Beginning as a solo project for Melbourne’s Rhea Caldwell, Baby Blue has since grown into a rocking, rollicking four-piece combining 60’s rock, folk, and pop. Baby Blue’s songs still retain the folk backbone – that storytelling, those intimate moments – but have grown to an electrifying roar. Guitarist Fabian Hunter’s fretwork complements Caldwell’s ear for melody while drummer Nathanael Riley’s playful beat locks audience feet into a swinging groove. Bass player Dave Mudie joined in early 2017. After a busy year the band are incredibly excited to launch their debut EP at The Curtin with support from local legends Closet Straights and Swim Team.
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Loose Tooth declares that you have been selected as one of the most fabulous people in Melbourne and as a result, you are invited to the most iconic party this party season - Loose Tooth Sensation.
Could this be the most talked abut event ever? Time will tell.
DRESS CODE: WHITE! **
Loose Tooth have been laying low and preparing for Sensation after a massive 2016, following the release of their EP Saturn Returns, in April last year, released on Courtney Barnett's Milk! Records label.
** If you dont look good in white (who doesnt!?) just ware whatever makes you feel fabulous!
After selling out their single launch gig at the Corner Hotel, Cash Savage and the Last Drinks have announced an additional show at The Curtin. Run With The Dogs is taken from Savage's most recent full-length, One Of Us, which landed back in July to rave reviews for its honesty, complexity and maturity, being the culmination of a period in her life that saw her experience everything from the highs of marriage to the devastating lows of losing loved ones. This additional launch, in an intimate setting, will be the band's last hurrah before heading to Europe in for a string of northern-summer festivals this June.
Brazilian rapper, writer and composer, Gabriel O Pensador will play The John Curtin Hotel on Sunday 28th May as the venue converts it's bandroom and downstairs bar into an all day Brazilian Party. Known for his intellectual lyrics which speak of activism, and issues of race, politics, social problems, and the Catholic church, Gabriel O Pensador will be sure to put on a show for Melbourne fans. Local DJs and bands joining Gabriel O Pensador to be announced.
In the 9 months since Barbarion entered deep hibernation the world has plunged into absolute chaos… The election of Donald Trump, rising tensions in North Korea & the South China Sea, the looming threat of Nuclear apocalypse. All of these things are directly related to the absence of Barbarion. Barbarion cannot ignore humanities desperate cries for help any longer. On Friday June 2nd, Barbarion shall descend from Valhalla to usher in the Southern Winter and reestablish the delicate balance of the Universe using the healing power of HEAVY METAL.
London based poet, musician and mixed media visual artist Kojey Radical’s Debut Australian Tour. As an artist Kojey is widely credited for his explosive live shows and subversive storytelling ability, often referred to as a visionary and pioneer of the arts.
Kojey’s live show has seen him supporting Young Fathers on their European tour, and Ghostface Killah at the Southbank, as well as boasting his own sold out Jazz Café show in September. He took part in his second Boiler Room show in October in the shape of exclusively curated spoken word event; ‘In Appreciation of Lyricism’ alongside the actor and poet Saul Williams.
Adding to this eclectic night of sound & vision will be local fusionists 30/70. As well as Melbourne Hip-Hop aficionados So.Crates.
Green Buzzard are delighted announce a run of June shows to celebrate/cash in on the release of their Spaceman Rodeo EP, their second EP in a steadily growing catalogue of space rock guitar gems.
Spaceman Rodeo has produced the singles Do You Ever Glow and Dream In/Out, both of which have received generous air time on radio and of course, in actual space. Having toured extensively with the likes of Bad Dreems, DMA’s and The Vaccines as well playing their own packed out shows, Green Buzzard have garnered an extensive knowledge of the cheapest hire car companies, Snapchat filters, and of course, providing world class, on-brand entertainment to a discerning and ever changing live music consumer base.
Sydney’s MERE WOMEN will be releasing their 3 rd LP Big Skies this June. The album features the latest single and title-track ‘Big Skies’ and 2016’s ‘Drive’, and will be released on June 16 via Poison City Records. The Post Punk quartet will be taking their acclaimed live show on the road this June and July, performing songs from Big Skies live for the first time. The tour will stop in Canberra, Sydney, Wollongong, Melbourne and Brisbane, with special guests to be announced.
“a frantic palette of panic… Wilson’s commanding vocals rise above as the centrepiece, covering a spectrum from shrill to operatic” – Rolling Stone
Hideous Sun Demon (WA) return to the big smoke with their first single 'Idiotic Dream' from album #3 which will be released at their convenience via Hell Beach. They've got their favourites LAZERTITS & Bench Press joining them for the big gig.
After selling out their album launch at The Tote in quick time Cable Ties have added a second launch show to celebrate the release of their debut album and the end of their national tour. The record captures them in lockstep; stretching their songs past breaking point, searching for that joyous rush. A further 12 months worth of shows, including a fairy tale opening slot at Meredith, have turned them into a formidable live prospect. Welding punk ferocity to the endless chug of kraut and boogie to produce a tense, fierce rock 'n' roll trio.
Joining them for the evening are some of the finest bands anywhere. NO SISTER bring an uncompromising approach to noisy post-punk. LOOBS push out taught, elastic jams. MARVILLE trek down from Brisbane with road cases packed with frentic shredding.
Once or twice every generation, Long Island introduces the world to artists of such singular originality that they change the very nature of their art: Lou Reed; Jim Brown; Robert Mapplethorpe; Andy Kaufman.
With their debut album, Do Hollywood, The Lemon Twigs have earned themselves a spot on that list.
Fusing tightly constructed pop, sophisticated orchestration, and British invasion melodies into a ten-song masterpiece, the D'Addario brothers— Brian (20) and Michael (18)—are whipping fans and critics alike into an utter frenzy. Having just taken out the coveted Grulke Prize for Developing US Act at this year’s SXSW, and being hailed by NME as “the future of rock ‘n’ roll”,
The Lemon Twigs will be stamping their flamboyant sound on Australian audiences for the first time, coming off the back of playing some of the world’s largest festivals including Coachella and Glastonbury.
This is your chance to see one of 2017’s most exciting acts, playing Australia for the first time.