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GIGS

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.
 

THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER

EARTH TONGUE (NZ)
SPAWN
SHROUD

Wellington based psych-rock two-piece Earth Tongue play The Curtin on Thursday 21st September, along with doom queens SPAWN and garage/psych demons Unholy Trip. Earth Tongue's sound is as crushing and hard-hitting as it is hypnotic and ethereal, with fuzzy 1970s flavoured riffs floating between off-kilter time signatures and melodic, reverb washed male and female vocals. If you like your music heavy, dark, and Sabbath-flavoured then don't miss Earth Tongue this September!

SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER

GRIM RHYTHM VINYL LAUNCH

w. Hydromedusa (Adel) + 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. Companion card holders accompanying a ticket holder are admitted free. Please email paris@ contrary.com.au

FRIDAY 6 OCTOBER

FROWNING CLOUDS Return!!

w. Empat Lima
Parsnip
Girlatones

It's been quite a while since the last genuine official Frowning Clouds gig, and a lot has happened in the time between...
Daffs got a djembe, Zak is a now a projectionist……. quasi moddos all growed up - but although as people they had to stretch their wings and fly like birds, the feathers were only superficial and just as birds always make the journey back home, so to have the birds in the band, decided to ride the winds home for another gig before its time to go again, and fly their separate ways. Playing stuff from all 3 albums 60s hot freakedelic topics- RnB pop- totally crazy garage mayhemmmmmmm!!!!!! SCREAM SCREAM SCREEEEEEEEEEAM!!!!!!!!!

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BINGE LISTEN

SATURDAY 7 OCTOBER

HE CRIES DIAMONDS 'Cininnati / Friends and Lovers' DOUBLE AA SINGLE LAUNCH

w. Pony Face
Tanzer (band)

He Cries Diamonds launch of their debut double A side single 'Cininnati / Friends and Lovers' at The Curtin Hotel, Saturday the 7th of October.

He Cries Diamonds are a unique collaboration between Agent Cleave (Peaches) and Richard Andrew (Underground Lovers) to create their own genre simply described as 'Noir Rock'. With Andrew's biting, swampy and at times delicate guitar combined with Cleave's evocative lyrics and remarkable stage presence - the collaboration evolved over various continents as Andrew wrote the music which was sent on to Cleave to write the lyrics whilst he was on tour with Peaches in the second half of 2016.
A cracking band was assembled, an album recorded, videos for both songs filmed and ready to launch!
Joining He Cries Diamonds on the night are very, very special guests PONY FACE and TANZER with band.

SUNDAY 8 OCTOBER

**Super Duper & Girls Rock Present**

GOOD LUCK - a fundraiser for girls rock Australia

**LIVE**
CAMP COPE
+ TOTALLY MILD
+ HACHIKU
+ LUBULWA
+ boats
speakers and more..

GOOD LUCK #1 - A Girls Rock Fundraiser Australia feat. CAMP COPE + TOTALLY MILD + HACHIKU + LUBULWA + boats and more..
Some of country’s finest musicians, writers, comedians and podcasters are coming together for the inaugural GOOD LUCK – an all-day fundraiser for Girls Rock! Australia taking over both levels of The Curtin in Melbourne on Sunday October 8. Upstairs will host a straight up gig, featuring some of Melbourne’s most loved bands together with some of our most promising up and comers, playing The Curtin’s intimate stage. Featuring live - Camp Cope, Totally Mild, Hachiku, Lubulwa and boats.

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THURSDAY 12 OCTOBER

BEDROOM SUCK RECORDS - REGIONAL TOUR LAUNCH

DAG + CIGGIE WITCH w Biscotti + more

This October, two of Melbourne’s finest are hitting the open road for a tour of the regional south! With a 13-date tour that includes stops in Ballarat, Beechworth, Castlemaine, Warrnambool + more, Dag and Ciggie Witch are jumping into their converted maxi-taxi and bringing the show to you!

Ciggie Witch, featuring members of much-loved touring outfit The Ocean Party, play rock and roll songs with lyrics that will stick in your head for days. Dag, originally from the sun-baked plains of Queensland, are more like Dylan gone electric - folk songs with a hard edge, written for the problems of a modern world.

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FRIDAY 13 OCTOBER

DEATH BELLS 'Standing At The Edge Of The World' ALBUM LAUNCH

No Sister
TOL
Gene Pool

After three years of gestation, a self-titled EP, and an international tour, Death Bells have finally put forward their first full length offering. Vacillating between searing post-punk and morose pop, the music does away with theatrics, toying only at the fray of contemplative songwriting.

On October 13th, Sydney's Death Bells will be launching their debut album, 'Standing At The Edge Of The World' at the Curtin. Supporting them on the night will be No Sister, TOL and Gene Pool.

FRIDAY 27 OCTOBER

**Foreign Brothers present**
SO.Crates 'Divide Replay' launch

w. Cool Out Sun + Allysha Joy & more

Peace from the Crates,

After talking that shit around Melbourne town for a couple of years, SO. CRATES is conjuring up our rich frankincense scented musical universe in the Curtin to celebrate the release of a limited edition 7-inch record, entitled “DIVIDE”.

On the A-side we have the OG mix and the heavy hitters 30/70 take care of the flip-side with a tasty rework. Both are vital ital pieces from the forthcoming vinyl reissue of the Static Methods EP featuring a special bonus disc.

But to be completely honest with you this is more than a launch. This here is an expression of our culture and love for our people. Now that may sound like a ton of weight for two rap-nerds to bear but COOL OUT SUN, manage yourself. Our musical Brothers and Sisters can move mountains.

ALLYSHA JOY will create the lush situations that move your head and neck regions. JORDAN DENNIS is in the building to flip wigs and shift hips, you dig? The WOLVES in the CELLAR shall be released, causing rambunction before your beloved ’Crates take Hiphop back and front, front to the back with stunts that rattle trunks.

RHYS NEWLING on the seen, DJ DARCY JUSTICE on the heard.

We call it Cold Crush!

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HIPHOP Melbourne - Skomes In The Place

SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER

Co-Presented by Liquid Architecture

OBSIDIAN

Live Sets By
Container (USA)
Kane Ikin
Matthew Brown
Lucy Cliche
Collector
Dog
Regional Curse
2200
Ela Stiles
Vacuum
Gaud

Obsidian is a scattershot of experimental electronics, with artists spanning the dissonant space between styles and process. Obsidian seeks to present the ambiguous and transforming sounds of contemporary electronic music.

**This event will take place over 4th Nov at The Curtin & 5th Nov at Tape Projects**
Tickets can be purchased for a single day event or a double pass for both. More details can be found on the facebook event page including the line for Sunday 5th.

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SUNDAY 5 NOVEMBER

TERRIBLE TRUTHS / THIGH MASTER (bris) single launch

w. Lazertits + Caroline No.

Thigh Master (Bris) play The Curtin on November 5 in preparation for their impending European Tour. They'll release a new digital single from an upcoming 7" for said tour too. Terrible Truths will play. Lazertits will play. Caroline No will play. It'll be fantastic. Nuff Said.

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**CUP DAY EVE**
MONDAY 6 NOVEMBER

LAST LEAVES 'Other Towns Than Ours' ALBUM LAUNCH

Darren Hanlon & Steph Hughes as Leafblowers
Math & Physics Club
Swim Team

Last Leaves release their long-anticipated debut album Other Towns Than Ours with a big ol’ bash at the John Curtin Hotel on Cup Eve – Monday, November 6.

Formed from the scattered remains of The Lucksmiths, Last Leaves combine songwriter Marty Donald’s lyrical sleight-of-hand with the jangle and racket of his former band mates Louis Richter and Mark Monnone, and drummer Noah Symons of Great Earthquake-fame.
Joining Last Leaves for the launch party will be Darren Hanlon and Steph Hughes debuting their newly shod country-duo The Leafblowers, and American indiepop heroes Math & Physics Club, making their first-ever Australian appearance. Opening the evening will be janglesome garage-poppers Swim Team.

Last Leaves’ debut album Other Towns Than Ours will be released on October 13 through Lost And Lonesome.

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FRIDAY 24 NOVEMBER

CRYWANK (UK)
w. guests

It's time to get sad and stay rad! Crywank are now coming down to Australia for their debut tour!!

With a folk-punk influenced style, this duo captures angst and self loathing with insightful and original lyricism and expresses it with highly emotive use of sound. Formed the same day songwriter James Clayton learnt their first chord, Crywank have developed over the years from being an underground outsider folk act, to an acoustic punk band with a cult following. Initially a cathartic solo project, they’re now a two-piece band that lyrically fluctuate between self-aware and self-parodying whilst having an overarching focus on sadness and mental health. Percussionist Dan Watson joined Crywank by their third album ‘Tomorrow is Nearly Yesterday and Everyday is Stupid’ which has accumulated over five million streams since it’s ‘name-your-price’ release three years ago and has amassed over 1000 cover songs and remixes.

Based in Manchester, England, Crywank have been booking and promoting DIY shows and tourmasts for themselves and other bands for several years around the UK and Europe. Their fifth album is to be released in late 2017.

"The perfect culmination of acoustic, anti-folk-emo, admirable excellence" - Muteprint

"Emotionally exhausting expressions are penned in poetic fashion by James Clayton, who delivers them with apropos gloominess" - Houston Press

WEDNESDAY 29 NOVEMBER

SARAH McLEOD ROCKY'S DINER ALBUM TOUR
w. guests

Aussie rock royalty Sarah McLeod announces her new single Wild Hearts, a laid-back, content ode to finding fulfillment through creative endeavours. Lifted from her self-produced new album, Rocky’s Diner – her first solo album in 12 years - released on August 18, the talented vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, who first found fame in the late 1990s with 3X ARIA Award winning rock band The Superjesus, has also dropped a gorgeous video for Wild Hearts, encapsulating the simple beauty in what at first appears mundane. And due to high demand from fans wanting a piece of the action, Sarah has extended her national tour into November and December, continuing her Rocky’s Diner tour in Adelaide at Jive on November 5, then moving through Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Fremantle, Bunbury, Bulli, and finishing up in Sydney at The Lansdowne on December 16.

TICKETS ON SALE 9AM, 21 SEPTEMBER

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SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER

MIGHTY DUKE AND THE LORDS TROPICAL XMAS PARTY
w. friends

That's right, it's time to break out the pina coladas and get tropical once again with Mighty Duke & The Lords! Get your beach hair rockin and be ready to get your toes out of the sand and onto the dance floor. It's been far too long between drinks for these "Trop~Pop" troubadours and with Christmas just around the corner, it's time to get into training for the wild times ahead. Special guest to be announced.

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THURSDAY 7 DECEMBER

!!! CHK CHK CHK
w. guests

!!! (Chk Chk Chk) Announce Intimate warm up Meredith party at The Curtin on THU DEC 7! Presented by Mistletone and Triple R

!!! are one of Earth’s great live bands; something you have to experience in the flesh to truly comprehend. To quote Aunty Meredith in her !!! wisdom: “Designed for celebration. Built for energy generation. Engineered for euphoric elevation. Tested in all atmospheric conditions. Certified to issue failsafe moodproof bigband surefunk dancepunk. In poolboy shorts. Any beat that moves you is fuel for their six cylinders: twitchy R&B, queasy dub-disco, discotheque disco, romantic house, any quality propulsive groove. They turn any space into a dance club, as anyone who witnessed their legendary set at the very first Golden Plains way back in 2007 will attest.

While !!!’s live shows are something to behold, they underscore the sheer musicianship and songwriting that goes into recording their albums. It is a lot of hard work made to look easy. The new record opens with “The One 2”, diving right into this experimentation, “we’ve always admired this style of dance music from afar and were curious if we could add our twist to it, our twist being a plotline and some attitude.” Immediately segueing into the soon-to-be live favorite “Dancing Is The Best Revenge”, which premiered on Last Call With Carson Daly, the record starts off with a bang and doesn’t let up till the closing groove “R Rated Pictures.”

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ENTER EUPHORIC ELEVATION

FRIDAY 8 DECEMBER

**MEREDITH SIDESHOW**
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 Meredith Music Festival and three headline shows in Australia this December.

 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 ignite a mix of catharsis, empowerment and outright fun among their audiences.

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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TUNE TO A WAVE OF HISTORY

SATURDAY 9 DECEMBER

**MEREDITH SIDESHOW**
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.

The solo musical project of Michelle Zauner, Japanese Breakfast, is coming to Aus with her full band. Despite the distinguishing marks, it’s hard to put a finger on Michelle’s music, several things are in orbit at once: zigging, zagging, hither and yon. 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. Her 2017 album, ‘Soft Sounds From Another Planet’, is one of the most rewarding full album experiences we've had this year, dreamlike and existential.

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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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