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Mon - Thurs 12pm - late
Fri & Sat 12 - 3am
Sun 12pm - 11pm

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29 Lygon Street
CARLTON VIC
t. 03 9663 6350

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GIGS

3PM - 6PM SATURDAY 7 JANUARY

NEW LEASE - FREE - IN THE PUBLIC BAR

THE ONLY BOYS
DOONA WAVES
THE NINTH DIMENSION

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.


FRIDAY 13 JANUARY

WATER BEAR MINI TOUR

w. Gods + Sophisticated Dingo

Up-tempo pop and ’60s surf-rockers Water Bear are heading out on tour in support of their EP Purple Jake which they released in late 2016.

3PM - 6PM SATURDAY 14 JANUARY

NEW LEASE - FREE - IN THE PUBLIC BAR

HEXDEBT + LUNATICS ON POGOSTICKS + COSMIC KAHUNA

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 14 JANUARY

COACH BOMBAY (live) + LADY TROPICALIA (PBS 106.7FM) + MANILA RICE + SEY + STRONG AND HANDSOME BOYS

Bubblegum electro-pop enthusiasts COACH BOMBAY return to the stage for one special show this summer, joined by a bevy of eclectic DJs spinning wax til 3am. It all came about when Coach Bombay singer/songmaker Terry Mann started planning an all night vinyl party for his 30th birthday bash. After enlisting calypso sweetheart LADY TROPICALIA (PBS 106.7FM), new-jack-swing mentor MANILA RICE, kiwi groove connoisseur SEY, and late night party wizards STRONG AND HANDSOME BOYS, the stage was almost set for a party to remember, or forget. The only thing missing in Mann's mind was some hook-tastic, candy-laced electro-pop. It was time to reunite Coach Bombay, perhaps for their final "curtin" call. Pun intended.

FREE | FREE | FREE



DOORS 8:00PM




THURSDAY 19 JANUARY

CL PLEASURE 'CHINA BEACH' EP LAUNCH

w. The Shabbab + Dom Kelly

It is Carl Lenny's Pleasure to present a party of garage to celebrate the debut of 'China Beach' the first EP of the half frivolous garage disco, half jizz jazz guitar pop, CL project. With supports from wild middle eastern garage rockers, The Shabbab and jangle slacker garage from Dom Kelly.

SATURDAY 21 JANUARY

SAD GRRRLS CLUB PRESENTS

SICK SAD GRRRLS - A DARIA THEMED PARTY

LIVE:

Thrasher Jynx
The Football Club
Jackie Brown Jr (Syd)
Plus Sad Grrrls Club DJs (Rachel Maria Cox)

Sad Grrrls Club are kicking off the new year with a party and a fundraiser for Sad Grrrls Fest 2017! Have a boogie to the soul-rock grooves of Sydney's Jackie Brown Jr, Rock out to emo-punks The Football Club and then we're capping it all off with grunge punks Thrasher Jynx. Plus we've got the Sad Grrrls Club DJs playing all your favourite 90s and 00s hits, and prizes for costumes!

ALL SAD GRRLS CLUB EVENTS ARE SAFER SPACES

Please be aware of how you occupy the space. We aim to be free of sexism, racism, bigotry, homophobia, transphobia, fatphobia, ableism, or any other forms of discrimination or oppression. A full safer spaces invitation will be made available, please familiarise yourself with it before the event so we can all have a great time.

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GRUNGE / RIOT / PUNK = THRASHER JYNX

TUESDAY 24 JANUARY

SHANIA CHOIR w Karen From Finance, Made Austria + Theme Team DJ's

Shania Choir is everything you never new you needed till now. This ten gal, four guy group weave the sassy, country-pop styling's of the one and only Shania Twain into a capella harmonies and they invite you to be among the first to see it.
Armed with a prerogative to have a little fun, on Jan 24th the Shania's perform their FIRST EVER SHOW at the Curtin before heading west for their maiden Fringe season. Hosted by Melbourne's prem drag queen, Karen from Finance, and joined by air-guitar extraudinaires, Made Austria and Theme Team DJ's - the night is one not to be missed.

Shania Choir, we're gonna getcha good.

It's a double header tour not to missed.



Tickets $12.00 + bf

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WEDNESDAY 25 JANUARY

PUBLIC OPINION AFRO ORCHESTRA

w. DJ MANCHILD

The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra return to The Curtin Bandroom on Wednesday January 25th, bringing their huge 16 piece line-up for a special public holiday eve show. This will be the first show for 2017 for the mammoth afrobeat supergroup, who typically only play a few headline shows a year due to the sheer logistics of bringing this many people together.

Expect the usual high energy and percussion driven beats, a wall of dancers and vocalists, hypnotic guitars, and a powerful horn section. Expect to lose yourself on the dancefloor. Expect the show to sell out, so don’t sleep on tickets!

The POAO will be joined by their own DJ Manchild playing funky tropical tunes all night

THURSDAY 26 JANUARY

AS A SIGN OF RESPECT TO OUR NATIONS FIRST PEOPLE, THE CURTIN WILL BE CLOSED






FRIDAY 27 JANUARY

Laneway, Penny Drop & RRR present
CAR SEAT HEADREST (USA)
w Terrible Truths & more

CAR SEAT HEADREST is coming to Australia for the very first time, as part of the Laneway Tour.

Before signing to Matador Records in 2014, the 23 year old artist had already crafted an 11 album catalogue of staggering depth, all self-released on Bandcamp. His formal studio debut, 2016’s Teens of Denial, has everything you want from a rock album within one song. Check out album opener ‘Fill In the Blank’. With inspired guitar riffs, ambitious indie-rock anthems, and clever reflections of 20-something life, Teens of Denial is one of the best albums of the year. Live, Car Seat Headrest performs with a full band.

"Car Seat Headrest's 'Teens of Denial' is not just the rock album of the year, but may be the emergence of a new musical genius" - The Saturday Paper

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3PM - 6PM SATURDAY 28 JANUARY

NEW LEASE - FREE - IN THE PUBLIC BAR

HAZEL ENGLISH (California) + SMOKE BELLOW + GIRLATONES

New Lease is curated by a bunch of band members. It's our way of indulging ourselves with new local music that we want to hear and share. Genres will cover rock, punk, swamp, pop, dark folk, electronic, garage and occasionally some metal.. basically, if it's live, alt and we like it, you'll see it on New Lease. Free music and $13 jugs of Coopers on the regular.

On Jan 28 we are hosting a show with Australian native yet Californian based guitarist and songwriter Hazel English. Hazel's beautifully blurry indie-pop aesthetic has seen her rising through the blogosphere with praise from Stereogum and The Line Of Best Fit resulting in three million streams.


SATURDAY 4 FEBRUARY

GOOD ISLAND AT THE CURTIN x BELLA UNION
Angie Pai | Billy Davis | BUOY | Clever Austin | CORIN | Cosima Jaala | Freya Esders | Gonzo Jones | Groeni | HTMLflowers | Jaala | Kane Iken | Laneous | LOSSLESS | LUCIANBLOMKAMP | LUEN | Marcus Whale | Martin King | Noah Slee | Oscar Key Sung DJ | Patrick McMahon | Planéte | Swooping Duck | Tristan Jalleh | Vulture St Tape Gang | Wilk

Good Manners and Wondercore Island (in collaboration with Niche Productions) join forces to present an immersive arts and music festival run across four stages and two City Of Melbourne venues - the Curtin (full venue) and the Bella Union Bandroom & Ballroom in Carlton.

The first of its kind for Melbourne, Good Island showcases some of Australia’s most progressive live acts and visual talents, building a platform for creative collaboration across a number of disciplinary art forms.

With each artist presenting their work twice over the span of the event - one collaborative or experimental performance and one traditional performance in both conventional and unconventional spaces - Good Island presents a unique opportunity to see some of your favourite artists in an entirely new light.

EARLY BIRD TICKETS $30 + $3bf
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DOORS 3:00PM


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WELCOME TO GOOD ISLAND

SATURDAY 18 FEBRUARY

UNWOUND RECORDS SHOWCASE / NO ACTION LP LAUNCH

A.D Skinner
No Action (Adelaide, LP Launch)
Meter Men
The Enforced
A Strange Day
Saint Saunas

To celebrate 6 years putting out music, Unwound Records will be showcasing a night of bands that in some way have been affiliated with the label. Mixed lineup, mixed genres from Garage to Shoegaze from Hardcore Punk to Electronica the label has aimed to keep an eclectic roster over the years and will continue to do so. No scenes, no genres, no trends.

TUESDAY 21 FEBRUARY

WHERE WE AT? ... Presented by THE PIN

The Pin brings you Where We At? A look at Australian identity through the voices of people who call Australia home. Expanding on the ideas of The Pin website (www.thepin.org) co-creators, Nkechi Anele (lead singer of Saskwatch, Triple J presenter) and Lucie Cutting (Multicultural Council of Tasmania), invite you to THINK, MEET and EXPRESS who we are in modern Australia.

Building on the growing conversations around race, identity and culture, The Curtin band room will be turned into an intimate seated event, hosted by Namila Benson (Triple R presenter) and joined by well known Australians and special guests.

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DOORS 7:30PM


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THURSDAY 23 FEBRUARY

Maybe Mars Presents

BIRDSTRIKING (BEIJING) AUSTRALIAN HEADLINE

with guests

Birdstriking burst out of the Beijing music scene to make their debut visit to Australia with a headline show at the Curtin. They've already started to catch the attention of some high profile fans, such as Anton Newcombe of the Brian Jonestown Massacre. After their debut album was banned in their native China, Newcombe took it upon himself to re-release the album on his label, A Recordings and invited the band to support the Brian Jonestown Massacre on their 2014 UK tour. Birdstriking's sound blends melodic, hook laden guitar riffs with a generous dash of noise and a punk rock attitude and energy.

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SUNDAY 26 FEBRUARY

BIG THIEF (USA)
w. special guest GABRIELLA COHEN

US band, BIG THIEF, tour Australia for the first time. Their debut album, “Masterpiece” released early in June 2016 was a critical success with songs “Paul” and “Masterpiece” defining a “rangy folk rock” sounds says Pitchfork. Support by the excellent GABRIELLA COHEN and her band.

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

Ph: (03) 9663 6350

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