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Mon - Thurs 12pm - late
Fri & Sat 12 - 3am
Sun 12pm - 11pm

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Taking over The Curtin kitchen from April 15th! From 12pm-late. 7 days a week!


29 Lygon Street
CARLTON VIC
t. 03 9663 6350

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GIGS

3PM - 6PM SATURDAY 28 MAY

NEW LEASE - FREE - IN THE PUBLIC BAR

METER MEN + TERROR NULLIUS + THE WAX EATERS

The rat race here in Melbourne is a tough one to win. A constant struggle against deadlines, shitty colleagues, undependable public transport and unpredictable weather. So when the working week has beat you down, it's comforting to know that a host of the cities best and brightest bands have taken up residence at the Curtin each Saturday afternoon at New Lease. Blow away the cobwebs off Friday night and enjoy an eclectic mix of bands that together form the diverse Melbourne music world in the front bar.

BANDS WHO'VE PLAYED NEW LEASE - TERRY + LEATHER LICKERS + TOTALLY MILD (SOLO) + TWO STEPS ON THE WATER + SCOTT & CHARLENE'S WEDDING + MIGHTY BOYS + VACUUM +++++


SATURDAY 28 MAY

HARTS Intimate Europe Farewell Show presented by Giggedin

w. The Pretty Littles + more

Darren Hart, known as Harts, is a musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer and music producer from Melbourne. Harts has become known for his Jimi Hendrix-like guitar playing and unique blend of Funk, Pop, Rock and Soul music, which has earned him praise worldwide. Most notably from iconic music legend Prince (RIP), who flew Harts out to his Paisley Park Studios to meet and play with him last year saying, “He reminds me of how I was at that age”.

Following sold-out headline shows around the country in late 2015 and blowing crowds away on the 2016 Groovin the Moo tour, Harts will be performing a last intimate headline show in his hometown of Melbourne before heading overseas for a run of dates throughout Europe. This farewell show is exclusive and free for GiggedIn members. New members are welcome to sign up to RSVP via www.infinite.giggedin.com

FREE TO GIGGEDIN MEMBERS - SIGN UP HERE

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DOORS 7:30PM


Check It = HARTS LIVE

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SUNDAY 29 JUNE

THE DEAD HEIR - FREE - IN THE PUBLIC BAR

w The Shabbab + The Mighty Boys

After a 5 date May Residency, The Dead Heir are bringing their epic finale show to The Curtin Front Bar. Showcasing their deep, rhythmic, unique blend of psychedelia through their energetic live show, with songs off their impressive release ’The Dead Heir Go Wild’ released late last year and songs off their forthcoming album. Along for the ride are party lords The Shabbab and Mighty Boys. This is shaping up to be quite the raucous front bar show! Don’t miss out.

FREE! FREE! FREE!


5PM START



FRIDAY 3 JUNE & SATURDAY 4 JUNE - OVER TWO NIGHTS

THE CAVE - AS PART OF THE MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

featuring BANDS: Silentjay (w.live band) + Superfeather + Swooping Duck + Vulture St Tape Gang + Uncomfortable Science feat. various special guests
WRITERS IN RESIDENCE:Sampa The Great, Magic Steven, Liam Pieper
THE CAVE RADIO STATION: DJ's Mike Gurrieri, Raaghe, Richie 1250, Jazz Party DJs

The Cave in 2016 explores different forms of improvisation, through various musical forms across two stages, poetry and essays with our 'Writers In Residence Booth', discussions, DJing and spoken word performance with our 'Radio Station Booth', design and printmaking with our 'Printing Booth' where zine designers and print makers will collaborate with our writers in residence to make pamphlets, posters and zines, and creative design team John Fish will be exploring the improvisational theme with their lighting installations in the upstairs theatre.

Everyone's favourite local producer Silentjay will headline on Friday 3rd June, playing with his 7 piece live band for the first time since opening for Thundercat in February, and from Brisbane by way of Japan Superfeather the QLD underground psych/garage/jazz guitar duelling group will headline on Saturday 4th June

The improvisational Hiatus Kaiyote side-project Swooping Duck will play with special guests on Friday 3rd June. The Brisbane based improv-beat-making experimental trio Vulture St Tape Gang on Saturday 4th June, and Uncomfortable Science led by Lachlan Mitchell (Laneous) and Angus Leslie (Sex On Toast) as conductors, armed with a marker and a whiteboard on which they compose for a willing band to follow on both nights.

FREE ENTRY MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND

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DOORS 10:00PM


Check It = SILENTJAY

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3PM - 6PM SATURDAY 4 JUNE

NEW LEASE - FREE - IN THE PUBLIC BAR

HUNTLY + GERYON + WAHE

The rat race here in Melbourne is a tough one to win. A constant struggle against deadlines, shitty colleagues, undependable public transport and unpredictable weather. So when the working week has beat you down, it's comforting to know that a host of the cities best and brightest bands have taken up residence at the Curtin each Saturday afternoon at New Lease. Blow away the cobwebs off Friday night and enjoy an eclectic mix of bands that together form the diverse Melbourne music world in the front bar.

BANDS WHO'VE PLAYED NEW LEASE - TERRY + LEATHER LICKERS + TOTALLY MILD (SOLO) + TWO STEPS ON THE WATER + SCOTT & CHARLENE'S WEDDING + MIGHTY BOYS + VACUUM +++++

SUNDAY 5 JUNE
DUNCAN PHILLIPS & THE LONG STAND - Moving/The Wilderness single launch

w Oskar Herbig

Originally from Shetland, local pop-infused alt-country rockers Duncan Phillips and The Long Stand release their Double A -Side single live at The Curtin on Sunday 5th June with support from Skyscraper Stan’s main axeman of choice New Zealand born, Melbourne based singer/songwriter and road-seasoned pro, the always stylish Oskar Herbig. The first 30 music lovers through the door on the day will receive a free limited edition cd. Duncan’s soon-to-be-released debut album The Wilderness, was three years in the making and recorded and produced by Alics Gate-Eastley and Duncan Phillips at Appleby Studios.

Tickets $5.00 on the door


DOORS 7:00PM




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THURSDAY 9 JUNE

Popfrenzy + Contrary present

BLANCK MASS (UK)

BLANCK MASS (UK) FIRST AUSTRALIAN SHOWS
Blanck Mass (the solo project of Benjamin John Power of electronic noise duo Fuck Buttons) brings his incredible live show to Australian shores this June. The Fuck Buttons musician has been making music under the moniker since 2010. His initial creations were to be studio only, and were a collection of beat-less shimmering soundscapes, released on Mogwai’s Rock Action label. Soon his crafted worlds were to reach the ears of billions as his track, “Sundowner”, was used extensively in the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony (chosen by Underworld’s Rick Smith and performed by London’s Symphony). Ben then followed up his self-titled debut with a successful EP release on Software into a more beat driven territory, and has since taken Blanck Mass out of the studio and into the live sphere, touring as main support to the likes of Sigur Ros and Jon Hopkins. His latest offering, Dumb Flesh (via Sacred Bones Records), was written, produced and recorded by Benjamin in a number of different locations over the space of a year and released to immediate acclaim.

"this is beautiful, disgusting, danceable, and nightmarish music. It allures and repels in equal measure, bursting with thoughtful concepts and successful experiments in sculpting electronic noises into something danceable, melodic and meaningful" - Drowned in Sound

Rarely has a record built up such an evocative landscape through sound – 'Dumb Flesh' is a thrilling yet unsettling listen, and further proof that innovative and exciting ambient music continues to come from the Fuck Buttons stable. - Clash

One half of Fuck Buttons resurrects the démodé corpse of industrial dance music with an injection of about 20,000 volts of new life. – NPR [Favorite Songs of 2015 So Far: Dead Format]

1st Release Tickets Sold Out

2nd Release Tickets $25 + $3bf ON SALE NOW

More On The Door If Still Available

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DOORS 8:00PM


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CHECKY = ACCLAIMED TRACK "DEAD FORMAT"

3PM - 6PM SATURDAY 11 JUNE

NEW LEASE - FREE - IN THE PUBLIC BAR

TEENAGE HATE & NEW LEASE PRESENT THE SHIFTERS + TIM & THE BOYS (Syd) + PRIMO

The rat race here in Melbourne is a tough one to win. A constant struggle against deadlines, shitty colleagues, undependable public transport and unpredictable weather. So when the working week has beat you down, it's comforting to know that a host of the cities best and brightest bands have taken up residence at the Curtin each Saturday afternoon at New Lease. Blow away the cobwebs off Friday night and enjoy an eclectic mix of bands that together form the diverse Melbourne music world in the front bar.

BANDS WHO'VE PLAYED NEW LEASE - TERRY + LEATHER LICKERS + TOTALLY MILD (SOLO) + TWO STEPS ON THE WATER + SCOTT & CHARLENE'S WEDDING + MIGHTY BOYS + VACUUM +++++

SATURDAY 25 JUNE

TIPRATS 'Eagle Up To Yourself' ALBUM LAUNCH

w. Luna Ghost + No Waves + Marathon

Melbourne’s junk-pop slackers TIPRATS have been burrowed away putting the finishing touches on their much anticipated debut LP Eagle Up To Yourself. The album is full of gristle, realness and emotion. The live show was once described as being on par with a haloumi cheese pie, honest, reliable, delicious. TIPRATS will be joined by shoegazers LUNA GHOST, surfin’ NO WAVES and newly formed janglers MARATHON with their debut show.

Tickets $10 On The Door


DOORS 8:00PM


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THURSDAY 30 JUNE

MASCO SOUND SYSTEM

Guests tbc

After wowing crowds for the past year with their unique blend of progressive analogue dance music and live improvised painting, Masco Sound System are set to release their first EP recorded live at the Northcote Social Club. The EP is being released for digital download and on limited edition 12" vinyl that will be available on the night. This promises to be a raucous celebration of life, love and good vibes. Joined by some very special guests this is one show you definitely don't want to miss.

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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