Wednesday September 17 at the John Curtin Bandroom promises a potent mix of noisepop, dreampop and good ol’ fashioned jangle when Del Boca Vista team up with Glaciers and Monnone Alone.
Featuring members of Milkshake, Del Boca Vista are a new Melbourne band who you probably want to meet, since they’re related to Death Cab For Cutie and Yuck (musically speaking, that is) and are in possession of some serious class-A’s (songs, that is).
Reverb up and eyes gazing shoe-ward, Glaciers are fresh outta hibernation with a profusion of new tunes and the dreamiest jangle this side of Flying Nun.
Having recently returned from a US tour, Monnone Alone continue to blur the line between pure bliss and total catastrophe; brimming with classic pop hooks and lyrical smarts, the band have their sites set on a follow-up to the ‘Together At Last’ album of last year.
After many months of sound-sculpting, dream-weaving, ear-painting, brain-juicing and beard sprouting, The Lovely Days have emerged from a sweaty Melbourne bedroom clutching their self titled debut LP.
The young psychedelic-pop band have been nurturing their first record for months and it's finally ready to take its first steps into the world, toppling onto the multicoloured explosion of a dance floor that is the John Curtin Hotel!
Come and celebrate the creation they were able to bring into existence thanks to the energy, belief and generosity of their friends, family and supporters.
Opening the night will be futuristic hip hop/RnB guru Intzu and mesmerising duo Jonophants.
See you on the 18th for a taste of the new limited edition Lovely Days sonic soda, a dream-pop pina colada.
Lincoln le Fevre & the Insiders are proud to announce that Poison City Records will be reissuing their 2008 debut album 30-Watt Heart as a vinyl release later in 2014.
To celebrate its rerelease, the band will be playing a series of shows around the country throughout August and September.
Long before Resonation and longer before relocating to Melbourne, 30-Watt Heart was self-produced by Lincoln le Fevre & the Insiders at home during a freezing winter, just south of Hobart. It was the first hint of le Fevre’s unique brand of county-tinted stories told with a fire burning in the guts.
You’ve heard these stories played live. Now’s your chance to grab it on record.
They are back!!!
It's been a huge year for King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard so far. They just returned from their maiden USA/Canadian tour, performed at Austin Psych Fest, Canadian Music Week, played 12 club dates across the East Coast, a June Residency at Baby’s Alright in Brooklyn and a festival appearance at Northside Festival.
While on the tour King Gizzard also holed up in a Sky Lodge in the Catskill Mountains in the US for a month recording their soon-to-be-released 6th LP.
So now they are back on home soil with a new record in the final stages of production and the band couldn’t be more excited to announce a national tour.
The gizzernaut rolls into Sydney, China (Modern Sky Festival), Byron Bay, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Hyden and includes another wild multi-night stint in Melbourne CBD venues as they visit four venues they missed last time on their sold out 5 venue jaunt across town. Support on all East Coast shows is THE MURLOCS who are still riding high from the release of their Loopholes album earlier this year.
Äfter this sino-Australian tour King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard will head back to the US and Europe to support the new album and for touring which will include shows with Mac DeMarco in New York and an appearance at the Iceland Airwaves Festival.
Three of Melbourne's finest upcoming soul/hip hop bands join together at the Curtin for a night of tight grooves, beats and soulful vocals. NAFASI are a newly born Melbourne band dedicated to sending you into a jazz hip hop wonderland like no other. Teamed up with Lady Oscar, 7 piece experimental soul outfit delivering a dose of seriously good vibes, and Trick Dog Syndicate, reinventing old school hip hop through the lens of contemporary neo-soul and jazz improv, this is a night not to be missed.
Ever had a warm chicken sort of dinner? Well, we promise a far better evening than that. Feasting on the sounds of dance-punk rockers 8 Bit Love, purveyors of grunge Claws and Organs and blues-folk-storytelling songstress Peny Bohan; all funds raised go towards the completion of the upcoming indie short ‘Warm Chicken’. Tasty.
Melbourne’s messy noisy ya-ya gang Mesa Cosa have announced an East Coast Tour of Australia and will be hitting up Byron, Gold Coast, Wollongong, Sydney, Newcastle, Canberra and Melbourne as they leave a trail of broken guitars, failing amplifiers, smashed tambourines and pizza crusts in their wake. They will be supported by a new film clip and single as well as an upcoming 7” via Matadero records. This is one not to miss, every Mesa Cosa show is a fiesta of mayhem and madness!
Per Purpose present a sprawling mass of warbled trebly guitars & wound up right rhythm, crowned with huff and puff gusto. It is a remarkable deconstruction of what rock music can be – simultaneously acheiving pop perfection while pulling everything to pieces and shoving nails in the cracks.
In the 14 month period since they were here last, thee 'Circle The Stains' LP and thee 'Bathing Suit Sand' 7'' records have been released - along with a membership change over - will see a new Per Purpose perform alongside Tam Vantage (Pop Singles / The Stevens), Possible Humans (Nth Wheel clicked past) and The Shifters (Breaker Morant bluray remaster).
'It’s Australian rock ‘n’ roll as it always should be: hard, subversive, unrelenting and articulate without ever being haughty' - Mess & Noise
'Unhinged in almost every facet of their being' 4 stars - The Music
Melbourne based alt. pop/punk 5-piece ‘INVENTIONS’ are kicking off a national tour in support of their debut self-titled EP, produced by Dave Petrovic (Tonight Alive), at The Curtin on October 2nd.
The band have battened down the hatches at their Footscray warehouse space to rehearse for the past few months, so their performance is guaranteed to be top shelf.
’SHADOWS’ is the lead single from the EP, and punters will be able to check out the brand new music video for this killer track on the night.
Special Guests for the evening are Bound By Hound and more.
Waking Up The Spirit is an aboriginal cultural development organization managed by the Culpra Milli Indigenous Corporation. This Fundraising Event is to facilitate the purchase of materials for basic amenities at their cultural campground at Culpra where they hold cultural festivals and connection to country for all people.
With live bands & speeches from key volunteers, come along, enjoy a drink and smooth tunes while supporting the organisation’s vision of keeping indigenous culture and country available to all.
Miss Destiny are are an all-blonde Melbourne rock outfit not to be messed with. This Spring, they will be hitting the road to launch their Debut self titled single on HoZac records & you better believe they will be bringing their rock club chic to the 'Curtin. Expect razored vocals, a broken down rock sound and tonnes of peroxide head-banging all night long. Having recruited local sensations Constant Mongrel, Johnny Telafone & Power (+DJS) to join them on the night, the 'Destiny are conjuring up a real night to remember. Cum on feel the noize!
BEDROOM SUCK RECORDS began as the present tense of Joe Alexander and Sam McCabe, two down-and-out sharehouse types direct from the steamy sauna of Brisbane suburban living. One day the amount of good music snaking out from under the doors of friends and distant relatives became too much to bear, and in early 2009 what became known as ‘bedroom suck’ was born.
Since then, B-S-R have been honoured to dip their hands into hot vinyl to manufacture records for the likes of Boomgates, Blank Realm, Bitch Prefect, Terrible Truths + more. This year, they will celebrate their fifth birthday with an all-night celebration over two levels at the John Curtin Hotel, a spiritual home for the label and site of many memorable album launches. Head down and pick yourself up a copy of the brand new B-S-R double-LP compilation, charting the label's inception in Brisbane and growth throughout the past half-decade.
Be drawn into the minds of Mirando, a six piece band that will be showcasing their ever evolving sound at the John Curtin Hotel. Promising a night full of lucid melodies, grooves and vivid electronica alongside Melbourne based psychedelic noise band, Fever Seeds. Come and enjoy a night with us on the 12th of October!
Back in Australia at long last, New York queer icon, JD SAMSON (USA) heads up a premium edition GROUSE PARTY at THE JOHN CURTIN on FRIDAY 17 OCTOBER, with special guests SVETA (SYD) and AIR MAX ’97.
JD Samson is best known as leader of the band MEN and for being one third of the electronic-feminist-punk band and performance project, LE TIGRE.
For more than a decade, JD's career as a singer, producer and DJ has established her work at the intersection of the music, art, activism and fashion. She’s toured the globe, produced songs for Grammy Award-winning artists, written for Huffington Post and Creative Review, been photographed for Vogue Hommes, and engaged in direct support with a wide-range of political causes. 100% Legend. 150% Grouse.
To celebrate the recent vinyl re-issues of their first four classic albums via Poison City, Brisbane’s seminal indie-rock darlings Screamfeeder have announced a special run of shows. Delving back into their early years, Screamfeeder will playing tracks from their classic albums ‘Flour’, ‘Burn Out Your Name’, ‘Fill Yourself With Music’ and ‘Kitten Licks’.
Some bands come and go, others remain. Some have a quick explosion of popularity, some have a loyal army of dedicated fans. Brisbane’s Screamfeeder are lucky enough to fall into the second category. Since forming in 1990 Screamfeeder have released 6 studio albums, numerous EPs and singles, toured extensively in Australia and overseas, played our country's biggest music festivals, shared the stage with the likes of Sonic Youth, Pavement and Swervedriver and consistently produced intelligent, infectious indie-rock gems - all the while retaining a diverse and passionate fan base from all corners of the globe.
The annual festival of “the best Australian punk, hardcore and weirdo bands” will span three Melbourne venues over four days: from Thursday, October 30 through Sunday, November 2. The sprawling collective bill includes seven bands visiting from Queensland, six from New South Wales and one each from WA and SA. Highlights include Ausmuteants, Low Life, Power, M.O.B., Ruined Fortune, Dribble, Zodiac, Constant Mongrel, Miss Destiny and Destiny 3000.
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.