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THURSDAY 26 MARCH

ECHOLAAND 'Pure Waste' debut record launch

w Extreme Wheeze + Nina Renee

Echolaand launches haunting debut record 'Pure Waste' - a brazenly honest document of sole member Darren Cordeux’s (previously of KissChasy) unnerving passage into adulthood. Cordeux’s marriage of dulcet melodies and autobiographical storytelling will undoubtedly resonate with fans of Sun Kil Moon and Sparklehorse whilst admirers of Daniel Johnston and his ilk will revel in the music’s eerie, lo-fi sparsity. Supporting Echolaand will be Melbourne dream-pop stalwarts Extreme Wheeze and Nina Renee.

Tickets $12.00 on the door only


DOORS 8:00PM


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SATURDAY 28 MARCH

Zero Through Nine Presents: Heads & Bodies

Japanese Wallpaper / Lower Spectrum / Orlando Furious

RaRa / Luke Howard

Tom Day / Leaks + more to be announced

**JUST ANNOUNCED** JAPANESE WALLPAPER. Zero Through Nine is excited to announce the addition of JAPANESE WALLPAPER to their party ‘Heads & Bodies’. 2015 has already been a pretty big year for Japanese Wallpaper, his single Between Friends featuring the vocals of Jesse Davidson snuck into triple j’s Hottest 100 at 97, and he has just finished up an east coast tour with Highasakite. This will be the last time you can catch Japanese Wallpaper before he hides himself away to finish his EP, not to mention school.

Zero Through Nine is proud to present ‘Heads & Bodies’, a night of music designed to fully encompass the mind and energise the feet. ‘Heads & Bodies’ will see ZTN take over the entire John Curtin Hotel to showcase acts from the label including the deep laced vibrations of Perth’s Lower Spectrum and the woozy, up-beat R&B of Leaks. ZTN is also thrilled to invite some of our favourite acts along for the jaunt, including the exquisite left-field hip hop of RaRa and the radical absurdity of Orlando Furious.

First release limited tickets $15.00 + $2.00bf


DOORS 8:30PM


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Listen to Japanese Wallpaper

THURSDAY 2 APRIL

'LENT OUTTA SHAPE'

Lincoln Le Fever & the Insiders

w Robert Muinos + Georgia Mac

The Curtin is damn determined to make your Good Friday Eve extra mega good, so they've cobbled together a line-up of some of Melbourne's most disarmingly charming songwriters. Following the success of last year's smashing Good Friday Eve gig, it's been inaugurated as an annual event, because everybody loves a public holiday, never mind the reason for it! This year on Lygon Street you can get down with Lincoln Le Fevre & The Insiders, Rob Muinos and Georgia Maq. All for the bargain price of a pint and a half of beer. Lincoln Le Fevre has recently re-released his cult classic debut LP '30 Watt Heart' for vinyl via Poison City Records, and has been hard at work with the band, grinding out new tunes for an anticipated third LP. The band are ship shape and ready to give some of them a go live.

Joined by Robert Muinos & Georgia Maq. 2 of Melbourne's most exciting and up and coming song writers. Sounds good, no? Three exciting, charming performers and a public holiday the next day.

Pre sale ticekts $15.00 + $1.50bf. More on the door if available.


DOORS 8:30PM


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Listen to 'On and On'

FRIDAY 10 APRIL

2ND ANNUAL HOBBLE DAY

feat.. CERES, Charge Group, Fourteen Nights At Sea, Jamie Hay & Liam White + Luke Howard

HOBBLE DAY is a small, annual event for friends of the label to celebrate the wonderful camaraderie and important networks we've all helped build together through music. Each year, a different city from the last, meeting as many people as we all can! This years choice is Melbourne, where the label started. 2015 will also include a small exhibition from artists Stephen Baker, BEARA (QLD) and coffee from roasters MONASTERY (SA). Performances on the night coming from CERES, CHARGE GROUP (First show in 2 years!), FOURTEEN NIGHTS AT SEA, JAMIE HAY & LIAM WHITE and new signing LUKE HOWARD.

Pre-sales $15.00 + $1.50bf / More on the door if available


DOORS 7:30PM


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SATURDAY 11 APRIL

THE KILL DEVIL HILLS (wa)

W Kim Salmon + Cherrywood

Having spent the majority of 2014 recording their upcoming fourth studio album (the first since 2009's Man You Should Explode), national treasures The Kill Devil Hills are bringing their swampy, mongrel rock & roll to Melbourne once again. Last seen at The Curtin in 2013 when touring their live album Past & Future Ghosts, the iconic WA band will tear through a selection of old favorites and brand new songs off the upcoming album.

Pre-sales $25.00 + $1.50bf // $30.00 on the door if available


DOORS 8:30PM


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WEDNESDAY 15 APRIL

THE DO YO THANGS

FRONT BAR RESIDENCY

The Do Yo Thangs will hit The Curtin front bar for three inevitably special evenings this April as part of their mini residency. Oh so soulful, full of lush lady vocal harmonies, and comprising members of Saskwatch, The Cactus Channel and Sex on Toast, The Do Yo Thangs will undoubtedly appeal to lovers of Melbourne’s thriving soul scene. Sporting lyrics of love affairs with alcohol, the woes of being loose and perpetual indecisiveness, the band’s song writer Hugh Rabinovici projects the mundane goings on of his inner world in an inordinately funky manner. On the cusp of completing their virgin release, and with an exciting year ahead this is truly the time to see the band at their most raw, intimate and sensual.

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THURSDAY 16 APRIL

ROLLS BAYCE 'On My Own' National Tour

+ special guests

Brisbane trio Rolls Bayce are finally hitting the road. Riding a wave of buzz that’s seen them championed by the likes of NME and Rolling Stone and snared them a spot on the lineup for illustrious UK festival The Great Escape in May, the band are set to embark on their first Australian headline tour before they leave our shores to stun international crowds. Things have moved rapidly for the band since the release of their self-titled EP in November. Embraced by national broadcaster and tastemaker triple j, first two singles ‘Don’t Get Me Wrong’ and ‘On My Own’ have seen their notoriety amongst both listeners and the music industry flourish.

Pre-sales $12.00 + $1.50bf // More on the door if available


DOORS 8:00PM


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SATURDAY 18th APRIL

SYDONIA - ALBUM PREVIEW SHOW

w Branch Arterial + Red Sky Burial

2014 was a watershed year for Sydonia. Their 2nd Album, 'Reality Kicks' was released via MGM, they went on a national release tour, showcased at Big Sound, were selected for Trivium and In Flames supports and garnered love from fans, media and critics alike. 2015 is the year they solidify their spot on the world stage. Sydonia are in pre-production for album #3. Guitarist Sam Haycroft said that they did not want to repeat the length of time in between their first album 'Given to Destroyers' and sophomore 'Reality Kicks'. The songs will be harder, heavier and faster, as will the time between the releases. This tour will preview songs from the third album, to be recorded with Tom Larkin (Shihad) in August, and raise funds for a trip to Canadian Music Week in May!

Tickets $15 + $1.50 bf. More on the door if available


Doors 8:30pm


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Watch Sydonia's official clip for 'TL'

WEDNESDAY 22 APRIL

THE DO YO THANGS

FRONT BAR RESIDENCY

The Do Yo Thangs will hit The Curtin front bar for three inevitably special evenings this April as part of their mini residency. Oh so soulful, full of lush lady vocal harmonies, and comprising members of Saskwatch, The Cactus Channel and Sex on Toast, The Do Yo Thangs will undoubtedly appeal to lovers of Melbourne’s thriving soul scene. Sporting lyrics of love affairs with alcohol, the woes of being loose and perpetual indecisiveness, the band’s song writer Hugh Rabinovici projects the mundane goings on of his inner world in an inordinately funky manner. On the cusp of completing their virgin release, and with an exciting year ahead this is truly the time to see the band at their most raw, intimate and sensual.

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THURSDAY 23 APRIL

THE LOVE JUNKIES

w Skullcave + more

In between trips to SXSW and Canadian Music week and following on from a massive 2014 which saw them release their second album and hit the road with Gyroscope, Perth's The Love Junkies have found time to squeeze in a quick lap of Aus in April. They’ll be hitting The Curtin in Carlton on Thursday the 23rd April with their own unique blend of grunge, rock and punk. Fellow West Australians and exponents of stoner rock Skullcave will be along to open the night.

Pre-sales $10.00 + $1.50bf // $15.00 on the door if available


DOORS 8:00PM


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WEDNESDAY 29 APRIL

THE DO YO THANGS

FRONT BAR RESIDENCY

The Do Yo Thangs will hit The Curtin front bar for three inevitably special evenings this April as part of their mini residency. Oh so soulful, full of lush lady vocal harmonies, and comprising members of Saskwatch, The Cactus Channel and Sex on Toast, The Do Yo Thangs will undoubtedly appeal to lovers of Melbourne’s thriving soul scene. Sporting lyrics of love affairs with alcohol, the woes of being loose and perpetual indecisiveness, the band’s song writer Hugh Rabinovici projects the mundane goings on of his inner world in an inordinately funky manner. On the cusp of completing their virgin release, and with an exciting year ahead this is truly the time to see the band at their most raw, intimate and sensual.

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SATURDAY 27 JUNE

SPRAY PAINT (Austin, Tx)

+ special gusts

Extracting themselves from the dumpsters of Austin, Texas to bring their “paranoid art punk”, No Wave sound to Australian audiences – SPRAY PAINT will present their atonal throb “post-punk workouts” on these shores for the first time. Formed in 2012, with two albums on S-S Records in 2013 and Clean Blood, Regular Acid released Oct ’14, all of which appeared regularly on end-of-year lists - SPRAY PAINT’s fourth album, Punters On a Barge, is released June 1st on Homeless.
“Parquet Courts are the light; Pile lurk in the dappled shadows; and Spray Paint twitch and mewl in the darkness” - Sonic Masala
Touring the U.S with Parquet Courts and Protomartyr, with frequent tours of the States that have included two invitations to play Gonerfest (Memphis) plus the annual SXSW gathering in home town of Austin, TX has honed SPRAY PAINT into an explosive post-punk force to be reckoned with.

Pre-sales $24.00 + $2.00bf // more on the door if available


DOORS 8:30PM


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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.

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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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