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Capsule are 10!

Capsule 10th AnniversaryIn December Capsule celebrate 10 years of bringing some of the most exciting music to the second city. The founders of Supersonic and creators of the Home of Metal project are celebrating with a month of seriously good gigs across the city.

Tuesday 1st December – Monotonix +Beestung Lips + Cum Dogs + Esquilax
VIVID, 140 Heath Mill Lane.
Israel’s garage rocker Monotonix wowed audiences at Supersonic this year and are back. They certainly know how to start a party, rock you senseless and leave you wanting so much more. In celebration of some of the ground breaking local music Capsule have championed, Esquilax will be performing a special one off live performance, alongside Cum Dogs, a new project from Modified Toy Orchestra’s Brian Duffy. Infamous locals Beestung Lips will also be joining the proceedings.

Wednesday 2nd December –
Tunng + Six Organs of Admittance + Lightning Dust + Bela Emerson
Town Hall, Victoria Square.                                                                                                                                 
Tunng will 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.

Tuesday 8th December –
Lightning Bolt + Tweak Bird + Pete Prescription
VIVID, 140 Heath Mill Lane.
The mighty Lightning Bolt will be performing a very intimate gig in VIVID. They will be joined by Tweak Bird heavy, progressive psychedelia, an exciting new live act.  The man behind the world’s only and best Happy Hardcore covers band, Pete_Prescription completes the line up, expect Krautrock, melody, Noise or something else entirely.

Thursday 10th December –
Sunn 0))) + Om
The Asylum, Hockley.
Capsule’s favourite cult doom outfit Sunn 0))) will be performing their Monoliths and Dimensions album, illusory, beautiful and not entirely linear, Sunn 0))) have become one of the most important experimental acts in the world. Om provide support to create what should be a show rich in darkness and intensity (…and dry ice).

Sunday 13th December – Capsule and 7inch Cinema present:
Afternoon Tea – a light buffet with a healthy serving of films                 
VIVID,140 Heath Mill Lane. FREE Event  
Almost since day one, 7 Inch Cinema have been crouching in a corner at Capsule gigs with a video projector gaffa-taped to a stool showing films of hairy men shouting and small dogs in space. The will be screening some filmic highlights from the last decade and showing them at VIVID.

Wednesday 16th December –
Beak> (Geoff Barrow – Portishead) + Einstellung + Thought Forms
VIVID, 140 Heath Mill Lane
BEAK> were formed in January 2009 by three Bristol musicians, Billy Fuller, Matt Williams and Geoff Barrow. Geoff Barrow is a musician and producer best known for forming and producing music group Portishead and part owner of the independent record label Invada Records . Einstellung blend glorious monotonous Krautrock with melodic tones and heavy slabs of Sabbath riffage, whilst finding time to declare sonic warfare on those tinnitus victims who have passed the point of no return.

Saturday 19th December – Closing Party
Modified Toy Orchestra + PCM + Calvados Beam Trio + Una Corda + Stinky Wizzleteat
Plus a selection of special guests
VIVID, 140 Heath Mill Lane
The closing party will see a gathering of some of Birmingham’s most exciting experimental live acts. Modified Toy Orchestra are a collection of abandoned and reconstructed childrens electronic toys, conducted by a selection of musicians to create electronic music in a league of its own. PCM, the dark lords of drum n bass have long been key figures in the Midlands underground dance scene and firm Capsule favourites.

Tickets for the Town Hall event on 2nd December can be bought here. All other events: The TicketSellers.

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