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Mon / Tues 3pm - late
Wed 12- late
Thurs / Fri 12- 3am
Sat 3pm - 3am
Sun 3pm - 11pm

Bluebonnet BBQ is coming to the Curtin!

Smokin' out the kitchen from May 1st!


29 Lygon Street
CARLTON VIC
t. 03 9663 6350

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GIGS

SATURDAY 5 SEPTEMBER (ARVO)

NEW LEASE PRESENTS
BJ MORRISZONKLE + SIMONA CASTRICUM + PENGUINS

Free in the public bar

An eclectic mix of some of the most unique artists in Melbourne music will take over the Curtin with the ever-affable BJ Morriszonkle bringing his pots and pans down to the front bar. He'll be joined by the awesome Simona Castricum and Penguins.

SATURDAY 5 SEPTEMBER

HOWQUA (USA TOUR SEND OFF)

w. Gena Rose Bruce (duo) + Ariela Jacobs

HOWQUA was recently coined 'one to watch' in an interview with six-time Grammy award winning producer Steve Lillywhite (U2/Rolling Stones) after returning from Canadian Music Week where he was signed to The Agency Group in North America.
HOWQUA has just been invited to showcase his music at BIGSOUND (Brisbane), followed by debut performances in the United States at Culture Collide (San Fransisco) and Culture Collide (Los Angeles), with more exciting dates and showcases to be announced soon.
This intimate send-off show celebrates HOWQUA's impending debut in the United States with a solo performance by this phenomenal Melbourne musician. Catch HOWQUA before he jets off! Special guests to be announced.

WEDNESDAY 9 & 16 SEPTEMBER

THE NEW SAVAGES

Free in the public bar

** 2 WEEK MINI RESIDENCY**

Melbourne duo The New Savages built their reputation by digging out long lost grooves from pre WWII era blues music, with an emphasis on creating a dark and hypnotic beat that punters can dance to. Lead singer and guitarist Milan has built a career on finding lost blues riffs and transforming them into something modern. For two Wednesdays in September you can see The New Savages at The Curtin from 8-10pm playing their signature blues style.

FREE IN THE PUBLIC BAR


STARTS 8:00PM



LISTEN TO THE NEW SAVAGES

SATURDAY 12 SEPTEMBER (ARVO)

NEW LEASE PRESENTS
KOLLAPS + MOSAICZ + HOOPER CRESCENT

Free in the public bar

Kollaps was the album by Einstürzende Neubauten. A record filled with a dark industrial intensity that was described as "one of the most shocking visions ever committed to vinyl." Melbourne band Kollaps are filled with a raw brutality that's informed by the album their names after. They'll be accompanied the impressive array of textures conjured up by Mozaicz and Hooper Crescent.

SATURDAY 12 SEPTEMBER

ANGIE 'FREE AGENT' LP LAUNCH + POWER + MISS DESTINY + TEUTON

Free in the public bar - DJ MIKE SPYROS MIDNIGHT TIL 3AM

"​unequivocally badass” – Rookie Magazine
The forthcoming LP, Free Agent illustrates the next incarnation of Angie, formed from fragments of experiences, philosophies and travels. Both a sonic and a personal exploration. Beginning in Paris with just one song, it wasn't till Angie’s time in Brazil that the album really came together. Free Agent will be launched live at The Curtin with the support of Miss Destiny, Teuton and more special guests to be announced.

Pre-sale $10.00 + $1.5bf. more on the door if available


DOORS 8:00PM


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WEDNESDAY 9 & 16 SEPTEMBER

THE NEW SAVAGES

Free in the public bar

** 2 WEEK MINI RESIDENCY**

Melbourne duo The New Savages built their reputation by digging out long lost grooves from pre WWII era blues music, with an emphasis on creating a dark and hypnotic beat that punters can dance to. Lead singer and guitarist Milan has built a career on finding lost blues riffs and transforming them into something modern. For two Wednesdays in September you can see The New Savages at The Curtin from 8-10pm playing their signature blues style.

FREE IN THE PUBLIC BAR


STARTS 8:00PM



LISTEN TO THE NEW SAVAGES

THURSDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER

THE GARDEN (ORANGE COUNTY, USA)

w/ guests

West Coast neo-punk twins, moonlighting models and provocateurs, The Garden will play a special Melbourne show at The Curtin for their debut Australian tour.
The Garden represent a new, youthful punk scene of the West Coast, with their DIY principles, thrift store-come glam-come 50s housewife fashion style and a list of pick ‘n’ mix influences that stretch far beyond The Minutemen.
Duo of identical twins, Wyatt and Fletcher Shears, consistently defying genre and categorization, so much so, that they created their own term Vada-Vada* to define their sound and escape being pigeonholed.
The Garden’s shows are experiential and powerful. Arresting a sense of urgency, they throw you heavily into into their parallel world of vada-vada. The duo seduces their audience onto a carnival ride of sound and movement that stops as abruptly as it starts; a close approximation of The Garden experience.
* Vada-Vada: "an idea that represents pure creative expression, that disregards all previously made genres and ideals” - Wyatt Shears (The Garden), 2015

Early Bird $15 + $1.50bf (limited to 20 tickets) Pre-sale $20.00 + $2bf. $25 at the door if available


DOORS 8:30PM


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THURSDAY 1 OCTOBER

WHITE FANG (PORTLAND, USA)

w. guests

From the nation of Taco Bell, Mt Rushmore, Area 51, The Simpsons and Roswell, chunk rock band White Fang are headed to the land of kangaroos, koalas and 'shrimp' for the first time ever. The boys of White Fang also make up jangly rock band The Memories, ringleader Rikky Gage moonlights as the owner of dirt-chic cassette label, Gnar Tapes and fronts solo project Free Weed; he even created the hit "Must Be BRGRTV" theme song for Burger Records. White Fang's live shows have become a hit with their visual exhibitionism and improvised sets; they are loud, racous and messy; their self-indulgent grins and gawky charm scream 'full time freaks'.

FRIDAY 9 OCTOBER

DOULBE LAUNCH - WHITE BLEACHES SINGLE LAUNCH + MAGIC AMERICA EP LAUNCH

w. Dreamin’ Wild

If you want to get a little psychedelic on Oct 9th then this psych garage rock n’ roll gig is for you! A co-headliner and double launch from locals, White Bleaches and Magic America! The four piece of White Bleaches have been making some serious noise on the music scene with their surf/garage inspired rock. They'll release heir latest single 'Innocence'. While Magic America will be launching their recently released, self-titled debut EP. Both bands are set to bring a killer show to The Curtin’s stage with added support from Dreamin’ Wild!

ON SALE NOW
Show Only $10.00 + $1.50bf // $12 on the door if available // $20 BUNDLE Ticket + Magic America EP

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BUY BUNDLE inc. MAGIC AMERICA EP

DOORS 8:00PM



TONE DEAF GIVES MAGIC AMERICA'S EP A TRACK BY TRACK RUNDOWN

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FRIDAY 6 NOVEMBER

DROWNING HORSE 'The Sheltering Sky' ALBUM LAUNCH

w. Gentlemen, Whitehorse, Scab Eater and Mutton

Perth's epic crushers Drowning Horse are headed east to launch their new album in November, Channeling the monumental heft of Neurosis and the reflective meditations of Earth, Drowning Horse are the sound of the ground ripping apart and the aftermath that follows catastrophe. With their complex marriage of blackened drone, doom, sludge, crust and metal, Drowning Horse have crafted something unto itself – something so powerful and emotionally demanding it’s physically exhausting to hear. For the Melbourne launch of their Sheltering Sky 2xLP they will be joined by the fierce sounds of Gentlemen, crumbling melt of Whitehorse, punk assault of Scab Eater and the lizard rock of MUTTON.

$10.00 on the door

DOORS 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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