Free Magnet Concert in Bergen This Friday, July 25 Jul. 22, 2014
This year’s annual Tall Ships Races 2014 is taking place in Bergen, Norway, from July 24 to 27. It is, as the name entails, a huge-ass festival dedicated to racing tall ships, among many other maritime-related activities.
But if you’re like me, all you’re looking at is the ginormous roster of musical performances by mostly Norwegian artists—and they’re all free. Check out the full schedule here. Most notably, Magnet is performing on Friday, July 25, at 9 p.m. at the Fish Market stage.
Check Facebook for Latest Updates; New Shirts Sep. 6, 2012
There isn’t really any news to report on, but I wanted to remind y’all to check Magnet’s official Facebook page for the latest updates. If anything is happening in Magnet-land, Facebook will say so. (Unlike this site, which will probably be perpetually outdated, but still cling on to life with wheezing gasps.)
Magnet’s official site has been updated with a shop featuring new long-sleeve shirts decorated with a little flaming magnet logo. The shirts seem to optimized for invisible men who want to show off their muscle tone, but I’m guessing full-fleshed humans can wear ’em too. Each shirt is 250 NOK (about $43).
New Video for ‘Homecoming Queen’ and New Tour Dates Mar. 8, 2012
Here’s another new music video from Magnet for “Homecoming Queen,” produced by Fast Forward and directed by Marcel Leilienhof.
He’s got a handful of tour dates coming up this month. A few shows already happened since I made my last post. Whoops. :( Well. If you live in Norway or are visiting Norway, this info’s for you:
- March 8: Lillestrøm, Martins
- March 10: Sandvika, Musikkflekken (220 NOK, 170 NOK for children, students, seniors)
- March 11: Kolbotn, Kolben (260 NOK, comes with a free ticket, buy tickets)
- March 16: Bykle, Samfunnshus
- March 17: Øystese, Kabuso
New Video for ‘Fireflies’ from Ferrofluid Feb. 25, 2012
Check out Magnet’s new video for “Fireflies,” produced by Fast Forward and directed by Marcel Leilienhof.
Magnet Performing at by:Larm Festival Feb. 14, 2012
Magnet is performing at the by:Larm music festival in Oslo this Thursday, the 16th, at Rockefeller. Festival pass for the day is available at billettservice.no for 895 NOK (695 NOK for students). See the full schedule here.
January Tour Dates in Norway Jan. 17, 2012
Magnet is performing a handful of concerts this month in Norway:
- January 19: Bergen, Kvarteret (18+, 190 NOK, buy tickets)
- January 20: Stavanger, Folken (18+, 275 NOK, 250 NOK for students, buy tickets)
- January 21: Oslo, Rockefeller (18+, 250 NOK, 200 NOK for students, buy tickets)
- January 27: Trondheim, Samfundet, Storsalen (18+, 220 NOK, 180 NOK for members, buy tickets)
Get the latest news at Magnet’s Facebook page.
New Album Coming Out December 2 Nov. 21, 2011
Magnet’s new album, Ferrofluid, is coming out next Friday, December 2, in Norway. It’s available for pre-order at cdon.no (Rest-of-Europe site: cdon.eu) on CD (149 kr) and vinyl (199 kr). Platekompaniet also lists a deluxe CD (299 kr) version. Here’s the tracklisting:
- Doldrum Days
- Sister Sorrow
- Bad Blood
- Stay – with Hilde Marie Kjersem
- Homecoming Queen
You can listen to the album’s first single, “Doldrum Days,” on Myspace and Spotify (and buy it on iTunes). You can listen to the album’s second single, “Stay” (a Shakespeare’s Sister cover) on Soundcloud.
Performance at the World Ski Championship Feb. 22, 2011
Got some exciting news from Magnet’s manager: GOOD STUFF IS HAPPENING.
More specifically, Magnet will be releasing new music soon! …Okay, that’s not very specific. More specific is that he’ll be performing “The Day We Left Town” in University Square in Oslo as part of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championship this Thursday, the 24th. If you live in Norway you can watch it live on NRK2 at 19:00.
Magnet is doing stuff! Whoa! Aug. 4, 2010
After a few years of nothingness, I got a message from the folks of his management company BpopMentometer to say that Magnet is doing stuff! I mean, related to music. Presumably he’s doing stuff all the time. Here’s the message:
Magnet is currently in his studio in Bergen, where he is finishing his new record with a bunch of great Norwegian musicians. We have heard the first song, and really looking forward to the rest!
Even has spent the last year learning how to ride his horse, and feeding his goats. His growing commitment for a better environment has taken a lot of time, but he has also found the time to produce albums for several Norwegian artists, such as Lene Marlin and Amina. He has also found a lot of inspiration for his new album.
Stay tuned to soon get pictures from Magnet’s Devil-island, the studio, and of course: music.
Why isn’t this homeofmagnet.com? Jan. 28, 2010
Message from your friendly webmaster: This is the same website that used to be at homeofmagnet.com. When that URL unexpectedly expired and was bought by another company, I moved the site to evenmagnet.net because, damn, I didn’t build this website for nothing.
I have no idea what’s going on in Magnet-land, but if anything happens I’ll update this page.
Magnet wins Spellemannprisen Feb. 11, 2008
Congratulations to Magnet for winning the Spellemannprisen for Best Male Artist!
Spellemannprisen Nomination Jan. 28, 2008
Congratulations to Magnet for his Spellemannprisen nomination (Norwegian “Grammy” awards) for Best Male Artist! The other nominees in this category are Kenneth Ishak, Sivert Høyem and the Volunteers, and William Hut. View the full list of nominees at mic.no. The awards will be given out on February 2nd in Oslo.
Seattle In-Store at Sonic Boom Confirmed Oct. 26, 2007
Magnet will be performing and exclusive in-store performance at Seattle’s premiere indie retail record store SONIC BOOM on Sunday, November 11th before his gig at Chop Suey.
In-store details are below:
MAGNET performance @ SONIC BOOM
Sunday, November 11th @ 3 PM!
Sonic Boom Fremont – 3416 Fremont Ave. N Seattle, WA 98103
Call the store for inquiries: (206) 633-2666
ALSO – listen for MAGNET performing live on KEXP on Monday morning, November 12th. More details to be announced soon.
New York Shows Cancelled! Oct. 16, 2007
We are truly sorry to tell you that due to illness in Evens immediate family, he has been forced to cancel the planned New York shows. The rest of the tour will go as planned. We are working on a rescheduling of the New York shows and hope to see you soon.
"The Simple Life" nominated for an Alarm Award Sep. 29, 2007
Magnet’s “The Simple Life” has been nominated for an Alarm Award (Norwegian music awards) in the category of Best Pop Album. Other pop album nominees include Marit Larsen, Rockettothesky, Superfamily, and Susanne Sundfør. Vote for his album online! To view the full list of nominees across all categories visit alarmprisen.no. Winners will be announced on October 27th.
The Simple Life out now in the US Sep. 19, 2007
The Simple Life is now available for purchase in all major music stores in the US
Buy THE SIMPLE LIFE now on iTunes
MAGNET ON TOUR Sep. 19, 2007
Magnet, aka Even Johansen, will be leaving the confines of his Norwegian farm for the wide expanse of the U.S. when he takes to the road with Montreal indie poppers Stars in late October. The tour is in support of the multi-instrumentalist’s third full-length, “The Simple Life,” due September 18 on Filter US Recordings. Recorded in his studio on the coast of Norway, Johansen played nearly every instrument on “The Simple Life” as well as handled production duties.
“The Simple Life” marks Magnet’s third full-length and was released earlier this year throughout Europe, including Norway, where it was the #1 album week of release. To celebrate the album’s arrival, Johansen played 40,000 feet on an airplane flying from Oslo to Reykjavik, breaking the world record for highest performance ever performed.
MAGNET ON TOUR
- 10/19 NYC, NY – Joe’s Pub Headline
- 10/20 NYC, NY – Joe’s Pub Headline
- 10/23 Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live Headline
- 10/25 Washington, DC – DC9 Headline
- 10/26 Chapel Hill, NC – Cat’s Cradle w/ Stars
- 10/27 Atlanta, GA – The Variety w/ Stars
- 10/28 Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder w/ Stars
- 10/30 Austin, TX – Stubb’s w/ Stars
- 10/31 Dallas, TX – House of Blues w/ Stars
- 11/2 Chicago, IL – The Vic w/ Stars
- 11/3 Minneapolis, MN – Pantages w/ Stars
- 11/4 Omaha, NE – Slowdown w/ Stars
- 11/6 Denver, CO – The Gothic w/ Stars
- 11/8 Tucson, AZ – Rialto w/ Stars
- 11/11 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey Headline
- 11/13 San Francisco, CA – Cafe DuNord Headline
- 11/14 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Headline
Skral Festival photos + summer tour dates Jul. 16, 2007
- Magnet at Skral
Check out Ole’s photos of Magnet from this weekend’s Skral Festival, also in the photo gallery. He’ll be doing a few shows at Norwegian music festivals this summer—view all of the tour dates.
Happy Birthday! Jun. 7, 2007
Happy birthday, Even! We hope you have fun commemorating the day of your birth. :)
The Simple Life is #1 Apr. 9, 2007
In its first week of release, The Simple Life reached #1 on Norway’s album chart. Congratulations, Even!
Upcoming shows in Oslo Apr. 2, 2007
Release a record, break a record? Mar. 28, 2007
- Magnet serenades passengers on the way to Iceland [from Dagsavisen]
To commemorate the release of his new album, The Simple Life, Magnet played 40,000 feet in the air on the way from Oslo to Reykjavik, breaking the record for highest concert ever performed. Watch video footage at kjendis.no, VG, and Aftenposten.
New album, The Simple Life Mar. 1, 2007
- “The Simple Life”
Magnet’s latest album, The Simple Life, will be released in Norway on March 26, 2007. Listen to two new tracks, “Lonely No More” and “Navigator”, at Magnet’s myspace page.
- The Gospel Song
- You Got Me
- Lonely No More
- She’s Gone
- A Little Happier
- The Simple Life
- Slice Of Heaven
Message from Magnet Jan. 10, 2007
Even left a message in the guestbook about the new album, his upcoming concert and…lots of rain:
So there it is…
new record, new label, new this, new that and newness all around…
It’s looking like march will be the time to set the new songs free, and hope they find a good home out there in the sad and beautiful world.
Come thursday 18th, I will be playing lots of new songs, and lots of older songs in Oslo together with a whole bunch of people called KORK. There’ll be between 50 and 60 of them, 4 of my sweet musician friends and myself.
I’m sure it’ll be an evening to remember for me.
For everyone else, we’ll try hard to make it an evening hard to forget.
Hell, they even say they are going to film it, just in case it goes well. So we’re all gonna dress sharp, talk blunt and stomp our feet!
In Bergen it has now rained for 72 days without any noticable break…it is beyond wet, it’s beyond soaked, it’s “gjennombløt”
Itching to play some new songs…..and wear some dry socks.
Viva Roger Withaker!
new tour date Jan. 4, 2007