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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

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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

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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!

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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

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looking posh for 1 night only

looking posh for 1 night only

The bewitching Bela Emerson

The bewitching Bela Emerson

Lightning Dust

Lightning Dust

Six Organs Of Admittance

Six Organs Of Admittance

Another great night at the wonderful Town Hall Birmingham, a huge thanks to all of you that came along, it was a very memorable evening.
Photos by Katja Ogrin

A few days off and then it’s ear plug time with a fun filled following week with Lightning Bolt, Sunn 0))) + Om and then Pram + Light Trap and to finish off the week afternoon tea & films with 7 Inch Cinema.
Tickets from http://www.theticketsellers.co.uk

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Cum Dogs

Esquilax

Esquilax

Beestung Lips

Beestung Lips

Monotonix - showing us a little too much flesh

Monotonix - showing us a little too much flesh

Monotonix - hand diving

Monotonix - hand diving

Monotonix - acrobatics

Monotonix - acrobatics

Photos by Katja Ogrin – to see the full set http://www.flickr.com/

And so the celebrations start. Capsule, Birmingham’s leading promoters are 10 years old, and from their humble beginnings at the start of the new millennium have now taken over Vivid, a warehouse space in Digbeth for a series of shows to commemorate.

Also hosting an exhibition featuring gig posters, live photographs and merchandise from bands who have played under the Capsule banner over the past decade, it firstly made me feel ancient – given that my first Capsule show was nine years ago – but most of all proud, knowing that I had played at some of these shows displayed and celebrated here tonight.” READ MORE

Review by Duncan Wilkins on Brum Live

Tonight we celebrate at Town Hall Birmingham with Tunng, Six Organs Of Admittance, Lightnng Dust + Bela Emerson
There are still a limited number of tickets available on the door – doors 7.00pm
https://tickets.thsh.co.uk/

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Capsule are 10!

10_birthday_balloonTonight we kick off our 10th birthday celebrations with a riotous launch party at VIVID featuring special guests MONOTONIX, infamous locals BEESTUNG LIPS, ESQUILAX with a special one off live performance and Brian Duffy of Modified Toy Orchestras  latest project CUM DOGS.
The backdrop to this will be an exhibition of 10 years worth of Capsule flyers, photos and related ephemera. With complimentary drinks courtesy of  Barefoot Wines – there are still limited tickets available from www.theticketsellers.co.uk

FAQ
* If you’re driving best to park at the car park on Heath Mill Lane
* There is no cash point at VIVID
* Doors are at 8pm

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Capsule at Town Hall Birmingham

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We kick off our 10th birthday celebrations with an extraordinary night of entertainment at the spectacular Town Hall Birmingham who are also celebrating 175 years in existence. Special guests include old friends TUNNG who combine a perfect mixture of skewed electronica and pastoral English Folk music. SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE, psych-folk-pop, hippie jams updated for the kids of today. LIGHTNING DUST, the side project of Amber Webber and Joshua Wells, both members of Canadian band Black Mountain. Complimented by the bewitching BELA EMERSON, an innovative and prolific performer of electric cello, electronics, tenor viol and musical saw.

web_poster_tunngThere are still tickets available from
https://tickets.thsh.co.uk/
or phone – 0121 780 3333



Lightning Dust (members of Black Mountain)


Six Organs Of Admittance

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Capsule 10th Birthday

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Birmingham gets a lot of unfair stick. People say the city centre looks like a giant shopping centre and moan about how it’s overrun by motorways, mega-clubs and football stadiums. It’s “more canals than Venice” claim is [almost] a national joke. Even Mike Skinner got a bit mockney to avoid admitting he was a Brummie.

10 Years of Capsule definitely won’t be adopting any faux accents anytime soon. They are Birmingham’s best experimental music producers, creating the likes of The Supersonic Festival and”The Home of Metal”. They’re making sure sure that the midlands doesn’t go ignored when it comes to innovative sounds.

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Please note Lightning Bolt show has sold out – all other shows still have limited tickets
Wednesday 2nd Dec at Town Hall with TUNNG + SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE + LIGHTNING DUST + BELA EMERSON
https://tickets.thsh.co.uk/
or phone – 0121 780 3333

For tickets to Monotonix/Sunn 0)))/OM/Pram/Beak/Closing Party –http://www.theticketsellers.co.uk

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