After a tremendous year for Jazz Party running stages at Dark MoFo, Mullum Festival & Melbourne International Jazz Party as well as a swathe of packed out residencies at Boney, Hugs&Kisses and The Grace Darling, we are returning to our spiritual home for 2014 The Curtin Hotel, for a very special once only event: A TWIN PEAKS XMAS.
Find what lie's in Dr Jacoby's Coconut, what did the log see that night? Who is the one armed man? All these Lynchian mysterious will be revealed, in song.
So come on down to One Eyed Jacks (formally known as The Curtin Hotel) and enjoy our coffee & pie, taste the themed cocktails like risk the spicy surrealist Fire Walk With Me, Agent Cooper's Breakfast Syrup, or the Log Lady's secret ("Deputy Hawk always said that the wood "holds many spirits")
School uniform permitted, kilts, casual or formal attire, or come wrapped in plastic.
Karate Boogaloo aka The KBs know that James Brown is the ground. Those fellas at Northside Records - Chris Gill (RRR) and DJ Manchild (PBS) know James Brown is the ground. The ground upon which the foundation of all real modern music is laid. The funky man passed on Xmas day and every year they pay homage in the only way he knew - by having a funky good time. The KBs live with horn section playing JBs classics to make you get up, get into it and get involved. Super bad DJs spinning James Brown and related vinyl to have you doing the lowdown popcorn all night long. A free soulful Xmas party for all of JBs people.
Original members of The Mavis’s; Matt, Beki and Nik are reforming for a one-off Rock Synth Pop show in Melbourne at The Curtin Bandroom. Revisiting songs from their albums Venus Returning, Rapture, and more, which consistently appeared in Triple J Hottest 100s and album charts throughout the '90s. Special guest on the night is Caroline Kennedy McCracken (ex Deadstar)'s new musical project Caroline No.
Captain Moonlite is an indie queer pub night (straight friendly). We're like a house party, we play off shitty laptops with clunky crossfades. Unfortunately, no bowls of crisps. We're good for a chat and good for a dance.
Few bands have had an effect of rock n’ roll as The Jesus & Mary Chain, a act which would almost instantly define noise, riots and iconic songwriting; as well as become one of the most incendiary acts to ever trash a stage. The Curtin is playing host to a killer lineup of Melbourne bands playing a selection of Jesus & Mary Chain covers as well as their own originals, and invite you to join us for an epic day of rock n’ roll.
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 night will feature some of the Melbourne's best comedians, from new faces like Peter Jones and Sonia Di Iorio (SBS2's Stand Up @ The Bella Union) to established performers like Corey White (Winner Best Comedy at Sydney Fringe 2014), Demi Lardner (Winner RAW Comedy 2013), Tommy Dassalo (The Little Dum Dum Club) and Anne Edmonds to headliner Dave Thornton (The Project, This Week Live, NOVA FM).
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.