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Supersonic Festival – Join the team

Supersonic Festival needs YOU! Capsule’s internationally renowned festival runs 22nd – 24th October 2010 and there are 3 Internship opportunities Production, Design & Marketing Intern. You will receive valuable work experience and be credited as part of the core team that deliver Supersonic Festival.

NB this is not a full time position and would require some remote working, further details of the intern schedule can be supplied upon application.

Production Intern
Duration of the Internship: 4 Months August – November
Deadline for application: 21st May 2010
Interviews to be held on: 15th & 16th June 2010
Intern start date: August 2010

Job Description:
The Production Intern will work closely with the Logistics Director and Operations Manager assisting them in all of the production before, during and after the festival, and undertake other tasks as necessary and directed by Festival staff.

We are looking for someone who has:
– Excellent communication skills – both oral and written
–    Excellent personal skills
–    Excellent team player happy to get involved in all areas as and when required.
–    Attention to detail.
–    Able to work long hours before, during and after the festival if is required.
–    Excellent organisational and time management skills.
–    IT skills – Word, Excel, Internet,
–    Design skills will be a plus.

Please note, unfortunately we can only receive applications from people over 18 years of age. For further information & full job spec on the Production Internship for Supersonic, please contact us by email: admin[at]capsule.org.uk with ‘Production Internship‘ as the subject field.

Marketing Intern
Duration of the Internship: 6 Months. June – November 2010
Deadline for application: 21st May 2010
Interviews to be held on: 2nd& 3rd June 2010
Intern start date: June 2010

Job Description:
The Marketing Intern will work closely with the Festival & Communications Director and Marketing Assistant, assisting with the promotion & documentation of the festival and undertake other tasks as necessary and directed by Festival staff.

We are looking for someone who has:
–    Excellent communication skills – both oral and written
–    Good understanding of the music, ethos of the festival and the bands
–    Interest in music press. magazines, blogs, etc.
–    Self motivated
–    Excellent understanding of the online communications such as: Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Last F.M., WordPress.
–    Excellent team player happy to get involved in all areas as and when required.
–    Able to work long hours before, during and after the festival if required.
–    Excellent organisational and time management skills.
–    Attention to detail.
–    IT skills – Word, Internet,
–    Design skills will be a plus, or basic understanding of image file formats for web and print.

Please note, unfortunately we can only receive applications from people over 18 years of age. For further information & full job spec on the Marketing Internship for Supersonic, please contact us by email: admin[at]capsule.org.uk with ‘Marketing Internship‘ as the subject field.

Design Intern
Duration of the Internship: 2 Months September / October 2010
Deadline for application: 21st May 2010
Interviews to be held on: 15th & 16th June 2010
Intern start date: September 2010

Job Description:
The Design Intern will work closely with Ian Richards of Heavy Object as well as the Festival Communications Director. And undertake other tasks as necessary and directed by Festival staff.

We are looking for someone who has:
–    Excellent design and illustration skills
–    Enthusiasm for unusual and non traditional design approaches
–    Excellent communication skills – both oral and written
–    An understanding and affinity to the Supersonic / Capsule ethos and brand
–    An ability to use design computer packages (illustrator/ photoshop / indesign / Flash / animations packages)
–    Attention to detail.
–    Excellent personal skills
–    Self motivated
–    Excellent team player happy to get involved in all areas as and when required.
–    Able to work long hours before, during and after the festival if is required.
–    Excellent organisational and time management skills.
–    IT skills – Word, Excel, Internet,
–    Your own computer or access to a computer will be essential as you will be expected to work remotely at some points in the internship.

Please note, unfortunately we can only receive applications from people over 18 years of age. For further information & full job spec on the Design Internship for Supersonic, please contact us by email: admin[at]capsule.org.uk with ‘Design Internship‘ as the subject field.

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Supersonic – Early bird tix sold out

Early bird tix for Supersonic Festival have sold out in just 3 weeks! This years festival takes place from the 22nd – 24th October with special guests SWANS.
More line up announcements + selection of cakes coming soon.

Advanced weekend tickets are available from www.theticketsellers.co.uk
+ www.seetickets.com
For recommended hotels/travel/volunteers etc check www.supersonicfestival.com

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Home Of Metal – highlights

We launched our new HOME OF METAL website just recently and already have had some amazing contributions to the archive. We’ve been asking people to add their Black Sabbath, Led Zep, Judas Priest, Napalm Death & Godflesh related memorabilia to the archive to help to inform our exhibition in 2011 at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. Even if you don’t have memorabilia you can help us by rating your favourite artefacts.

Currently the top three are:

In first place is this fantastic cartoon book of Sabbath uploaded by Doug Roemer from Arlington in the US.

In second place we have an awesome Tony Iommi incorporating the Sunn 0))) logo tattoo uploaded by Stephen O’Malley belonging to his friend from Finland

and in third place we have a great piece of history – a Black Sabbath at the Mayfair in the Bullring Birmingham poster from 1970 declaring that there was ‘ No Restrictions on Dress or Hair whatsoever’ uploaded by Neil Perry of West Brom

We’ve also had some great Godflesh related flyers, posters and live photos uploaded. Feel free to help us spread the word and dig out your related memorabilia – gig tickets, photos, posters, t’s, set lists, badges  and your memories or just rate the items you like best. Have a look at HOMEOFMETAL.COM

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Eyehategod review of Brum show

There has always been a healthy fanbase of stoner rock in all its different sub-genres and splintered factions in Birmingham, aided in no small part to the sterling work done by promoters Capsule, who have consistently provided a stage for some of the worlds finest artists in this field. After winding down 2009 with appearances by Electric Wizard, Isis and Sunn o))) amongst others, and with a Baroness show in January, you’d have been forgiven for assuming there’d be more to follow swiftly in their wake. But nothing. Bit of IDM, some Krautrock legends. And then, out of the blue, confirmation that Capsule had nefariously been toying with us. Waiting to drop their bomb.

Eyehategod are playing Birmingham.
….
No doubt about it, this was not a show for the unconverted. EHG’s sound and ethos is extreme, aggressive and unashamed. They write anthems for the sick, for the outcasts and losers of the world; and for what the band lack in the way of financial success or just plain good luck, they take their reward in the love and respect that everyone here threw their way for every minute of the set. And probably a fair bit of drugs as well. This was a show for the fans, and if you own even a single Eyehategod CD you should have been here, it was truly amazing.


Read the full review on Brum Live by Duncan Wilkins photos by Katja Ogrin

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Lovely new posters…


Eyehategod – what a gig!

What an amazing show this was! Thanks to all who came down and helped to make it a superb night. Eyehategod had a great time and were more than a bit impressed by the insane Birmingham crowd.

Support came from Stinky Wizzleteat – who were pretty stoked all night to be supporting their favourite band

and San Francisco’s Totimoshi

FOR THE SICK

(Thanks to Gobinder Jhitta for these photos)

There are more disgustingly good Capsule shows planned including Chrome Hoof, Wolves in the Throne Room, Acid Mothers Temple and tons more, so see you soon.

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Support your local record shop – this Saturday!

This Saturday, 17th April Polar Bear Records are celebrating International Record Store Day – an awareness-raising campaign to flag up the unique allure of your local record shop.

Polar Bear invite you to come down and check out the exclusive releases they will have for 1 day only as part of the campaign from Sonic Youth, Neu!, Harmonia, Flaming Lips and many more.

Store opens at 10am, get down early as last year they sold out of the exclusives by lunchtime.

So make like this little guy and get shopping…


Saturday 17th April

International Record Store Day @ Polar Bear Records

York Road

Kings Heath

Birmingham

B14 7RZ

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