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Capsula’s “Santa Rosa”Is A Time Capsule Of Punk Rock Excellence

May 28, 2016

  Consider the case of Capsula, the Argentine exiles who now use Bilbao as their base for contra-European conquest, and who Tulip Frenzy once declared was the Greatest Rock’n’Roll Band in the World.  With three albums already recorded in Buenos Aires, and in Spanish, they leapt to our attention in 2006 with what still remains one […]

What Recent Live Albums By Phosphorescent, Ty Segall Band And Capsula Say About Those Bands, And Live Recordings

February 18, 2015

Phospherscent at the 930 Club, January 2014 Time was, live albums meant something, whether it was the commemoration of a killer tour (Get Yer Ya-Yas Out), or just that a record company either was owed an album (Band Of Gypsys) or needed to fill time ’til that epic studio album was done (Live At Leeds.)  Weirdly, live […]

For A Moment Last Night At DC’s Black Cat, Capsula Were The Greatest Rock’n’Roll Band In The World

November 24, 2013

All lifelong aficionados of real rock’n’roll have essentially the same fantasy, which is to see their favorite band play ten feet away.  Some burly mothers regularly achieve this by muscling their way to the front of the crowd and staying there for an hour before the show starts.  Others — including the team at Tulip […]

Capsula To Play D.C.’s Black Cat With Os Mutantes November 23rd

September 18, 2013

Not confirmed by the Black Cat website.  But here’s what our gumshoes have tracked down. Capsula has, over the past year, toured with Os Mutantes, the legendary Brazilian psyche band who trace their history in dayglo ink going back to Sao Paolo in the ’60s. On the Capsula website, it says they are playing at […]

Two New Albums By Capsula and Crocodiles Each Extend The Late Summer Rock’n’Roll Party

August 29, 2013

We hadn’t been paying close enough attention to the happenings of one of our favorite bands, Capsula, to have gotten the word that Tony Visconti was producing their new album, Solar Secrets, which came out earlier this week.  What a great pairing!  Visconti, of course, is the producer of several of Bowie’s best albums, including this […]

Capsula’s “Ziggy Stardust” Is A Little Muddled

December 3, 2012

Capsula’s admirable concept of reviving Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars hit us like space debris, something so random we never could have predicted it.  Redo Ziggy Stardust? Our favorite Argentine expat punk band coming up with this from their perch in Bilbao?  Wow. Come to think of it, […]

Capsula, The Greatest Rock’n’Roll Band In The World — Yeah, You Read That Right — Are About To Release A Remake Of “Ziggy Stardust”

November 30, 2012

There’s a reason this site is called Tulip Frenzy, not Tulip Placidity, and it has to do with the team here’s thoroughly warped love of real rock’n’roll.  Recent readers might get the impression we think the world revolves around young Ty Segall, and yeah, it sort of does.  But if there is one band in […]

Tulip Frenzy’s #4 Best Album of 2011: Capsula’s “In The Land Of The Silver Sun”

November 26, 2011

Is Capsula the best rock’n’roll band in the world?  Earlier this year, we wrote “Capsula is a throwback to an era of punk rock that may not ever have existed, a remnant of a Platonic world where all songs are played fast, where the drummer keeps an animalistic beat for hours on end, a place where the […]

Capsula’s “In The Land Of The Silver Souls” Breaches U.S. Shores

March 16, 2011

Capsula is a throwback to an era of punk rock that may not ever have existed, a remnant of a Platonic world where all songs are played fast, where the drummer keeps an animalistic beat for hours on end, a place where the pogoing guitarist can fill the stage and stage the fills with melody […]

Wondering Why Capsula’s “In The Land Of Silver Souls” Is Not Yet Released Here

March 10, 2011

As of yesterday, it’s out in Europe, where they live. Given that Capsula is The Greatest Rock’n’Roll Band In The World (Circa 2011), and that they actually hail from B.A., it makes sense to feature a recent photo from our Buenos Aires correspondent — again! Leica D-Lux 4.   UPDATE: For those looking for In […]