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Wed 12- late
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Sat 3pm - 3am
Sun 3pm - 11pm

Bluebonnet BBQ is coming to the Curtin!

Smokin' out the kitchen from May 1st!


29 Lygon Street
CARLTON VIC
t. 03 9663 6350

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GIGS

WEDNESDAY 1 JULY

MITCH POWER

Free in the front bar

After spending the better part of ten years earning his stripes as sideman, Mitchell A. Power thought the time was right to see what it was like being out there all by himself. Mitchell has gained a wealth of experience touring around Australia and internationally with Deep Street Soul, Kylie Auldist, The Abyssinians (JAM) and many more, playing shows in New York, Europe and the world renowned Glastonbury Music Festival. Drawing on inspiration from the greats of alt country and Americana, Mitchell will be bringing his tunes of friendships, travel and that feeling you can only get when coming home to Melbourne to the Curtin along with Piper Packshaw (1/7), BABY BLUE (8/7) and Tom Dockray (15/7).

FRIDAY 3 JULY

Karen from Finance hosts DISCO ABYSS

Agent Cleave, Der Kreis (LIVE BAND), Tanzer, Graves, Brooke Powers + more

Disco Abyss is a decadent, surreal adventure into the depths of your wildest dreams… A fucked up arty dance party where anyone and everyone is the star attraction. On stage you’ll find the finest in subversive alternative performance, while the dance floor is yours for the pummelling, set to banging sounds from local and national DJs. Hosted by Karen From Finance, Disco Abyss is an open space for all kooks and queers alike, where the dress code is inhibited only by your imagination.

Tickets on the door. $15 before 11PM. $20 thereafter.


DOORS 9:00PM



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WATCH SHADOWS BY DER KREIS

SATURDAY 4 JULY

PUNISHMENT (ex Church) + BECALM 10" LAUNCH (Adel) + OLDER MEN + MT. ZERO (ft. members of Diploid & Putkah)

A night of Powerviolence, Doom, Emo, and Death Metal. Adelaide’s punk chaos merchants BECALM are set to leave a trail of unruly and satisfied bodies, as they traipse their audacious sound to Melbourne for the launch of their debut and long over due 10 track 10-inch, EVERTHINE.

The trio’s debut 10 inch brandishes itself with rampant math punk, sonically giving a nod toward OFF!, Loma Prieta and La Quiete. Embracing a true DIY spirit, EVERTHINE was recorded between March 2013 to October 2014 by the band and a few of their mates. They’ll be joined by Punishment, Older Men and Melbourne’s newest doom band, Mt. Zero (members of Diploid).

Brace yourself.

“Best band in Adelaide” – Some guy on facebook.

SUNDAY 5 JULY

FREE IN THE FRONT BAR FROM 3PM NEW LEASE PRESENTS

THE BUNYIP MOON + ORLANDO FURIOUS + FRUIT & NUT

Darkness is to night as darkness is to The Bunyip Moon, an unmitigated certainty born out of the suns shortcomings. The Bunyip Moon employ sound as well as any other act in Melbourne, generating ominous soundscapes with thought and precision. They'll be joined by the dastardly Orlando Furious and the chocolateless Fruit & Nut.

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NEW START TIME 3PM


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THE BUNYIP MOON SWOON

WEDNESDAY 8 JULY

MITCH POWER

Free in the front bar

After spending the better part of ten years earning his stripes as sideman, Mitchell A. Power thought the time was right to see what it was like being out there all by himself. Mitchell has gained a wealth of experience touring around Australia and internationally with Deep Street Soul, Kylie Auldist, The Abyssinians (JAM) and many more, playing shows in New York, Europe and the world renowned Glastonbury Music Festival. Drawing on inspiration from the greats of alt country and Americana, Mitchell will be bringing his tunes of friendships, travel and that feeling you can only get when coming home to Melbourne to the Curtin along with Piper Packshaw (1/7), BABY BLUE (8/7) and Tom Dockray (15/7).

THURSDAY 9 JULY

PALE HEADS 'HEADLESS' VINYL LAUNCH (TAKE 2)

w. Legends Of Motorsport + Jacky Winter (solo)

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich has had an enormous impact on popular music. Not only is he completely inept in a genre that demands high levels of technical proficiency, but he is a global tsunami grasp on music globally. He is a destroyer of worlds and has single handedly wiped out two mediums through which music is distributed. No one has felt this more than noisey local rock and roll band Pale Heads. Despite being but a single zero in a long binary code back when Napster bit the dust, Pale Heads have found themselves at the diabolical forefront of Ulrich’s new master plan. With all the pressing plants of the world swamped by Ulrich’s plan to press 1 million Metallica albums to vinyl for Record Store Day 2015, bands like Pale Heads have had to tour their newly released album “Headless” without copies of the record to launch at shows.

To make up for this Pale Heads are pleased to announce a Vinyl Release Show at The John Curtin Hotel on July 9th. Featuring current and former members of The Nation Blue, Batpiss, Harmony, Pairs & The Drones, you get a pretty decent idea of what Pale Heads might sound like. Dirgey punk rock, high on the noise and drunk on power. Come and see them tear the roof of the Curtin Hotel whilst playing isolated Metallica drums tracks between songs.

FRIDAY 10 JULY

THE EIGHTY 88'S ALBUM LAUNCH

w/ The Perfections + DJ Richie 1250

The Eighty 88s are hard to put into a genre. Dirty Soul? All over that. Driving grooves and wailing blues? They got it. Punk attitude? Yeah, there's a bit of that too. The Eighty 88s aren't afraid to bare their tortured souls, slap you in the face and ask for a dance with your mum all in the same show. They'll make you shake, make you scream, make you lose your goddamn minds.

SATURDAY 11 JULY

**NOW ON SATURDAYS!

FREE IN THE FRONT BAR FROM 3PM NEW LEASE PRESENTS

NUN OF THE TONGUE + FRAUDBAND + KING CHOONGA

An eclectic afternoon of guitar sounds at The Curtin as New Lease moves to the new time-slot of Saturday afternoons. Nun Of The Tongue's take on music has a maniacal suburban flavour. At points frantic and aggressive, at points flat, at points unsettling. Fraudband create expansive passages of instrumental music that drift between intuitive and perplexing. King Choonga think that everything is better with choonga.

SATURDAY 11 JULY

MAJOR LEAGUES 'SOMEONE SOMETIME' EAST COAST HEADLINE TOUR

w. Redspencer + Ciggie Witch

Brisbane’s Major Leagues established themselves as one of Australia’s most endearing advocates of garage-pop in 2013 with their debut EP release, Weird Season, which drew praise from tastemakers in the USA, Canada, South America, Asia, Europe, South Africa, and United Kingdom.
The four-piece return in 2015 with an east coast headline tour and soon-to-drop single that precedes the release of their sophomore EP.
The forthcoming east coast tour will see Major Leagues return to venues in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane for their first headline performances in over twelve months

Pre-sales $10.00 + $1.50bf // more on the door if available


DOORS 8:30PM


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SOMEONE SOMETIME TOUR TEASER

WEDNESDAY 15 JULY

MITCH POWER

Free in the front bar

After spending the better part of ten years earning his stripes as sideman, Mitchell A. Power thought the time was right to see what it was like being out there all by himself. Mitchell has gained a wealth of experience touring around Australia and internationally with Deep Street Soul, Kylie Auldist, The Abyssinians (JAM) and many more, playing shows in New York, Europe and the world renowned Glastonbury Music Festival. Drawing on inspiration from the greats of alt country and Americana, Mitchell will be bringing his tunes of friendships, travel and that feeling you can only get when coming home to Melbourne to the Curtin along with Piper Packshaw (1/7), BABY BLUE (8/7) and Tom Dockray (15/7).

FRIDAY 17 JULY

WAAX 'I For An Eye' Single Launch Tour

w/ very special guests Reptiles + Pentacoastal

As 'I For An Eye', the ferocious new single from WAAX does the rounds of the blogsphere and the radio-world, Brisbane's hard-hitting four-piece are proud to announce a swift trio of shows to show off their intense and powerful live show.

Emerging late-2014 with 'Wisdom Teeth' and swiftly snaring a 2014 BIGSOUND showcase thanks to triple j Unearthed, the band quickly gathered a rabid fanbase as they mowed down rooms with the likes of Kingswood, The Delta Riggs and Stonefield. Now, with 'I For An Eye', they are stepping out on the back of their own steam. The song has already been added to spot-rotation on triple j, become a favourite on triple j Unearthed and landed at #1 on the AMRAP Metro Chart.

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DOORS 8:30PM



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SATURDAY 18 JULY

BED WETTIN BAD BOYS (Syd) + THE STEVENS + WET BLANKETS + THE SHIFTERS

Sydney's Bed Wettin' Bad Boys have been bunkered down in their cryogenic rehearsal pod writing and recording LP #2 and have decided it's time to step into the physical realm once again before guitarist Joe goes on an international tour with side project Royal Headache. They will be performing punk-informed brand of "classic" rock, numbers off their debut album as well as newer material that is both more concise and direct yet sprawling and ambitious. These bad boys are trying to move in all directions at once, and learning a few lessons along the way. Joining them on this intergalactic journey thru the cosmos are three groups from the centre of the independent rock galaxy (Melbourne) The Stevens, Wet Blankets and The Shifters.

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DOORS 8:30PM


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BABY, IT'S HARD NOT TO LOVE THESE DUDES - CHECK IT YOUTUBE

FRIDAY 31 JULY

DREAMCOAT 'Ghost Legs' SINGLE LAUNCH

w. guests

DREAMCOAT release the first single 'GHOST LEGS' from their Debut EP. After releasing their lush and dynamic debut Single ‘Beautiful Kingdom’, Dreamcoat continue to develop their blend of Alternative Pop and Psych-Folk. 'Ghost Legs’ taps into the human condition of absolute confoundedness and focuses on presenting a bookended experience to the listener in this torn state of mind. Kieran Ebert’s lyrical content tears rapaciously at thought in what is at once too close & at arms reach. DREAMCOAT sold out first show in 2014 at The Grace Darling Hotel and were soon picked up by Blank Tape Music who are proud to present the release of ‘Ghost Legs’ at The Curtin on 31st July.

“There is a dynamic shift in “Beautiful Kingdom” with ambience created through the slow paced bridges of dreamy guitar strums and gentle percussion which then gradually builds into a more layered and explosive arrangement, further strengthened by the vocals of Kieran Ebert.” - Bridget Hustwaite, The AU Review.

Pre-sales $12.00 + $1.50bf // $15 on the door if available.


DOORS 8:30PM


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SATURDAY 1ST AUGUST

THE LAURELS 'Zodiac K' SINGLE LAUNCH & NICHOLAS ALLBROOK (POND) CO-HEADLINE TOUR

w/ Doctopus (WA)

Zodiac K is the newest cut from The Laurels upcoming second record and marks an exciting new direction in sound for the band. Nicholas Allbrook released his debut solo album Ganough, Wallis and Fatuna via Spinning Top Music last year to critical acclaim. Nicholas Allbrook for all of you living under rocks, is the front man of Pond, drummer for Peter Bibby, founding member of Mink Mussell Creek and ex-Tame Impala bass player and noise maker with many more. The Laurels and Allbrook became good friends when Tame Impala played one of their first Sydney shows back in 2009, it would not be the last time they shared stages together, with The Laurels supporting Tame Impala on two further tours as well as a national Pond tour in 2012. This 2015 co-headline tour has been long overdue.

FRIDAY 7 AUG

PSYCHEDELIC COVEN PRESENTS

NUN + DRUG SWEAT + THE RANGOONS + TEUTON

The Psychedelic Coven ladies know how to put together a wild party. Maybe you've heard them on the radio or caught them DJing around town. When they put together a Gig you know you are in for a fun night. Psychedelic Coven presents a night of psychotic rebel rock. A four headed beast of a gig, starring
NUN - Melbourne's toughest synth punks. An unforgettable live experience, equal parts party and distopian terror. Their sell out record launch here at The Curtin last year was a night never to forget. Don't miss the chance to see them again!
DRUG SWEAT - Disco boner gang. Liquid Devo punk gold. A super group? A Little Band? Burning live hell and amazing.
THE RANGOONS - New band hitching down from Sydney, loose loud and wild. It'll be their Melbourne debut and we can't wait to see them. (feat Ela Stiles and Emma from Holy Balm)
TEUTON - Holy metal mayhem. Wailing vocal, pummelling bass, vicious guitar and tribal drums. Heavy bloody metal.
And of course, Psychedelic Coven DJs during the show and till late downstairs in the bar after.

Sounds like a blast right?

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Bluebonnet BBQ at the Curtin!

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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