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29 Lygon Street
CARLTON VIC
t. 03 9663 6350

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GIGS

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.

grand final

SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER

GRAND FINAL DAY AT THE CURTIN

FOOTY!

$2 pots of Sonny’s Lager and Coopers Pale from 1:30pm UNTIL THE FIRST GOAL

2 Large screens (fancy and new) to watch the game

FREE hot dogs (and Not Dogs) ALL DAY

Most of all, Dickhead free

FREE ENTRY!

DOORS 12PM





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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dreamin wild

FRIDAY 4 OCTOBER

DREAMIN' WILD ALBUM LAUNCH

w. Sweet Whirl + The Bush

Dreamin’ Wild invite you to The Curtin to celebrate the release of their sophomore album “Heaven in Thirty-Eleven” the 8 track LP is a super sweet listen, full of blood sweat and tears, perfectly encapsulating the past few years of the bands development and evolution into a 6 piece. 

Joined by Sweet Whirl and The Bush.

$12 + $2.30BF

DOORS 8PM

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GO TO HEAVEN

COME ONE, COME ALL
longboys

SATURDAY 12 OCTOBER

VENICE QUEENS x LONGBOYS

w. Frangipani + Not Badd

Venice Queens and LongBoys join forces in an epic double header Saturday October 12th.

Adelaide five-piece Venice Queens have established themselves as a South Australian music heavyweights and, with no fears of being a small fish in a big pond, the band is diving headlong into the Melbourne market touring their latest single ‘Eddie’s Castle’.

Having shared stages with Kingswood and Lime Cordiale, as well playing sell-out shows in their hometown, the Queens are no strangers to filling big shoes. They aim to restore rock and roll culture with swagger-fuelled, anthemic rock minus all the bullshit.

Joining VQ are Melbourne locals LongBoys, a band creating sounds that swing between the rambunctious hooky Hockey Dad to smooth Mac Demarco inspired surf rock.

$12.70 + $2.30BF

DOORS 8PM

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INVITE YOUR MATES

FORGET YOUR MIND
jonny joshua

SUNDAY 13 OCTOBER

OUT ON THE WEEKEND AFTERPARTY

THE JONNY FRITZ & JOSHUA HEDLEY SHOW

w. The Easy Leaves + LOVE POLICE DJs + special guests

When too many good times are never enough… After the festivities at Out On The Weekend there’s absolutely no reason for the fine, fine music and cosmic Americana vibes to end. Keep them going and head on to the massive After Party at the Curtin on Sunday October 13.

Check out a ragged but oh-so-right set from THE JOHNNY FRITZ & JOSHUA HEDLEY SHOW, featuring these two remarkable talents performing together. Throw in the superb Californian duo THE EASY LEAVES and you have a pretty remarkable evening. Then, with all the other Out On The Weekend artists lingering around town, who knows what may happen – but trust us SURPRISE GUESTS are very very much on the cards. This promises to be a gathering of some awesomeness with some truly wondrous sounds. A night when anything could – and almost certainly will - happen.

Joined by LOVE POLICE DJs.

soaked

FRIDAY 18 OCTOBER

SOAKED OATS (NZ)

w. Obscura Hail + guests

Soaked Oats return to Australia this October for a run of three shows between Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne.

After an extensive tour celebrating the release of their recent EP ‘Sludge Pop’, which saw the band play their first shows in the UK featuring a well-received debut at the Great Escape Festival, the glorified boy band has decided to scratch the proverbial itch and see how they might fear in some hot Australian venues.

a broken sail

SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER

A BROKEN SAIL

w. The Electric Guitars + Walkerville

Los Angeles-based Blazebirth Records (David Pajo - Slint, Papa M, Interpol, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) is proud to present A Broken Sail. With their latest release 1906 due September 2019, they deploy sonic brutality and volume assaults onstage, whilst also adoring the quieter, sharper moments.

Joining the evening are The Electric Guitars and Walkerville (ex Gersey).

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.

$25 + $2.95BF

DOORS 8PM

SOLD OUT

PARTY

REMINISCE WITH YOUR LOVE
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.

tram

FRIDAY 1 NOVEMBER

TRAM COPS 'California Way' ALBUM LAUNCH

w. Cool Sounds + Redspencer + DJ Claire Dickson

The genre-evading Tram Cops are pleased to be launching their new album California Way with guests Cool Sounds, Redspencer and DJ Claire Dickson. California Way explores themes of love, happiness, heartbreak and psychedelia framed in the context of danceable synth-laden pop songs. Drawing inspiration from Melbourne’s jazz and club scene for this particular record, Tram Cops sought the help of production heavyweights Japanese Wallpaper and Simon Lam to help bring his meticulously recorded songs to life.

$10 + $2.25BF

DOORS 8PM

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WE'RE HAPPY AS CAN BE...

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.

crepes

SATURDAY 2 NOVEMBER

CREPES

w. guests

Much loved Melbourne outfit Crepes return to the stage for the first time since their sold out album launch in early 2019. Crepes have stayed relatively quiet since the release of their second album ‘In Cahoots’, which makes this show a rarity not to be missed. Crepes will bring their infectious cosmic pop to The Curtin bandroom on Saturday November 2 with special guests to be announced.

$12 + $2.30BF

DOORS 8PM

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IN CAHOOTS!

MATES GALORE
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!
huxtoncreepers

SATURDAY 23 NOVEMBER

HUXTON CREEPERS

w. Porpoise Spit

Melbourne’s much-loved guitar act Huxton Creepers are reforming for a special show to perform their debut album 12 Days To Paris in full, plus an assortment of more of their great tracks and special cover versions. Featuring the original line up of the band - Rob Craw (lead vocals and guitar), Paul Thomas (guitar and vocals), Matthew Eddy (bass) and Archie Law (drums), this rare gig from the Huxton Creepers is not to be missed.

molly

FRIDAY 29 NOVEMBER

Spacegirl Presents

MOLLY NILSSON (SWE / BERLIN)

w. guests

Swedish-born, Berlin-based synth-pop star Molly Nilsson is making dreams come true as she announces her debut Australian tour this November.

From power ballads to off-kilter dance numbers, Molly Nilsson constantly pushes the limits of what is conventionally considered a ‘pop’ song. The supremely DIY musician eschews external influences and collaborations in favour of writing and producing her dark, lo-fi, synth-pop in her own Lighthouse Studios and publishing releases on her own label, Dark Skies Association.

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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HARD TIMES

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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