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Taking over The Curtin kitchen from April 15th! From 12pm-late. 7 days a week!


29 Lygon Street
CARLTON VIC
t. 03 9663 6350

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GIGS


THURS 28 APRIL + FRI 29 APRIL

SEX ON TOAST 'READY' EP LAUNCH OVER TWO NIGHTS!

SUPPORTS 28/04 - Lazertits + Beautiful Beasts
29/04 - The Vaudeville Smash + Lake Minnetonka

Following the cult success of recent single 'Oh Loretta!' Melbourne 10-piece Sex On Toast are about to drop their new EP 'Ready', heralded by the release of new single & video for 'Doubt'. They'll launch in Sydney followed by an appearance the Gumball Festival and two completely different shows in their hometown.

There REALLY isn't anyone like the formidably talented, performatively irrepressible and somewhat bizarro 10-piece that is Sex On Toast. Their outrageous videos are fast becoming a band trademark - as anyone who's seen the clip for 'Oh Loretta!', featuring Molly Meldrum, can attest. Their latest vid 'Doubt', with its use of soft-focus lens, Caddyshack-inspired mise en scene, and screwball exploration of male bravado, is every bit as waggish & winking as you'd expect.

'Ready' is a triumph of sleek pop savior faire, driven by the band's uncontainable effervescence.

TICKETS $17 + $2.00bf || More on the door if available

THURS 28 APR - BOX OFFICE CLOSE. TICKETS ON THE DOOR.



DOORS 8:00PM


CHECK OUT THEIR LATEST SCREWBALL VID 'DOUBT'

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3PM - 6PM SATURDAY 30 APRIL

NEW LEASE - FREE - IN THE PUBLIC BAR

LAST LEAVES (ex-Lucksmiths) + HOOPER CRESCENT + JULIAN SHELDON

The rat race here in Melbourne is a tough one to win. A constant struggle against deadlines, shitty colleagues, undependable public transport and unpredictable weather. So when the working week has beat you down, it's comforting to know that a host of the cities best and brightest bands have taken up residence at the Curtin each Saturday afternoon at New Lease. Blow away the cobwebs off Friday night and enjoy an eclectic mix of bands that together form the diverse Melbourne music world in the front bar.



SATURDAY 30 APRIL

DEEP HEAT 'Still Life' ALBUM LAUNCH

+ Love of Diagrams + Deaf Wish + Bits of Shit + Mollusc

The buzzing guitar and urgent post punk melody on Deep Heat’s latest track “Sleep” wouldn’t sound out of place on the roster of UK label La Vida Es Un Mus Discos or Canada’s Deranged records. As it is the band’s upcoming album Still Life will be released on Melbourne's Poison City, the local label who were also responsible for the band’s 2013 EP New Design and split with Melbourne buddies White Walls.

Deep Heat have been busying themselves in other projects, guitarist and vocalist Gus Lord with the Stevens, Tyrannamen and Twerps while guitarist Alicia Saye and Jacquie Hynes also play in the dark and brooding Infinite Void.

Recorded by Mat Robins at Coloursound, Still Life sees a return to the buzzy melody and shouty lyrics that bring to mind some 80s UK post punk and Pacific Northwest garage punk that have been filtered through the Melbourne suburbs of Northcote, Thornbury and Footscray.

TICKETS $12 +$1.50bf || $15 on the door if available

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DOORS 7:30PM


CHECKY = "Sleep"

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FRIDAY 6 MAY

CREPES "Hidden Star" SINGLE LAUNCH

w. The Ocean Party + intimate set from Elizabeth Mitchell (Totally Mild)

Melbourne’s ever-endearing, cosmic-pop purveyors Crepes are back with their dreamy new single ‘Hidden Star’. Bursting onto the scene last year with critically acclaimed debut EP ‘Cold Summers’, Crepes were quickly swept into a whirlwind of avid praise – touted by the likes of Rolling Stone, Triple J and NME as “the next Bright Young Things in Antipodean guitar pop”. 2015 saw the humble debutants rub shoulders with the likes of DIIV, King Gizzard & the Wizard Lizard, Fraser A. Gorman, C.W. Stoneking and more – and 2016 shows no signs of the five-piece slowing down.
Fresh off the back of a tour with the Murlocs, along with festival appearances at Panama, By The Meadow and Blurst of Times, Crepes will embark on their own national headline tour throughout May/June. Expect an intimate, arresting and utterly enchanting encounter, as Crepes take to the stage with a slew of new material at the ready. They will be joined at The Curtin by jangle virtuosos The Ocean Party and a special solo performance from the delightful Elizabeth Mitchell of Totally Mild.

TICKETS $10 + $1.50bf || More on the door if available

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DOORS 7:00PM


Check It = New Single 'Hidden Star'

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3PM - 6PM SATURDAY 7 MAY

NEW LEASE - FREE - IN THE PUBLIC BAR

TERRY + PAPPY + SWEET WHIRL

The rat race here in Melbourne is a tough one to win. A constant struggle against deadlines, shitty colleagues, undependable public transport and unpredictable weather. So when the working week has beat you down, it's comforting to know that a host of the cities best and brightest bands have taken up residence at the Curtin each Saturday afternoon at New Lease. Blow away the cobwebs off Friday night and enjoy an eclectic mix of bands that together form the diverse Melbourne music world in the front bar.


SUNDAY 8 MAY

LOVE POLICE PRESENT..

TWIN PEAKS (USA) 'DOWN IN HEAVEN' TOUR

w. Ouch My Face + White Bleaches

Chicago natives Twin Peaks, together with Love Police Touring and Caroline Australia are ecstatic to announce their first ever Australian tour – coinciding directly with the release of their forthcoming new album ‘Down In Heaven’. April 15 sees Twin Peaks embark on an epic world tour in support of their highly anticipated new album ‘Down In Heaven’. The tour will take in multiple U.K dates as well France and Spain, before landing them directly on our shores.

There’ll be late nights, sweaty stages, good times (and even better tunes). And damn.. Australia is ready. These brash Illinois upstarts have played to ever-increasing crowds, bigger and rowdier each time they come barreling into a city; and they have performed for (and partied with) more than hospitable masses at festivals in the US and Europe, including Pitchfork, Lollapalooza, Reading & Leeds, and Roskilde.

Still riding high on the success of their first single (and triple j favourite) ‘Walk To The One You Love’, Twin Peaks are more than ready to showcase the rest of ‘Down In Heaven’ to Australian audiences. Twin Peaks will play three intimate shows in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney before heading back to the U.S for world domination, playing a slew of North American dates reaching right through till late July.

TICKETS $33 + $2.50bf On Sale Now || Or On The Door If Available

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DOORS 7:00PM


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CHECKY = "Walk To The One You Love" VIDEO

THURSDAY 12 MAY

MISS DESTINY USA FUNDRAISING SEND OFF w. WHIPPER + GELD + THE SKIDS

MISS DESTINY head office, have tee’d up a dangerously hawt American summer tour and you're invited to this killer gig to help us celebrate + get pssd + raise some funds for the road. Joining us are local sensations WHIPPER, GELD and THE SKIDS. Stick around after the bands and allow MISS DESTINY DJs to take you for a spin around the downstairs dance floor and into the early hours via our favourite heavy metal bangers. You better believe there'll also be limited edition MISS DESTINY merchandise for sale on the night - don’t miss out! If you're scheduled to work the next morning, do yourself a favour and cancel your shift now ♥ Rock up at 8pm with a ten bucks ♥


FRIDAY 13 MAY

POISON CITY RECORDS PRESENT
CAMP COPE - RECORD LAUNCH

w Wet Lips, Moon Rituals + Two Steps On The Water

Melbourne’s CAMP COPE are stoked to announce their album launch tour dates. The 5-date tour this May will see the indie-punk trio play limited capacity shows down the east coast and across to Adelaide following the strong reception to lead single ‘Jet Fuel Can’t Melt Steel Beams’. The single has fast become a favourite around the country, scoring an add to FBi and support from numerous triple j presenters with Dom Alessio naming Camp Cope “rising stars of the Melbourne punk scene.” "The difference between a “buzz band” and a “hype band” is that people actually come to watch buzz bands, and the room is almost full by the time Camp Cope begin their set.” - Hysteria Magazine

***SOLD OUT***SOLD OUT***
TICKETS $12 + $1.50bf || More on the door if available

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DOORS 8:00PM


CHECK IT = "Season One"

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SAT 14 MAY

MY DISCO

w. Vacuum, Makeda, Xavier Irvine

Constantly moving around the globe, My Disco's sets have become highly sought after for their singular, blackening energy. The last few months have been good to My Disco fans like that – their latest album, Severe, has seen them tour the country before spinning out to New Zealand, Japan, and Taiwan. In the midst of all this, Severe was shortlisted for the 11th Australian Music Prize.

Out via Temporary Residence and produced by acclaimed composer Cornel Wilczek, Severe is the three-piece’s ultimate achievement. The Quietus said “I doubt there will be a more effective, more moving, more genuinely, chillingly psychedelic record released this year.” TheMusic called it a “nothing short of spectacular.” Rolling Stone called it “terrifyingly bleak,” but in a good way.

Returning to their hometown for a victory lap of the Curtin before they fly off for shows in the UK, this’ll be your last chance to hear Severe in its live and most pugilistic splendor."

TICKETS $22 + $2.00bf || More on the door if available

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DOORS 8:00PM


Listen to My Disco's first full release in 5 years "Severe"

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FRIDAY 20 MAY

SCOTDRAKULA (FAREWELL DOVE SHOW)

w Mesa Cosa + Good Morning + Pregnancy

Garage locals SCOTDRAKULA are hitting up THE CURTIN for their final show with much-loved bassist, Dove Bailey, who's relocating to New York City. Having just returned from a country shed where they recorded their second LP, the D.I.Y four-piece will be saying 'see ya later, mate' the best way they know how... with a damn party!
Joining SCOTDRAKULA will be their long time amigos and party starters, MESA COSA, cool jangle rockers GOOD MORNING and newly formed supergroup PREGNANCY (Cool Sounds / Ocean Party / Zone Out) will join the bunch for their debut show, plus, sweet DJ tunes provided by gr8 m8s MIGHTY BOYS. ScotDrakula have been making people move since 2011, so you can bet your sweet buns we're excited about kickin' it with 'em one more time.

TICKETS $8 + $1.50bf || More on the door if available

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DOORS 8:00PM


CHECK IT = O'Clock by ScotDrakula

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SATURDAY 21 MAY
HOODLUM SHOUTS 'Heat Island' Album Tour

w Heads of Charm + Fraudband + Bad Vision

More than four years since their last album, the critically adored Young Man, Old Man, Canberra's Hoodlum Shouts will return with Heat Island. Set for release on Poison City Records on May 20, the album is a cognizant snapshot of modern Australia, as seen through a world-weary but optimistic view.

While the quartet shook out trademark Midnight Oil-meets-Hot Snakes jams on the title track Heat Island, new song Twin Cities feels like new influences sinking their tentacles in. Premiering last week on TheMusic.com.au the new track carries the emotive vocals and spacious instrumentation of old but marks a change in the weather as Hoodlums head into the unknown.

In support of the new LP, the band will tour the East Coast with a selection of Australia's finest live performers throughout May.

TICKETS $12 +$1.50bf || More on the door if available

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DOORS 8:00PM


STREAM THE LATEST SINGLE 'Twin Cities' HERE

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THURSDAY 9 JUNE

Popfrenzy + Contrary present

BLANCK MASS (UK)

BLANCK MASS (UK) FIRST AUSTRALIAN SHOWS
Blanck Mass (the solo project of Benjamin John Power of electronic noise duo Fuck Buttons) brings his incredible live show to Australian shores this June. The Fuck Buttons musician has been making music under the moniker since 2010. His initial creations were to be studio only, and were a collection of beat-less shimmering soundscapes, released on Mogwai’s Rock Action label. Soon his crafted worlds were to reach the ears of billions as his track, “Sundowner”, was used extensively in the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony (chosen by Underworld’s Rick Smith and performed by London’s Symphony). Ben then followed up his self-titled debut with a successful EP release on Software into a more beat driven territory, and has since taken Blanck Mass out of the studio and into the live sphere, touring as main support to the likes of Sigur Ros and Jon Hopkins. His latest offering, Dumb Flesh (via Sacred Bones Records), was written, produced and recorded by Benjamin in a number of different locations over the space of a year and released to immediate acclaim.

"this is beautiful, disgusting, danceable, and nightmarish music. It allures and repels in equal measure, bursting with thoughtful concepts and successful experiments in sculpting electronic noises into something danceable, melodic and meaningful" - Drowned in Sound

Rarely has a record built up such an evocative landscape through sound – 'Dumb Flesh' is a thrilling yet unsettling listen, and further proof that innovative and exciting ambient music continues to come from the Fuck Buttons stable. - Clash

One half of F*** Buttons resurrects the démodé corpse of industrial dance music with an injection of about 20,000 volts of new life. – NPR [Favorite Songs of 2015 So Far: Dead Format]

TICKETS $25 + $2.00bf On Sale TUES 3 MAY || More On The Door If Available

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DOORS 8:00PM


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CHECKY = ACCLAIMED TRACK "DEAD FORMAT"

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Bluebonnet BBQ at the Curtin!

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The Curtin is nestled away on the city end of Lygon St, Carlton - just a short walk from Melbourne's CBD and moments from Melbourne Central train station, and is easily accessible by public transport.

The venue has a 300 capacity band room has been designed to ensure an unrestricted view of the large stage from anywhere in the room. Complemented by a powerful D&B Q7 speaker system & D&B Crown 90001 amplifiers,  in stalled to deliver the highest quality sound on stage and to the entire audience.

The Curtin is the perfect size to cater for album launches, interstate touring bands, and larger internationals seeking an intimate show.

CONTACT THE CURTIN HOTEL

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THE CURTIN is located at 29 Lygon Street (City End), Carlton. Directly opposite Trades Hall.

Ph: (03) 9663 6350

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