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GIGS

Tactics

THURSDAY 15 AUGUST

Select Music & Scenic Drive Music Present

TACTICS 'The High Speed Picnic' LAUNCH

w. Porpoise Spit + Hearts and Rockets

Seminal post-punk group Tactics embark on their first Australian tour since 2008.

Emerging from the murky depths of Canberra’s punk scene in 1977, this critically acclaimed underground band released 6 albums over a decade. Their first album in 25 years ‘Early Shift At Charles De Gaulle’ is out now via Scenic Drive Records.

“Canberra’s Tactics, led by the quirky, intelligent and mercurial Dave Studdert, were a punk band that pointed towards a brighter and more interesting future that could transcend the stultifying limitations of punk.” – Junkee

“Of the big three for me - Laughing Clowns, The Go-Betweens and Tactics - Dave Studdert was the most intense of them all. The crowd up front were not stroking their chins, this was high art to hurl yourself around to. The sweet abrasion of his voice and guitar, the intensity of his themes and the restlessness of the rhythms was all one ugly beautiful machine that smelt of danger.” - Tim Freedman

Living eyes

SATURDAY 17 AUGUST

THE LIVING EYES - JAPAN SEND OFF

w. Constant Mongrel + Primo!

After a memorable, scorching set at Golden Plains this March, The Living Eyes’ play their first and only Australian headline show for 2019.

The band will be joined by great friends Constant Mongrel and Primo!

Living Eyes are touring Japan August 21st - August 31st, courtesy of Episode Sounds.

Sir Jude

SUNDAY 18 AUGUST

SIR JUDE 'Like You Mean It' SINGLE LAUNCH

w. Isaiah Morris + KVYNL

Melbourne based artist, producer and songwriter Sir Jude has returned to follow up her late June release with her new single ‘Like You Mean It’.

Cinematic in nature, ‘Like You Mean It’ is the point of consciousness where logic meets the ever fluctuating wave of emotions to truly find the answers we are looking for.

Supported by local DJ Isaiah Morris and hip hop artist KVYNL, Sir Jude celebrates this release with local artist friends at The Curtin. It is cinematic pop that is hard to ignore.

$10 + $2.25BF

DOORS 7PM

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Merpire

FRIDAY 23 AUGUST

MERPIRE 'Habit' SINGLE LAUNCH

w. Quivers + Georgia Knight

A city is a fascinating backdrop for a song. Adelaide has eighteen songs written about it (including the obvious ones by Paul Kelly & Ben Folds) and now Melbourne has another on the board, thanks to Merpire. From the opening lyrics, ‘Habit’ is a cathartic release, with Rhiannon describing it as “a direct love letter to those who keep listening”.

To celebrate the release, the full Merpire band will be playing a series of headline shows for the first time since 2018’s sold out EP tour.

Peak Twins

SATURDAY 24 AUGUST

PEAK TWINS 'Beloved' ALBUM LAUNCH

w. Sarah Mary Chadwick + Deep Red + The Opals

Six years on from the release of their self-titled debut LP, Peak Twins present Beloved, an offering of eight melancholic, melody-driven pop songs. On August 24th at the Curtin, the six-piece live band will perform the recent singles Beloved and Water, along with old and new favourites. Joining them on this occasion will be the critically acclaimed Sarah Mary Chadwick band, dark synth-poppers Deep Red, and enigmatic new-comers The Opals. This event will take place on the lands of the Kulin Nations, for which sovereignty was never ceded.

Blake Scott

FRIDAY 30 AUGUST

BLAKE SCOTT

w. Elsie Lange + Culte

Blake Scott will be playing a rare solo show in the Curtin bandroom at the end of winter. After a twelve month absence from performing, he will be showcasing new material in its raw form and paying tribute to some of his favourite local artists. Joining him for the evening will be Elsie Lange and Culte.

blake scott

SATURDAY 31 AUGUST

SOLD OUT

BLAKE SCOTT

w. Elsie Lange + Culte

Blake Scott will be playing a rare solo show in the Curtin bandroom at the end of winter. After a twelve month absence from performing, he will be showcasing new material in its raw form and paying tribute to some of his favourite local artists. Joining him for the evening will be Elsie Lange and Culte.

Heavyglow

THURSDAY 5 SEPTEMBER

HEAVYGLOW

w. The Calibans + Dez + Rosella

Making their headline debut, HeavyGlow have done the rounds and are teaming up with some of their favourite Melbourne acts to put on an evening of upbeat pop-rock tunes, introspective melodies, and guitars dancing on the fine line that separates clean tone from the good dirty stuff.

Accompanying them are The Calibans, Dez and Rosella who will have you leaving The Curtin with one of their first-rate tunes stuck firmly in your mind.

$8 + $2.20BF

DOORS 7:30PM

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y street

FRIDAY 6 SEPTEMBER

Y STREET 'Get Lost' EP LAUNCH

w. Wilderglow + Stephstrings

On the back of their debut EP release “Get Lost” the 5 piece Indie Punk outfit Y STREET are set to grace the Curtin for a night of sheer madness. The group form together a mix of cosmic love and tasteful anger to create a live performance that is definitely not worth missing out on. The stage on the night will be shared with some legends that will make for an awesome night!

$10 + $2.25BF

DOORS 8PM

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Thigh Master

SATURDAY 7 SEPTEMBER

THIGH MASTER - U.S SEND OFF / SINGLE LAUNCH

w. HTMLflowers + Sleeper & Snake + Permits

Ex-Brisbane guitar-attemptees Thigh Master play one last Melbourne show before heading over to the US to embark on a #supersized tour surrounding their performance at Gonerfest, with new album ‘Now For Example’ out September 27 through Goner Records. Support from the incredible HMTLflowers, hypnotic casio-folk-sax-duellers Sleeper & Snake (Amy Hill & Al Monfort) and rock n roll super(b)-group Permits (members of Shifters, Dag, Chook Race, Girlatones).

$10 + $2.15BF

DOORS 8PM

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plum green

SUNDAY 8 SEPTEMBER

PLUM GREEN 'Lions in Darkness' EP LAUNCH

w. Sam Haven + Rach Brennan and The Pines

Following a series of recording opportunities between Auckland and Melbourne, Plum Green will be releasing the upcoming Lions in Darkness EP. Plum Green combines elements of folk, grunge, goth, and post-rock. Plum and her band will be supported by atmospheric solo sound artist ‘Sam Haven’ and Indie rock/folk band ‘Rach Brennan and The Pines’. This launch is supported by The City of Melbourne.

$10 + $2.25BF

DOORS 7PM

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Girlpool

FRIDAY 13 SEPTEMBER

GIRLPOOL (USA)

w. guests

Handsome Tours is thrilled to announce the return of LA’s Girlpool to Australia and New Zealand this September in support of their critically-acclaimed album, What Chaos Is Imaginary. The duo, consisting of Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad will be playing shows in Auckland, Wellington, Melbourne and Sydney, as well as performing at Brisbane Festival.

Co-produced by Girlpool and David Tolomei (Future Islands, Beach House, Dirty Projectors) What Chaos Is Imaginary is a collection of songs unlike any Girlpool songs you’ve ever heard, exactly what Powerplant was to Before The World Was Big. For the first time, it is clear who wrote what song. 2019 will see drum machines and synthesizers and beautiful/new harmonies and huge guitars and at least one orchestral breakdown by a string octet.

“It was invigorating playing stripped down and raw when Girlpool began. As we change, what gets us there is going to change too.” It’s hard to imagine what might follow What Chaos Is Imaginary. Girlpool’s growth has a steady momentum forward, towards something greater with every stride that they take.

congrats

SATURDAY 14 SEPTEMBER

CONGRATS

w. guests

Melbourne singer-songwriter Ben Stewart (Slowly Slowly) flexes his never-ending creative juice with his latest project, Congrats. A solo pop venture, Congrats is the same kind of vulnerable and unbridled songwriting that we’ve already come to love from Stewart’s output in the punk-rock sphere, but this time we see guitars and grit swapped for delectable pop sensibilities. Launching with infectious earworm ‘Cut Down The Middle’, Congrats is the burgeoning pop sensation you’ll want on your radar early.

$15 + $2.75BF

DOORS 8PM

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colu

SUNDAY 15 SEPTEMBER

COLU 'Nowhere Boy' ALBUM TOUR

w. PRAX + SXINT P + Tokyo Twilight

Melbourne-based dark pop duo COLU are hitting the road in support of their debut album NOWHERE BOY. The boys have made waves around Australia with singles SCHOLAR, SLUMP and INTENTIONS, amassing over 50,000 streams on the road to their debut full-length. James and Kieran are bringing their unique blend of ambient, hip-hop and pop around the country, playing in intimate venues along the east and south coast.

$15 + $2.75BF

DOORS 7PM

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Club Med

FRIDAY 20 SEPTEMBER

CLUB MED 'Busy, Busy, Busy' EP LAUNCH

w. Spike Vincent + Affection + Chook Race DJs

Melbourne’s most gorgeous band are launching their debut EP ‘Busy, Busy, Busy’ through Roolette Records on September 20 at the Curtin.

The four track EP examines the complexity of modern life in a modern world with four distinct, yet equally heartbreaking stories.

Come see these classic tracks performed live among other classic tracks.

Also performing on the night is the incredible Spike Vincent and Affection, with Chook Race DJs.

$10 + $2.25BF

DOORS 8PM

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EVERYONE'S INVITED

collarbones

SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER

COLLARBONES 'Futurity' ALBUM LAUNCH

w. guests

You’re invited to attend the launch shows for Collarbones fourth album, Futurity, their first full-length release in five years. Good on you for staying true for this long! These songs are all about gazing into the horizon, imagining worlds, imaging a beyond. Join us.

$15 + $2.75BF

DOORS 8PM

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CHATTER

JUMP IN THE DEEP END
Shining Bird

FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER

SHINING BIRD 'Who Are We' SINGLE TOUR

w. Spike Vincent + Culte

In celebration of their recent Midnight Oil support slot, Austinmer’s experimental band SHINING BIRD offers Who Are We, a 9-minute epic, clearly marking a new direction. Recorded live to tape, in a single take by Jez Player (The Pinheads). The track highlights the band’s improvisational strengths and maturity. Hinting at a new record in late 2019, the bird is back and playing The Curtin Friday, September 27.

bass drum of death

THURSDAY 3 OCTOBER

BASS DRUM OF DEATH (USA)

w. guests

Hailing from Oxford, Mississippi, the lo-fi trio Bass Drum of Death make bluesy garage rock. The band is the project of singer/guitarist/bassist/drummer John Barrett, who began recording his rambunctious D.I.Y. rock in 2007. Bass Drum of Death released the EP Stain Stick Skin on Fat Possum 2008. The full-length debut album GB City, featuring the singles “Young Pros,” “Get Found” followed in 2011. The band has subsequently released the albums the self-titled “Bass Drum of Death” in 2013 and “Rip This” in 2014. On top of this due to the accessible upbeat tempo of Barrett’s songs, Bass Drum of Death has contributed to the soundtracks of “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance”, “The Vampire Diaries”, “Grand Theft Auto” and the BBC TV show “Waterloo Road”.

In 2018 the band returned with new song “Heavy” and long-awaited fourth record “Just Business” was released in July 2018 via Century Media / RED MUSIC

$42 + $2.50BF

DOORS 8PM

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JUST BUSINESS

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saskwatch

WEDNESDAY 23 OCTOBER

SASKWATCH - SAY GOODBYE. FINAL SHOW

w. Jim Lawrie + Ella Thompson + DJ Chris Gill

After 10 years as a band, four albums, and hundreds of live shows globally, Melbourne indie-soul band Saskwatch have announced their final ever show(s) to celebrate their career and goodbye to fans.

The band got their break when legendary Soul DJ Vince Peach discovered them playing on the streets of Melbourne. A 3 year on again & off again residency at Cherry followed, leading to widespread word of mouth about the bands exceptional live show, led by formidable frontwoman Nkechi Anele.

The following year, they were offered to play Glastonbury - and the rest is history.  

Come celebrate one of Australia’s most exciting live bands of the last decade at The Curtin with good friends and a long term horn section.

Saskwatch

THURSDAY 24 OCTOBER

SOLD OUT

SASKWATCH - SAY GOODBYE. FINAL SHOW

w. Jim Lawrie + Ella Thompson + DJ Chris Gill

After 10 years as a band, four albums, and hundreds of live shows globally, Melbourne indie-soul band Saskwatch have announced their final ever show(s) to celebrate their career and goodbye to fans.

The band got their break when legendary Soul DJ Vince Peach discovered them playing on the streets of Melbourne. A 3 year on again & off again residency at Cherry followed, leading to widespread word of mouth about the bands exceptional live show, led by formidable frontwoman Nkechi Anele.

The following year, they were offered to play Glastonbury - and the rest is history.  

Come celebrate one of Australia’s most exciting live bands of the last decade at The Curtin with good friends and a long term horn section.

saskwatch

FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER

SOLD OUT

SASKWATCH - SAY GOODBYE. FINAL SHOW

w. Jim Lawrie + Leah Senior + DJ Chris Gill

After 10 years as a band, four albums, and hundreds of live shows globally, Melbourne indie-soul band Saskwatch have announced their final ever show(s) to celebrate their career and goodbye to fans.

The band got their break when legendary Soul DJ Vince Peach discovered them playing on the streets of Melbourne. A 3 year on again & off again residency at Cherry followed, leading to widespread word of mouth about the bands exceptional live show, led by formidable frontwoman Nkechi Anele.

The following year, they were offered to play Glastonbury - and the rest is history.  

Come celebrate one of Australia’s most exciting live bands of the last decade at The Curtin with good friends and a long term horn section.

saskwatch

SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER

SOLD OUT

SASKWATCH - SAY GOODBYE. FINAL SHOW

w. Jim Lawrie + Ella Thompson + DJ Chris Gill

After 10 years as a band, four albums, and hundreds of live shows globally, Melbourne indie-soul band Saskwatch have announced their final ever show(s) to celebrate their career and goodbye to fans.

The band got their break when legendary Soul DJ Vince Peach discovered them playing on the streets of Melbourne. A 3 year on again & off again residency at Cherry followed, leading to widespread word of mouth about the bands exceptional live show, led by formidable frontwoman Nkechi Anele.

The following year, they were offered to play Glastonbury - and the rest is history.  

Come celebrate one of Australia’s most exciting live bands of the last decade at The Curtin with good friends Jim Lawrie and Ella Thompson, and a long term horn section.

Gang of Four

SATURDAY 16 NOVEMBER

GANG OF FOUR (UK)

w. guests

One of the most influential and groundbreaking bands to rise from the British punk scene in the late 70’s, GANG OF FOUR finally return this November! The band will play ‘Entertainment!’ (Damaged Goods, Anthrax, Naturals Not In It, At Home He’s A Tourist) in full to celebrate its 40th Anniversary, plus an encore of other Hits (I Love a Man in Uniform, What We All Want, Paralysed, To Hell With Poverty + more).

$45.95 + $4.05BF

DOORS 8PM

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DAMAGED GOODS!
strange tenants

SATURDAY 14 DECEMBER

STRANGE TENANTS - ANNUAL XMAS SHOW

w. The Moonhops + Fistful of Trojans + DJ The Professor (PBS)

Strange Tenants are the undisputed Godfathers of Australian ska. With an album and a book about them released last year, this year saw a documentary film ’Strange Tenants: Ska’d For Life’ premiered at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival. More than a ska band, Strange Tenants have become cultural icons, and legends of Melbourne’s alternative music scene. Having stormed onto the music scene in Lygon Street way back in 1981, Strange Tenants have chosen The Curtin as the venue for their annual birthday/Christmas show.

$27 + $2.50BF

DOORS 8PM

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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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