
by:larm is over for this year and it has been four night with lots of music. I saw around 20 bands and liked most of them. One of my long time favorites, Honningbarna, played on Saturday, and I saw two more bands that night that I haven’t seen before. The first one was Heyerdahl, and the second Highasakite (picture above).
The front guy of the Norwegian band Honningbarna, Edvard Valberg, looks like a young man who does what his parents tell him, and dutifully goes to cello practice every week. But appearances can deceive, on stage he is like a firework of punky energy, treating his cello like a punching ball while the other band members jump around on stage. As a band, Honningbarna is one of the live bands that gives the most value for the money these days.