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Mon - Thurs 12pm - late
Fri & Sat 12 - 3am
Sun 12pm - 11pm

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29 Lygon Street
CARLTON VIC
t. 03 9663 6350

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GIGS

3PM - 6PM SATURDAY 25 FEBRUARY

NEW LEASE - FREE - IN THE PUBLIC BAR

WESTIVAL WES IS LEAVING US!!! FAREWELL GIG WITH SHIPS PIANO + CABBAGES & KINGS + PLEASURE AVALANCHE

New Lease is curated by a bunch of band members. It's our way of indulging ourselves with new local music that we want to hear and share. Genres will cover rock, punk, swamp, pop, dark folk, electronic, garage and occasionally some metal.. basically, if it's live, alt and we like it, you'll see it on New Lease. Free music and $13 jugs of Coopers on the regular.

THIS WEEK SHIPS PIANO + CABBAGES & KINGS (FINAL SHOW!!) + PLEASURE AVALANCHE. AND WESLEY MILES IS LEAVING US!!!!!!!

SUNDAY 26 FEBRUARY

BIG THIEF (USA)
w. special guest GABRIELLA COHEN + PALM SPRINGS

US band, BIG THIEF, tour Australia for the first time. Their debut album, “Masterpiece” released early in June 2016 was a critical success with songs “Paul” and “Masterpiece” defining a “rangy folk rock” sounds says Pitchfork. Support by the excellent GABRIELLA COHEN and her band.

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FRIDAY 3 MARCH


BELOVED ELK 'Distractions' ALBUM LAUNCH

w. guests Hollie Joyce + HACHIKU + Giant Clam.

After the release of three EP's, 100's of shows and a US tour, alt rock duo Beloved Elk are excited to finally release their debut album 'Distractions' out on LISTEN Records. Obsessed with dynamics, subtlety and candid storytelling, the band’s sound is sometimes likened to Warpaint or Explosions in the Sky, but with a wild improvised approach to live shows that can only be seen by a two piece act who have been through so much together. Supporting them on their big night is Hollie Joyce, HACHIKU and Giant Clam.

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SINGLE DROPS FEB 10 BUT HERE'S SOMETHING TO KEEP YA KEEN

3PM - 6PM SATURDAY 4 MARCH

NEW LEASE - FREE - IN THE PUBLIC BAR

GUFFMAN + EYE SEAWEED + DEWEY AND THE PANEL BEATERS

New Lease is curated by a bunch of band members. It's our way of indulging ourselves with new local music that we want to hear and share. Genres will cover rock, punk, swamp, pop, dark folk, electronic, garage and occasionally some metal.. basically, if it's live, alt and we like it, you'll see it on New Lease. Free music and $13 jugs of Coopers on the regular.

THIS WEEK GUFFMAN (The worst thing Jarrow's Dan Oke has ever done and that's saying something because he's played at the Dancing Dog at least twice) + EYE SEAWEED (Should be on the Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 soundtrack, but aren't) + DEWEY AND THE PANEL BEATERS (Ballaratbags that will probably steal your beer so bring extra cash).

SATURDAY 4 MARCH


AMYL & THE SNIFFERS 'BIG ATTRACTION' EP LAUNCH

w. guests Hexdebt + No Class

After forming just one year ago the ruthless powerhouse that is Amyl and the Sniffers, have spat out another short sharp E.P 'Big Attraction'. Turning it on for their hometown Melbourne, they'll be launching their second E.P Saturday 4th March at The Curtin Hotel. The energy of their front woman has been described as 'violent and charming' set to a backing of 70's influenced punk. Get into it.

FRIDAY 10 MARCH

FEEL PRESENTS

CHAIN AND THE GANG (USA)

supported by PRIMO + PARSNIP

Feel Presents are excited to announce the debut Australian tour for righteous punk-funk ’n soul group Chain and The Gang, the brainchild of Washington DC’s most alert citizen, Mr. Ian Svenonious.

Svenonious, the sonic-architect behind socio-political minded groups The Make Up, Nation Of Ulysses, Weird War and one of the world's GREAT front men formed Chain and The Gang in 2009. Since that time Chain … have released four (4) must have albums including 2014’s Minimum Rock ’n’ Roll, a 31 minute slab of garage-funk with a punk heart and a cultural awareness that has aspirations beyond the genre – any genre!

Alongside vocalist and chief provocateur Svenonious, are bassist, synthesist and composer Anna Nasty and guitarist Francy Graham while Svenonius himself, is also a filmmaker, a dancer, a youtube host and a writer with his author credit appearing on the books “The Psychic Soviet” and “Supernatural Strategies”. Individually these members are scintillating but together they’re something greater than the parts. An irresistible combo that provides the best hope for the future and the only answer to the embarrassing slime pit called “culture” nowadays.

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SATURDAY 18 MARCH

CAPTAIN MOONLITE

Captain Moonlite is an indie queer pub night (straight friendly). We play songs off chunky laptops with clunky crossfades.
Captain Moonlite is a not-for-profit.


DOORS AT 9PM
FREE ENTRY & DRINK SPECIALS BEFORE 10PM / $10 ENTRY AFTER





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SATURDAY 25 MARCH

SEND OUR KAREN FROM FINANCE TO RuPaul's Drag Con, LA HOLLYWOOD FUNDRAISING EXTRAVAGANZA

featuring KAREN + Agent Cleave + Polly Filla + Dandrogyny + Becky Lou + Dolly Diamond + Clara Cupcakes + Dean Arcuri + Thomas Jaspers + Sasha Starr + Philmah Bocks + Valerie Hex + Hannie Helsden + Tanzer + James Andrews + Beni Lola & more!

This April our beloved Karen From Finance is jumping on the Drag Race bandwagon and heading to RuPaul's Drag Con in Los Angeles! To help her to get it there, she is throwing this Fundraising Extravaganza. The event is linked to a Go Fund Me campaign. The theme of the party is HOLLYWOOD, and fabulous prizes will be given out to the best-dressed 'celebrity' that arrives on the red carpet. There is an incredible lineup of performers appearing at the event, including Agent Cleave, Polly Filla, Dandrogyny, Becky Lou, Dolly Diamond, Clara Cupcakes, Dean Arcuri, Thomas Jaspers, Sasha Starr, Philmah Bocks, Valerie Hex, Hannie Helsden, Tanzer, James Andrews, Beni Lola and more!

THURSDAY 30 MARCH

Visions & Spinning Top Present

GUM 'Flash In The Pan' TOUR

w. guests

GUM is the solo project of Jay Watson, who's a member of both Tame Impala and POND. The Australian psych-pop musician released a new GUM album in late 2016 via Spinning Top Music. Flash in the Pan is the follow-up to 2015's Glamorous Damage. The first single, 'Gemini' was the first song recorded for the album, and probably the most immediate according to Watson, "I'm not really a fan of star signs. It's kind of a song about people pinning stuff happening in their lives on things like star signs and religion. I am a Gemini though, so there's the bipolar/duality thing in there is as well."

GUM is returning home to support the new album and play the Visions Circuit shows in Melbourne / Brisbane & Sydney – catch him at The Curtin on Thursday March 30th.

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STREAM THE WHOLE ALBUM IN ALL ITS PSYCHED OUT BEAUTY

SATURDAY 1 APRIL

Secret Sounds & XIII Touring Present

HONEYBLOOD (UK)

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Honeyblood announce Australian dates in support of album Babes Never Die.

Glaswegian alt-rock duo Honeyblood consists of Stina Tweeddale on guitar/vocals and Cat Myers on drums. Having recently released their second album Babes Never Die, Honeyblood have announced their first trip to Australia. Taking inspiration from dark and cloudy '90s indie rock luminaries like PJ Harvey and Sonic Youth. Tweeddale formed the band in early 2012 with original drummer Shona McVicar. Having signed to Fat Cat, the band released their self titled debut in 2014, which crash-landed into many of the year’s most revered Best Of lists, with near-perfect score reviews from everyone from NME to DIY, and Mojo to Uncut. After touring with the likes of the Foo Fighters and Wolf Alice in 2015, Honeyblood returned to the studio with producer James Dring (Jamie T, Gorillaz). The band's fiery second album, Babes Never Die, arrived November 2016 through Fat Cat/Cooking Vinyl. Their music is driven through tightly-bound instrumentals and laced with the sheer strength and beauty of Stina's voice. The songs resonate with deep melodic hooks and the kind of effortless charm that've drawn recent comparisons to the likes of Best Coast, Haim.

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THURSDAY 13 APRIL (PUBLIC HOLIDAY EVE)

Love Police Present

STRAND OF OAKS (Phili) & ENDLESS BOOGIE (NY)

STRAND OF OAKS return to Oz with a magical fourth album of hard rock, melodic cruisers and emotional magic, their new long player “Hard Love”. Joining them on a double bill of very good times is the perennial ENDLESS BOOGIE. The New York gang make what is an annual trek now to follow in the footsteps of Lobby Lloyd, AC/DC and another other hard rocking, blues bursting rock and roll machine. Joined for first time down under with the incredible Matt Sweeney on guitar, the 5 piece energy of Endless Boogie is wildly satisfying.

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THE BOOGIE RETURNS!!

FRIDAY 5 MAY


DWARVES AUSTRALIAN TOUR

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Throughout the 1990's and 2000's the Dwarves chaotic shows and incendiary interviews drew the attention of both underground and mainstream press and their bad reputation made them the band that simply would not die. While the faint-hearted withered in their seats, real rock fans squirmed with delight. And they've been squirming ever since. Now the Dwarves are back in Australia to warp a new generation. Teach your kids to worship Satan!

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DOORS 8:00PM


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FRI 19 MAY


ALLAH-LAS FIRST AUS TOUR

w. guests

Strange Yonder & Contrary today announce an East Coast tour by ALLAH-LAS (Los Angeles). Reaching Australian shores for the first time in May, the band will perform shows in Brisbane, Byron Bay, Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne.

Allah-Las have released the new track, “Hereafter,” and an alternate take of the single “Autumn Dawn”, out February 17th on Mexican Summer. 

The band was formed in 2008 while three of the members were working at the legendary Amoeba Music record store. Their 2011 self-titled debut was nominated for independent album of the year by the A2IM Libbys. In 2014, their sophomore LP Worship The Sun received critical acclaim from The Los Angeles Times who said the album “…lets the band’s trippy vintage rock absorb all sorts of new Southern California influences. Latin drumming, L.A.’s midcentury avant-garde beach culture and Laurel Canyon harmonies.” 

In their third album, 2016’s Calico Review, Allah-Las experiment with new instrumentation adding violin, harpsichord and Mellotron to their sound.

On the road the band, has built a dedicated following with extensive, sold-out tours and high profile festival dates throughout North, Central, and South America, Europe, South Africa, Russia, Mexico and Israel, with a newly announced appearance at Coachella 2017.

“Cramming as much guts and passion as possible into three and a half minutes or  less—while burning it’s own path, with brooding, lonesome songs, tightly restrained  surf inflected musings on girls and freedom.” - The New Yorker   

“Los Angeles garage-rock gurus Allah-Las tap into an alternate reality where the world  is but a California dream.” - SPIN  

FUNCTIONS 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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