Peter Bargh

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October 31st, 2016

Let’s Eat Grandma and Cherry Hex and the Dream Church at Bodega, Nottingham

Let’s Eat Grandma and Cherry Hex and the Dream Church at Bodega, Nottingham with Gerald Garraty


October 29th, 2016

Dystopian Future Movies and Funerals at Bodega Nottingham

Dystopian Future Movies and Fvnerals at Bodega, Nottingham with Gerald Garratty

Dystopian Future Movies
September 21st, 2016

Father Murphy at Chameleon Arts Cafe, Nottingham

Father Murphy at Chameleon Arts Cafe, Nottingham with support from Deadbeat at Dawn, Muscle & Marrow and Carla Bozulich.

Deadbeat at Dawn stimulating beats

Drums and guitar from Portland act Muscle and Marrow gave some great build ups from tranquil to heavy.

Father Murphy had one processed drum, mini keyboard, a brass instrument and a four stringed gadget that played base notes and provided wonderful percussive and string based vibes. The set was played with a finely tuned connection between the duo from Italy, providing an intense soundscape of dark beauty. Particularly liked a technique Chiara applied to the side of a battered cymbal – mesmerising!

Los Angeles alternative rocker Carla Bozulich finished the night and include a song constructed in E-Minor that I’d suggested she use when she asked the audience which note!
February 14th, 2015


The Sundowners live at The Bodega in Nottingham with Gerald Garratty. Up and coming band She Drew The Gun supported

sundowners ticket


November 21st, 2013

Sigur Ros live at Capital FM Arena Nottingham

Sigur Ros

I arrived at the Arena too late to catch all the support band, I Break Horses, who were playing behind a cloth screen so you couldn’t really make out the members. I saw two tracks by them and then after a long wait with a repeated minimal tune Sigur Ros came on. And the cloth screen stayed up!  I was wondering how that would be any good when the projections appeared and the ambience all came together. Although the band where difficult to see clearly the effect of this with huge shadows and images floating around in front and behind was incredible. And then after a few tracks the screen dropped to reveal an even more incredible set with light bulbs on stands scattered around the stage and an 11 piece band.

Sigur Ros

They played for about an hour and half, and then after a few  minutes break returned for an encore and another 30 or so minutes.

Sigur Ros

My highlight was a track that had someone signalling from a mountain top in the panoramic background screen. (Not sure what it was – I didn’t recognise it). The orange signal became bright and then one of the bulbs on stage started signalling back. The person was joined by others and eventually with a crescendo to music too the whole stage and screen were flashing. Quite haunting!

Absolutely stunning concert which was far more interesting than I’d expected. I tend to get bored after a few tracks of Sigur Ros by album. but this was an aural delight. Two hours later I didn’t want it to end.

Jonsi with Sigur Ros
January 15th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 15 – Grand Opening Sale

Today I went to the shops…
A balloon on a ceiling in Victoria Centre Nottingham.

March 19th, 2005

Porcupine Tree at the Rescue Rooms

Went with Warren to see Porcupine Tree play at the rescue Rooms in Nottingham.



They played

The Sound of Muzak
A Smart Kid
Hate song
Arriving Somewhere but Not Here
Fade away
Burning Sky
Glass Arm Shattering
Blackest Eyes
The Start of Something Beautiful
Even Less
Shes moved on

I got a parking ticket for not understanding Nottingham’s street parking rules!

May 3rd, 1997

Eels Nottingham Rock City

Eels at Nottingham Rock City with William Cheung and Chris Robinson

Great gig they came back on and did a few more songs all playing different instruments, and when the lights came on and many had left they returned to the stage and played another song…quality!