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Fri & Sat 12 - 3am
Sun 12pm - 11pm

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29 Lygon Street
CARLTON VIC
t. 03 9663 6350

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GIGS

FRIDAY 29 JULY

SETH

w Harmony Byrne (full band show), Grim Fawkner + Samuel Cole

Following a stint of recording, filming & their Tassie debut supporting Mental as Anything, Seth brings his unique brand of contemporary folk tunes to The Curtin. With very special guests Harmony Byrne - showcasing songs from her new band, plus Grim Fawkner in his final Melbourne show and Samuel Cole (only Melbourne show).

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3PM - 6PM SATURDAY 30 JULY

NEW LEASE - FREE - IN THE PUBLIC BAR

POLO + EATMAN + MARATHON

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.


SATURDAY 6 AUGUST

SCREAMING FEMALES (NEW JERSEY)
w. Camp Cope + Two Steps On The Water

Twenty-fifteen marked a lot of milestones for one of America’s most critically acclaimed underground punk bands, Screaming Females. They released their sixth full-length album, Rose Mountain via Don Giovanni Records, worked for the first time with an outside producer, hit quadruple digits on the live show front and marked their ten-year anniversary as a band. Today, Screaming Females are excited to announce their debut Australian tour and to celebrate, they’ll release an exclusive Australian tour edition of Rose Mountain, with B-sides and demos, available on July 22nd digitally and only in Australia.

Equal parts Dinosaur Jr and Sleater-Kinney, the trio of Marissa Paternoster (guitar/vocals), Michael Abbate (bass) and Jarrett Dougherty (drums), ten years on, are still as hard working and viciously independent as they were when they began in 2005. Paternoster’s vocals have been likened to those of Corin Tucker in the way they wither and howl with a vibrato that blows minds time and again, while her shredding guitar abilities have seen her named in SPIN Magazine’s “Top 100 Guitarists Of All Time.”

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DOORS 8:00PM


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SCREAMING FEMALES & GARBAGE COVER PATTI SMITH'S 'BECAUSE THE NIGHT'

TUESDAY 9 AUGUST

A NIGHT WITH UNCLE JACK

SOLD OUT. NEW SHOWS ANNOUNCED

Uncle Jack Charles is an actor, musician, potter and gifted performer, but in his 73 years he has also been homeless, a heroin addict, a thief and a regular in Victoria’s prisons. A member of the Stolen Generation Jack has spent his life in between acting gigs, caught in the addiction/crime/doing time cycle.Today–no longer caught in the cycle–he lives to tell the extraordinary tale.

The Curtin will be hosting 'A night with Uncle Jack" where NOTHING is off limits. Uncle Jack's life is an open book and he'll be sharing his stories, insights, frustrations (taxis!) and lessons learnt- followed by a Q&A with the audience. Uncle Jack will also be joined on stage by friends of The Curtin. This will be a seated event and therefore limited tickets are available for this event.

SOLD OUT. NEW SHOWS ANNOUNCED

Tickets $22 + bf


DOORS 7:00PM


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WATCH OUR NATIONAL TREASURE - UNCLE JACK CHARLES

WEDNESDAY 10 AUGUST

A NIGHT WITH UNCLE JACK

SOLD OUT. NEW SHOWS ANNOUNCED

Uncle Jack Charles is an actor, musician, potter and gifted performer, but in his 73 years he has also been homeless, a heroin addict, a thief and a regular in Victoria’s prisons. A member of the Stolen Generation Jack has spent his life in between acting gigs, caught in the addiction/crime/doing time cycle.Today–no longer caught in the cycle–he lives to tell the extraordinary tale.

The John Curtin Hotel will be hosting 'A night with Uncle Jack" where NOTHING is off limits. Uncle Jack's life is an open book and he'll be sharing his stories, insights, frustrations (taxis!) and lessons learnt- followed by a Q&A with the audience. Uncle Jack will also be joined on stage by friends of The Curtin. This will be a seated event and therefore limited tickets are available for this event.

SOLD OUT. NEW SHOWS ANNOUNCED

Tickets $22 + bf


DOORS 7:00PM


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FRIDAY 12 AUGUST

SLIM JEFFRIES SINGLE LAUNCH

w. guests

For their final headline show of 2016, Slim Jeffries will be launching ‘Fly Asylum,’ the throaty, riff-driven single their upcoming debut EP. With a reputation for scintillating live performances, this newly-minted 5 piece will bring their unique concoction of genres that the lads have dubbed ‘Punkadelic Hip Hop’ to the Curtin on Friday the 12th of August to bid farewell to Melbourne’s pubs for a few months. Supports to be announced.

SATURDAY 13 AUGUST

TERRIBLE TRUTHS ALBUM PREVIEW

w. Loose Tooth + Wet Lips + Primo

After a whirlwind 2015, which included the long-awaited release of their debut album and a co-headline tour across Europe with label mates Totally Mild, the power trio that is Terrible Truths are back, this time with brand new material. Join them for a very special show, previewing their freshly cut, entirely brand-new material for album #2, due for release in 2017.

Tickets $12 + $1.50bf ON SALE NOW

$15 On The Door If Available

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DOORS 8:00PM


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REVISIT TERRIBLE TRUTHS 2015 SELF TITLED ALBUM

THURSDAY 18 AUGUST

BEC SANDRIDGE (Syd) 'You're A Fucking Joke" 7" launch

w. special guests

A nomadic pop/punk logomaniac, Bec Sandridge has a guitar swagger reminiscent of St. Vincent, and the delivery of new wave icons like Deborah Harry and David Byrne. Recently she revealed her newest single, “You’re A Fucking Joke” on triple j’s 2016 show with Richard Kingsmill, and via Rolling Stone Australia and announced her new label home with Wollongong’s Farmer and the Owl, who are fast becoming one of Australia's most eclectic indie labels.

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SATURDAY 20 AUGUST

Good Manners Present
SILENT JAY x JACE XL + THE GOODS + 30/70 + BILLY DAVIS + DJ Pjennè

Good Manners switches it up on the 20th of August for a night of soul injected performances at the Curtin. A head nod to Australia’s thriving Soul and Hip Hop scene, Good Manners presents some of the most talented acts in the game including Silent Jay & Jace XL, The Goods, 30/70, Billy Davis and more. With an incredible line-up of eclectic artists hailing from our own hometown plus special Sydney guests The Goods along for the ride, we are excited to throw this special party to showcase our vibrant local music scene.

A call out to all Hip Hop heads and beat fiends alike, get down till the early hours with Good Manners and friends on August 20th.

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STRAIGHT UP VELVET GOLD JUST LISTEN

SUNDAY 21 AUGUST

**NEW SHOW**

A NIGHT WITH UNCLE JACK

Uncle Jack Charles is an actor, musician, potter and gifted performer, but in his 73 years he has also been homeless, a heroin addict, a thief and a regular in Victoria’s prisons. A member of the Stolen Generation Jack has spent his life in between acting gigs, caught in the addiction/crime/doing time cycle.Today–no longer caught in the cycle–he lives to tell the extraordinary tale.



The Curtin will be hosting 'A night with Uncle Jack" where NOTHING is off limits. Uncle Jack's life is an open book and he'll be sharing his stories, insights, frustrations (taxis!) and lessons learnt- followed by a Q&A with the audience. Uncle Jack will also be joined on stage by friends of The Curtin. This will be a seated event and therefore limited tickets are available for this event.

MONDAY 22 AUGUST

**NEW SHOW**

A NIGHT WITH UNCLE JACK

Uncle Jack Charles is an actor, musician, potter and gifted performer, but in his 73 years he has also been homeless, a heroin addict, a thief and a regular in Victoria’s prisons. A member of the Stolen Generation Jack has spent his life in between acting gigs, caught in the addiction/crime/doing time cycle.Today–no longer caught in the cycle–he lives to tell the extraordinary tale.



The Curtin will be hosting 'A night with Uncle Jack" where NOTHING is off limits. Uncle Jack's life is an open book and he'll be sharing his stories, insights, frustrations (taxis!) and lessons learnt- followed by a Q&A with the audience. Uncle Jack will also be joined on stage by friends of The Curtin. This will be a seated event and therefore limited tickets are available for this event.

TUESDAY 23 AUGUST

**NEW SHOW**

A NIGHT WITH UNCLE JACK

Uncle Jack Charles is an actor, musician, potter and gifted performer, but in his 73 years he has also been homeless, a heroin addict, a thief and a regular in Victoria’s prisons. A member of the Stolen Generation Jack has spent his life in between acting gigs, caught in the addiction/crime/doing time cycle.Today–no longer caught in the cycle–he lives to tell the extraordinary tale.



The Curtin will be hosting 'A night with Uncle Jack" where NOTHING is off limits. Uncle Jack's life is an open book and he'll be sharing his stories, insights, frustrations (taxis!) and lessons learnt- followed by a Q&A with the audience. Uncle Jack will also be joined on stage by friends of The Curtin. This will be a seated event and therefore limited tickets are available for this event.

THURSDAY 25 AUGUST

BABY BLUE single launch

w The Luke Brennan Trip + Ali E (full band)

Beginning as a solo project for Melbourne’s Rhea Caldwell, Baby Blue has since grown into a rocking, rollicking three-piece combining 60’s rock, folk, and pop. Baby Blue’s songs still retain the folk backbone – that storytelling, those intimate moments – but have grown to an electrifying roar. Guitarist Fabian Hunter’s fretwork complements Caldwell’s ear for melody while drummer Nathanael Riley’s playful beat locks audience feet into a swinging groove. Join them in Launching their second single 'Bit Slow' with special guests to be announced soon.

"Even solo and starting out, Caldwell's lyrics and rich vocals stuck in the craw. Now a three-peice and with a debut single, Baby Blue are starting to make noise around the traps. With the combination of Fabian Hunters surfy noodling, Nathanael Riley's effortless beat-keeping and Caldwell's captivating lyricism, it's easy to see why." - Jake Cleland, Strine WHINE.

FRIDAY 26 AUGUST

SCOTT & CHARLENE'S WEDDING 'EUROPEAN FAREWELL'
w. Summer Flake + Tommy T & The Mishaps + RVG

Gearing up for the release of their third full length record, Melbourne slacker-pop outfit Scott & Charlene's Wedding have just announced a run of dates across the country in support of first single single 'Don't Bother Me', including a spot at Sydney's Volumes Festival and a headliner show at the John Curtin Hotel. The band will drop their latest collection heartfelt odes to life without direction on September 9, followed immediately by an extensive tour of Europe and Japan in true S&CW fashion. Another job lost, another relationship broken, new friends made. Join us in giving them a warm farewell, with support from Summer Flake, Tommy T & The Mishaps and RVG.

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DANCE LIKE A CRAB TO SCOTT & CHAR'S "IT DON'T BOTHER ME"

SATURDAY 27 AUGUST

KILL DEVIL HILLS "In On Under Near Water" ALBUM TOUR 2016
w. guests

West Australian blues/country/swamp-rock troupe The Kill Devil Hills have announced a stretch of tour dates around the nation in honour of their recently released fourth studio full-length, In On Under Near Water.
The hard-working six-piece will bring their refined, renowned live show back to the east coast for five shows from Friday 19 August, when they get under way at Adelaide's Wheatsheaf Hotel. They'll also step out at Sydney's Factory Floor, Hobart's Republic Bar, the Woolly Mammoth, in Brisbane, and Melbourne's Curtin Hotel before they make the trek back west.
In On Under Near Water was released back in March, so if it passed you by in the intervening months since its arrival and this tour, you can pick it up over this way. With the band edging closer to the 15-year mark in their careers, it's unsurprising that it's one of their most accomplished records yet.

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KILL DEVIL HILLS TUBE

FRIDAY 2 SEPTEMBER

THE GOOCH PALMS (Newcastle / L.A.) AUSTRALIAN ALBUM RELEASE TOUR

w. Wet Lips + Bad Vision

Fresh off tour with punk-rock juggernauts, Violent Soho, The Gooch Palms are excited to announce they’ll be back on home soil this August to celebrate the release of their sophomore album Introverted Extroverts, with an Australian tour and unveil the video clip to stand out track “Ask Me Why.” Introverted Extroverts is the ambitious new rock album by the Los Angeles-based, but still Newcastle through-and-through, The Gooch Palms. While keeping the band’s origin of cheeky, Newcastle-punk in the forefront, Introverted Extroverts sees The Gooch Palms get smarter, denser, and a hell of a lot more catchy.
"The Gooch Palms Leroy Macqueen and Kat Friend are a total party band. They sing bubblegum-flavored garage rock songs... with absurdly catchy "wooo ooooh, waahhh AI YAH YAAAH" doo-wop melodies.” – Pitchfork “

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NEW CLIP by THE GOOCH PALMS

THURSDAY 8 SEPTEMBER

POISON CITY PREKENDER
PITY SEX + LINCOLN LE FEVRE + CAYETANA + CREATIVE ADULT + INFINITE VOID + GRIM RHYTHM

Poison City’s official Weekender Fest warm-up party is back again for 2016! The Prekender Party hits John Curtin Hotel on Thursday September 8th, featuring US visitors PITY SEX, CAYETANA and CREATIVE ADULT who will be joined by local legends LINCOLN LE FEVRE & THE INSIDERS, INFINITE VOID and GRIM RHYTHM.

Now in it’s 8th year, Poison City’s annual Weekender Fest is widely regarded as one of Australia’s premier mini-festivals. Bringing together friends old and new, the 3 day event celebrates everything great about the independent, underground and DIY music community that Poison City Records has helped foster across Australia over the past decade. Weekender Fest converges on Melbourne again this September 8-11th with another huge line-up of local, national and international bands just announced, taking place at a variety of the cities best known live music venues.

Tickets $28 + bf ON SALE NOW



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FRIDAY 7 OCTOBER

CHASTITY BELT (SEATTLE)

w. guests

Chastity Belt are on their way to Australia for the very first time. The Seattle four-piece are set to charm their Australian audience with a sturdy back catalogue of impressive material taken from Time To Go Home & No Regrets, while also providing a taste of what’s about to come from their much anticipated forthcoming album.

While reclaiming language historically used against women, Chastity Belt are constantly entertaining. Producing endless quotable lyrics of boredom, going out, getting laid and more importantly, gender inequality - Built on a foundation of post-post-punk energy, jagged rhythms and instrumental moves that couldn’t be anyone else’s.

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Check out 'Joke' On Hardly Art

FRIDAY 28 OCTOBER

THE SOFT MOON (USA)
w. guests

Luis Vasquez never intended for The Soft Moon to reach the public's ears; for him, music has always been about self-actualization rather than self- aggrandizement. Nevertheless, the bleak, hushed sounds he created years ago in his small Oakland apartment bubbled to the surface and 2010 saw his debut LP, 'The Soft Moon,' released on Captured Tracks rise to critical acclaim. Pitchfork's 8.1 review stated that Vasquez made "oblivion seems like an enticing prospect" and, indeed, listeners were immediately drawn into his murky musical wasteland, swathed in the moody atmospheres of jagged dark wave and wayfaring post-punk. For them, and for Vasquez, there was no turning back. The 'Total Decay' EP and 'Zeros' emerged soon after, and in 2015 Vasquez returned with The Soft Moon's most introspective and focused album to date: 'Deeper.’
The Soft Moon as a full live band visits Australia for the first time this October.

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.

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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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