For the first time ever, two of Melbourne's finest party bands, The Cactus Channel and Animaux, are joining forces for what's going to be one of the shows of the year. With over 10 years experience between the two bands, The Caccy Chan and the 'Maux promise to deliver serious horn section filled good times at the Curtin Hotel on Fri 29 Aug with special guest DJ Chris Gill. Who knows? Maybe there'll even be a cheeky 17-piece collaboration! Don't miss out.
Where's Paul Kidney been? And why's Paul Kidney Experience not been playing?
Photos have emerged of Paul from the past few months, at the foot of Bavarian mountains..... with Krautrock luminaries.... purportedly performing solo..... apparently appearing in ('other') combos... all sparked imaginations, intrigue and the jealousy of PKE - but no more.
Paul Kidney Experience are reclaiming their leader, the veritable Dr Who of the Psych/Noise universe as PKE return to pummel sonic spheres.
Triumphantly bringing fire and noise and promising to bury the final days of winter, Paul Kidney experience play The Curtin Bandroom on Saturday 30th August.
And they don't attempt this seasonal shifting alone... joining Paul Kidney Experience on the night will be Hobbledehoy Record Co's Fourteen Nights At Sea, making their final live appearance for the forseeable future as they begin work on album number three and stop supporting outstanding international acts like Om, for a bit!
To open up this winter dashing procedure Fraudband poke out their two-headedness, their heels cooled since launching their debut at The Tote in July - a cassette release on local imprint Kasumuen Records.
Come find Paul Kidney.
September 5th AUSMUTEANTS are throwing a send off party in celebration of their first American tour. The tour will include a show at Goner fest and will launch their highly anticipated new LP "ORDER OF OPERATION" out on Aarght/Goner records. Supporting them on the night will be future-eating, pub-rocking, biker- dads EXHAUSTION and Ramones wannabe, dumb geek headbangers YOUNG LIBERALS for fans of Synth Punk, Synth and Punk.
Seattle based band Night Beats is heading to Australia for the very first time for an east coast tour this September. On their maiden visit to our shores the soulful psych-garage trio will take in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Joining Night Beats for all shows will be Sydney band The Laurels, in their first shows of 2014.
Melbourne band Deaf Wish would like to announce the release of a four-song 7” single
available October 6th in Europe, and October 7th in North America, courtesy of Sub Pop. In
support of this release the band will embark on a twenty-two date tour of the United States,
playing Gonerfest, west coast house parties, and bunch of sleazy rundown dives with The
Rebel, Spray Paint, Life Stinks, Lamps, Shonen Knife and a grab bag of impressive local
acts, throughout September and October.
This release is the first since their third LP "Mercy" (2011), which was described as "an
artistic triumph". Before that was the savage second album “Reality & Visions” (2009), and
various singles. Their first LP, a self-titled CDR (2007 originally released in a sick bag, will
now be reissued on vinyl by Homeless Records on 15 September.
Official video for “Cool Comment,” from brand new 7“, directed by drummer Daniel
Twomey, to be launched soon.
7" Single out now through SUB POP RECORDS
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.
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.
Line up to be announced but definitely will include Bands, DJs, Good times and Peter Escott (Native Cats) 'The Long O' LP Launch
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 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.