Peter Bargh

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July 26th, 2014

Tramlines 2014 Saturday

Another Saturday spent in the City Hall Ballroom for Tramlines just like 2013, the ballroom was host for a selection of post rock delights.

This year the artists performing were

10.00-11.00 Future of the Left
8.30-9.30 Maybeshewill
7.40-8.10 Esben and the Witch

6.50-7.20 Blueneck
6.00-6.30 Messenger
4.50-5.30 Jonah Matranga & VerseChorusVerse*
3.50-4.20 Brontide
3.00-3.30 Nordic Giants

2.10-2.40 Talons
1.20-1.50 Then Thickens
12.30-1.00 Her Name Is Calla

I made sure I caught the full sets of the ones in bold. Nordic Giants were mesmerizing!

July 20th, 2013

Tramlines 2013 – Saturday

Spent nine hours watching seven prog / post / rock bands all for just £6, including two of my favourites I Like Trains and Pineapple Thief.

Here’s the flier for the gig with bands and timings


Tramlines flier



enochian theory

Enochian Theory



the enid

The Enid

pineapple thief

Pineapple Thief


Anethema (Acoustic)



For the first time ever I was almost brought to tears with the euphoric sound of one of the tracks by I Like Trains. The multi layer guitar build ups and haunting voice just took me to an emotional edge.

On the opposite end of the emotional scale probably the funniest moment in my gig life was when one of the venue staff cam on to the side of a stage in between songs with a large bucket and asked if the drummer if any one wanted ice – kinda took the edge off the band trying to be cool and all rock n roll

A top event thanks to Northern Music and Tramlines. And the City Hall for providing such a great air conditioned venue.  And of course the bands who . Top day and now I’m all rocked out.