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OPENING HOURS

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 6 FEBRUARY

TINY RUINS (NZ) AUS Tour

w. All Our Exes Live In Texas

TINY RUINS announces Melbourne & Brisbane shows for the week after next! Following the late 2015 release of her collaboration with drummer Hamish Kilgour, an EP titled Hurtling Through, TINY RUINS are back on the road in solo mode to play shows in Melbourne and Brisbane with Jose Gonzales (at the Zoo Twilights and Tivoli respectively) and a couple of super cute additional headline shows announced here. Tiny Ruins will be performing songs from 2014 release Brightly Painted One, as well as Some Were Meant For Sea, Haunts and of course the all-new Hurtling Through.

TICKETS $15+$3.40bf || $20 on the door if available

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DOORS 8:30PM


LISTEN TO HURTLING THROUGH

FRIDAY 12 FEBRUARY

LUKE BRENNAN AND THE TRIP 'Sigh Language' Album Launch

w. Willow Darling + Cool Sounds + Kelly Day (Broads)

2015 was an incredibly busy year for Luke Brennan as drummer & permanent member of Big Smoke who toured Nationally, sold out their Melbourne launch and supported Kitty Daisy and Lewis. Yet this has not stopped Luke from forming a band around his solo works and recording an album. 'Sigh Language' is songs of consolation; a diary, and a letter, for anyone who gave or received advice about the things that are sometimes beyond words. At long last he will be released Friday 12 February at The Curtin. Luke Brennan and his folk-rock band The Trip will play from the album and Brennan’s wider songbook.

Tickets $10 + $1.50bf || More on door if available

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DOORS 8:00PM


PREVIEW 'Sigh Language' Album

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SATURDAY 13 FEBRUARY

CAPTAIN MOONLITE

9PM - 2:30AM

Captain Moonlite is an indie queer pub night. We play songs off chunky laptops with clunky crossfades.

Free entry and drink specials before 10pm. $5 entry after.

Carers subsidy available, call 0416493506

Captain Moonlite is a not-for-profit.

Free Entry before 10PM
$5 after 10PM

DOORS 9:00PM


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SATURDAY 20 FEBRUARY

CAMSTOCK 2016 featuring

TNNL CNTS + KISSING BOOTH + BENNYLAVA + SLOWLY SLOWLY + GRAVE STREET BLUES

+DJ BANGERZ HEAVY DISCO

TNNL CNTS are a goddamned force. Australia's least prolific but certainly most raucous Pub Rock Tribute outfit have travelled far and wide across this great sunburnt land over the past few months, and subsequently all gone absolutely tropo.

So here it is. The boys are back in town. And putting on a tropical party at their favourite venue with some of our best mates. Pull on your fruitiest shirt. Shake off those worker blues. Come down and sing along to some absolute hits.

Will this be a quiet night? No way. Get fucked. Fuck off.

SATURDAY 27 FEBRUARY

HOMESHAKE (Canada)

+ guests

Canada's Homeshake burst into view back in 2014 as the side-project for Mac DeMarco's guitarist, Peter Sagar with the release of his debut album In The Shower. But as Homeshake took off, he broke away from those slacker boys to work away on his own, beautifully tape-warped take on indie-pop.

Releasing his sophomore album Midnight Snack this year via Strange Yonder in Australia, the slacker-jazz, RnB virtuoso, has finally announced he’ll make his debut visit to Australia under the guise of Homeshake with his full band in tow.

First release tickets Sold Out

Second Round on Sale Now

SUNDAY 28 FEBRUARY

DAN MELCHIOR FULL BAND (USA/UK)

w. Lower Plenty + Mad Nanna + Overtime + Spotting

This show will see Dan Melchior playing from a long catalogue of songs both solo and with his band, which features Rich & Per of the Ooga Boogas... It'll be epic!

The prolific and eclectic Dan Melchior first made a name for himself on the same Medway music scene that produced Billy Childish and Holly Golightly (and collaborated with both), but he's since gone on to carve out a more unique identity with his own take on lo-fi pop released on labels such as In the Red, Siltbreeze, Castleface and more. His music has evolved significantly, to become a distant entity from some of his earlier blues-based work, showing a definite influence of more experimental bands such as The Homosexuals and The Fall, and some absurdist elements which have led to comparisons to compatriot exponents of that genre, Vivian Stanshall and Syd Barrett.

**2ND & FINAL SHOW**


MONDAY 29 FEBRUARY

HOMESHAKE (Canada)

+ guests

**2ND & FINAL MELBOURNE SHOW**

Canada's Homeshake burst into view back in 2014 as the side-project for Mac DeMarco's guitarist, Peter Sagar with the release of his debut album In The Shower. But as Homeshake took off, he broke away from those slacker boys to work away on his own, beautifully tape-warped take on indie-pop.

Releasing his sophomore album Midnight Snack this year via Strange Yonder in Australia, the slacker-jazz, RnB virtuoso, has finally announced he’ll make his debut visit to Australia under the guise of Homeshake with his full band in tow.

TICKETS $22 +$2.00bf || More on the door if available

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DOORS 7:30PM


CHECKY = "Give It To Me" VIDEO

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THURSDAY 24 MARCH

LOVE POLICE PRESENTS
ENDLESS BOOGIE (USA) AUSTRALIAN TOUR

supported by Spiral Stairs + POWER

Endless Boogie: the best kept secret in New York’s rock scene. In a sea of derivative and freshly outfitted young bands, Endless Boogie – with a combined age of 169 and members who count Canned Heat as one of their influences – doesn’t have a big agenda. They just want to rock with you, preferably all night long. “We try boogie sometimes, but boogie’s hard,” says guitarist Jesper Eklow (aka “The Governor”) self-effacingly. “Boogie takes skill and we haven’t honed those skills yet.” The band’s sound is a meltdown of metal, psychedelic and classic rock with a heavy dose of riffage, a kickass beat and super cryptic lyrics. It’s thunderous and mellow at once.

TICKETS $33 +$2.50bf || More on the door if available

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DOORS 8:00PM


CHECK IT = "General Admission"

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SATURDAY 30 APRIL

DEEP HEAT 'Still Life' ALBUM LAUNCH

+ Love of Diagrams + Deaf Wish + Bits of Shit + Mollusc

The buzzing guitar and urgent post punk melody on Deep Heat’s latest track “Sleep” wouldn’t sound out of place on the roster of UK label La Vida Es Un Mus Discos or Canada’s Deranged records. As it is the band’s upcoming album Still Life will be released on Melbourne's Poison City, the local label who were also responsible for the band’s 2013 EP New Design and split with Melbourne buddies White Walls.

Deep Heat have been busying themselves in other projects, guitarist and vocalist Gus Lord with the Stevens, Tyrannamen and Twerps while guitarist Alicia Saye and Jacquie Hynes also play in the dark and brooding Infinite Void.

Recorded by Mat Robins at Coloursound, Still Life sees a return to the buzzy melody and shouty lyrics that bring to mind some 80s UK post punk and Pacific Northwest garage punk that have been filtered through the Melbourne suburbs of Northcote, Thornbury and Footscray.

TICKETS $12 +$1.50bf || $15 on the door if available

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DOORS 7:30PM


CHECKY = "Sleep"

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THE JOHN CURTIN BLUEBONNET BBQ POPUP KITCHEN

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Bluebonnet BBQ at the Curtin!

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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