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Smokin' out the kitchen from May 1st!


29 Lygon Street
CARLTON VIC
t. 03 9663 6350

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GIGS

SATURDAY 25 APRIL

BLACK LUNG (David Thrussell - Snog) 'Muzak From The Hive Mind' Album Launch

+ Bat Nouveau + Dark Shadows + Sounds Like Winter

Electro-industrial, Dark Ambient and crypto-conspiracy pioneer David Thrussell (SNOG, Soma, Black Lung) is set to give a rare Melbourne Black Lung performance before setting off on an extensive European tour in support of the new Black Lung album ‘Muzak From The Hive Mind’. This show will in fact be the world-wide album launch party and joining David on stage to celebrate this auspicious release will be post-punkers Bat Nouveau (Brisbane), dark indie rockers The Dark Shadows (Sydney) who are likewise off on a European tour plus darkwave newcomers Sounds Like Winter (NSW).

Box office now closed. Tickets $15.00 on the door.


DOORS 8:00PM




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SUNDAY 26 APRIL

SWIM SEASON & Sunday Market

w Bad Pony (Syd), The Neighbourhood Youth + Ursine (Tas)

On an evening that will be packed full of indie pop goodness, local five-piece Swim Season launch their third single 'Tetons' with support from Bad Pony (SYD), The Neighbourhood Youth & Ursine (TAS). While The Curtin is rocking all evening, the band room will be lined with stalls, stocked up with goods from four local up-and-coming boutique labels in 'Inkksp', 'That Dapper Chap', 'Billy Bones Club' & 'Fleur Lyon'.

Tickets $10.00 on the door only


DOORS 5:00PM


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WEDNESDAY 29 APRIL

THE DO YO THANGS

FRONT BAR RESIDENCY

The Do Yo Thangs will hit The Curtin front bar for three inevitably special evenings this April as part of their mini residency. Oh so soulful, full of lush lady vocal harmonies, and comprising members of Saskwatch, The Cactus Channel and Sex on Toast, The Do Yo Thangs will undoubtedly appeal to lovers of Melbourne’s thriving soul scene. Sporting lyrics of love affairs with alcohol, the woes of being loose and perpetual indecisiveness, the band’s song writer Hugh Rabinovici projects the mundane goings on of his inner world in an inordinately funky manner. On the cusp of completing their virgin release, and with an exciting year ahead this is truly the time to see the band at their most raw, intimate and sensual.

FREE ENTRY


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SATURDAY 2 MAY

GENTLEMEN double 7" launch

w Repairs,TOL,Tommy T & The Classical Mishaps + Military Position

Native misanthropes GENTLEMEN take to The Curtin band room this May to launch two new records. Released by Japanese and Swedish labels consecutively GENTLEMEN’s sardonic strain of damaged psychedelia proves to be a blot on rock and roll which cannot be removed with ease. Joined by Repairs, TOL, Tommy T & The Classical Mishaps and Military Position the 2nd of May is a night where GENTLEMEN will play songs and sell records.

Tickets $13.00 on the door only


DOORS 8:30PM


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SUNDAY 3RD MAY

FREE IN THE FRONT BAR FROM 4PM NEW LEASE PRESENTS

Bedtime For Princess (ft. Jack Mannix - Circle Pit) + Tiprats + Wet Meal

An eclectic mix of sounds. Bedtime For Princess is Jack Mannix (Circle Pit, Drown Under, Gloss) with Natsasha NV and Brennan. An experimental/noise project. Tiprats is the the slacker rock project that comes from the brilliant/demented mind of Adam Dynon. Wet Meal are a stripped back garage outfit comprised of Annaliese Replica and Genre Timothy Ulmer.

FREE ENTRY IN THE FRONT BAR


STARTS 4PM


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FRIDAY 8 MAY

TOTALLY MILD debut LP launch

+ Geoffrey O'Connor + Milk Teddy + Caroline No + Habits

Finally, one of Melbourne's most-hyped bands of the past year are set to release their debut LP. Fronted by Elizabeth Mitchell, a woman with an exciting tendency to sing in a falsetto not many can match, the band perform absolutely perfect and completely skewed pop music. With a lineup including Zachary Schneider (Full Ugly, The Great Outdoors), Lehmann Smith (Kes Band) and Ashley Bundang (Sui Zhen, Zone Out), Totally Mild have been blowing minds with their new brand of songwriting and composition that throws anything else out the back door.

Pre-sale $10.00 + $1.50bf More on the door if available


DOORS 8:30PM


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SATURDAY 9 MAY

MONEY FOR ROPE BON VOYAGE SHOW

w The Sinking Teeth + The Mighty Boys

*** JUST ANNOUNCED!***
Melbourne soul surf garage punkers MONEY FOR ROPE are off to Europe again very soon for festival appearances in Germany and Switzerland and a club tour of the UK and Europe. They've managed to put together a pretty impressive support cast too, with SINKING TEETH and THE MIGHTY BOYS rounding out a stellar line up.
Catch them before they hit the road.

Pre-sales $12.00 + $1.50bf // $15.00 on the door if available


DOORS 8:30PM


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SATURDAY 27 JUNE

SPRAY PAINT (Austin, Tx)

+ special gusts

Extracting themselves from the dumpsters of Austin, Texas to bring their “paranoid art punk”, No Wave sound to Australian audiences – SPRAY PAINT will present their atonal throb “post-punk workouts” on these shores for the first time. Formed in 2012, with two albums on S-S Records in 2013 and Clean Blood, Regular Acid released Oct ’14, all of which appeared regularly on end-of-year lists - SPRAY PAINT’s fourth album, Punters On a Barge, is released June 1st on Homeless.
“Parquet Courts are the light; Pile lurk in the dappled shadows; and Spray Paint twitch and mewl in the darkness” - Sonic Masala
Touring the U.S with Parquet Courts and Protomartyr, with frequent tours of the States that have included two invitations to play Gonerfest (Memphis) plus the annual SXSW gathering in home town of Austin, TX has honed SPRAY PAINT into an explosive post-punk force to be reckoned with.

Pre-sales $24.00 + $2.00bf // more on the door if available


DOORS 8:30PM


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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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THE CURTIN is located at 29 Lygon Street (City End), Carlton. Directly opposite Trades Hall.

Ph: (03) 9663 6350

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