MV & EE with the Home Comfort Sound System

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A hand-built PA and analogue visual environment is going to be installed into your local club to beautifully twisted effect by contemporary American blues visionaries MV & EE for this one-off tour, and it’s time to welcome them in (special guests and kitchen sink included).
Blending and bending acoustic folk jams with rock and psych, the Vermont-based couple of Matt ‘MV’ Valentine and Erika ‘EE’ Elder graze upon the fields laid down by The Grateful Dead and Gene Clark, and swim in the depths with Loren Connors and The Dead C. Heroes who have blazed through all kind of colourful scenes and tags like a hot knife through space butter, they have created a body of work that has warmed many a soul through their releases (nigh on 200), exploratory live show and a whole host of visions and stereo experiments. Matt and Erika do things their own way and this tour sees them return to Europe for the first time in two years in support of brand new full length Space Homestead out now on Woodsist.
The Home Comfort Sound System is built to MV & EE’s spec by sound engineer Tall of Suffolk’s Ambush Cinema and combines with 16mm projections, slides, oils, and customised lighting devised by Hogge of Bristol’s infamous Cube Cinema. Together they plan to reconfigure and retune each space with specially dreamt up environments channelling MV & EE’s homespun aesthetic. Good time front porch vibes, heavy acoustics and zero gravity jams blend with moving image, moonshine and local ales in this untethered and other-worldly a/v show. http://mvandee.blogspot.com/

 

Health & Efficiency. Their music traverses an encyclopaedia of influences; psych, folk, no wave noise and electronic perhaps being some of the more predominant. They utilise banjo, two basses, two guitars, synths, samplers and more effects and loop pedals than it’s reasonable for one band to need.
http://healthandefficiency.net/

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Supersonic Festival – 10th anniversary

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2012 marks the ten year anniversary of this dynamic, constantly challenging, experimental, multi-disciplinary arts festival, which identifies the otherwise indescribable connections between experimental music, art, performance and film. To commemorate this impressive and very special milestone this year, Capsule propose to work with Supersonic alumni and emerging artists to celebrate the achievements of the festival thus far whilst also focusing firmly on the contemporary. Because as well as giving a warm welcome to many influential, era-defining artists over the years, Supersonic always has an uncanny knack for highlighting new acts before everyone else is talking about them.

As ever, Capsule’s programme has a sense of spectacle at the very heart of it, always aiming to capture the imagination of the audience, and with a friendly, bustling atmosphere to boot, there is little wonder why the festival draws fans, artists and industry folks from across the globe.

 

Supersonic is a place to be educated and surprised: new, experimental and intellectually nourishing. WIRE

 

Info, line up announcements and more at https://supersonicfestival.com/

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Panopticon feat. White Hills & Pontiak

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Capsule are partnering with Flatpack Festival to present a Saturday night knees-up is that promises to be a psychedelic phantasmagoria. As well as welcoming two of North America’s finest proponents of mesmeric wig-out music, we’ll be plastering the walls of the festival hub with a visual stew of super 8, oil wheels and kaleidoscopic trickery (as if four days of Flatpack weren’t disorientating enough). Plus guest DJs including Grindi (Club Unlikely) and off to one side a rolling programme of shorts from the far side of the moon.

One of the stand-out acts at last year’s Supersonic, Brooklyn four-piece WHITE HILLS produce an almighty, fuzzed-up space-rock noise described by Julian Cope as “straddling a wide sonic rift valley, with references that stretch from the southern latitudes of Spain’s Viaje A800 to the northern majesty of Black Sabbath and Harvey Milk via the Doors.” They’ll be preceded by PONTIAK, three brothers from rural Virginia with a distinctive, swampy take on blues and Americana.

 

http://www.myspace.com/whitehills

http://www.myspace.com/pontiak

http://www.flatpackfestival.org/

Poster designed by An Endless Supply

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Supersonic Festival 2011

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Capsule the brains behind Supersonic Festival are curators, promoters and fans of the finest music, revealing the otherwise indescribable connections between contemporary music and art, crafting extraordinary events for adventurous audiences.

Now in its 9th year, the event will once again take place in and around the Custard Factory in the heart of Eastside Birmingham utilising a number of spaces for music, art, film and cake.

“Supersonic, in our opinion the best festival in the world right now” – Rock-A-Rolla Magazine

 

 

 

Supersonic Festival 2011 initial line up:

Zu93 (Zu & David Tibet), Circle, Pharaoh Overlord, Tony Conrad, Silver Apples, Secret Chiefs 3, Electric Wizard,a.P.A.t.T., Agathe Max, Antilles, Astro, Bardo Pond, Blarke Bayer/Black Widow, Cloaks, Eternal Tapestry, Fire! w/ Oren Ambarchi, Lucky Dragons, Monarch, Pekko Käppi, Scorn, The Skull Defekts, White Hills, Wolves In The Throne Room, Zombi

 

For full line up, news, announcements and more info go here: https://supersonicfestival.com/

 

Look how much fun we had last year…

 

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SUPERSONIC FESTIVAL 2009

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All info about SUPERSONIC FESTIVAL is located here: including LINE UP + TICKETS + TIMETABLE + RECOMMENDED HOTELS!


CONFIRMED LINE UP: Friday:  Army Of Flying Robots / Atomized / Drum Eyes / Kylie Minoise / PCM / Scorn / Taint / Venetian Snares

Saturday: Bobby Previte / Corrupted / Diaganol / Flower/Corsano Duo / Growing / Iron Lung / Kim Hiorthoy / Light Trap / Marnie Stern / Master Musicians Of Bukkake / Monotonix / Nisenenmondai / Remember Remember / Rose Kemp / Skullflower / Tartufi / The Accused / Thought Forms / Thorr’s Hammer / Tweak Bird / Zu

Sunday: 65 Days Of Static / Arbouretum / Caribou / Chris Herbert / Earthless / Goblin / Head Of David / Jarboe / Khyam Allami  / Nancy Wallace / Pontiak / Pram / Pre / Theo / The Memory Band / ZzZ

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LOVE LUCK AND LOLLIPOPS EXHIBITION

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Ben Javens Current State- Jane Anderson Joanne Bannister Endfile-
Kate Pemberton Keith Burns Log Roper Si Peplow The Outcrowd
Collective Tsz Wan

A showcase of Birmingham’s new generation of Contemporary creatives” Birmingham is changing, culturally evolving from within, no longer the grey mechanised industrial heart of the midlands but a new, fresher, street savvy Metropolis. This metamorphosis is providing fertile ground for a new wave of confident, successful visual pioneers. Through the Creative Alliance’s After Hours Program, a group of these international freelance subversives have joined forces to show the rest of the UK what Birmingham is made of, bringing their eclectic styles and influences together for a week of exciting and inspiring exhibitions, dispelling some of the myths of our tired old city along the way.

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Capsule + House of God

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 room 1 ::
 surgeon
 sir real
 harvey lane
 paul damage
 rooom 2::
 dj/rupture (tigerbeat6)
 ove-naxx (japan)
 dj x
 sherwen

HOUSE OF GOD Residents::SIR REAL . PAUL DAMAGE . HARVEY LANE  . DJ X
Since 1993 HOG has paved the way for the UK underground club scene, creating its own sound and image, achieved by using local DJs as residents (a premise that HOG still stands by today), and playing the widest variety of hard edged music possible. HOG has consistently showcased techno artists, especially British DJs way before other clubs polluting the minds of Midlands youth with noise and sickness.

check out the website http://www.hog.org.uk

 

 

An envious musical run has seen RUPTURE taken in by raggamuffins, punk technoids, indy hipsters, junglists, peers, and austere critics alike. To many he is the new face of urban music…the potent sound of genre bending and overcrowded city life, a post-cultural broken mirror that mashes hiphop, techno, reggae, afro-cuban, spoken word, bohemian rhapsodies, folk music, the chanteuse, breakbeats, avant-garde noise, and jazz through the strainer of a DJ’s mentality.

 

 

OVE-NAXX is pioneering a delirious take on raggamuffin drum & bass and post-modern Nipponese pop. Catchy synth melodies buzz inside fast-moving thickets of percussion. Reggae and video-game music are an obvious influence, as are Japanese harmonic systems. The overall sound can be compared to artists such as Venetian Snares, DJ /Rupture, or Squarepusher, but Ove-Naxx’s superb production has a voice all its own. Meticulous sampling, nonstandard IDM flourishes, and psychedelic digital noise swell around uptempo reggae-flavored beats as funky as they are fractured. Ove-Naxx makes intricate pop songs and is unafraid to use distortion, speed, and mayhem as compositional tools.

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Mark Almond + Lydia Lunch + Noxagt + Selfish Cunt

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MARC ALMOND*
LYDIA LUNCH
NOXAGT ( load records from Norway)
SELFISH CUNT
BARRY 7 (dj set) djs/films

Event Details:

MARC ALMOND has been brightening up this grubby little island with showbiz sleaze for over 20 years – as one half of the short-lived but hugely influential Soft Cell, with other 80s combos Marc and the Mambos and the Willing Sinners, and solo as a decadent crooner keeping the Brel flame alight. He has collaborated with everyone from Gene Pitney to Foetus, written a caustically funny autobigraphy, and tonight he’ll be bringing a touch of class to the Medicine Bar.

for further info on marc almond www.marcalmond.co.uk.

www.lydialunch.org/

 

LYDIA LUNCH’s uncompromising, multi-faceted vision is on full display elsewhere at Fierce! festival . For this one-off gig in the Custard Factory Theatre she’ll be joined onstage by old friends EUGENE AND NIKO from OXBOW, according to Vice magazine “the greatest art rock band in the world.” Eugene Robinson and Niko Wenner, the singer/lyricist and songwriter/architect of OXBOW’s mean mania, make the making of OXBOW music a thing of rarefied beauty using little more than the rudiments of guitar and voice for the non-electrical rendering of a terror no less absolute because of a lack of volume. From Milan to London to Berlin, The Robinson-Wenner Acoustic Duo, with sonic and video treatments, sits astride the low-fi fence like an ogre of less than obvious intent with its renditions of OXBOW’s musical back catalog, as well as music created specially for these rare events.
A must see, hear, now.

www.noxagt.com

 

NOXAGT hail from the same Load Records stable as Lightning Bolt and Pink and Brown, and produce a similarly stripped-down, apocalyptic sound with an extra edge given by heavy-duty viola. This is how Norway rocks.

“Selfish Cunt are going to annoy you. Not just because Dalston-dwelling Martin Tomlinson and Patrick Constable possess the painfully studied air of dandyish Shoreditch Twats desperately trying to shock-rock their way to winning the Turner Prize. And not just because The Guardian recently stuck them on a list of Britain’s Top 40 bands after only about 12 London hipsters with asymmetrical Hoxton haircuts had seen them play. But mainly because, beyond any whiff of insider hype and media manipulation, the duo’s debut single is unexpectedly very good indeed. Annoyingly good, in fact.” nme
for further info www.horsegluerecords.com/.

 

“Selfish Cunt are going to annoy you. Not just because Dalston-dwelling Martin Tomlinson and Patrick Constable possess the painfully studied air of dandyish Shoreditch Twats desperately trying to shock-rock their way to winning the Turner Prize. And not just because The Guardian recently stuck them on a list of Britain’s Top 40 bands after only about 12 London hipsters with asymmetrical Hoxton haircuts had seen them play. But mainly because, beyond any whiff of insider hype and media manipulation, the duo’s debut single is unexpectedly very good indeed. Annoyingly good, in fact.” nme
for further info www.horsegluerecords.com/.

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DJ FOOD’s live soundtrack to HEAD

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DJ FOOD (Ninjatunes)
PRAM (Domino Records)
DEGO (4 Hero)
SCREE

films and cake

Event Details:
Capsule and Leftfoot present an evening of music, film and cake as part of the Birmingham Screen Festival 04 spread over 3 rooms at the Custard Factory. Top live acts and audio-visual experiments, shorts and music videos courtesy of 7 inch cinema, and an exhibition of beermats from some of the country’s top designers and illustrators.

DJ FOOD (Ninjatunes) with a live 3-deck remix of psychedelic classic HEAD;

Birmingham retro maestros PRAM (Domino Records) perform an instrumental set with specially-prepared visuals;

DEGO (4 Hero) Leftfield music pioneer DJs: Adam Regan/Smile/Capsule Girls/Dr.lies

Films include: Cuts from the new Ninjatunes DVD ‘ZEN TV’; Local mash-up collective PIRATEHAIRWAVES premiere their jazz odyssey; Latest work from promo whizkid RUBEN FLEISCHER; Graphics and animation from Birmingham and beyond.

 

Exhibition: 95mm2

Capsule presents 95mm2 a collection of 8 beer mat designs produced by the following artists: Steven Barich, Chu, Tom Gauld, Sadim Habib, Andrew James Jones, Ben Javens, Al Murphy, Otonashi (artists collective). Since the first series of 95mm2 in 2002 the Medicine bar has expanded into a range of venues under the Art and Music umbrella, this second series with be exhibited across all 4 venues. The artists have all been selected with their individual relevance in mind, each are a reflection of the alternating activities and audiences that pass by and take place within the various venues. Designs from each artist have been reproduced as beer mats, a limited run of 500 per design will be “exhibited” within The Bulls Head (Moseley/B’ham), Medicine Bar / The Kitchen (Birmingham) The Halfway House (Wolverhampton) for at least one month. Each of the venues as exhibition spaces obviously provide sphysical restraints on the type of work that can be displayed. 95mm2 offers a creative response to exhibiting artworks in non-gallery environments.

Steven Barich – USA Chu -UK Tom Gauld – UK Sadim Habib – UK Andre James Jones – UK Ben Javens – UK Al Murphy – UK Otonashi (artists collective) ®¢ UK/Japan 
 

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Unafied Family Exhibition

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Capsule presents Unabomber’s first public celebration and show
of the underbelly of artists
involved at the company. Past, present and future will be
represented by the likes
of Pete Fowler, Toby Paterson, Adam Neate, Nick Taylor, Will
Sweeney, Tom Barwick,
Pete Hellicar, Harry, GFM, Darryl Smith, Wig Worland, Rich Holland,
Marjie De Hass, Foz,
Simon True.
Launch night
Kid 606
Banknotes
Uncle john + Whitelock

Capsule presents Unabomber’s first public celebration and show of the underbelly of artists involved at the company. Past, present and future will be represented by the likes of Pete Fowler, Toby Paterson, Adam Neate, Nick Taylor, Will Sweeney, Tom Barwick, Pete Hellicar, Harry, GFM, Darryl Smith, Wig Worland, Rich Holland, Marjie De Hass, Foz, Simon True.

As well as existing work at the show there will be new commissions from each of the artists. Unabomber is the best skateboard company since records began, run by skateboarders, for skateboarders. Through its history it has worked and been supported by some of Britain’s greatest artists. This is unabomber’s first chance to exhibit many of the workings that go on and celebrate the talent that has gone into making Unabomber the legend it now is.

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Warp magic Bus Tour

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plaid
richard devine
chris clark
luke vibert
russell haswell

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SUPERSONIC FESTIVAL

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Supersonic festival is an eclectic and experimental playground, where new
and emergent talent exhibit their skills alongside established and
world-renowned practitioners.

”AS British music festivals go, Birmingham’s annual Supersonic event is the best kind of mixed musical bag, a dizzying assortment of avant rock textures and Heavy Metal thunder on a bill which swings from the sublime to the ridiculous without once seeming ostentatiously eclectic. Not only is the music consistently better than that of most UK weekenders, the atmosphere is equally enticing, making this the perfect festival for people who ‘wouldn’t normally do this kind of thing’…The organisers of Supersonic deserve credit for joining the dots between the cerebral pleasures of the avant garde and the primal pull of planet rock, striking a delicate balance between chin-stroking and headbanging few other British events bother to attempt. There’s a kind of straightforward karma at work here, the thought and care invested in making this event a worthwhile experience for all involved guarantees good word of mouth, and this in turn ensures its survival. One would like to think that Supersonic could provide a good example to the UK’s ailing – in terms of quality, rather than lucrativeness – festival circuit.”
    The Wire 2006

 

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