Knowing Me Knowing You (1)

audience

Local historian Ben Waddington

Local historian Ben Waddington

Fin & Ken from the housing co-op

Fin & Ken from the housing co-op

Ben & Stuart from First Fold Records

Ben & Stuart from First Fold Records

One half of Kipple

One half of Kipple

Sara of Needles & Hooks as well as Stitches & Hos

Sara of Needles & Hooks as well as Stitches & Hos

Ben Javens - illustrator extraordinaire

Ben Javens - illustrator extraordinaire

Charlie & her cake orchestra

Charlie & her cake orchestra

Sarah one third of Heat & Light music promoters

Sarah one third of Heat & Light music promoters

Last night was what we hope is the first of many ‘Knowing Me Knowing You’ events, which aims to put a name to a face and hear about some of the exciting stuff people are doing in Birmingham. We had presentations from Dan Davies Hash Brum, Ben Waddington a local historian, a new housing co-op which as of yet has no name, illustrator Ben Javens, Sara Fowles of Needles & Hooks/Stitches & Hos, Sarah one third of a new collective of music promoters Heat & Light, graphic designer Mark Murphy, Jon Bounds of Birminghams Not Shit.com, Stuart & Ben from First Fold Records, the remarkable Kipple and Charlie and her cake orchestra.

This event was in co-hosted with Created In Birmingham at VIVID

SHARE:

Closing party last Capsule event of the year

party-posterwebSo the birthday celebrations come to an end tomorrow and for the closing party we are keeping things local – so if you’re not from round these parts it’s time for an education in Birmingham underground music. Showcasing both acts that have stalked Capsule shows since the early days and the brand spanking new, this frenzied party of dark lords, Barbie dolls, sweat and growls should round things off nicely.

Doors are at 6 – yep it’s an early one. There’s a free gift to the first 100 through the door plus a raffle, short films and snacks to go alongside the wealth of incredible local artists.

Many folks have asked for a running order so here is an approx one give or take 5/10 minutes:

Doors 6.00pm
6.45 pm Stinky Weasel Teats
7.45 pm Una Corda
8.55 pm Kipple
9.10pm Health & Efficiency
10.10pm Modified Toy Orchestra
11.20pm PCM

1.00 am Curfew
This will be sprinkled with various DJ sets – expect a fair bit of reach and grab action!

Last few tickets available from www.theticketsellers.co.uk

SHARE:

Knowing Me Knowing You

Wouldn’t it be lovely if we all just talked a bit more? I feel so distant from you. What the devil are you up to? If you’re doing something super awesome, got some plans under your creative sleeves, putting on interesting gigs, exhibitions and the like then tell people about it at this little talky talky chit chat in association with Created In Birmingham.

Featured folks include ATTA Girl, Scott Johnson aka Film Ficciones, Stephen Earl Rogers, James Yarker of Stans Cafe, local historian Ben Waddington, illustrator extraordinaire Ben Javens to name but a few.

cake_orchestra_close

In the interval, pindec will be playing her Cake Orchestra: a cake-music interface for people without much musical ability but with an interest in cakes (i.e. pindec). The Cake Orchestra is composed of several sets of cakes, each with an instrument noise pre-assigned. Moving the cakes around on the playing surface triggers the instruments. Guaranteed to be more edible than a real orchestra.
This is a FREE EVENT
6.30 – 9.00pm at VIVID, Heath Mill Lane, Digbeth
There are still a few places left you must RSVP admin[at]capsule.org.uk with KMKY in the subject

SHARE:

four down three to go…

A fairly large spread was put on of cakes & cucumber sandwiches

A fairly large spread was put on of cakes & cucumber sandwiches

some very experienced cake decorators

some very experienced cake decorators

special mention to @moif for producing these skull biscuits

special mention to @moif for producing these skull biscuits

Another special mention to the walnut & coffee cake a new favourite

Another special mention to the walnut & coffee cake a new favourite

This was a fine afternoon which included much cake eating, watching films and recipe swapping, kids and a special first time public appearance for Frank (the Pup) –  shout out to Richard for his Walnut cake, Moif & Josey for the skull biccys, Sara for her marble cake, Loz from Pram for his just out of the oven warm cake, Pip for the apple cake nom nom loads more folks to mention.

SHARE:

Five down five to go…

Ligh Trap - Nicholas Bullen

Ligh Trap - Nicholas Bullen

Light Trap - Johnny Doom

Light Trap - Johnny Doom

Pram - Sam

Pram - Sam

Pram - Matt with visuals behind from Film Ficciones

Pram - Matt with visuals behind from Film Ficciones

Pram - Max

Pram - Max

This was stunning evening with Pram and visuals courtesy of Film Ficciones, not to mention the rumblings of Light Trap.

SHARE:

Four down six to go

Om's latest addition

Om's latest addition

OM - Emil Amos (also of Grails/Holy Sons)

OM - Emil Amos (also of Grails/Holy Sons)

Al Cisneros of OM

Al Cisneros of OM

SUNN 0)))

SUNN 0)))

Greg Anderson of SUNN 0)))

Greg Anderson of SUNN 0)))

Attila Csihar

Attila Csihar

Attila Csihar in one of his many terrifying costumes

Attila Csihar in one of his many terrifying costumes

An absolutely stunning show by both OM & SUNN O))) last night at the Asylum, the low end rumblings set car alarms off throughout the neighbourhood. Not to mention the low level fog that covered Birmingham after the show – incredible!
The security at the venue were none to0 impressed 😉

Photos by Katja Ogrin

Tonight further theatrics in the form of PRAM accompanied by visuals by Film Ficciones and support from LIGHT TRAP
doors are at 8pm at VIVID, Heath Mill Lane in Digbeth. Just £6 and with a tasty selection of Purity Ale & Barefoot Sines on offer in our bar.
Advanced Tickets http://www.theticketsellers.co.uk

SHARE:

Three down seven to go…

Pete Prescription by Katja Ogrin

Pete Prescription by Katja Ogrin

Tweak Bird by Katja Ogrin

Tweak Bird by Katja Ogrin

10 years of Capsule

10 years of Capsule

Lightning Bolt by Katja Ogrin

Lightning Bolt by Katja Ogrin

Lightnng Bolt by Katja Ogrin

Lightnng Bolt by Katja Ogrin

Lightning Bolt by Katja Ogrin

Lightning Bolt by Katja Ogrin

Lightning Bolt by Pete Ashton

Lightning Bolt by Pete Ashton

Lightning Bolt by Lee Basford

Lightning Bolt by Lee Basford

Lightning Bolt by Lee Basford

Lightning Bolt by Lee Basford

Looking forward to another wet cold night in darkest Digbeth can only mean another Capsule show, this numbering three out of ten for their tenth birthday celebrations this month. Boasting a return to Birmingham for perennial favourites and sonic demolition artists Lightning Bolt the lineup was bolstered by two support acts spanning widely varying styles, yet with a shared love of volume.

…. Peaks and troughs in the set were all relative with the vocals, bass and drums coalescing into one thick, million decibel morass that assaulted the senses, although the sold-out crowd – gathered around the band as is Lightning Bolts wont – treated every song with rabid enthusiasm, and at multiple points audience members spilled into the band. Wildly and wilfully careering into such musical reference points as grindcore, mathrock, doom – even techno and drum n bass, Lightning Bolt may not seem like the ideal band to shake your ass to, but by the end of their set the mob had gone wild to such an extent the dancefloor looked like a nightmarish Hieronymus Bosch painting in neon crayons.” READ MORE
Review by Duncan Wilkins on BRUM LIVE

Some pretty amazing photos were taken last night from what was a deafeningly good show, the atmosphere was electric and folks went nuts!
Please send us your photos from last night to add to our archive. lisa[at]capsule.org.uk

Now a day of rest followed by another ear shattering show featuring the mighty Sunn 0))) + Om on Thursday at The Asylum. Tickets available from www.theticketsellers.co.uk + Polar Bear in Kings Heath

Friday we’re back at VIVID with PRAM accompanied by visuals by Film Ficciones + Light Trap doors 8pm

SHARE:

Ear plugs at the ready…

lbTomorrow Lightning Bolt perform as part of our 10th birthday celebrations, an intimate gig at VIVID – this is sure to be a special one! Taking us back to when we first put them on in what is now the Theatre Space at the Custard Factory back in 2004, that show was unforgettable and we’re sure that this one will be too. Support comes from Tweak Bird + Pete Prescription.
The show has completely SOLD OUT!

sunn-1574_300dpi
The birthday celebrations continue on Thursday with a double doom whammy featuring the mighty SUNN O))) + OM, this takes place at The Asylum in Hockley, there are still tickets available online and there will be a limited number on the door. Ear plugs are adviced 🙂

Ten years on from Sunn 0)))’s first recorded output, The Grimmrobe Demos, the group’s patented style of supersonic slurry has transmuted and transmogrified into a new oozing beast, which despite having the same genetic makeup, has modified its DNA and absorbed any unsuspecting musical modalities it’s found useful. Monoliths & Dimensions, their seventh studio album, sees an amalgamation of the plate tectonics of drone metal with the inner and outer worlds explored in the free jazz of the 1970s, while also exhibiting a bent towards modern minimalism and classical music of the 20th century and earlier.” (from Tiny Mix Tapes)

Friday PRAM perform accompanied by visuals by Film Ficciones at VIVID, incorporating the techniques of early cinema, Filmficciones dark collages are stalked by a live performance by Pram, creating an eerie musical nightmare – think creepy Victoriana, tropical analogue and tumbledown funk. With support from LIGHT TRAP, featuring Nic Bullen (Ex Napalm Death/Scorn), Johnny Doom (ex Sore Throat/Doom) + Dougie of Una Corda fame. They combine blackened and primitive noise rock with progressive and experimental elements.
Tickets are available from www.theticketsellers.co.uk Swordfish + Polar Bear
Doors are at 8.00pm

SHARE: