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fortune shumba

THURSDAY 20 SEPTEMBER

FORTUNE SHUMBA (Sth Africa)

w. Laneous (duo)

From the small township of Kabokweni in Nelspruit South Africa comes, Fortune Shumba. This bold, dynamic performer, LGBTQI & women’s rights activist is on a serious mission, sending a huge middle finger to toxic patriarchy through his music and latest single TRASH! Recognised as an unapologetic voice for equality. Fortune’s music reflects a powerful activism whilst he sings and raps in English, as well as his native language Swati. TRASH! inspires femmes to empower themselves by leaving destructive relationships with men. Fed up with toxic masculinity and gender-based violence in South Africa and around the world Fortune Shumba took to the mic to get it all out.

TRASH! was produced by Vox Portent. His style of music ranges from downtempo house to African rhythms combined with ambient soundscapes that explore the boundaries of dance music. The two dynamic musos (Fortune and Vox) recorded for the first time together at the end of 2017. Since then they have created numerous tracks that will be released later in the year. “When you meet a producer like Vox, you hold on to them. You get married to them, actually. When meeting him we clicked instantly! We were speaking the same language and musically he got me. All my crazy ideas, he would help me bring them to life…” Fortune Shumba

Son of a Gunzel

FRIDAY 21 SEPTEMBER

SON OF A GUNZEL (free public bar show)

DJS before and after

Son of a Gunzel, Australia’s favourite good time drinking band are stoked to be taking over the front bar of their beloved pub, The Curtin for one night only!

A new band of old mates, coming together to play loose-times soul, blues and party jazz to make you feel good (and possibly hungover the next day). These legends have collectively brought the ruckus over the years in bands such as Saskwatch, The Woohoo Revue, Guy Sebastian, Fulton Street, Dorsal Fins and many more. So come down, skull a pint and get loose to the sweet dulcet tones of Son of a Gunzel.

FREE ENTRY

8:30PM

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Between you and me

SATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBER

BETWEEN YOU & ME 'Everything Is Temporary' ALBUM LAUNCH

w. Yours Truly + Turn South + Bell Park

Off the back of their single tour in collaboration with AM/PM, Between You & Me are proud to announce a run of headline dates around Japan & Australia in celebration of their debut release ‘Everything Is Temporary.

The tour will allow the band to show a more personal side of them, showcasing an album that explores the concepts of loss, heartache, triumph and friendships and has been met by strong critical response globally including support from Kerrang, Rock Sound and Alt Press being described as “ten emotionally charged tracks delivered with a pop-punk gusto; everything seems fine on the surface but upon closer listening, the hard-hitting lyricism is sure to resonate and leave a sting with its honesty”.

LIARS

THURSDAY 27 SEPTEMBER

LIARS (USA)

with Hexdebt + HTRK DJs

Liars have, as a matter of course, sounded radically different with each album, pursuing new concepts and occupying diverse mindsets. The band constantly blurs the lines between electronic and acoustic, between experimental impulse and addictive pop sensibility. Called “Smirking punk-funk, acerbic drone-dance, existentialist bar rock, and disquieting synth pop” (Pitchfork), Liars promise an energetic evening full of sampled elements, heavily processed sounds, “real” instruments, and abstract pop-y fun.

$30 + $3BF || Or On Door If available

8:00PM

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The Grand Delusional
friendlyjordies

WEDNESDAY 3 OCTOBER

FRIENDLYJORDIES - A Life: MT

**This is a seated limited capacity show**

friendlyjordies is a satirist comedian, live radio host and podcast creator. He has been described as “irreverent”, “surreal” and “some guy who got a cheap camera from K-Mart”. He has produced over 250 no-holds-barred videos for his YouTube channel with 250,000 followers. Jordan hopes he will foster some sort of interest in socio-political discourse, maybe even stir positive change, but most people keep asking him to dress up as a high school kid he once knew. Sometimes he complies. He has spent 4 years in self-imposed solitary confinement reading thousands of articles about the collapse of the planet and then yelling about it online.

Friendly Jordie sends off PM Malcolm Turnbull in A Life: MT Malcolm Turnbull’s bio begins with great-grandfather in the fledgling colony of Sydney, back then known as ‘Brisbane’. It details Malcolm’s early years, though few records about his 8th week as a foetus are available. Nonetheless, two thirds of the show is devoted to that specific week. The rest focusses on Malcolm’s triumph after triumph adult life. Years ago, Jordan physically bumped into Malcolm. MT reeled back, delicately wailing, “MAHahaw”, as though a plague-ridden pleb had sneezed. Since that day, Jordan has been dissecting the origins of MT’s response. Now he believes that fate has inextricably linked him with MT to tiptoe this velvety biographical path together. Malcolm knows you love him…so this show you’ll love.

friendly

THURSDAY 4 OCTOBER

FRIENDLYJORDIES - A LIFE: MT

**This is seated event with limited tickets**

friendlyjordies is a satirist comedian, live radio host and podcast creator. He has been described as “irreverent”, “surreal” and “some guy who got a cheap camera from K-Mart”. He has produced over 250 no-holds-barred videos for his YouTube channel with 250,000 followers. Jordan hopes he will foster some sort of interest in socio-political discourse, maybe even stir positive change, but most people keep asking him to dress up as a high school kid he once knew. Sometimes he complies. He has spent 4 years in self-imposed solitary confinement reading thousands of articles about the collapse of the planet and then yelling about it online.

Friendly Jordie sends off PM Malcolm Turnbull in A Life: MT. Malcolm Turnbull’s bio begins with great-grandfather in the fledgling colony of Sydney, back then known as ‘Brisbane’. It details Malcolm’s early years, though few records about his 8th week as a foetus are available. Nonetheless, two-thirds of the show is devoted to that specific week. The rest focusses on Malcolm’s triumph after triumph adult life. Years ago, Jordan physically bumped into Malcolm. MT reeled back, delicately wailing, “MAHahaw”, as though a plague-ridden pleb had sneezed. Since that day, Jordan has been dissecting the origins of MT’s response.

bibby

FRIDAY 5 OCTOBER

PETER BIBBY 'Grand Champion' ALBUM LAUNCH

w. Shrimpwitch + Rent Boy

Australia’s foremost maverick poet Peter Bibby returns with new single Work for Arseholes. The track will feature on his second studio album Grand Champion available Friday 28 September via Spinning Top Records | Caroline. To commemorate this arduous achievement, Bibby will tour the nation on a series of capital city and regional dates this October.

Work for Arseholes is a song about bad habits, self-reflection and pride, for better or worse. “I wrote it to make myself feel better about being a thirsty, unemployed insomniac whilst sitting in my bedroom in Northcote, Victoria. It didn’t make me feel that much better, however, I have, for the most part, avoided working for arseholes ever since and I see that as a great success,” says Bibby of the track.

A bastard of an album that is lucky to see the light of day, Grand Champion was recorded largely in Perth. “It was interrupted by a gruelling return trip across the Nullarbor from Perth-Melbourne in a car that would have been better as a storage container, taking two months rather than the expected two weeks. This was only one of many setbacks with the completion of this record however we got there in the end,” muses Bibby.

For the latest instalment of Bibby true-blue charm and storytelling, the Perth singer-songwriter will tour the nation backed by the disorderly Dog Act. Gallivanting across Australia and overseas, Bibby has collected a legion of faithful supporters armed with his 2017 single Medicine and debut album Butcher/Hairstylist/Beautician.

$15 + $2BF || $20 On Door If Available

DOORS 8PM

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WHO ELSE IS GOING?

MATE, WHAT MORE CAN YOU SAY!
MATT JOE GOW  ALBUM LAUNCH

SATURDAY 6 OCTOBER

MATT JOE GOW 'Break, Rattle And Roll' ALBUM LAUNCH

w. James Ellis + Weeping Willows

From Queenscliff festival to boutique Americana festivals, from supporting The Jayhawks to Justin Townes Earle, Matt Joe Gow has built a simmering credibility to go along side the authentic Alt Country tones. Fresh off a tour with Grant Lee Phillips and an Age Music Victoria Nomination for Best Country album, Melbourne troubadour Matt Joe Gow along with his 6 piece band, brings his roaring Americana sound back to Melbourne for the release of his new highly anticipated album “Break, Rattle And Roll”. Support from James Ellis and Weeping Willows.

$15 + $2BF

DOORS 8PM

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Ride On

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birdcloud

WEDNESDAY 17 OCTOBER

Love Police present

BIRDCLOUD (Nashville)

w. Bitch Diesel + Superstar DJs

Banned from YouTube, booed at America’s Got Talent, and lauded for their irreverence by a global cult following, Birdcloud’s music has been referred to as the ravenous id of today’s commercial country sound. Nashville natives Jasmin Kaset and Makenzie Green have spent the last 5 years touring dive bars and lavish theaters across America and Europe and are now celebrating the release of “Singles Only,” a collection of their greatest hits on double cum-colored vinyl.

Broads

FRIDAY 19th OCTOBER

BROADS - “MIRROR” SINGLE LAUNCH

The Hot Springs and Luke Brennan

Melbourne’s queens of indie-noir Broads are launching “Mirror”, the first single from their upcoming sophomore album. Broads’ sound centres around the narcotic and fierce voices of its front women, Kelly Day and Jane Hendry, with harmonies like golden syrup and lyrics as sharp as a surgeon’s scalpel. The band is a Lynchian mix of country and indie rock with the dreamy pop sounds of the 60s. Supported by The Hot Springs and Luke Brennan.

sonny

SATURDAY 20 OCTOBER

Contrary + Lost & Lonesome present

SONNY DAZE by SONNY & THE SUNSETS

featuring Sonny & the Sunsets (San Fran) + RVG + Terry + Native Cats + Ciggie Witch + Primo + Traffik Island + Marty Frawley + Stroppies + Mod Con

Sonny Smith and Melbourne share a love that’s real! Sonny’s been drawn back to our seductive city time and again to play Sonny & the Sunsets’ patented brand of busted beach-pop and otherworldly doo-wop-with-chops, and in doing so has found a warm place in the hearts of his Melbourne fans – a mutual affection that extends to Melbourne’s myriad music makers. Along the way Sonny’s gathered a coterie of local music legends – Steph Hughes (Dick Diver/Boomgates), Mark Monnone (Monnone Alone/Lost and Lonesome Records), Tilly Perry (Life Drawing) and Shaun Gionis (Boomgates) – who’ve joined his ever-evolving band of Sunsets.

Now the maverick San Franciscan songwriter and artist defines the relationship by making Melbourne home to the inaugural, semi-annual festival Sonny Daze. Headlined by Sonny & the Sunsets, the painstakingly programmed line-up features NINE of Sonny’s Melbourne (and honorary Hobartian) favourites.
Housed in a venue which named their restaurant Sonny’s in his honour, the Sonny Daze festival will be held across two stages at The Curtin on Saturday, October 20. Running 4pm till late (with a break at 7pm for mess hall-style dinner and roving entertainment in Sonny’s restaurant!) Sonny Daze will be the place to soak in the sweet juices of Australia’s bountiful band scene… with a Sonny cherry on top.

Royston V

FRIDAY 26 OCTOBER

ROYSTON VASIE ‘Colour Springs From All The Gloomy Things’ ALBUM LAUNCH

w. guests

Melbourne surf-psych-pop outfit Royston Vasie return with a national headline tour throughout October and November in support of their new album ‘Colour Springs From All The Gloomy Things’. Recorded at Head Gap in Preston with Finn Keane (Wilco, Twerps) the new LP conjures up a dreamy underwater soundscape that is laced with introspective subdued vocals. It’s always been clear the band have had an enduring affinity of The Brian Jonestown Massacre; however, this time around their slow driving psych-pop repetition is more reminiscent of both The Beach Boys hit record Pet Sounds and the 1980’s Australian surf scene à la The Sunnyboys.

Todd Rundgren

SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER

TODD RUNDGREN AUSTRALIA TOUR

w. guests

He’s the guy who has to his name production credits on some the greatest records of all time over a 50 year career such as The Band, The Psychedelic Furs, Badfinger, Cheap Trick, XTC, Hall & Oates, New York Dolls, Patti Smith, Janis Joplin. As well as a little record he took a gamble on by Meat Loaf called Bat Out Of Hell. He’s also arguably the biggest influence on the sound Kevin Parker honed for his band Tame Impala, as well as covered and sampled by the likes of Daft Punk, Hot Chip, The Avalanches.

In between all of that he made some records of his own, solo and with his bands Nazz and Utopia, which sit proudly amongst the heady company he kept on the other side of the control room window. Records such as A Wizard, A True Star, Something/Anything, Healing, and still as vital an artist as ever, having released his 550th solo release, White Knight, last year. Todd’s songs, I Saw The Light, Can We Still Be Friends, Love Is The Answer, Couldn’t I Just Tell You, Hello It’s Me and the first song ever played on MTV, Time Heals (yep it’s on the setlist) are more omnipresent than they’re given credit for. A true pop visionary.

He’s Todd Rundgren, and he’s returning to Australia for the first time in 5 years.

Davey Lane (of You Am I) is leading his Drunken Blue Roosters (Brett Wolfenden (drums), Tony Featherstone (keys) Luke Hodgson (bass) to bring Todd’s vision of space rock, mind-bending psychedelia, perfect power pop, lilting piano balladry to intense rock ’n roll to the stage for 4 very special shows in intimate venues across Australia.

Dumb Punts

SUNDAY 28TH OCTOBER

DUMB PUNTS - THE BIG ONE - WORLD TOUR

w/ guests

Dumb Punts have just released their debut album through Pissfart Records and after playing some shows up and down the east coast they’re headed back home on Sunday October 28th to hit the Gaso and punch out some new and old tracks for the crowds listening pleasure. Punk, rock’n’roll and power pop influences throughout the record it’s more than likely you’ll be booty-shakin’ and partyin’ all night long. So come on down Oct 28 for a night of good times and good tunes.

TODD

TUESDAY 30 OCTOBER

TODD RUNDGREN AUSTRALIA TOUR

w. guests

COS YOU DEMANDED IT!! 2ND SHOW! He’s the guy who has to his name production credits on some the greatest records of all time over a 50 year career such as The Band, The Psychedelic Furs, Badfinger, Cheap Trick, XTC, Hall & Oates, New York Dolls, Patti Smith, Janis Joplin. As well as a little record he took a gamble on by Meat Loaf called Bat Out Of Hell. He’s also arguably the biggest influence on the sound Kevin Parker honed for his band Tame Impala, as well as covered and sampled by the likes of Daft Punk, Hot Chip, The Avalanches.

In between all of that he made some records of his own, solo and with his bands Nazz and Utopia, which sit proudly amongst the heady company he kept on the other side of the control room window. Records such as A Wizard, A True Star, Something/Anything, Healing, and still as vital an artist as ever, having released his 550th solo release, White Knight, last year. Todd’s songs, I Saw The Light, Can We Still Be Friends, Love Is The Answer, Couldn’t I Just Tell You, Hello It’s Me and the first song ever played on MTV, Time Heals (yep it’s on the setlist) are more omnipresent than they’re given credit for. A true pop visionary.

He’s Todd Rundgren, and he’s returning to Australia for the first time in 5 years.

Davey Lane (of You Am I) is leading his Drunken Blue Roosters (Brett Wolfenden (drums), Tony Featherstone (keys) Luke Hodgson (bass) to bring Todd’s vision of space rock, mind-bending psychedelia, perfect power pop, lilting piano balladry to intense rock ’n roll to the stage for 4 very special shows in intimate venues across Australia.

SHEPPARTON Airplane live at the Curtin on Cup Eve

MONDAY 5 NOVEMBER

SHEPPARTON AIRPLANE - live at the Curtin on Cup Eve

w. special guests

Shepparton Airplane released Almurta, their second album in June. The Courier-Mail described it as an, “eclectic blend of ’80s and ’90s post-punk and beer-soaked Oz rock”, and The Australian heralding it as, “wiry lo-fi post-punk in the vein of Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Minutemen and Fugazi.” Shepparton Airplane are performing live at the Curtin Hotel on Melbourne Cup Eve, to blast through a set of their, post-punk, oz rock, shoegaze, dancefloor hits. Come experience it for yourself with the added joy of taking the Tuesday off.

obsidian

SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER

Made possible by Obsidian in association with Liquid Architecture

OBSIDIAN - BEAU WANZER (LIES / Jealous God)

with Mosam Howieson + Loose-y Crunchê + Nina Buchanan + Trevor & Cabbage Council + Math Fixer + Ava + Papaphilia (dj set) + Mikey Young (dj set)

Returning after successful shows in Sydney and Melbourne in 2017, Obsidian again presents a unique experience outside of the standard conventions of electronic festival programming. The focus of Obsidian centres on live performances of Australian talent while simultaneously encouraging dialogue with overseas artists employing a like-minded approach.

This time Obsidian invites international guests Beau Wanzer (US) to the sunny climes. Beau Wanzer, a producer based in Chicago and a L.I.E.S / Jealous God label affiliate, who has been putting out some of the most unorthodox and grating electronic music in the last few years (Clot Mag), joins us at The Curtin Nov 10.

$15 + $2BF Early Bird || $20 General Admission

DOORS AT 6:30PM

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FULL ALBUM IN ALL ITS GLORY
Bitumen

SATURDAY 24 NOVEMBER

BITUMEN 'Discipline Reaction' ALBUM LAUNCH

w. Synthetics + Premium Fantasy + Ov Pain

Discipline Reaction is the much-anticipated debut LP from Melbourne based post-punk industrial unit Bitumen. This free-standing document was recorded at Magnet Studios in Coburg, and produced by the band with the help of Alexander Anglias (The Faculty, Ill Globo) – the phantom fifth member, and realised with the guidance of Peter Bramley, (Vacant Valley executive) who created the idiosyncratic cover art.

Experiencing their mesmeric live performances is to engage with a tense yet assured force. This year, the band have supported the likes of iconic UK post-punk group The Chameleons, and the needs-no-introduction Lydia Lunch, both in Melbourne and in Hobart as part of Dark Mofo festival.

Discipline Reaction – an apt title reflecting the band’s sincere sense of drive and earnest audacity. This monolithic record faithfully portrays their electric dynamism and sheer conviction.

“grandiose post-industrial power”

$10 + $2BF

DOORS AT 8PM

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KILLER TRACK
strange tenants

SATURDAY 1 DECEMBER

STRANGE TENANTS ‘Militant Style’ ALBUM LAUNCH

w. The Moonhops & DJ The Professor

Formed back in 1981, Melbourne’s legendary band Strange Tenants, widely recognised as the Godfathers of Australian Ska, hit the stage for a series of rare select performances around the country, promoting their new album ‘Militant Style’, produced by Grammy Award record producer, Roger Lomas from the UK. The tour also promotes a book, written about the unique contribution this iconic band has made to Australia’s alternative music scene and culture. Strange Tenants are renowned for their full-on powerful and dynamic live shows and this tour, featuring an 8 piece line-up, promises to deliver their unique brand of power ska and reggae like never before. Their national tour includes just the one Melbourne show at The Curtin.

So come on all you rude boys and rude girls, put on your braces, feel the heat, on with your boots for a dancin’ beat!

$30 + $3.50BF

DOORS 8PM

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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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