If you want to get a little psychedelic on Oct 9th then this psych garage rock n’ roll gig is for you! A co-headliner and double launch from locals, White Bleaches and Magic America!
The four piece of White Bleaches have been making some serious noise on the music scene with their surf/garage inspired rock. They'll release their latest single 'New Age'. While Magic America will be launching their recently released, self-titled debut EP.
Both bands are set to bring a killer show to The Curtin’s stage with added support from Dreamin’ Wild!
"Old Etiquettes, a new band named after an old concept. At one point in time it was the view in the west that etiquette and presentation were more important, and required more attention than any other aspect of life, especially for women. Forcing young girls to walk around with books on their head to straighten their posture was a pretty regular occurrence. Now, in 2015, it's more important to finish regular school than attend finishing school, and regardless of what your mother tells you, it's perfectly fine to wear an AC/DC t-shirt to a job interview. Old Etiquettes will take the reigns at The Curtin, joined by prawn lovers Shrimpwitch and Pale Trip."
Melbourne indie rock band Kissing Booth are throwing a fundraiser party to raise money for Cancer Council Victoria. If they reach their goal to raise $3,000 by the end of the evening they're going to shave their heads at the show! Joining them on the stage will be good friends The Union Pacific, Apart From This and Lincoln Le Fevre.
THE CURTIN HAVE OFFERED TO DONATE $1,000 IF THERE IS MORE THAN 200 REVELLERS AT THE SHOW.
A child is scolded at catholic school for taking issue with the idea of intelligent design, fast forward ten years and he's flogging down Bell street at 150mph in a stolen HQ firing gun shots out the window and playing Slayer at maximum volume. School is a frightening place that takes responsibility for human minds in their most vulnerable infancy. School Damage is the new project from those who brought you Chook Race and Ausmuteants. A meeting of the most damaged minds. They're joined at The Curtin by Junk Horses and Gonzo.
SACW "Delivered" Tape Launch with Twerps and Joel Carey & The songs of Devotion. Will be bangin!
Psychedelic Coven DJs too!
Alternative Indie hip hop but not as you know it! Curse are here to launch the new single 'Twisted Strangers'.
Both unusual and groundbreaking in their approach, the theatrical hip hop group have just unleashed their Pitchfork Media premiered video for the single, which features Samuel T. Herring of Future Islands. They're ready to hit ya with a therapy session of abstract experimental hip hop and costumery!
Maggot Fest returns to Melbourne with the best punk, hardcore and debauched rock in Australia and beyond. Taking over the Curtin on Sunday November 1 is a banging line up that includes Sydney's baddest, Bed Wettin' Bad Boys fresh from a recent tour of Japan, Orion (who blew the Curtin stage apart at last years Maggot Fest), Adelaide's Yabbies and new punk scum from Sydney in Death Church. Plus one more special guest to be announced soon.
Perth's epic crushers Drowning Horse are headed east to launch their new album in November, Channeling the monumental heft of Neurosis and the reflective meditations of Earth, Drowning Horse are the sound of the ground ripping apart and the aftermath that follows catastrophe. With their complex marriage of blackened drone, doom, sludge, crust and metal, Drowning Horse have crafted something unto itself – something so powerful and emotionally demanding it’s physically exhausting to hear. For the Melbourne launch of their Sheltering Sky 2xLP they will be joined by the fierce sounds of Gentlemen, crumbling melt of Whitehorse, punk assault of Scab Eater and the lizard rock of MUTTON.
This LIVE MUSIC SAFARI, The Curtin will be transformed into a shimmering dreamsphere on Thursday November 19.
If appearances at The NGV and Sugar Mountain 2015 are anything to go by, this rare RAT & CO club show will take punters on an immersive and intimate experience. The band will be launching their singles ‘Spring I’ and ‘Spring II’.
Along for the ride, are electronic duo AUDEGO, winners of the 2014 Annual Independent Music Award’s ‘Best Album’ and ‘Best Song’, up and coming minimal composer/footwork producer ASDASFR BAWD, and to add the final je ne sais quoi to the evening SPEED PAINTERS on the DJ decks.
With projections provided by Rat & Co collaborator Oliver Ellmers, and a party atmosphere across both floors this evening is set to be a highlight of the Melbourne Music Week calendar!
Berlin based krautrock supergroup, Automat will cross paths with New Zealand’s Shocking Pinks on their 60 date world tour to co-headline a celebration of post-punk, no wave, shoegaze, funk, electronics and experimentalism along with local favs, synth-punks NUN.
The three-piece minimalist instrumental group, Automat features Jochen Arbeit of Einstürzende Neubauten fame, as well as Achim Färber, noted drummer of Project Pitchfork and Georg Zeitblom of Sovetskoe Foto. Their debut album which dropped in 2011, is a Berlin affair; the tracks named after the airports of Berlin and feature some impressive guest vocals from Lydia Lunch, Blixa Bargeld, and Genesis B. P-Orridge. Even without lyrics, it’s easy to understand what these Germans are fighting. Oppression of self-expression. The message, which goes hand in hand with the Melbourne Music Week exhibition ‘Geniale Dilletanten’ that the band have been invited to Australia to promote. The exhibition is the most comprehensive survey of the 1980s Berlin subculture that has become a synonym for a brief era of artistic upheaval and intense cultural activity in Germany, particularly around art schools and was marked by cross-genre experimentation and the use of new electronic equipment. The exhibition opens at RMIT Gallery on Nov 13 and runs till Feb 2016.
On the other side of the world, the New Zealand based project of multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter Nick Harte, Shocking Pinks have just announced the reissue of their 2004 debut and highly acclaimed cult classic album ‘Dance The Dance Electric’ via A Low Hum. They’ll head out on a 60 date world tour, spanning the USA, Europe, Asia and finally ending up in Australia at The Curtin.
Joined by Melbourne immersive dark wave punks, NUN the enormous line up with provide thunderous bass lines, delirious rhythms and hypnotic sounds to feast your senses upon.
Since moving to the US in March, Aussie duo The Gooch Palms have played over 70 shows throughout the country, but they will finally be heading home in 2016 for a national tour on the back of their brand new single, Slow Burner.
Commenting on the new track, group member Kat Friend said, "We went into the recording studio with totally open minds and a few unfinished ideas and Slow Burner came out of one of those ideas." "We had so much fun making it and pushing the boundaries of what we can achieve as a two piece but always keeping it so we could play this one live as well. It's kinda different but we wanted to just throw it out there into the world to see what reaction it gets."
Tickets for the 2016 shows go on sale from Wednesday 14 October
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.