All things avant-garde come to Town Hall tonight, courtesy of Capsule,
one of Birmingham’s most innovative art and music promoters. Capsule
has curated a programme of live performances from two pioneers of the
experimental music scene: Pram and Modified Toy Orchestra.
Modified Toy Orchestra circuit-bend toys beyond their original
capabilities, creating perfect pop songs from imperfect instruments,
whilst Pram Birmingham’s Pram craft fairytales from concrete reality. The second
city’s spin cycle of perpetual renovation, from the slum clearances to
its current cosmetic upgrade, is etched in Pram’s restless groove, an
endearing and gently refusenik mix encircling early Rough Trade
innovators The Raincoats, astro jazz, sci-fi soundtracks, creepy
Victoriana, tropical analogue and tumbledown funk. Joined by Shady Bard, a miniature indie orchestra of pianos, guitars,
casiotones, violin, cello, French horn and samples which burst
occasionally into catastrophic scuzz.

Tickets are £10
buy them here

or phone 0121 780 3333

Town Hall, Birmingham will re-open on Thursday 4 October 2007 with
a two-week festival of events on the theme Celebrating the Past,
Pioneering the Future.