Seigmen – The last Oslo Gig of the Enola Tour

Seigmen 28082015-14Seigmen was one of Norway’s best rock bands in the 90’s with their unique style and CD and live successes all over the country. In 1999, ten years after they started, they broke up. Then they reunited in 2005, and have been coming back with irregular frequency the last ten years. Last night they held their last gig in Oslo on their Enola tour, closing it in Bergen tonight.

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Marilyn Manson at Sentrum Scene in Oslo

Marilyn Manson © Per Ole HagenMarilyn Manson has been a controversial artist since he entered the foggy limelight in 1993. His name is a combination of two of the best known American cult figures, Marilyn Monroe and Charles Manson. Manson was born Brian Hugh Warner, and  his music has been accused of being an influence for the Columbine massacre, and also from turning young people away from God.

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Marianne Faithfull – As Years Go By

Marianne Faithfull © Per Ole HagenI still remember Marianne Faithfull from the 60’s, when she sang As Tears Go By, and was featured in the newspapers from the scandals around The Rolling Stones. After a long silence, I remember when she came back with Broken English in 1979. This years marks er 50 year anniversary for her debut single, As Tears Go By, and she has released her 20th album, Give My LOve To London. She is also on an anniversary tour, and last night she played at Sentrum Scene in Oslo.

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Thomas Dybdahl – Songwriter and Performer Par Excellence

Thomas Dybdahl © Per Ole HagenThomas Dybdahl is one of a few Norwegian artists with an international following. He is also one of our best songwriters, and without writing typical hits. His most popular songs have become hits because of their inherent quality and complexity, not because of their obvious hit potential. In my book that gives many extra points. Combine this with a live performance that closely mimics the qualities from his recordings, and you have a recipe for a great experience. Last night he played at Sentrum Scene in Oslo.

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Look to the hip music scene in Oslo

Kaizers Orchestra at Sentrum Scene. © All Rights Reserved Per Ole Hagen

Kaizers Orchestra at Sentrum Scene.

Now you don’t have to go to New York, London or LA to be updatet on what’s hot and what’s not. Oslo and Atlanta have been declared by The Independent as the two main trend-setting cities. For Oslo, much of the honour goes to the showcase festival by:Larm. But there are other important contributors to Oslo’s new status that deserve to be mentioned.

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