The Party is back! Monday nights are alive once more and Jazz Party return to the Curtin front bar.
Playing every Monday Night in January 2020 with the full 8 piece band, surprise guests and high energy, sweaty, summer, improvised dance music. As always for our Monday night residencies… It’s FREE.
We’re coming back to the Curtin because we love it there.In over 6 years of our existence JP have played all over Melbourne but we keep coming back to the Curtin. The food is great, Rusty and the bar staff are the best in the business and the old wooden boards of the front bar feel like home.
PS as always this is a small space that will be tightly shared, please respect the people you share the space with, look after one another and get in early for better positions. Strictly NO JERKS.
Come together again for a very special one-off Bushfire Benefit Concert featuring some amazing local talent spanning the genres of folk/country/indie/rock. Proceeds from this show will be donated directly to Wildlife Victoria, Country Fire Authority (CFA) and the Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities. Oztix will also donate the booking fees for tickets sold. Doors open 6pm! Door prizes & raffles will be held on the night.
As their hangovers pass following the recent release of the bands last single, ya favourite dickheads Auntie Leo & The Backstabbers are back into it, launching their new single ‘Scared Of The Sun’ which debuts on the 10th of January. To celebrate the release, the 60s rock n’ roll-inspired 5 piece are ripping the lid of The John Curtin. Come give ya liver a workout and help the team lift the roof off what’s set to be a killer night.
$1 FROM EVERY ONLINE TICKET SOLD WILL BE DONATED TO WIRES TO HELP WITH BUSHFIRE RELIEF
The underlying sound of Bones and Jones is evidently inspired by The Greats. The six-piece band from Geelong/Surfcoast have evolved from the raw sounds of Nuggets to writing a duplicitous array of songs; from upbeat catchy pop tunes with quirky rhythmic affectations to softer, more vulnerable songs that bear truths far beyond the expectations of young adults. Bones and Jones launch their album ‘Bees’ and with their live show becoming a must see they will electrify the John Curtin bandroom with swaying drums, driven organ and roaring lapsteel both paying homage to the country greats and paving the path to their own unique sound.
The John Curtin front bar presents an afternoon of instrumental cinematic soul with boogaloo-funk heroes The Let Your Hair Down Girls. The six-piece band has been in shed cooking up new Aussie pub soul anthems and is committed to bringing you some fresh grooves on you Sunday arvo.
This event will take place on the land of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation. We acknowledge elders past, present and emerging. Sovereignty never ceded.
A night of electro flash and mangled guitar at The Curtin with all proceeds being split between Wildlife Victoria and the legends at the CFA.
With an all thriller no filler lineup of Bitumen (post-punk), Big Yawn (punchy electronica), Premium Fantasy (delightful waves of synth) and Synthetics (snarling rock), this is sure to be a big one.
Melbourne neo / soul groovers TAPES are kicking off their single tour by throwing a massive party at the Curtin! Come get sassy with them on February 13th as they celebrate the release of their gritty new revenge track ‘Get Even.’
Ruben Blades has been writing the rules for Latin music for nearly 50 years, winning nine Grammys and five Latin Grammy Awards. Peruvian maestro, Jorge Aguilar, Director and arranger of Combo La Revelacion, brings together some of Melbourne’s finest musicians to pay tribute to Ruben’s legacy. This special performance will feature a selection of Blades’ greatest hits. Come and experience the sounds of Ruben Blades’ magic!
After 2 albums, 3 EP’s and a 12” maxi single, Alien Nosejob is having a debut live performance. The night is shared with UV Race, G2G (Syd) and A+. A mix of Punk and Indie Rock.
To blow a farewell kiss to 7 years of wild shows, wilder partying, a relentless national and international touring schedule and countless fine dining, Pagan will hang the neon crucifix for one more performance, and burn through a setlist comprised of numbers from their critically acclaimed 2018 full-length, Black Wash, as well as some older cult classics from Pagan’s golden years.
Joining Pagan for one last dance will be the band’s dearest friends, Totally Unicorn and Blind Girls - two of Australia’s most unique, chaotic and inventive hardcore bands. See them help to carry the Pagan coffin from the church to the grave. This will be the last opportunity to bare whiteness to the pure power and visceral party that is a Pagan rock and roll show.
Following the release of her latest single “What The Hell have You Done”, Sir Jude celebrates with us, the debut of her long awaited Ep, “Dreamlands”. The bewitching siren shares her music in a submission to heart break and vulnerability. Cinematic in nature, her listeners are taken along a journey of sweet, embellished synths and dirty guitars. “Dreamlands” is a raw perspective on self- discovery and imagination; a sonic love child of James Bond and alternative pop, that is hard to ignore.
Wergaia / Wemba Wemba woman Alice Skye hits the stage of the Curtin Hotel, Carlton, on February 29 alongside two of her favourite artists, the extraordinary Chitra and thought-provoking Maylene Slater Burns. The night marks Alice’s first headline show following the release of her new single off her forthcoming album “I Feel Better But I Don’t Feel Good” produced by Jen Cloher for the Bad Apples Label (out mid-year). Packed with fire moulded in tender vocals, Alice continues to weave her extraordinary vocal and songwriting spell in the studio, making this rare live event not to be missed.