MONO confirmed to play in Brum


We’re delighted to announce a show with Japanese band MONO for Tuesday 16th March. After last years sell out show at the Hare & Hounds, we’ve made sure that they’ll be no disappointed punters this time round with the show taking place at The Asylum in Hockley,  Birmingham.
Tickets available from www.theticketsellers.co.uk

Mono are a Japanese instrumental rock band formed in 1999 in Tokyo, Kantō, Honshū. The band consists of Takaakira Goto (electric guitar), Yoda (electric guitar), Tamaki Kunishi (bass guitar, electric guitar, piano, glockenspiel), and Yasunori Takada (drum kit, glockenspiel, synthesizer).

The band’s style of instrumental rock music is influenced by the genres of experimental rock and shoegazing, as well as by both the classical and contemporary classical periods of classical music, and also by noise and minimalism. Mono’s sound is characterised by the lead and rhythm guitars of Goto and Yoda respectively, both of whom make use of reverb, distortion and delay effects. Mono’s live performances are renowned for their intensity, both in their playing and in their dynamics.

I’ve actually seen grown men at Roadburn Festival be moved to tears while watching them.

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Happy New Year


From all of us at Capsule HQ (4 if you include Frank the Pup) wishing you a wonderful new year!
Loads of top notch events coming your way…watch this space.

But in the meantime to keep you amused and fight back the January back to work blues:

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Happy Christmas

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Well our 10th birthday celebrations are now over, it’s been a blast! Thanks to all those artists that performed, to VIVID for hosting us and to all of you that attended it was indeed a marathon of aural delights.
(photos from our closing party to follow)
We’ve had a wonderful year with some fantastic and memorable performances, far too many highlights to mention (37 in total) – however a special mention must go to the SUBLIME FREQUENCIES show, SUPERSONIC Festival 09 and the Making Do event at New Art Gallery Walsall.

2010 is shaping up to be a pretty special year, already confirmed are BARONESS who will kick off proceedings in mid January at the Hare & Hounds, followed by THE EX & BRASS UNBOUND, Krautrock legends CLUSTER will be performing at Town Hall Birmingham. EYEHATEGOD will be making their first appearance in over 10 years in April at the Asylum and this is just for starters. We have plenty more treats up our sleeves including announcements for SUPERSONIC 2010. But for now have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy new year – thanks for your support.
The Capsule Team X

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Knowing Me Knowing You (1)

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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