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29 Lygon Street
CARLTON VIC
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GIGS

FRIDAY 18 AUGUST

GOOD MORNING EUROPE SEND OFF

w. Hexdebt
+ Culte
+ Bananagun

Melbourne slackers Good Morning have come good this last couple of months, emerging from a long silence to announce a new partnership with our label faves, Bedroom Suck Records, including a vinyl reissue of their original EP’s, Glory and Shawcross. The band are heading to BIGSOUND off the back of this release, and after that, a 3 week tour around the UK + Europe before returning for more Aussie shows. Help send them off in style and put your hard-earned bucks into the Good Morning tour fund! These boys are going to need every penny they can get.

THURSDAY 24 AUGUST

THE COURTNEYS (VANCOUVER) RETURN TO AUSTRALIA

w. Hollow Everdaze
+ Baby Blue
+ Bitch Diesel

It was The Courtneys tour to Australia and New Zealand in 2015, which saw them cement their signing to Flying Nun Records and today, they’re stoked to announce they’ll be returning to the great southern lands to celebrate the release of their impeccable sophomore LP, The Courtneys II.

The Courtneys II, released earlier this year was an eager wait for new and old fans alike. The band’s ability to create sprawling sun-streaked riffs with bubblegum pop hooks comes into full life on II. While it garnered international acclaim as a “supremely catchy second album,” according to Pitchfork who also lauded “Minnesota” with Best New Track.

This August, the band will provide their Australian and New Zealand audiences a special treat of their blisteringly charming and energy filled sophomore in a live setting.

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SATURDAY 26 AUGUST

PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS

w. Sunbeam Sound Machine, Masco Sound System + Sofala

Australia’s loudest griddle cake enthusiasts Psychedelic Porn Crumpets have already been through a well-storied existence. Steaming out the blocks in 2015, the band immediately made heads turn, nod and then contemplate space in their hometown of Perth. They quickly released their debut album, ‘High Visceral {Part One}’ which saw PPC supporting the likes of King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Dune Rats, Black Mountain, Skegss and completing their first national tour. Their sophomore album High Visceral {Part Two} was released in late April and gained international recognition (mad shakas) after their second national tour around Australia was met with sold out crowds.

The trippy-smut-muffins are traveling the desert once more to share their latest creation What Reality? Records, an independent record label which aims to spread the grass roots of Australia’s local riff-wizardry scene’s and connect hard working bands with eager ears to fuzz down.

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THURSDAY 31 AUGUST


HARLEM (AUSTIN)

+ Bleeding Knees Club

Colleen Green (Oakland)

HARLEM (Austin) w. Bleeding Knees Club + Colleen Green (Oakland) Harlem are a band we never thought we'd see live in Australia. Blazing out of Tucson AZ via their self-released debut 2008 album "Free Drugs ;-)", the trio re-settled in Austin TX and signed a multi-record, worldwide deal with Matador for their second album, 2010's "Hippies". The rambunctious record was a perfect storm of devil-may-care scuzz-rock and doo-wop noise, receiving rave reviews including an 8.1 from Pitchfork who frothed "A garage band studied in the ways of 'Nuggets' but clearly enamored with Pixies, they are committed to crafting bubblegum choruses flavored with booze and cigarettes".
 

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SATURDAY 2 SEPTEMBER

TIM WHEATLEY 'Pillar To Post' record launch

w. Backyard + More

Alt/folk troubadour Tim Wheatley, returns to Australia to release his sophomore album PILLAR TO POST. The past year has seen the singer/songwriter tour the UK, Australia and the USA, including performances at SXSW in Austin, Texas. Wheatley will be performing at the ‘Gympie Music Muster’, and has announced shows in both Melbourne and Sydney.

PILLAR TO POST was crafted in three parts whilst Wheatley was straddling the pacific and touring his debut album ‘Cast of Yesterday’. The seeds of ‘Pillar to Post’ were sown in Melbourne with long time counterpart Michael Badger (King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, IV League, Even), and came to fruition in Los Angeles, with producer Justin Stanley (Eric Clapton, Beck, Sheryl Crowe). Later finished up by Wheatley and his band at Boulevard Recording Studios, Hollywood. PILLAR TO POST follows Wheatley’s 2015 debut album CAST OF YESTERDAY which received critical-acclaim and Top 10 on the Australian ARIA Country Chart

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MONDAY 4 SEPTEMBER


JAZZ PARTY

Free Monday night residency!!!

MONDAY NIGHTS ARE BACK BABY!
Jazz Party return to the Curtin for FOUR MONDAY NIGHTS in September. Melbourne's infamous late night Jazz rats are back at it. This will be our FINAL residency for this year, as we build up to our first album launch and tour. We're bringing it back to the floor, 8 + musicians crammed into the front bar at the Curtin for 4 magical Mondays.
Pure jazzy joy.
8 till late, DJs and special guests.
No jerks.
 

SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER

Kill Your Stereo + Friends Like Us present
FOXBLOOD 'The Bittersweet' TOUR

w. Make Way For Man (WA)
+ Advocates
+ Arkive

To celebrate their 1st anniversary of their debut album ʻThe Devil, The Dark & The Rainʼ & the release of their newest single ʻBittersweetʼ Foxblood return home from their national tour to finish with a devastating home town show. KillYourStereo & Friends Like Us are excited to present the explosive metalcore bandʼs ʻThe Bittersweet Tourʼ. Joined by Perth tech lords Make Way For Man and New Zealandʼs deathcore angst filled exports Advocates, this tour is truly a showcase of some of Australiaʼs newest and strongest talent.

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SUNDAY 10 SEPTEMBER

GUMS (full band)

w. SLOWCOACHING

FRONT BAR
Free Entry

GUMS combines the seasoned song-writing of musicians Billy O’Connell and Jono Colliver. The pair previously played together in Melbourne trio Kashmere Club before Colliver departed to tour as Vance Joy’s bassist. Taking a far more organic and stripped back approach than their previous ventures into the studio, GUMS features acoustic instrumentation, raw vocal performances of both Billy and Jono and a subtle use of layered rhythms. GUMS enlisted friends in the form of local band Blackwood Jack to provide the backbone for the live incarnation. The set was debuted at Kennedys Creek Music Festival in 2016, sharing the stage with The Pretty Littles, Leah Senior and the Cosmic Psychos. This Melbourne debut of the project, in keeping with the organic band-next-door mantra, will be a Sunday early evening show in The Curtin front bar.

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MONDAY 11 SEPTEMBER


JAZZ PARTY

Free Monday night residency!!!

MONDAY NIGHTS ARE BACK BABY!
Jazz Party return to the Curtin for FOUR MONDAY NIGHTS in September. Melbourne's infamous late night Jazz rats are back at it. This will be our FINAL residency for this year, as we build up to our first album launch and tour. We're bringing it back to the floor, 8 + musicians crammed into the front bar at the Curtin for 4 magical Mondays.
Pure jazzy joy.
8 till late, DJs and special guests.
No jerks.
 

FRIDAY 15 SEPTEMBER

THE LIFTED BROW #35 ISSUE & MIXED TAPE LAUNCH

LIVE SETS BY PIKELET + LALIC and more

Come help launch Issue 35 of Australia's only attack journal The Lifted Brow - and also celebrate the launch of a brand new cassette mixtape featuring 17 of the most interesting Australian musical artists making noise today. With performances from 3 of the mixtape artists: Pikelet, Lalic and one more guest act to be announced shortly.

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DOORS 8PM

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MONDAY 18 SEPTEMBER


JAZZ PARTY

Free Monday night residency!!!

MONDAY NIGHTS ARE BACK BABY!
Jazz Party return to the Curtin for FOUR MONDAY NIGHTS in September. Melbourne's infamous late night Jazz rats are back at it. This will be our FINAL residency for this year, as we build up to our first album launch and tour. We're bringing it back to the floor, 8 + musicians crammed into the front bar at the Curtin for 4 magical Mondays.
Pure jazzy joy.
8 till late, DJs and special guests.
No jerks.
 

SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER

GRIM RHYTHM VINYL LAUNCH

w. Hydromedusa + Scalphunter + The Royal Artillery

For six years, Grim Rhythm was a strictly live band only. Eschewing the conventions of habitual “come to our pub gig” social media posts and pretty much doing diddly-squat by way of other kinds of promotion, the trio have absolutely honed their chops to perfection in dank dive bars. Playing for the sheer reckless joy of it, word of their ballsy instrumental rock and roll got around to all the right places. This word has seen them aurally punish rock crowds constantly across Australia, even touring the US in 2016.

Catch them live on September 23rd at John Curtin Hotel with very special interstate guests Hydromedusa, The Royal Artillery and Scalphunter!

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MONDAY 25 SEPTEMBER


JAZZ PARTY

Free Monday night residency!!!

MONDAY NIGHTS ARE BACK BABY!
Jazz Party return to the Curtin for FOUR MONDAY NIGHTS in September. Melbourne's infamous late night Jazz rats are back at it. This will be our FINAL residency for this year, as we build up to our first album launch and tour. We're bringing it back to the floor, 8 + musicians crammed into the front bar at the Curtin for 4 magical Mondays.
Pure jazzy joy.
8 till late, DJs and special guests.
No jerks.
 

THURSDAY 28 SEPTEMBER

HABITS "SHAME/DESIRE" SINGLE LAUNCH

w. Huntly + Sexistential Waterfall

Reserving appearances to boutique festivals & sold club shows throughout 2017, HABITS return in full force to their home ground of The Curtin to launch their latest single ‘SHAME/DESIRE’. The duos first output since the acclaimed EP ‘Ugly Cry’ (2016), ‘Shame/Desire’ is an apology for being a piece of human garbage who will never change, and is undoubtedly a jittery club hit stuck in 5th gear. HABITS will be joined by friends Huntly & Sexistential Waterfall, tickets will sell out.

Please note the venue is not wheelchair accessible. Carer card holders accompanying a ticket holder are admitted free. Please email paris@ contrary.com.au

FRIDAY 8 DECEMBER

Handsome Presents

DOWNTOWN BOYS (USA)

+ Terrible Truths
+ No Sister

America's most exciting political band Downtown Boys are out to draft a new history with their radically-minded, indefatigable protest music and they're bringing their powerhouse live shows to Australia this December. Already announced as part of Meredith Music Festival's eclectic 2017 lineup, the five piece will play three headlining shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Wollongong. In the words of vocalist and lyricist Victoria Ruiz, Downtown Boys are “five unique and individual people who believe in the spectrum of people, experiences and emotions.” In this time of political turmoil, there's no stopping Downtown Boys and their mission to unite crowds and shout the truths of our realities. Speaking out against racism, queerphobia, capitalism, fascism, and all things close-minded, Downtown Boys' live shows are awe-inspiring and invigorating with a relentless and infectious energy befitting of their riotous lyrics. Lead singer Victoria Ruiz is known for her truly captivating presence and with influences such as Fugazi and Bruce Springsteen, the band's sax-fuelled live performances are can't-stop-talking-about-it powerful, igniting a mix of catharsis, empowerment and outright fun among their audiences. Like the socially conscious groups of years past, from Public Enemy to Rage Against the Machine, Downtown Boys harness powerful sloganeering, repetitive grooves, and earworm hooks to create one of the most necessary musical statements of today. Downtown Boys are here to remind us of the transformative power of music, and goddamn we've never needed it more than now.

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SATURDAY 9 DECEMBER

Handsome Presents

JAPANESE BREAKFAST

w. guests

Handsome Tours is proud to present the debut of Philadelphian indie pop artist Japanese Breakfast with a show in Melbourne on Saturday 9th December at The Curtin. Japanese Breakfast is the solo musical project of Michelle Zauner, travelling with her band to Australia for the first time.

It’s hard to put a finger on Michelle’s music, despite the distinguishing marks. Several things are in orbit at once: zigging, zagging, hither and yon. That she manages to hold it all together is awe-inspiring. A self-taught master’s apprentice. Her debut was forlorn and heartbreaking, written in the weeks after her mother’s death, dealing with the personal by retreating into the confined space of bedroom sounds.

On her 2017 album, ‘Soft Sounds From Another Planet’, the horizon expands, mainly up. It’s the sound of a songwriter ascending – literally and figuratively – via an album about travelling to the stars to find solace in outer space. A cosmic perspective on the earthly and everyday. “The songs are about human resilience and the strength it takes to claw out of the darkest of spaces,” says Zauner. “I used the theme as a means to disassociate from trauma,” she explains. “Space used as a place of fantasy.” The distinctive notes range from modern pop production to 60’s nostalgia, all the while being rooted in that grand ol’ American indie rock format.

It’s one of the most rewarding full album experiences we’ve had this year.

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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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