SYN and Melbourne’s only youth produced music TV show ‘1700’ present Curtin Call - a gig to celebrate and showcase a year of broadcasting great music from our programs in 2014. Acts on the bill include the soulful rock guitar and loop pedal slayer Harts, captivating indie electronic artist Albert Salt, Melbourne chanteuse Gena Rose Bruce and French horn clad folk duo The Bean Project. DJs from SYN will be sharing quality tunes with you between acts.
Ben Whiting is back with his new single WILDFLOWER it's a new blend that takes Ben's signature style and mixes it with the talent of his full band to create what can only be described folk with just the right amount of latin spice for enhanced flavour. Ben continues to move from strength to strength and this show isn't to be missed.
Move On Be Strong started 2014 with the release of their debut EP ‘Midnight’ in March, and are going to close it out by hitting The Curtin's stage, just days before releasing the first taste of their sophomore EP.
Throughout the year they continued to build their popularity with many support shows around the country, playing bigger venues and larger crowds than ever before including support shows with Short Stack and Kids In Glass Houses. The band also held a meet and greet and acoustic show in Melbourne, which by their surprise brought an overwhelming amount of people to see them. With the confidence from this and their past shows, the band decided to start writing their second EP.
The past two months, the boys have kept quiet about writing and releasing their second EP, which has just been announced. No official date confirmed as of yet. The highly anticipated first single ‘I Want’ is set to be released on the 30th of November.
“Bloods have translated the relentless excitement of their shows to a fun, confident debut album.”- The Music
“Whilst ‘Garage pop’ is often dismissed for it's surface level attributes… Work It Out proves Bloods have a lot more to offer beyond this simplistic sense of optimism and partying…”- Rolling Stone
Sydney punk pop trio Bloods are super psyched to release their long awaited debut album Work It Out, today! To celebrate, the band has just announced they will be hitting the road once again for a national tour in support of Work It Out throughout November and December.
Recorded with Straight Arrows front man Owen Penglis, and featuring singles Want It, and Penelope, Work It Out delivers the raw, loud, live energy and catchy as hell pop hooks that have made Bloods one of the most beloved live acts on the scene.
Bloods have racked up some serious frequent flyer miles this year touring the country with Major Leagues, Velociraptor and most recently supporting Veruca Salt on their Australian tour.
Bloods kick off their national Work It Out Tour on the 26th of November.
Destiny Rescue is a grassroots, internationally recognised NGO dedicated to rescuing children from human trafficking and sexual exploitation. All proceeds from this event will go to help DR's newly established office in the Philippines with the vital work that they do. Not only will you be supporting a great organisation, but there will be live bands, an art auction and more information about what DR do across the globe. So come along for a great night out and help Destiny Rescue stamp out the human trafficking of children.
The Dead Heir have been rampaging their hypnotic psychadelic-garage rock around Melbourne over the past year, after just releasing their sophomore EP monstrosity 'Cooked' in October they present a night of wild garage, rock and/or shoegaze with friends The Shabbab, The Lovely Days and Hideous Towns at their favourite Melbourne venue The John Curtin.
Deathproof celebrate Christmas 2015 with an almighty mixed bill of some of the city's finest punk/rock/metal exports plus DJs spinning dancefloor bangers throughout the night.The Peep Tempel, High Tension, TNNL CNTS (Aus rock covers), Clowns and Ecca Vandal will help us wreck the walls with pals and folly. Don't miss it!
Zero Through Nine are proud to present Geelong via Footscray singer-producer, Leaks’ EP launch at The Curtin on the 6th of December. The EP, ‘Jaunt’ charts the gradual crossing from ambiguity, to reassurance, to comfort, blurring the lines between a breakup record and a love record. Jaunt has received high praise from taste-makers such as XLR8R, THUMP, Do Androids Dance and Triple J. Leaks will be joined by some very special guests to celebrate the launch of what is truly a remarkable record.
Melbourne Folk band 'Velvet Archers' are celebrating Christmas with something a bit extra special this year! A Very Velvety Christmas! Velvet Archers will play folked up versions of all your favourite Christmas Carols and will make sure everyone is up and dancing to celebrate the silly season. Everyone is encouraged to dress as festive as humanly possible (the band certainly will be!)
Lock the Gate Melbourne presents a line up that will crack the earth beneath you as Tek Tek Ensemble and special guests pump an exotic soul boogaloo fury into the dance floor to extract dance moves and raise awareness of the dangers of Coal Seam Gas mining. Hosted by Yana Alana, with guest speaker Hannah Aubly
Charming pop foursome Twerps play a rare headline show in the lead-up to second album 'Range Anxiety', which comes out January 2015 via Chapter Music for Aus/NZ, and iconic US label Merge Records for the rest of the world. This show caps off a busy year for the band, after releasing eight song EP 'Underlay' in August and then brand new single 'Back To You' in October. Hear Twerps play songs from their upcoming album, with support from Sarah Mary Chadwick and Bad Family, on Thursday November 18 at The Curtin.
Inquisitive, playful and imaginative, this acclaimed Danish 5-piece takes an anarchic approach to traditional musical structures, crossing borders and push limits. Afenginn has built up a world wide reputation for their virtuosity and dynamic live shows, always fuelled by great joy. Afenginn made their first appearance in Australia in early 2014, headling Cygnet and Illawarra Folk Festivals. Their return tour begins at Woodford 2015.
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.