Peter Bargh

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February 14th, 2015

Sundowners

The Sundowners live at The Bodega in Nottingham with Gerald Garratty

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.

 

porcupine-tree

They played

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

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!

eels