A night of varied punk music ranging from dreamy pop to harsh noisy punk. Headlining the show Halt Ever having released a 10" body limits via unwound records, joined by poppy-jangly Bad Family, noisy art punk The World At A Glance and dirty gritty effects heavy Worm Crown, also as an added incentive there will be live visuals provided made by artists from the surrounding areas of Melbourne on the 26th of July
People, hold on to your preconceptions of genre because at the John Curtin Hotel on Sunday 27th July lines shall be redrawn. Mirando, creators of the truly bizarre and tasty tune, join world-reknowned experts on music and geography The Rolling Perpetual Groove Show and a third band so secret that they may not even exist.....yet. Brace your ear-holes, this may get messy.
The John Curtin hotel is providing the catalyst to beat the cold weather chills this winter with a Thursday night heart warmer! Melbourne locals Kissing Booth, The Sugarcanes and Junk Horses will each be bringing their unique and refined styles to the Curtin stag spanning a variety of genres from Indie Rock to Soul to 90’s Emo all delivered with powerful vocals, huge energy and even higher conviction!
After touring Australia with Saskwatch, Jim Lawrie is excited to announce the release of his new single ‘Just Like Normal’. The single is an anthemic track, indicative of a bigger and bolder sound, earning the band the comparison of ‘Australia’s answer to War On Drugs’. To celebrate the release, Jim Lawrie joins New Gods, one of Melbourne’s most exciting bands, for a co-headline show, supported by local band The Finks. The Curtin band room will play host to the launch on Friday the 1st of August.
"DONDE ESTA LAS PUTA MADRE HERMANOS???" (all the men cried) ("WHERE DID THE PUTA MADRE BROTHERS GO??")
"SALIR DE MI VIDA!!!!" (all the ladies screamed) ("GET OUT OF MY LIFE!!!")
Well banditos you not seen the world's biggest one-man-band for at least 18 months people say. Where were they? Nobody knows. Three men with no mission need not to explain themselves. They were in south america eating drugs and finding wah-wah peddles. BUT just now to say YES they have returned from their homes with their mothers and children, returned for the stage.
After nowhere to be seen for 18 months about, the three gringos of mexican rock and roll triple bass drum boom return to play their two entire albums, 2010s Queso Y Cojones and 2012s It's A Long Long Way To Meximotown, in one long show
PUTA MADRE BROTHERS will perform una exclusivo show in mainland Australia this AUGUST 2ND!!!
After sporadic activity since releasing their self-titled album in 2011, Oblako Lodka are celebrating the release of their indie-pop double single 'A Better Way/Comic Mind' through artist-run label Airpunch Collective with an extended band. Limited edition vinyl CDs will be available on the night and supports are Totally Mild, Denim Owl and Knock Yr Socks Off DJs playing your favourite indie-pop hits.
Austrian multi-instrumentalists Cari Cari are hitting The Curtin as part of their first ever Australian tour . The duo are here due to demand following the release of their critically acclaimed EP “AMERIPPINDUNKLER“. The EP has been featured on blogs, radio and magazines worldwide; and the single “White Line Fever” blew up on Soundcloud and YouTube after being featured on Indie Shuffleearlier this year. Cari Cari’s sound has been likened to The XX and The Kills; infused with rocky, bluesy, psychedelic beats. Armed with instruments such as the Didgeridoo and jaw harp, the talented pair aren’t shy when it comes to big, bold sounds.
The All Seeing Hand are collaborators in conversion. Sound shapes minds, and the amalgam of turntables, throat singing and drums holds potent persuasive powers. The turntables provide a dense weaved fabric of sounds and create a subliminal future from the carcasses of forgotten songs. The throat inhales your spent breath and mumbled words then exhales harmonic rich vocals. While you struggle to hear the language your synapses are firing new paths. The drums resonate with your heart, then beat it irregular; while your chest collapses with pounding toms, your brain pulsates with frantic snares.
Melbourne quartet Strangers From Now On would like to invite you to join them at the John Curtin Band Room on the 15th of August for the launch of their new record on 12” vinyl. Joined by renowned Australian producer Lindsay Gravina (Rowland S Howard, HTRK) the band has constructed a formidable sophomore release. Drunken guitars dance with haunting synths as harrowing vocals depict broken characters caught in tormented lust. As a special gift to celebrate the release the first 150 tickets sold receive a specially labelled bottle of Strangers From Now On Wine.
“Known for their acrid jams and the sheer unpredictability of their gigs, the outfit form a bridge between the noise rock of past and present.” – Music Feeds
“Strangers make scarecrow-haired, lurching-out-of-a-St Kilda-alley-blues traceable back to when Nick Cave was still working out one end of a needle from the other.” – The Music
“…this is a band to watch out for.” - Nic Addenbrooke 4zzz
Making their Curtin Hotel debut, Fulton Street will head up an RnB inspired line up on Thursday, August 21. Drawing on two staples of the American songbook, soul and RnB, Fulton Street deliver a unique take on the two that is sure to set your toes tapping. Joined by the rich voice of indie/RnB artist Mya Wallace and the fun and funky, latin infused rock of Thomcords, you’re sure to get your fix of grooves and moves.
Now in it’s 6th year, Poison City's annual Weekender Fest is back again for 2014! Part music festival, part punk-rock family reunion, the 3 day event converges on Melbourne each year to celebrate the friendships and musical bonds that continue to spawn and evolve from Poison City’s thriving music community. The event hits John Curtin Hotel on Sat Aug 23rd, headlined by fuzzed out, shoegaze darlings PITY SEX all the way from Michigan, USA. They’ll be joined by a stellar mix of Australia’s finest post-punk/ indie acts; POSTBLUE, INFINITE VOID, HIGH TENSION, TAPE/OFF, FREAK WAVE and REGRETS.
Orange are a 3 piece band who formed around the time that Tony Abbott became Prime Minister. Their live shows to date have provided folks out there with a blast of sonic noise, lyrical venom and pulsating rhythms courtesy of a drum machine called Tarantula. Someone in the press once described Orange as "P.I.L. through a blender" - which was nice. You could possibly hear echoes of Suicide, Chrome and The Stooges too. With an upcoming online only release via Neumusak and an LP to be recorded with No Good Records (Sydney), there is plenty to look forward to in Orange's future.Support on the night comes from the cacophony of noise that is Cocks Arquette, the squalling, intensity of Worm Crown and the beautiful audio reveries of Barbiturates.
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.
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.