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29 Lygon Street
CARLTON VIC
t. 03 9663 6350

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GIGS

Justin Townes Earle

FRIDAY 20 JULY

*** CANCELLED ***

JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE

with Leah Senior (band)

We regret to inform you that due to unforeseen personal reasons, our Justin Townes Earle Australian tour is cancelled. Our deepest apologies, thank you for understanding, and he looks forward to coming back soon. All ticket buyers will be notified by venues or relevant ticketing outlets for a full refund in due course, and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Justin Townes Earle

SATURDAY 21 JULY 3PM MATINEE

*** CANCELLED ***

JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE

with Jess Riberio (band)

We regret to inform you that due to unforeseen personal reasons, our Justin Townes Earle Australian tour is cancelled. Our deepest apologies, thank you for understanding, and he looks forward to coming back soon. All ticket buyers will be notified by venues or relevant ticketing outlets for a full refund in due course, and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

$44 + $3BF

Matinee - 3:00PM DOORS

SHOW CANCELLED

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VULGARGRAD

SATURDAY 21 JULY

VULGARGRAD

with Cyclo Timik

VulgarGrad turn up when and where you least expect them to, like thieves in the night or other unwanted guests. Now here they are for their first venue show of 2018 and first ever gig at the Curtin. The vulgar guys and gals have been lying low finishing off their long-awaited 2nd (or is it 3rd?) album – to be released later in the year – so this might well be your last chance to catch their rough-as-guts Russian crime songs till then.

$20 + $2.50BF On The Door If Available

8:00PM

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TURTLE WAVE

THURSDAY 26TH JULY

TURTLE WAVE

Franjapan + Falcon Club + Majak door

Out of the garage and into your ears, Turtle Wave, Franjapan, Falcon Club and Majak Door bring you a night of psych pop.

Puta Madre Brothers

SATURDAY 28 JULY

PUTA MADRE BROTHERS.. To Always Return Again From The Desert To The Disco

w. guests

PUTA MADRE BROTHERS return to steal your cigarettes and light your girlfriends on fire for the only show this year on July 28th at John Curtin Hotel, Carlton. Come go-go disco fake-Mexican stylee with the only band on planet earth where three gringo men with tight greased hair play three sharp guitars and three boom-bam drumkits simultaneously and get it right! And tight! AND!!! In honour of their 10th year anniversary they release a limited edition 5 song hip-hop 7” record on the night also. Only 100 copies. Never before seen! The Nuevo-huevo! With special guests: creepy boogie saxophone drum jam SLUDGE PARTY and lo-fidelic psychedelia from THE FIX UPS! and even maybe a trumpet!

$20 + $2BF || $20 On The Door If Available

8:30PM

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B.B. & THE BLIPS

SUNDAY 29 JULY

B.B. & THE BLIPS + NASHO + PHOTOGENIC + THE UV RACE + VAPIRE

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The Curtin heats up for a heavy afternoon of punk in the middle of winter with mates from Sydney, BB and the Blips, Nasho and Photogenic invading the band room. BB and the Blips smashed it in the front bar last year during Maggot Fest with their rough and dizzying vocals. While Nashos live show and release of ‘demo’ last year scored them plenty of Melbourne fans. With rarely seen local legends The Uv Race on the bill and Vampire opening the afternoon, get around the commotion.

billy davis

THURSDAY 2 AUGUST

BILLY DAVIS & THE GOOD LORDS AUG RESIDENCY

Simba Andrews + Blasko

Over his short career, Billy Davis has introduced himself to new fans with his exciting blend of hip-hop/RnB and gained support from around the world. Billy Davis and his band the Good Lords featuring up to 11 members is a “hidden gem, the kind of funk, jazz, electronic and hip-hop is really unlike any combination of genres we’ve heard” (Hilly Dilly). They’ve shared the stage with Anderson Paak, NoName and Blackalicious and appeared at Australia’s most prominent festivals. A sought-after session musician in his own right (Lending to Goldlink’s live version), Billy Davis has spent the last couple of years immersing himself into the fruitful local neo-soul & hip-hop scene. His first release, the Bad Ending Mixtape, was released last year to a burst of local fanfare. His Debut album A Family Portrait is ‘a funkadelic hybrid of soul and hip-hop that is of the here and now’ (High Snobiety) and has been a breath of fresh air on the Australian music scene.

HIDEOUS SUN DEMON

FRIDAY 3RD AUGUST

HIDEOUS SUN DEMON ‘Fame, Erotic, Dream’ ALBUM LAUNCH

with guests

Hideous Sun Demon’s thrashing brand of psych-punk music has returned in all its glory, with the release of their new single, ‘Antithesis’ off their long-awaited 3rd studio album ‘Fame, Erotic, Dream’ out July 27th. Along with the releases of their brand spanking new album, HSD will play The Curtin on Friday 3rd August their infamous non-stop high energy live show thanks to Damaged & Hell Beach!

Resembling a pack of cut lizards on stage, Hideous Sun Demon’s ‘Fame, Erotic, Dream Tour’ will leave you enthralled and stunned, wanting more as the band roar through song after song with a blistering energy oozing from every pore.

$10 + $2BF || Or On Door If Available

8:00PM

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Deaf WISH

SATURDAY 4TH AUGUST

DEAF WISH 'Lithium Zion' ALBUM LAUNCH

+ UV Race + Parsnip + Tissue

Deaf Wish are launching Lithium Zion on Sub Pop: their fifth LP overall, and first with the ’new’ Mk. III line-up.

Written and recorded after ripping through Europe in 2016, it’s a collection of road songs dedicated and indebted to the Autobahn, the Eastern Freeway, L’Aquitaine and I-55.

The stacked bill includes garage-punks old and new in the UV Race and Parsnip, and a special opening set from Tissue (Seattle, WA’s finest hosts, Dean and Gabi).

$15 + $2BF || $15 if available on the door

8:00PM

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Davidson Brothers

SUNDAY 5 AUGUST

DAVIDSON BROTHERS MID WINTER BLUEGRASS PARTY

with Pete Denahy Band + Collingwood Casanovas + Liam Gerner + Burr Daisy Stringband

Join the Davidson Brothers for a special event as they return to Melbourne after recently winning their forth & fifth Golden Guitar Awards in Tamworth and selling out shows across the country. Sharing the stage with them for one huge bluegrass party, will be a line-up of handpicked Victorian acoustic acts including the Pete Denahy Band, Collingwood Casanovas, Burr Daisy Stringband and Liam Gerner. An evening of fine picking, singing and all round good times not to be missed!

$23 + $2.80BF || $25 on the door if available

5:30PM

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Live at the 2018 Australian Country Music Awards
Billy Davis

THURSDAY 9 AUGUST

BILLY DAVIS & THE GOOD LORDS AUGUST RESIDENCY

Swerv ft. Rahel + Kye

Over his short career, Billy Davis has introduced himself to new fans with his exciting blend of hip-hop/RnB and gained support from around the world. Billy Davis and his band the Good Lords featuring up to 11 members is a “hidden gem, the kind of funk, jazz, electronic and hip-hop is really unlike any combination of genres we’ve heard” (Hilly Dilly). They’ve shared the stage with Anderson Paak, NoName and Blackalicious and appeared at Australia’s most prominent festivals. A sought-after session musician in his own right (Lending to Goldlink’s live version), Billy Davis has spent the last couple of years immersing himself into the fruitful local neo-soul & hip-hop scene. His first release, the Bad Ending Mixtape, was released last year to a burst of local fanfare. His Debut album A Family Portrait is ‘a funkadelic hybrid of soul and hip-hop that is of the here and now’ (High Snobiety) and has been a breath of fresh air on the Australian music scene.

Good Morning

FRIDAY 10 AUGUST

GOOD MORNING DO THE CURTIN

with Gordon Koang + Dannika

Hi! We’re called Good Morning and we wanted to do this show at the Curtin to preview our upcoming LP ‘The Option’ and to run through some classic hits before we go on holiday to Japan. We’re going to do this with our friends Gordon Koang and Dannika. Please come.

B&J

SATURDAY 11 AUGUST

BONES AND JONES - 'SOCIAL ANXIETY' 7" SINGLE LAUNCH

w/ Bin + Sledgehammer

Off the back of a national tour, sold out album launch and an appearance at Changes Festival, Bones and Jones look to bring their Kinks infused rock and roll stagger to the John Curtain for their biggest headliner yet, launching their first 7” and latest single ‘Social Anxiety’ that will come out through Weather Vane Records in late July. They will be joined by fellow Ocean Grover’s BIN, who are fresh off supporting the likes of Cosmic Psycho’s and The Chats; and Sledgehammer who comprise the members of Sagamore and Crepes to make some of the hottest new sounds in Melbourne.

$10 ON THE DOOR

8:00PM



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THURSDAY 16 AUGUST

BILLY DAVIS & THE GOOD LORDS

Swell + 3K

Over his short career, Billy Davis has introduced himself to new fans with his exciting blend of hip-hop/RnB and gained support from around the world. Billy Davis and his band the Good Lords featuring up to 11 members is a “hidden gem, the kind of funk, jazz, electronic and hip-hop is really unlike any combination of genres we’ve heard” (Hilly Dilly). They’ve shared the stage with Anderson Paak, NoName and Blackalicious and appeared at Australia’s most prominent festivals. A sought-after session musician in his own right (Lending to Goldlink’s live version), Billy Davis has spent the last couple of years immersing himself into the fruitful local neo-soul & hip-hop scene. His first release, the Bad Ending Mixtape, was released last year to a burst of local fanfare. His Debut album A Family Portrait is ‘a funkadelic hybrid of soul and hip-hop that is of the here and now’ (High Snobiety) and has been a breath of fresh air on the Australian music scene.

$10 + $2BF

8PM

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Rebel Yell

SATURDAY 18 AUGUST

CULT LOCKER # 2 featuring

LIVE - REBEL YELL + V (BERLIN)

DJs - Xerstorkitte (Syd) + NUN vs Bitumen djs + Miles Brown + Kate Fox

Thereminist and Melbourne goth icon Miles Brown and underground high-priestess Kate Fox present their bi-monthly club night for the weirdos, mister. Specialising in cult art fashion and sound, expect dark dance favourites in the vein of Goth, Post-Punk, Industrial & Wave, along with mind-expanding exotic matter ‘til well beyond the witching hour.

This August we’re excited to announce a killer lineup including Rebel Yell (Brisbane) and V (Berlin) live, along with Xerstorkitte (Sydney), NUN DJs, Miles Brown and Kate Fox on the decks. Join us and transcend this mortal coil.

EARLY BIRD TIX $13 + $2BF

8PM

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THURSDAY 23 AUGUST

BILLY DAVIS & THE GOOD LORDS AUGUST RESIDENCY

Amin Payne + Mango

Over his short career, Billy Davis has introduced himself to new fans with his exciting blend of hip-hop/RnB and gained support from around the world. Billy Davis and his band the Good Lords featuring up to 11 members is a “hidden gem, the kind of funk, jazz, electronic and hip-hop is really unlike any combination of genres we’ve heard” (Hilly Dilly). They’ve shared the stage with Anderson Paak, NoName and Blackalicious and appeared at Australia’s most prominent festivals. A sought-after session musician in his own right (Lending to Goldlink’s live version), Billy Davis has spent the last couple of years immersing himself into the fruitful local neo-soul & hip-hop scene. His first release, the Bad Ending Mixtape, was released last year to a burst of local fanfare. His Debut album A Family Portrait is ‘a funkadelic hybrid of soul and hip-hop that is of the here and now’ (High Snobiety) and has been a breath of fresh air on the Australian music scene.

$10 + $2BF

8PM

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The Tropes

FRIDAY 24 AUGUST

THE TROPES 'Bottom Of The Ocean' ALBUM LAUNCH

with Suss Cunts + Loobs + Leah Senior

After three years of songwriting and refining their live set, The Tropes are ready to launch their debut album Bottom Of The Ocean. Beginning in the shadow of a long-term relationship bust-up the lyrics ponder the simultaneous joys and strains of human connections. They also tackle the themes of identity and self esteem. Musically the album draws heavily from Garage and Power Pop attitudes, being staunchly economical in composition and duration. For this most special of occasions The Tropes have asked some of their closest allies to lend support on the night. Suss Cunts have made an enormous impact in Melbourne and beyond with their high energy live performances. Songs that are at times satirical, nostalgic and immediately memorable. Loobs keep getting stronger with every moment. flying off the back of their recently released debut album they continue winning hearts with their post punk prowess. Leah Senior has been playing for a number of years and has refined her gentle melancholy into something that never ceases to amaze every time it is witnessed. Heart strings will be pulled.

$13 +$2BF || $15 On The Door If Available

8:00PM

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THURSDAY 30 AUGUST

BILLY DAVIS AUGUST RESIDENCY

10tendo + Jordan Dennis

Over his short career, Billy Davis has introduced himself to new fans with his exciting blend of hip-hop/RnB and gained support from around the world. Billy Davis and his band the Good Lords featuring up to 11 members is a “hidden gem, the kind of funk, jazz, electronic and hip-hop is really unlike any combination of genres we’ve heard” (Hilly Dilly). They’ve shared the stage with Anderson Paak, NoName and Blackalicious and appeared at Australia’s most prominent festivals. A sought-after session musician in his own right (Lending to Goldlink’s live version), Billy Davis has spent the last couple of years immersing himself into the fruitful local neo-soul & hip-hop scene. His first release, the Bad Ending Mixtape, was released last year to a burst of local fanfare. His Debut album A Family Portrait is ‘a funkadelic hybrid of soul and hip-hop that is of the here and now’ (High Snobiety) and has been a breath of fresh air on the Australian music scene.

$10 + $2BF

8PM

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LIARS

THURSDAY 27 SEPTEMBER

LIARS (USA)

with guests

Liars have, as a matter of course, sounded radically different with each album, pursuing new concepts and occupying diverse mindsets. The band constantly blurs the lines between electronic and acoustic, between experimental impulse and addictive pop sensibility. Called “Smirking punk-funk, acerbic drone-dance, existentialist bar rock, and disquieting synth pop” (Pitchfork), Liars promise an energetic evening full of sampled elements, heavily processed sounds, “real” instruments, and abstract pop-y fun.

$30 + $3BF || Or On Door If available

8:00PM

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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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