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De seks første artistene er klare for by:Larm 2016

June 11

I går annonserte vi de seks første artistene til by:Larm 2016! En av dem er svensk, tre er norske, en er finsk og en engelsk. Et par har dialekt, en har turnert med James Blake, en skriver låter i Malmö, en har varmet opp for Highasakite, og en er Viv Albertine sin nye favoritt….

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HER ER ÅRETS VENUES

March 06

Mange spør oss om hvor de forskjellige by:Larm-scenene holder til. Vi har et ganske så komprimert festivalområde i år, og det aller meste foregår rundt Youngstorget. Over ser du kart over konsertvenues, og under er adresser til hvert telt og konsertlokale. Vel møtt!

TIDA

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NB: FEIL I PAPIRUTGAVEN AV PROGRAMMET

March 05

Det har dessverre sneket seg inn et par feil i papirutgaven av festivalprogrammet vårt. På fredagen er det feil på følgende scener: Sentrum Scene, John Dee og St. Edmunds-kirken (Church i programmet). Alt her begynner en time senere enn det som står oppført i programmet. Altså, det som står at begyn…

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DANIEL KVAMMEN STEPPER INN FOR SOAK I KVELD

March 05

SOAK (IR) sitter og venter på visumet sitt i USA, og blir dessverre forhindret fra å spille i kveld. Men, fortvil ei, hun er på plass i Oslo i morgen for å levere en fantastisk konsert for alle by:Larmere.

“So sorry to not be able to play at By:Larm tonight, which is due to some crazy unf…

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BY:LARM GRATULERER VINNERNE AV FORBILDEPRISEN 2015

March 04

Med flest stemmer av de nær 8000 publikumsstemmene, var det talentfulle BROEN fra Trondheim/Oslo som stakk av med stipendet på 100 000 kr og publikumsprisen som Årets Forbilde. De fire andre Forbildeprisene på 50 000 kr hver, gikk til stjerneskuddene SLUTFACE, RESIRKULERT, OMVR og MISS TATI. Til sam…

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En billett, utallige opplevelser - få mest mulig ut av by:Larm

March 04

By:Larm er så mye mer enn bare konserter. Vi vil at du skal få full uttelling på festivalpasset ditt, så vi har samlet alle ting du får adgang til med festivalpasset du har kjøpt deg.

Vi skal selvfølgelig gi deg fantastiske konserter, over 200 stykker, hvor du blant annet kan se Jonas Ala…

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Yung (DK) erstatter Pretty Vicious (WA)

March 04

Vi må dessverre meddele at Pretty Vicious har måttet avlyse sine opptredener under by:Larm. På grunn av uforutsette årsaker avlyser bandet både torsdagens konsert på Mono og fredagens konsert i P3-teltet. Men tørk tårene! Vi har selvsagt funnet en svært god erstatter til dere.

YUNG (DK) T…

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ÅRETS FRIVILLIG 2015

March 03

For fjerde gang har by:Larm, i samarbeid med Hansa Borg Bryggerier, delt ut et reisestipend på 25 000,- til den kultur-Norge mener er Årets Frivillig.

Festivaler, helårsarrangører, studentarrangører og andre kulturinstitusjoner er avhengige av de frivilliges innsats, og vi kan ikke få ros…

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TONO SESSIONS LIVE

March 03

Midt på Youngstorget finner du TONO-loungen, mellom TIDAL Main Stage og P3-teltet. Loungen er egentlig forbehold alle med delegatpass, men i år vil TONO invitere ALLE, selv de uten festivalpass, til to spennende sessions. Her er det førstemann til mølla som gjelder, så vær tidlig ute.

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FOLKEFEST PÅ YOUNGSTORGET

March 02

I år vil by:Larm invitere til folkefest på Youngstorget, og på dagtid vil uteområdet være åpent for alle, selv de uten festivalpass.

På Youngstorget blir det et fantastisk opplegg med både foodtrucks, og en egen drikkeservering som byr på varme bålpanner, pølser, popcorn og DJs.
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by:Songs på by:Larm

March 02

Låtskriver-campen by:Songs startet i Whiteroom Studio i Asker og på Tanken i Sandvika i Bærum søndag 1. mars. Her vil representanter fra den amerikanske musikkindustrien være med på å utvikle låtene til norske låtskrivere og produsenter.

Campen er et samarbeid mellom Toothfairy, Waterfall…

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Bytte billett til armbånd? Her er alt du trenger å vite

March 02

By:Larm nærmer seg med stormskritt, og da kan det være på sin plass med litt praktisk info. Du lurer helt sikkert på hvordan du bytter billett til armbånd?

Alle billetter må være byttet til armbånd før du får tilgang til venues. DenENESTE plassen man får gjort dette på er billettkontoret …

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Christine og Ruben sender live fra Kulturhuset

March 01

Våre favorittprogramledere fra NRK P3, Christine Dancke og Ruben Gran, tar med seg mikrofoner og godstoler ned på Kulturhuset for å sende live fra hjertet av festivalen.

Inngang er helt gratis, så hvem som helst kan komme innom for å lytte, henge og kose seg. (Merk at Kulturhuset har alde…

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BRY:LARM

February 27

Det blir gratis fest og konsert for alle byens borgere på Youngstorget lørdag den 07. mars, fra 12:00 til 15:00.

I forbindelse med at Oslo hvert år tas over av artister og musikkbransjen under by:Larm, har Oslo Ess tatt initiativet til å arrangere et litt annerledes musikkarrangement som …

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RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY PRESENTERER

February 26

For fjerde år på rad presenterer Red Bull Music Academy et fantastisk program på by:Larm, bestående av både Nordiske og internasjonale navn. Det blir både konserter og Q&As, og programmet går over alle fire festivaldager.

I år som i fjor arrangeres det Q&As på Kulturhuset med seminarheadl…

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Nordic Playlist Radio Bar på by:Larm

February 26

Musikknettstedet Nordic Playlist samler nordens beste artister og radio-DJs under ett tak. Hva skjer når de får gjøre det på by:Larm? Korrekt! Noe sinnssykt fett, nemlig noe vi kaller for Nordic Playlist Radio Bar.

I samarbeid med Nordic Playlist vil vi gi deg nordisk radiomusikk på sitt …

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Yngling på Parkteatret

February 26

Lav pris, fri aldersgrense og god stemning? Det stemmer.

Parkteatret har arrangert konserter for musikkelskere under 18 år siden 2013, og Yngling-konseptet er selvsagt med på by:Larm i år igjen. Lørdag 7. mars får ungdommen muligheten til å se fem av våre beste urbane, norske artister på …

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SLOTTSFJELL PRESENTERER

February 25

Neste by:Larm-venn ut til å presentere sin helt egen kveld på en av våre festivalscener er Slottsfjellfestivalen. Slottsfjell digger by:Larm, og har fem fine navn som skal presenteres på John Dee, lørdag 07. mars.

Dette skriver Slottsfjell selv om navnene som skal stå på scenen:
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Øyafestivalen presenterer

February 23

Under årets by:Larm har vi invitert et knippe by:Larm-venner til å presentere sin helt egen kveld på en av våre festivalscener.

Blant dem er Øyafestivalen, Oslos fineste sommerfestival, som presenterer en helaften på John Dee fredag 06. mars.

“Vi byr på et variert program fra 2…

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Looking back at by:Larm 2015 - and forward to 2016

June 05

With the Nordic and international music and tech industry, music lovers, artists and media in attendance, by:Larm 2015 was truly a global event offering guests a window into the Nordic music scene.

Now it’s time to look ahead to next year’s event.

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By:Larm 2015 in pictures

June 05

Take a look back at the highlights of this year’s festival and see how Oslo got turned upside down as by:Larm filled the heart of the city with music and more.

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The Quietus at Beatrice Eli

March 07

We got in! We got into a show! A lot of it sounds like Chris Martin’s hipster electro cousin – make of that what you will – but we got in! Plus the bits that don’t sound like Coldplay sound like Sigue Sigue Sputnik covering Hall & Oates’ ‘Maneater’. You see? Dreams come true at […]

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The Quietus At Hey Elbow

March 07

Bravely Hey Elbow were named during a game of Scrabble… and it was only sheer good luck that meant they avoided being known as Cod Bongo, Ant Spasm or Jazz Pilot. Actually the last name would have been partially appropriate given the impressive levels of musicianship on show during their art pop set. Looped vocals, […]

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The Quietus At Hilma Nikolaisen

March 07

Former Serena Maneesh front woman Hilma Nikolaisen has a solo project and it is much groovier and laidback than the classic Norwegian shoe gazers. Channeling Kim Gordon, Patti Smith and The Byrds she’s now getting to indulge a more classic rock leaning direction.

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The Quietus At… East India Youth

March 07

If there’s a problem with shall we say the art end of much contemporary British electronic music it’s that it tends to ignore passion in favour of politeness. Your likes of Disclosure and James Blake hardly write songs of the hard entangling love and lust now do they? This is what sets East India Youth, […]

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The Quietus At Drippin

March 07

Drippin’s name is getting dropped all Oslo this weekend and you only have to watch him manning the ones and twos to see why. Already hyped by plenty of London and NYC DJs because of his own productions he comes into his own as a DJ. He has a knack for seamlessly mixing up sino […]

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The Quietus At Novelist

March 06

Now that’s what I ‘m Tolkien about! I’m gonna give all other grime acts Amis after tonight’s Dickens of a performance. You’re a Dumas if you missed this show and no doubt feel like punching yourself in the Balzac. Make sure you’re in a Rushdie watch him next time come Heller high water… (No more […]

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The Quietus at Silvia Ddumba

March 06

Kudos to Ms Ddumba right from the off: she takes to the small Gamla stage flanked by four singers and yet, strangely humble, she still holds the spotlight. It’s probably her turn: she’s gone from singing in a Swedish choir to working with Katy Perry and quite clearly deserves attention of her own. Like Janelle […]

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The Quietus at The Amazing

March 06

There’s been quite a bit of chatter at Quietus Mansions about Scandinavian band names, and The Amazing are a band who probably wouldn’t want to sit in on those debates. Calling yourself The Amazing is really like handing a critic a box of rotten eggs and telling them to do their worst. They’ve weathered the […]

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The Quietus at… Vulkano

March 06

The Swedish group have a fair amount of murmuring seismic activity and false start before they finally get going, so much so that one wonders if it’s not all part of a clever conceptual performance. But the eruption, when it comes, is odd and lurid. With the two frontwomen whacking away on drums they sing […]

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The Quietus At Miss Tati

March 06

You’re the one for me Tati! (Unless my girlfriend is reading… In which case I need to point out that this is not a declaration of romantic intent, merely another substandard Morrissey pun.)

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The Quietus At… Girl Band

March 06

Though it’s an age since we put up Girl Band’s inspired cover of techno producer Blawan’s banger Why They Hide The Bodies Under My Garage? on The Quietus, I’ve still yet to see the band live until tonight at a jammed negotiation skills required for entry Mono. Such is the time we live in, where […]

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The Quietus at OKAY KAYA

March 06

“Oh, gravity, damn gravity, he keeps floating away from me”: the first words OKAY KAYA utters from the stage tonight give a clear indication of the mood we can expect here. Though she arrives with a winning grin, this is clearly not going to be an evening of top bantz. Armed only with an electric […]

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The Quietus At East India Youth

March 06

East India Youth? East India Doof more like! EH? Eh?! Oh suit yourselves… William Doyle has clearly not been sitting on his hands since his Mercury Prize nomination last year. Not only is the new material from XL album Culture Of Volume killer but even classic material from last year’s TOTAL STRIFE FOREVER has been […]

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The Quietus at GEoRGiA

March 06

London based Georgia Barnes cut her teeth drumming for Kate Tempest and Micachu and the Shapes, but her solo work is of a fiercely electronic variety. Her debut EP was recorded alone in her bedroom, but has been praised for its intricate production, and that same quality is evident on stage, where she’s joined for […]

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The Quietus At… Oracle North

March 06

The Quietus was supposed to be at Mono reviewing stern Danes Communion, but travel issues made for a last minute cancellation. Instead at Revolver something similarly rooted in the sounds of post punk Manchester comes from Sweden’s Oracle North. Perhaps they’re named for some imaginary Ballardian rail map for the decaying railway routes of Lancashire, […]

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The Quietus at Aurora

March 06

It’s traditional in Norway to compare Aurora Aksnes to Susanne Sundfør, but the first thing to strike your roving reporter tonight is that she in fact sounds more like Dolores O’Riordan from The Cranberries. This is no snarky remark: before O’Riordan started attacking air hostesses and warbling like a royal songbird drunk on mead, she […]

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The Quietus At… Hey Elbow

March 06

I’m still perplexed exactly what Hey Elbow’s name is all about. An address to an errant limb joint during a tennis game? A plea to Guy Garvey to stop writing anthems for divorced football fans to bellow along to after seven pints? They are of course much better than either – what struck me about […]

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The Quietus at… Ingeborg Oktober

March 06

In a concrete building next to Gamla, beefy Oslo men can be seen through the glass windows pummeling away on gym machines. It’s a very different atmosphere in the venue, where Ingeborg Oktober has silenced the room with her songs that are at once sturdy and tender. Backed by a band of blokes in black, […]

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The Quietus At Den Sorte Skole

March 06

Den Sorte Skole are akin to the Danish Amorphous Androgynous with a dash of Demdike Stare thrown in for good measure. Their sampladelic tapestry of world dub is woven together from multiple geographic and technological sources and while it never really strays too far from the confines of a gap year student ‘s ethnic throw […]

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The Quietus at Thea Hjelmeland

March 06

With her platinum blonde hair and white silk dress, Thea Hjelmeland looks like a ghost before the altar of this church. Certainly her voice could raise the dead: there are hints of eastern promise in her huge range, with occasional recollections of Jenny Hval in the upper reaches of her unusual delivery, and a intense, […]

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The Quietus At Les Big Byrd

March 06

Fronted by a talented guitarist who looks like Alvin Stardust really struggling to find his way back in the world after the end of his second tour of duty in ‘Nam, Les Big Byrd are a poppy. Neo Kraut delight. The four piece straddle  the Neu! Harmonia Hawkwind La Dusseldorf convergence zone with aplomb. And […]

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The Quietus at Sasha Siem

March 06

Undeniably one of the more original acts on the bill this weekend, half Norwegian, half English Sasha Siem brings quality elocution and an unusual mix of jazz, diva torch songs and avant-chamber pop to Oslo. Songs speed up and slow down, at times pausing altogether for what seems like minutes, while the sultry Siem glides […]

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The Quietus at… Viv Albertine

March 06

The history of music is usually written by the men, a dirge of music journalists and musicians, groaning on about myths made to sound more exciting than they actually were, harrumphing self-importantly about their role in things and conveniently ignoring the sexism, misogyny and homophobia that was rife. Just read any old copy of NME […]

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The Quietus At… Les Big Byrd

March 06

Les Big Byrd’s drummer has a tidy haircut and a fetching rollneck. He’s also festooned with lights, perhaps the remaining parts of a time machine that’s brought him here from mid-70s Germany. His presence is crucial to Les Big Byrd, whose name (displayed onstage on a lighbox using a font that’s dangerously Austin Powers) suggests […]

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The Quietus At Execration

March 05

Heavier than Mecha-Godzilla’s gigantic titanium balls and twice as pungent, Execration play the kind of death metal that makes you want to drink petrol and smash up your grandmother ‘s house with a cricket bat. I.e. the  best kind.

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The Quietus at Sondre Justad

March 05

 A number of years ago, we stumbled into Sondre Justad in Fauske, an enviably good looking man toting an acoustic guitar at a strange but wonderful festival in a Northern Norwegian marble mine. Years later, with the rare time given to those who refuse to play the game, Justad has developed into a confident, […]

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The Quietus At Soft As Snow

March 05

Soft As Snow  are clearly the best band named after a My Bloody Valentine record of the weekend. Sorry Loveless. Sorry Glider EP. Sorry The Greatest Hits Of My Bloody Valentine. It’s just the way it is. Leaning towards the romantic and Gothic side of electronic pop rather than shoegaze they actually sound more like […]

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The Quietus At… Møster

March 05

Some of The Quietus’ best memories of By:Larm over the years have come from what seems to be Scandinavians’ ability to hammer brass instrumentation into new forms, and make it it serve other genres. It’s great therefore to see and hear Møster continue this tradition in 2015. Given they’re connected to Motorpsycho, one of our […]

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The Quietus at Kjært Barn

March 05

His biography talks of “black pop music”,  of analogue, acoustic and computer music. His first song speaks of the problems in not having a decent sound check. But it turns out Barn trades in a mildly eccentric line of live drum-less songwriting whose charm is perhaps a little too refined for the big Tidal stage […]

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