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THURSDAY 25 AUGUST

BABY BLUE Single Launch

w The Luke Brennan Trip + Ali E (full band)

Beginning as a solo project for Melbourne’s Rhea Caldwell, Baby Blue has since grown into a rocking, rollicking three-piece combining 60’s rock, folk, and pop. Baby Blue’s songs still retain the folk backbone – that storytelling, those intimate moments – but have grown to an electrifying roar. Guitarist Fabian Hunter’s fretwork complements Caldwell’s ear for melody while drummer Nathanael Riley’s playful beat locks audience feet into a swinging groove. Join them in Launching their second single 'Bit Slow' with special guests to be announced soon.

"Even solo and starting out, Caldwell's lyrics and rich vocals stuck in the craw. Now a three-peice and with a debut single, Baby Blue are starting to make noise around the traps. With the combination of Fabian Hunters surfy noodling, Nathanael Riley's effortless beat-keeping and Caldwell's captivating lyricism, it's easy to see why." - Jake Cleland, Strine WHINE.

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FRIDAY 26 AUGUST

SCOTT & CHARLENE'S WEDDING 'EUROPEAN FAREWELL'
w. Summer Flake + Tommy T & The Mishaps + RVG

Gearing up for the release of their third full length record, Melbourne slacker-pop outfit Scott & Charlene's Wedding have just announced a run of dates across the country in support of first single single 'Don't Bother Me', including a spot at Sydney's Volumes Festival and a headliner show at the John Curtin Hotel. The band will drop their latest collection heartfelt odes to life without direction on September 9, followed immediately by an extensive tour of Europe and Japan in true S&CW fashion. Another job lost, another relationship broken, new friends made. Join us in giving them a warm farewell, with support from Summer Flake, Tommy T & The Mishaps and RVG.

3PM - 6PM SATURDAY 27 AUGUST

NEW LEASE - FREE - IN THE PUBLIC BAR

XENO GENESIS + WAHE + LAY

NEW YORK BASED PRODUCER/SINGER XENO GENESIS BRINGS THEIR AMBIENT DEVASTATION TO THE CURTIN FOR A VERY SPECIAL *RARE* PERFORMANCE

"Xeno Genesis is a Boriken, singer, songwriter and electronic producer. Their debut EP ’This Hearts Alien Land’ is out in September, 2016. Also a co-founder of Fake Accent queer artist collective based out of NYC, where they explore the dualities and complexities of digital humanism through collaborative sound and visual installations."

Joined by WAHE, hands down supreme beat babe of Melbourne. Producer / DJ / Artist and Co-Founder of Alterity Collective AND LAY, divine singer/poet ILEINI KABALAN, a truly sublime sumptuous voice met by the kind of wisdom and emotion that cuts to the core.


SATURDAY 27 AUGUST

KILL DEVIL HILLS "In On Under Near Water" ALBUM TOUR 2016
w. guests

West Australian blues/country/swamp-rock troupe The Kill Devil Hills have announced a stretch of tour dates around the nation in honour of their recently released fourth studio full-length, In On Under Near Water.
The hard-working six-piece will bring their refined, renowned live show back to the east coast for five shows from Friday 19 August, when they get under way at Adelaide's Wheatsheaf Hotel. They'll also step out at Sydney's Factory Floor, Hobart's Republic Bar, the Woolly Mammoth, in Brisbane, and Melbourne's Curtin Hotel before they make the trek back west.
In On Under Near Water was released back in March, so if it passed you by in the intervening months since its arrival and this tour, you can pick it up over this way. With the band edging closer to the 15-year mark in their careers, it's unsurprising that it's one of their most accomplished records yet.

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FRIDAY 2 SEPTEMBER

THE GOOCH PALMS (Newcastle / L.A.) AUSTRALIAN ALBUM RELEASE TOUR

w. Wet Lips + Bad Vision

Fresh off tour with punk-rock juggernauts, Violent Soho, The Gooch Palms are excited to announce they’ll be back on home soil this August to celebrate the release of their sophomore album Introverted Extroverts, with an Australian tour and unveil the video clip to stand out track “Ask Me Why.” Introverted Extroverts is the ambitious new rock album by the Los Angeles-based, but still Newcastle through-and-through, The Gooch Palms. While keeping the band’s origin of cheeky, Newcastle-punk in the forefront, Introverted Extroverts sees The Gooch Palms get smarter, denser, and a hell of a lot more catchy.
"The Gooch Palms Leroy Macqueen and Kat Friend are a total party band. They sing bubblegum-flavored garage rock songs... with absurdly catchy "wooo ooooh, waahhh AI YAH YAAAH" doo-wop melodies.” – Pitchfork “

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3PM - 6PM SATURDAY 3 SEPTEMBER

NEW LEASE - FREE - IN THE PUBLIC BAR

UTI + BARBITURATES + ORGYN

The rat race here in Melbourne is a tough one to win. A constant struggle against deadlines, shitty colleagues, undependable public transport and unpredictable weather. So when the working week has beat you down, it's comforting to know that a host of the cities best and brightest bands have taken up residence at the Curtin each Saturday afternoon at New Lease. Blow away the cobwebs off Friday night and enjoy an eclectic mix of bands that together form the diverse Melbourne music world in the front bar.


SATURDAY 3 SEPTEMBER

TAIPAN TIGER GIRLS #2 ALBUM LAUNCH
w. NEW WAR + Rolling Mass +IT Record DJs

After the astonishing success of their quickly out­of­ print debut LP, Taipan Tiger Girls are back with a wild new album that bolts off into the stratosphere in an ecstatic surge of psychedelic expansion. It Records and Taipan Tiger Girls are thrilled to be launching their fantastic second album, ably assisted on the night by post­punk minimalist disco stompers New War, and exhilarating electronic duo Rolling Mass (Carolyn Schofield & Max Kohane).

THURSDAY 8 SEPTEMBER

POISON CITY PREKENDER
PITY SEX + LINCOLN LE FEVRE + CAYETANA + CREATIVE ADULT + INFINITE VOID + GRIM RHYTHM

Poison City’s official Weekender Fest warm-up party is back again for 2016! The Prekender Party hits John Curtin Hotel on Thursday September 8th, featuring US visitors PITY SEX, CAYETANA and CREATIVE ADULT who will be joined by local legends LINCOLN LE FEVRE & THE INSIDERS, INFINITE VOID and GRIM RHYTHM.

Now in it’s 8th year, Poison City’s annual Weekender Fest is widely regarded as one of Australia’s premier mini-festivals. Bringing together friends old and new, the 3 day event celebrates everything great about the independent, underground and DIY music community that Poison City Records has helped foster across Australia over the past decade. Weekender Fest converges on Melbourne again this September 8-11th with another huge line-up of local, national and international bands just announced, taking place at a variety of the cities best known live music venues.

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FRIDAY 9 SEPTEMBER

THE TAMBOURINE GIRLS 'The Tambourine Girl' SINGLE LAUNCH
w. guests

The Tambourine Girls announce the release of their near-eponymous track 'The Tambourine Girl', the second single from their forthcoming debut album.
The mythology of the muse is woven through the fabric of pop culture. Twiggy. Marilyn Munroe. Christie Brinkley. And The Tambourine Girl. "She dances and I follow and when I wake up I am empty, so I fill myself up and do it all again."- Simon Relf, The Tambourine Girls
Relf's ode to his muse is suitably euphoric, with undertones of self-destruction. 'The Tambourine Girl' is a beguiling throwback that wouldn't be out of place in an underground music hall of eras gone by. Produced by Tim Whitten (Powderfinger, The Go-Betweens) it's nostalgic, twinged with Americana and psych-rock. 'The Tambourine Girl' is designed to soundtrack a covert dance in a dark corner - away from prying eyes.
The track follows on from the success of The Tambourine Girls' recent single 'Police', which racked up over 260k spins on Spotify. The band, created by former Deep Sea Arcade guitarist Simon Relf, will perform a run of exclusive shows on the East Coast in September and will release their debut LP later this year.

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THE TAMBOURINE GIRL IN THE CLOUD

FRIDAY 16 SEPTEMBER

THE SHABBAB 'GARLIC' DEBUT LP LAUNCH

Hailing from Tel Aviv, Beirut and Middle East Brunswick, The Shabbab have been hard at work on their 13 ­track debut LP, GARLIC. Released via Hive Minds​, GARLIC was recorded in a caravan in the middle of nowhere, produced by the band and mastered by Mikey Young​ (Eddy Current Suppression Ring/Total Control). Sharing experiences of their lives abroad to their lives in a new home away from home, The Shabbab bring their backgrounds together to create a high energy original sound. Think Tarantino making love to the Gang of Four and giving birth to an even more punk rock Rachid Taha. GARLIC builds on the themes Melbourne’s favourite wogs have made themselves known for. Including themes of Australia's inherent racism towards refugees and indigenous land rights to songs about love and addiction. GARLIC follows in the footsteps of the Mediterranean staple ingredient of the same name, it's strong and keeps the vampires away. 2015 saw the release of The Shabbab’s 7­inch, ‘The Wind’/’Baby’s Gonna Get Deported’ backed with an Australian & Asian national. The boat­people who stole your heart have also supported the likes of Australian music legend ­Paul Kelly​, international godfather of garage ­ Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds (USA), Pond,​ Graveyard Train​, Acid Baby Jesus ​(GRE), Andy Boay ​(Mac DeMarco / Tonstartssbandht) (USA) and Guantanamo Baywatch​(USA).

“A collision of commotion, charisma and consistency a la Black Lips” – The Music “The Shabbab are gloriously unhinged onstage, an exhibition of all that is rock and roll and right with live music” – BMA Magazine

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SATURDAY 17 SEPTEMBER

*A DAY ON THE GRID*
HORROR MY FRIEND (ADE) + THE SINKING TEETH + WAAX (BNE) + NEIGHBOURHOOD YOUTH + SUPER BEST FRIENDS (CNB) + HAVE/HOLD + FROM OSLO + HEADS OF CHARM + RAD ISLAND + NO HAVEN

The Generator Party has re fuelled and is back in action with A DAY ON THE GRID: two killer lineups spread across two dates and two states. Featuring bands from Victoria & beyond the show is set to be a healthy reminder of the booming Australian rock scene. High end imports include WAAX (BNE) HORROR MY FRIEND (ADE) & SUPER BEST FRIENDS (CNB) alongside a slew of killer Victorian acts like THE SINKING TEETH, NEIGHBOURHOOD YOUTH & HAVE/HOLD. The Generator Party is known for throwing law bending parties in the Flemington drains and in a way not too dissimilar to petrol in a carburettor: put it in an enclosed environment and there will be explosions.

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THE SINKING TEETH 'GOOD GRIEF'

FRIDAY 23 SEPTEMBER

BROADWAY SOUNDS 'Homecoming Show'
W Donny Benet + Gonzo Jones

After a triumphant tour of the UK + EU playing festivals such as Glastonbury, Secret Garden and Womad, Broadway Sounds return home for their first headline show in 7 months. Strap in for high energy Afro inspired digital madness with a twist of synth heavy boogie and disco to keep your feet on the dance floor. Joining the party is Sydney’s most sophisticated lover Mr Donny Benet. Known for his romantic take on Italo Disco feel the heat from this mesmerising virtuoso. Opening the night is avant pop’s newest sensation Gonzo Jones. Take a plunge into a the deep end with this dreamer.

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SATURDAY 24 SEPTEMBER

GABRIELLA COHEN -NATIONAL TOUR

w. special guests

Gabriella Cohen released her debut album Full Closure and No Details via her own DIY independent record label Dirty Power Studios with the help of her longtime collaborator Kate Dillon (Full Flower Moon Band) in March this year. The album has been quick to receive praise from Rolling Stone, NME and featured as Album Of The Week by Triple RRR in Melbourne. A recent arrival to the Melbourne music scene after relocating from Brisbane at the end of 2015, Cohen has quickly established herself as a brooding storm dressed in silk, gaining well-deserved attention with her vivacious live shows that stills audiences into surrender. Gabriella Cohen and band will bring this show to the Curtin Bandroom in Sat 24th September.

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EVERY WEDNESDAY IN OCTOBER

THE BOMBAY ROYALE

+ GUESTS

The world conquering MASTERS of Bollywood-Surf-Psyche-Funk are coming to The Curtin in October. The BOMBAY ROYALE head into the recording studio in November and have a swathe of SOLID GOLD* super hits they need to polish before committing them to vinyl. Every Wednesday in October the band will be playing TWO FULL SETS in the salubrious Curtain band room starting at 9pm. Get sweaty, get sensuous, get funky (maybe not get naked, its Wednesday) but do get amongst it. And because we know you're all fiscally savvy, just this once its FREE entry.

(* Disclaimer - metaphorically, not literally made of solid gold).


FRIDAY 7 OCTOBER

**SOLD OUT**

CHASTITY BELT (SEATTLE)

w. Loose Tooth + Baby Blue

Chastity Belt are on their way to Australia for the very first time. The Seattle four-piece are set to charm their Australian audience with a sturdy back catalogue of impressive material taken from Time To Go Home & No Regrets, while also providing a taste of what’s about to come from their much anticipated forthcoming album.

While reclaiming language historically used against women, Chastity Belt are constantly entertaining. Producing endless quotable lyrics of boredom, going out, getting laid and more importantly, gender inequality - Built on a foundation of post-post-punk energy, jagged rhythms and instrumental moves that couldn’t be anyone else’s.

EVERY WEDNESDAY IN OCTOBER

THE BOMBAY ROYALE

+ GUESTS

The world conquering MASTERS of Bollywood-Surf-Psyche-Funk are coming to The Curtin in October. The BOMBAY ROYALE head into the recording studio in November and have a swathe of SOLID GOLD* super hits they need to polish before committing them to vinyl. Every Wednesday in October the band will be playing TWO FULL SETS in the salubrious Curtain band room starting at 9pm. Get sweaty, get sensuous, get funky (maybe not get naked, its Wednesday) but do get amongst it. And because we know you're all fiscally savvy, just this once its FREE entry.

(* Disclaimer - metaphorically, not literally made of solid gold).


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DOORS 8PM


CHECK OUT 'HENNA HENNA'

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EVERY WEDNESDAY IN OCTOBER

THE BOMBAY ROYALE

+ GUESTS

The world conquering MASTERS of Bollywood-Surf-Psyche-Funk are coming to The Curtin in October. The BOMBAY ROYALE head into the recording studio in November and have a swathe of SOLID GOLD* super hits they need to polish before committing them to vinyl. Every Wednesday in October the band will be playing TWO FULL SETS in the salubrious Curtain band room starting at 9pm. Get sweaty, get sensuous, get funky (maybe not get naked, its Wednesday) but do get amongst it. And because we know you're all fiscally savvy, just this once its FREE entry.

(* Disclaimer - metaphorically, not literally made of solid gold).


EVERY WEDNESDAY IN OCTOBER

THE BOMBAY ROYALE

+ GUESTS

The world conquering MASTERS of Bollywood-Surf-Psyche-Funk are coming to The Curtin in October. The BOMBAY ROYALE head into the recording studio in November and have a swathe of SOLID GOLD* super hits they need to polish before committing them to vinyl. Every Wednesday in October the band will be playing TWO FULL SETS in the salubrious Curtain band room starting at 9pm. Get sweaty, get sensuous, get funky (maybe not get naked, its Wednesday) but do get amongst it. And because we know you're all fiscally savvy, just this once its FREE entry.

(* Disclaimer - metaphorically, not literally made of solid gold).


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FRIDAY 28 OCTOBER

THE SOFT MOON (USA)
w. guests

Luis Vasquez never intended for The Soft Moon to reach the public's ears; for him, music has always been about self-actualization rather than self- aggrandizement. Nevertheless, the bleak, hushed sounds he created years ago in his small Oakland apartment bubbled to the surface and 2010 saw his debut LP, 'The Soft Moon,' released on Captured Tracks rise to critical acclaim. Pitchfork's 8.1 review stated that Vasquez made "oblivion seems like an enticing prospect" and, indeed, listeners were immediately drawn into his murky musical wasteland, swathed in the moody atmospheres of jagged dark wave and wayfaring post-punk. For them, and for Vasquez, there was no turning back. The 'Total Decay' EP and 'Zeros' emerged soon after, and in 2015 Vasquez returned with The Soft Moon's most introspective and focused album to date: 'Deeper.’
The Soft Moon as a full live band visits Australia for the first time this October.

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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