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jonathan

FRI 18 JANUARY

JONATHAN BREE (NZ)

w. Cyanide Thornton (band) + Amaya Laucirica

New Zealand indie pop royalty Jonathan Bree (The Brunettes) brings his acclaimed live show and mysterious masked band to Australia for the first time in celebration of his captivating and award winning new album “Sleepwalking”. With wit laden – lyricism that nods to Jarvis Cocker, baroque instrumentation, Gainsbourg inspired production, 60’s aesthetic of Nancy and Lee & the warm baritone of Scott Walker, Bree delivers a sultry and self-effacing master-class in clever pop songwriting.

Sasami

SATURDAY 19 JANUARY

SASAMI (Los Angeles)

w. Hachiku + Candy

SASAMI has been making music in the Los Angeles area, in almost every way you can, for the last decade. From playing French horn in orchestras and studios and playing keys, bass, and guitar in local rock bands (Dirt Dress, Cherry Glazerr), to contributing vocals/string/horn arrangements to studio albums (Vagabon, Curtis Harding, Wild Nothing, Hand Habits, etc.) and producing on tracks for other respected artists (inc. Soko), she has gained a reputation as an all-around musical badass.

SASAMI has spent her time scoring and making orchestral arrangements for films, commercials and studio albums, as well as being a deeply committed music teacher in Los Angeles. She spent the previous two and a half years touring the world non-stop playing synths in the band Cherry Glazerr and is now taking a turn to focus on her own music. SASAMI’s first ever self-released single “Callous” was given Pitchfork’s “Best New Track,” and this year she has already shared bills with the likes of Mitski, Japanese Breakfast, Liz Phair, The Breeders, and Blondie.

Her debut album is out on March 8th (International Women’s Day) on Domino Recording Company and newest single “Jealousy” just dropped with vid. SASAMI has just announced over 30 dates across Europe & US. Australian audiences will get a very special preview with a last minute show just announced at The Curtin! Supported by HACHIKU and CANDY.

Not Today

SUNDAY 20 JANUARY

NOT TODAY FESTIVAL

w. Jarrow + June Jones (DJ) + Pinch Points + Memphis LK (DJ) + Sleeping Lessons + Bordie Lancaster (DJ) + Xanadu + ampON

crushing co. presents Not Today Festival, a benefit for survivors of sexual abuse and assault. All funds raised will be going to CASA House, an organisation committed to ensuring that the silence which surrounds sexual assault continues to be broken and that survivors are provided with necessary support on a 24 hour basis. This festival brings together a broad range of artists: Jarrow (solo), June Jones (DJ), Pinch Points, Memphis LK (DJ), Sleeping Lessons, Brodie Lancaster (DJ), S’average Garden, and ampON. A mixtape and zine will also be available on the day. Every artist involved has the unifying focus of reclaiming transgressions of all sizes within the music industry.

$15 + $2bf

DOORS 5:30PM

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JARROOWWWW
Nat Slade

WEDNESDAY 23 JANUARY

Wondercore Wednesdays - Hump Day Dance

ft. NATALIE SLADE + TAYLOR CRAWFORD + DJ bestfootforward

Wondercore Island are starting 2019 by taking over The Curtin with a showcase event every Wednesday in January featuring a stack of new artists, old faithfuls, never heard before’s ‘what the hell was that’s?’ and some of our favourite DJs. It’s gonna be a loved up summery room with heavy tunes, beautiful people and special guests for a whole month!

CIVIC

FRIDAY 25 JANUARY

CIVIC

w. Low Life (Syd) + Lái + Deep Red

CIVIC are bringing their own brand of slick rock n roll to the John Curtin Hotel. After releasing “New Vietnam” and “Those Who No” through out 2018, they are more than prepared to exhibit their special blend of punk hits and rock fantasy tales to the general public, the fans, the lovers of live music. You think they get tired of the feeling of red hot respect that comes from blasting through a 30 minute set of burning tracks? No. They love it and will continue to deliver, time and time again. If this wasn’t already enough to ram the room full of hot fans, LOW LIFE will be joining them from Sydney. This will be their first show in Melbourne in over two years and folks, they will be bringing all they got to make you say “Cool”. Music fans are still raving about they’re 2011 release “DOGGING” and with a new record set to come out within the year, these punkers will be providing a fresh mixed bag of the stuff you love and the stuff future you will love. Don’t sit at home and miss out. This is gonna be a hot night. With hot bands and hot fans. But you think something like this can happen purely off human kindness? No. It costs money. Bring money. Tickets are $15 and limited. That $15 doesn’t just buy you a ticket to the goddamn best night of your life. It also lets you stack another beautiful memory on top of the pile. Remember the first time you went in a swimming pool? These bands try they’re hardest to recreate this feeling for you. Just added more burning hot supports, Lái & Deep Red.

PIOUS

SUNDAY 27 JANUARY (PUBLIC HOLIDAY EVE)

Tenth Court Presents

PIOUS FAULTS (QLD)

w. Geld + V + Jazz + DJ Shah Sharafi

Brisbane-born anomalies Pious Faults will be dropping into Melbourne to present a set of their authentic and abstracted punk. After a 2018 spent sharing with the world their debut LP ‘Old Thread’ via Feel It Records and Aimless Wander, as well as an extensive tour throughout the USA, Pious Faults have still remained more or less of an enigma outside (and inside) of the Brisbane underground since their inception in 2016. Pious Faults are joined by the relentless psychedelic wreckage of Geld, the dark gothic aura of V, and the hypnotic drive of Jazz. DJ Shah Sharafi will be gracing the Curtin with selections of African and Middle Eastern rock n roll.

$12 + $2BF

DOOR 8PM

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Vulture st

WEDNESDAY 30 JANUARY

Wondercore Wednesdays - Hump Day Dance

ft. VULTURE ST TAPE GANG + ELLE SHIMADA + DJ Mike Gurrieri

Wondercore Island are starting 2019 by taking over The Curtin with a showcase event every Wednesday in January featuring a stack of new artists, old faithfuls, never heard before’s ‘what the hell was that’s?’ and some of our favourite DJs. It’s gonna be a loved up summery room with heavy tunes, beautiful people and special guests for a whole month!

FSBS

FRIDAY 1 FEB

FRONTSIDE BACKSIDES (FSBS) "GET OUT THE WAY" EP LAUNCH

w. Charging Stallion + Special Guests

The hint’s in the name, FRONTSIDE BACKSIDES are an Australian garage punk band that is as raw as your newly broken heart from that break-up, oh and there’s songs about skateboarding too. The raucous and rowdy guitars and the coherently, incoherent sonic experience are just the remedy you’ve been looking for. Having only formed in 2018, the band has quickly made noise on the local circuit and will be launching their debut EP upstairs in The Curtin band room. It’s by far their biggest show to date. “Get out the Way” is six songs about being broke, hating scooters and making questionable decisions.

All of your worries of the week will be washed away in a cascade of punk vibes, surf attitude, and garage nihilism. To make the night even more special they’ll be joined by local legends CHARGING STALLION, who front an essential listening podcast of the same name. The Seven-piece pub rock band are currently writing a debut album and their live shows are notoriously loud, energetic and umm.. bananas? Is that a good word? You get it. They’re sick. Stallion have played alongside great bands such as Pist Idiots, Amyl and The Sniffers and Dumb Punts, don’t miss em.

UNDERCOVER CROPS are just four guys with no worries in the world, playing hard surf groove punk with a raw poetic grit. They’re certainly on board for this celebration too. Tracks such as “Beach Killer” are yes you guessed it, killer. MORE SPECIAL GUESTS TO BE ANNOUNCED!!!

Shogun Sheets

SATURDAY 2 FEBRUARY

SHOGUN AND THE SHEETS

w. The Electric Guitars + KT Split

Punk is for squares, this is Shogun & The Sheets! The brand-new band from ex-Royal Headache front-man Shogun will play their first-ever Melbourne show at The Curtin on February 2nd. Don’t expect Royal Headache 2.0 though. Drawing on experiences of addiction, hurt and hope, Shogun’s musical aspirations here are emboldened and sharpened. Riveting, downcast, charismatic and complex. More soul than punk-rock. The Sheets are a band formed from teenage friends who in Shogun’s own words “play like motherfuckers“ - they’re providing a new platform for one of the most celebrated voices of the Australian underground.

james seedy

FRIDAY 15 FEBRUARY

JAMES SEEDY EP LAUNCH

w. guests to come..

Launching their self titled EP James Seedy is sure to start off your 2019 with a crack of his whip. Described as sounding like a Townes Van Zandt residency at Berghain. Like a David Lynch discothèque. Like if Rammstein were Hank Williams. Like if the general “vibe” of Westworld was a ’90s rave compilation. Like if Total Recall was also The Great Escape, and also an entire weekend at Revolver. Melbourne based musician/producer James Seedy plays both kinds of music Country and Techno. Will be joined by special guests for the launch promising to be a high energy evening.

Gab Cohen

SATURDAY 16 FEBRUARY

GABRIELLA COHEN (full band)

w. Full Flower Moon Band + Tamara & The Dreams.

It’s a new year. Gabriella Cohen and her band return from the USA where they’ve been touring her sophomore album ‘Pink Is The Colour Of Unconditional Love’.

The infectious guitar pop album was rated 4/5 stars by The Line Of Best Fit and described as:

“Delightfully exotic in the tangled guitars which brings to mind open roads, limitless horizons, and scorching sunshine. It’s an artfully seductive sound – think Mac DeMarco drinking margaritas by the pool.” The band are terribly excited to play to their hometown. They also have some news: this will be the last show with the current lineup for a while. So come and say hello and goodbye, laugh and cry and celebrate. Support from Full Flower Moon Band and Tamara and The Dreams.

The Garden

THURSDAY 21 FEBRUARY

THE GARDEN (California)

w. guests

“The Garden is an ever evolving duo from Orange County, California. Established in 2011 by twin brothers Fletcher and Wyatt Shears, they also created the term, “Vada Vada” to represent their music and other endeavours. Typically seen live playing drums and electronics, Fletcher can also be seen front and center on vocals, belligerently performing alongside his brother, Wyatt. Wyatt consistently takes position of lead vocals and bass in the duo whilst performing and can be seen simultaneously moving in un-choreographed bizarre patterns. Touring globally since 2012 they have become known for their energetic, aggressive and off the wall performances. To date the twins have released four EP’s, three full length LP’s – the latest “Mirror Might Steal Your Charm” released on March 30, 2018.”

No Age

SATURDAY 23 FEBRUARY

NO AGE (USA)

w. Terry + Big Supermarket

The dymaxion duo of D.Spunt and R.Randall are hauling ass and screeching across the country to deliver a wildly cathartic cocktail of volume, velocity and melodies this coming February! Hitting up and honing in on Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and WA, No Age are marrying their untouchable noise pop with ear-shattering volume in an immersive live setting. Rifling through the bands discography from past touchstones to the newest rage Snares Like A Haircut, No Age’s pell-mell push of punk sanded down on the edges with pop sensibility and raucous noise will leave your ears permanently ringing. Sounds rad, right? Well stop reading and get your ass moving, you don’t want to miss out!

Bench Press

SATURDAY 2 MARCH

BENCH PRESS - EAST COAST TOUR

w. No Sister + FERLA + Spiral Perm

Bench Press play their own take on post-punk, with frantic guitars, frustrated vocals and a rhythm section that bounds them tight. Unique, captivating and ambiguous.

Following a big 2018 for Bench Press, the band kicks off the new year with a run of East Coast shows. It’s with a heavy heart that the band announces this last run of shows for their drummer Jordan Hicks, however there is some more light and exciting news to come.. It is a time to celebrate his time and contributions to the band! Playing before Bench Press is No Sister, FERLA and Spiral Perm.

A big night for Melbourne music, not to be missed!

Harmony

SUNDAY 3 MARCH

HARMONY - FIRST AND LAST MELBOURNE SHOW FOR 2019

w. Cyanide Thornton + Tracksuit + Shah Sharafi

Harmony return with their first headline show since launching their third album Double Negative in August. A six piece wall of sound, Harmony feature a three piece vocal ensemble that are the dominant sound of the band instead of performing traditional backing roles. From ragged dirges to smouldering white soul ballads, Harmony are capable of moments of true majestic cacophony and beauty. Joining Harmony for their last Melbourne show for the foreseeable future will be Cyanide Thornton - a molten alchemy binding magic and loss into tender refrains. Tracksuit - listless hooks from members of Bitch Prefect and Scott and Charlene’s Wedding. Shah Sharafi - dark electronic pulses from the Arabian Heart

$13 + $2BF

DOORS 7:30PM

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acid mothers

FRIDAY 8 MARCH

Contrary presents...

ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO UFO

w. guests

The sprawling universe that is Acid Mothers Temple was formed in Osaka in 1995 by Kawabata Makoto. Originally titled the Acid Mothers Temple soul-collective and encompassing musicians, dancers, artists, farmers, channellers, ex-yakuza, mermaid researchers and professional vagrants, Acid Mothers Temple are considered masters of extreme trip music.

“Pure levitation”. “The definitive 21st-century Freak Out Band”

Ever-mutating, ever-evolving, ever-inspiring over the decades additional bands (and one festival) have formed carrying the Acid Mothers Temple name from Acid Mothers Gong to AMT & The Space Paranoid and many other manifestations but the enduring, Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O., has continued to function as the mothership. Their 24-year odyssey has spawned a discography of over one hundred releases and seen the UFO ‘Underground Freak Out’ circle the earth a few dozen times blowing marbles at thousands of shows - If you don’t believe us check out their insane tour schedules and reviews of their shows. In 2017 they visited Australian shores for a fleeting moment as guests of Supersense - festival of the ecstatic, but reports of these psychedelic sonic wizards continued to reverberate generating two new Australian festival invitations for 2019. Contrary brings the legendary Japanese band to Australia this March for Golden Plains, RCC Fringe Adelaide and their very own headline shows in Melbourne & Perth.

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. : Kawabata Makoto : guitar, synthesizer, speed guru Higashi Hiroshi : synthesizer, theremin, harp, noodle god Jyonson Tsu : vocal, guitar, bouzouki, midnight whistler Satoshima Nani : drums, another dimension Wolf : bass, space & time

Verge Collection

SATURDAY 6 APRIL

VERGE COLLECTION - BACK IN THE SADDLE

w. guests

New members, new gear and a swathe of new songs Verge Collection are jumping back into the saddle for a quick trip round the country with friends new and old. Like a pair of well worn jeans, Verge Collection are no strangers to a sweaty night of full-strength beer and passionate sing-alongs. It’s time to dust off the cobwebs, break-in some new boots and rack up some frequent flyers. Following the success of their debut album ‘Flanuer’ and a run of sell out shows, Verge Collection went deep into studio land and are almost ready for the release of their as of yet untitled second Album. Coming out of hibernation for the release of the frenetic pop single ‘Synthetic Fibres’ it’s starting to look like the bands biggest year yet.

So giddy up and we’ll see yall down at the watering hole.

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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