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------------------------------------------------------------------------ GIGS AT THE CURTIN BANDROOM

FRIDAY 18 APRIL

POND 'Boogie Fest. Warm Up' Show

w/ Peter Bibby

Pond - Boogie Fest. Warm Up Show.
POND announce a special 'warm up your Boogie' show at independent Melbourne venue, The Curtin.
Just as the sun revolves around the Earth, so does the nation’s psychedelic pop scene revolve around Pond.  Formed in 2008 by Nick Allbrook, Jay Watson and Joe Ryan, the band started out as a collaborative project with the idea that anyone could join in. The result of this fun approach was release Psychedelic Mango and it marked the start of something special.
Since then, Pond have showered the world with near on an album a year, offering tracks dripping with funk, falsetto, intensity and occasionally a little flute. Their 4th album Beard, Wives, Denim pricked up ears across the world with NME touting them as "the hottest band in the world right now” as well as proclaiming the album as “quite possibly the best album released so far this year”. International appreciation followed suit and resulted in numerous tours around the world, along with widespread accolades from the likes of Stereogum and the New York Times.
Last year, Pond released their 5th LP, Hobo Rocket - 40 minutes of imperfectly perfect emotion, aligning with the band’s MO of capturing their live show. Not ones to rest on their laurels, the boys have their next release, Man It Feels Like Space Again in the bag, which will be out sometime this year of which you can hear tracks from at this intimate show.  
As anyone who has experienced Pond live will tell you, it’s pretty much like a punch in the face.  A punch that you really freaking enjoy.
Come see it for yourself when Pond play their Boogie Fest warm up show at The Curtin on Friday 18 April.

DOORS AT 8:30PM

Playing times:

9:15pm – 10:00pm – Peter Bibby

10:30pm – 11:30pm Pond

SOLD OUT

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SATURDAY 19 APRIL

NUN Album Launch

w/ Repairs + Soma Coma + Flat Fix + Freejack
Aarght! records djs vs' it records djs downstairs til LATE!

Nun launch their highly anticipated debut album at the John Curtin Band Room on April 19th. Joining them on the evening will be fellow synth heavy hitters Repairs, legendary punks Soma Coma, tech geniuses Flat Fix and brutalist sonicscaper Free Jack. A line-up that will melt your brain six kinds of sideways before midnight. Pitched battles on the decks downstairs between It Records, Aarght Records and auxiliary collaborators.

$11 inc. bf. $12 on the door if still available

DOORS AT 8:30PM

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SUNDAY 20 APRIL (EASTER SUNDAY)

BED WETTIN BAD BOYS - BOOGIE SIDESHOW

w/ The Stevens, Soma Coma + Hour House

Bed Wettin' Bad Boys are a Sydney band slightly closer in sound to The Soft Boys than the Geto Boys. They only get to play in Melbourne around once a year and have released one full sized record to much critical acclaim and even more indifference. They have selected 3 bands they would like to see play to share the stage with them. This show is on a Sunday night where the Monday is a public holiday.

$10.00 + bf. More on the door if available.

DOORS AT 8:30PM

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EVERY SUNDAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES

THE LET YOUR HAIR DOWN GIRLS

Free from 4pm

Come get your fill of Boogaloo Soul and Shing-A-Ling, every single Sunday for FREE in The Curtin front bar. 
Featuring members of Melbourne soul band Saskwatch, the Let Your Hair Down Girls are a cool 6 piece, that have awed crowds at numerous backyard get-downs and a primary school fate, but are now ready to take it next level - The Curtin front bar. It doesnt get more next level than that!

Starting Dec 1st - Come down from 4pm each Sunday and be a part of what is set to be, Melbourne's next Sunday music institution. 

Weekly guest DJ's / guests musicians / cocktail jugs and cheap beer
FREE - FREE - FREE - FREE - FREE - FREE - FREE - FREE 

“To get sweaty, just get near these freaks!” Chris Gill, Northside Records.

FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE

DJ's - from 4pm

'The Girls' - from 5pm

'The mutha flippin party' - all night long!!

EVERY MONDAY IN APRIL

JAZZ PARTY (front bar)

Jazz Party is a fluid event, swirling around venues. In April, Jazz Party disrupt the Curtin front bar. No stage, an upright piano, basic band structure, staggering musicians, unexpected guests, vocalists and horns.  Unrehearsed, Jazz Party typifies a really early rock-n-roll attitude to jazz.
Jazz Party has a basic structure, but who's a part of it and how it happens on the night is very autonomous. If Ghostface is playing around the corner on one of the nights, I really want to see him rapping over Robert Glasper playing piano. We'll see.
View a previous Jazz Party right here - HERE

FREE ENTRY! THAT'S RIGHT, IT'S A PARTY! FREE FOR ALL.

KICKS OFF AT 8PM

CHECK OUT A PREVIOUS JAZZ PARTY - HERE

Join the facebook event for updates - HERE

WEDNESDAY 23RD APRIL

HUNX AND HIS PUNX

w/ The UV Race

+ Scott and Charlene's Wedding

After a riotous night at The Copacabana, Hunx And His Punx announce a stellar second Melbourne show.

Capturing the attention of their audiences with their genre crushing mix of early 80’s hard-core, 90s grrrl sounds and unforgettable live performances Hunx And His Punx head up a second all-star line up of punk at The Curtin Bandroom on Wednesday, April 23.

Joining the party will be local favourites and Melbourne punk staples, The UV Race. Fresh from a 3 month hiatus, The UV Race will rip apart the Curtain with their loose live set and raucous antics. While Scott & Charlene’s Wedding round out the local supports and play their last Melbourne show, before jetting off the UK for a long-winded European tour.

Don’t miss your last opportunity to catch Hunx & His Punx and Scott & Charlene’s Wedding… for who knows how long!

Ya feelin' lucky, punk?

Tickets $22 + bf ($2 booking fee)

DOORS 8PM

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THURSDAY 24 APRIL

BABYLON BURNING (ADL) EP Launch

+ Sans Salvador + Manny Fox

Adelaide 7 piece reggae band Babylon Burning are returning to The Curtin as part of their 'Sound Advice' EP tour. The first single 'Silence Rains' was released earlier this year and features the hard hitting lyrics and reggae grooves the band has developed a reputation for.

$10.00 on the door only

DOORS 8:30pm

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FRIDAY 25 APRIL

THE DELTA RIGGS

"Supersonic Casualties Tour"
presented by; Wrangler, Tone Deaf & 123 Agency

w/ White Caves
+ White Summer

Renowned for pumping out high-energy jams & ferocious live shows, Melbourne genre-benders The Delta Riggs have eased off the gas from their usual breakneck pace, dropping Supersonic Casualties, the deliciously groovy 1st cut from their forthcoming 2nd album Dipz Zebazios.
Inspired by journeys abroad and with their fancy hats tipped to the likes of J5, Outkast and other luminary beatmakers, Supersonic Casualties showcases a fresh approach to songwriting & with it, a mind-bending visual feast of a clip.
Ignoring pleas for mercy from their tour van, The Delta Riggs will take their new sounds on the road up & down the East coast of Australia through 2 massive long weekends in April. Joining the party are Sydney’s hook-laden Jenny Broke The Window, Brisbane rockers Jakarta Criers & fuzzed-out Melbourne dream-wavers White Caves.

$12.00 + $1.50bf.  $15 on the door if available

DOORS AT 8:30

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SATURDAY 26TH APRIL

CIGGIE WITCH 'Long Weekend' SINGLE LAUNCH

W/ SMILE

+ THE GALAXY FOLK

+ MELBOURNE CANS

Local slacker pop group Ciggy Witch will play a special pre-natal single launch before their debut album 'Rock And Roll Juice' births in early May. Blogs have been busy championing the no-obligations jangle guitar sound and upfront natural lyrics of this side project of The Ocean Party, Snowy Nasdaq, Mining Boom and Velcro. Joining them will be guitar-pop giants Smile who released the inspired LP 'Life Choices' late last year to great acclaim. Mix in The Galaxy Folk whose deliciously catchy track 'HoneyGarden' took out Beat TV's 'Song Of The Year' for 2013 and deserves your immediate attention. Melbourne Cans keep a tongue-in-your-ear approach to their original and very dreamy hits and feature living members of big names Witch Hats, Pageants, Pets With Pets. 'Long Weekend' premiered on Vice affiliated blog Me And All My Friends and is out now through Osborne Again. Copies will be available on CD at the show.

$7.00 ON THE DOOR

Listen to some Ciggie Witch on a fan blog

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DOORS 8:30pm

EVERY SUNDAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES

THE LET YOUR HAIR DOWN GIRLS

Free from 4pm

Come get your fill of Boogaloo Soul and Shing-A-Ling, every single Sunday for FREE in The Curtin front bar. 
Featuring members of Melbourne soul band Saskwatch, the Let Your Hair Down Girls are a cool 6 piece, that have awed crowds at numerous backyard get-downs and a primary school fate, but are now ready to take it next level - The Curtin front bar. It doesnt get more next level than that!

Starting Dec 1st - Come down from 4pm each Sunday and be a part of what is set to be, Melbourne's next Sunday music institution. 

Weekly guest DJ's / guests musicians / cocktail jugs and cheap beer
FREE - FREE - FREE - FREE - FREE - FREE - FREE - FREE 

“To get sweaty, just get near these freaks!” Chris Gill, Northside Records.

FREE FREE FREE

FROM 4PM

DJ's - From 4pm

'The Girls' -  from 5pm

'The mutha flippin party' -  all night long!!

EVERY MONDAY IN APRIL

JAZZ PARTY (front bar)

Jazz Party is a fluid event, swirling around venues. In April, Jazz Party disrupt the Curtin front bar. No stage, an upright piano, basic band structure, staggering musicians, unexpected guests, vocalists and horns.  Unrehearsed, Jazz Party typifies a really early rock-n-roll attitude to jazz.
Jazz Party has a basic structure, but who's a part of it and how it happens on the night is very autonomous. If Ghostface is playing around the corner on one of the nights, I really want to see him rapping over Robert Glasper playing piano. We'll see.
View a previous Jazz Party right here - HERE

FREE ENTRY! THAT'S RIGHT, IT'S A PARTY! FREE FOR ALL.

KICKS OFF AT 8PM

CHECK OUT A PREVIOUS JAZZ PARTY - HERE

Join the facebook event for updates - HERE

THURSDAY 1 MAY

JAJU CHOIR SINGLE/EP LAUNCH

w/ Centre & The South + Echo Drama + Matt Katsis & The India Black

At long last the boys from Jaju Choir are releasing an EP that makes other EP’s sound like…. Well… you know where this is going right?. Supporting them on this night of nights are three of the most legendary roots/reggae bands to come out of Melbourne in the last 10 years; Centre & The South, Matt Katsis & The India Black and Echo Drama. Also showing support on the night will be our Fin Free Melbourne familia, to whom we are extremely grateful, and of coarse all that come along will be the first to get their hands on the new EP; available exclusively on the night. Jaju spent most of 2013 recording and working hard on stage to get the word out about the authentic sounds that they want to share with the world, and 2014 will be a chance to give back the love to everyone that helped. Make the 1st of May a Jaju day, and spend it with mouth full of beer, and an ear full of Jaju Choir.

$8.00 ON THE DOOR

DOORS 8:00pm

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FRIDAY 2 MAY

IVY ST. 'Courting' ALBUM LAUNCH

w/ Witch Hats + Tim Richmond

It’s been a long time coming, but Hobart/Melbourne trio Ivy St’s second album, Courting, will be released on March 4th, 2014. Recorded by Neil Thomason at Headgap studio in Preston and mastered by Mikey Young, the album is a departure from the Wire-meets-Scientists swamp post-punk of their acclaim 2009 debut, Picture Machine.

The first single off the record Ten Ounces in the Sticks is a fragile alt-ballad and stifling ode to anxiety and vagrancy - both mental and geographic. Early reviews citing:

'Blood-itching unsureness… Time obviously well-spent on a stylistic evolution.' - Polaroids of Androids

'Menace and chaos… recommended if you like it real bleak.' - The Vine

After living in different corners of the globe for about a year, band members Thomas Hyland (guitar/vox), Chris Campbell (drums) and Patrick Hatch (bass), at the request of Brian Ritchie, reconvened to perform on the rooftop stage for the opening of the infamous MONA gallery. All three then shifted to Melbourne in 2011 to start work on what would be their second album.
To celebrate the release, Ivy St are playing a string of shows across Adelaide, Melbourne, Newcastle, Sydney, Brisbane and Hobart.

Tickets $10+ $1.50bf. More on the door if available.

DOORS AT 8:30PM

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Watch + Listen to 'Ten Ounces In the Sticks' from the album Courting.

EVERY SUNDAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES

THE LET YOUR HAIR DOWN GIRLS

Free from 4pm

Come get your fill of Boogaloo Soul and Shing-A-Ling, every single Sunday for FREE in The Curtin front bar. 
Featuring members of Melbourne soul band Saskwatch, the Let Your Hair Down Girls are a cool 6 piece, that have awed crowds at numerous backyard get-downs and a primary school fate, but are now ready to take it next level - The Curtin front bar. It doesnt get more next level than that!

Starting Dec 1st - Come down from 4pm each Sunday and be a part of what is set to be, Melbourne's next Sunday music institution. 

Weekly guest DJ's / guests musicians / cocktail jugs and cheap beer
FREE - FREE - FREE - FREE - FREE - FREE - FREE - FREE 

“To get sweaty, just get near these freaks!” Chris Gill, Northside Records.

FREE FREE FREE

FROM 4PM

DJ's - From 4pm

'The Girls' -  from 5pm

'The mutha flippin party' -  all night long!!

SATURDAY 17 MAY

HOLLOW EVERDAZE 'Sugar' SINGLE LAUNCH

w/ Sunbeam Sound Machine

+ Sagamore

+ Slum Sociable

‘Sugar’ is the first subtle tasting of what Hollow Everdaze has ready for the sweet future. After the release of singles, ‘Selfish’ and ‘Ships’, and playing shows alongside Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Wavves, and The War On Drugs ‘Sugar’ - which was recorded independently in various homes around Melbourne and mixed by Rob Long - is the first Single from the band’s upcoming self produced EP ‘I Will Not Fear’. It follows Hollow Everdaze’s ever-weaving string of sonic labours; honing in on the true intentions of their craft. Unsettling in restraint and precise in gentleness, ‘Sugar’, like previous singles is a signpost of certainty for a band whose approach evokes feelings of ruralism with earnest originality. Hollow Everdaze are launching ‘Sugar’ at The Curtin May 17th with supports from Sunbeam Sound Machine, Sagamore and Slum Sociable.

$10.50 + 1.50 bf.  More on the door if available

DOORS 8:30PM

BUY TICKETS

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CHECK OUT SOME TUBE

EVERY SUNDAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES

THE LET YOUR HAIR DOWN GIRLS

Free from 4pm

Come get your fill of Boogaloo Soul and Shing-A-Ling, every single Sunday for FREE in The Curtin front bar. 
Featuring members of Melbourne soul band Saskwatch, the Let Your Hair Down Girls are a cool 6 piece, that have awed crowds at numerous backyard get-downs and a primary school fate, but are now ready to take it next level - The Curtin front bar. It doesnt get more next level than that!

Starting Dec 1st - Come down from 4pm each Sunday and be a part of what is set to be, Melbourne's next Sunday music institution. 

Weekly guest DJ's / guests musicians / cocktail jugs and cheap beer
FREE - FREE - FREE - FREE - FREE - FREE - FREE - FREE 

“To get sweaty, just get near these freaks!” Chris Gill, Northside Records.

FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE

DJ's - from 4pm

'The Girls' - from 5pm

'The mutha flippin party' - all night long!!

FRIDAY 24 MAY

AMAYA LAUCIRICA 'Sway' ALBUM LAUNCH

w/ Early Woman + more

Amaya Laucirica and her band embark on a national tour throughout May and June this year to celebrate the release of her third album, Sway.
Following on from the success of her second album, Early Summer, which gained critical acclaim and was Triple J's Feature Album, Sway combines elements of dream pop, jangle-psych, and atmospheric rock to produce music that is heartfelt, blissful and at times edgy.
The tour includes shows in Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart. Sway will be released on April 18th.

Tickets $12 + bf. $15 on the door

DOORS AT 8:30PM

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Hear the single 'Prettier than the sound' as featured on Triple J's Home and Hosed

SATURDAY 23 AUG

POISON CITY WEEKENDER FEST

w/ PITY SEX (USA)
+ POST BLUE
+ INFINATE VOID
+ HIGH TENSION
+ TAPE/OFF
+ FREAK WAVE
+ REGRETS

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.

Pre-sale $25 + bf // $30 on the door if available

DOORS 8:30PM

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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.


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