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GIGS

THURSDAY 19 JANUARY

CL PLEASURE 'CHINA BEACH' EP LAUNCH

w. The Shabbab + Dom Kelly

It is Carl Lenny's Pleasure to present a party of garage to celebrate the debut of 'China Beach' the first EP of the half frivolous garage disco, half jizz jazz guitar pop, CL project. With supports from wild middle eastern garage rockers, The Shabbab and jangle slacker garage from Dom Kelly.

SATURDAY 21 JANUARY

SAD GRRRLS CLUB PRESENTS

SICK SAD GRRRLS - A DARIA THEMED PARTY

LIVE:

Thrasher Jynx
The Football Club
Jackie Brown Jr (Syd)
Plus Sad Grrrls Club DJs (Rachel Maria Cox)

Sad Grrrls Club are kicking off the new year with a party and a fundraiser for Sad Grrrls Fest 2017! Have a boogie to the soul-rock grooves of Sydney's Jackie Brown Jr, Rock out to emo-punks The Football Club and then we're capping it all off with grunge punks Thrasher Jynx. Plus we've got the Sad Grrrls Club DJs playing all your favourite 90s and 00s hits, and prizes for costumes!

ALL SAD GRRLS CLUB EVENTS ARE SAFER SPACES

Please be aware of how you occupy the space. We aim to be free of sexism, racism, bigotry, homophobia, transphobia, fatphobia, ableism, or any other forms of discrimination or oppression. A full safer spaces invitation will be made available, please familiarise yourself with it before the event so we can all have a great time.

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GRUNGE / RIOT / PUNK = THRASHER JYNX

SUNDAY 22 JANUARY

BOOEY & FRIENDS....(2nd last show)

Despite how it sounds, 'Booey and Friends' is not a hit 90's television kids show but rather an assortment of Melbourne's finest musicians playing bluesy soul music to cure your hangover on a Sunday afternoon. Led by Sam "Booey” Boon, the group features special guest vocalists and instrumentalists each week to keep the weekend rockin and the beers a frothin....


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3PM




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TUESDAY 24 JANUARY

SHANIA CHOIR w Karen From Finance, Made Austria + Theme Team DJ's

Shania Choir is everything you never new you needed till now. This ten gal, four guy group weave the sassy, country-pop styling's of the one and only Shania Twain into a capella harmonies and they invite you to be among the first to see it.
Armed with a prerogative to have a little fun, on Jan 24th the Shania's perform their FIRST EVER SHOW at the Curtin before heading west for their maiden Fringe season. Hosted by Melbourne's prem drag queen, Karen from Finance, and joined by air-guitar extraudinaires, Made Austria and Theme Team DJ's - the night is one not to be missed.

Shania Choir, we're gonna getcha good.

It's a double header tour not to missed.



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WEDNESDAY 25 JANUARY

PUBLIC OPINION AFRO ORCHESTRA

w. DJ MANCHILD

The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra return to The Curtin Bandroom on Wednesday January 25th, bringing their huge 16 piece line-up for a special public holiday eve show. This will be the first show for 2017 for the mammoth afrobeat supergroup, who typically only play a few headline shows a year due to the sheer logistics of bringing this many people together.

Expect the usual high energy and percussion driven beats, a wall of dancers and vocalists, hypnotic guitars, and a powerful horn section. Expect to lose yourself on the dancefloor. Expect the show to sell out, so don’t sleep on tickets!

The POAO will be joined by their own DJ Manchild playing funky tropical tunes all night

THURSDAY 26 JANUARY

AS A SIGN OF RESPECT TO OUR NATIONS FIRST PEOPLE, THE CURTIN WILL BE CLOSED






FRIDAY 27 JANUARY

Laneway, Penny Drop & RRR present
CAR SEAT HEADREST (USA)
w Terrible Truths & more

CAR SEAT HEADREST is coming to Australia for the very first time, as part of the Laneway Tour.

Before signing to Matador Records in 2014, the 23 year old artist had already crafted an 11 album catalogue of staggering depth, all self-released on Bandcamp. His formal studio debut, 2016’s Teens of Denial, has everything you want from a rock album within one song. Check out album opener ‘Fill In the Blank’. With inspired guitar riffs, ambitious indie-rock anthems, and clever reflections of 20-something life, Teens of Denial is one of the best albums of the year. Live, Car Seat Headrest performs with a full band.

"Car Seat Headrest's 'Teens of Denial' is not just the rock album of the year, but may be the emergence of a new musical genius" - The Saturday Paper

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3PM - 6PM SATURDAY 28 JANUARY

NEW LEASE - FREE - IN THE PUBLIC BAR

HAZEL ENGLISH (California) + SMOKE BELLOW + GIRLATONES

New Lease is curated by a bunch of band members. It's our way of indulging ourselves with new local music that we want to hear and share. Genres will cover rock, punk, swamp, pop, dark folk, electronic, garage and occasionally some metal.. basically, if it's live, alt and we like it, you'll see it on New Lease. Free music and $13 jugs of Coopers on the regular.

On Jan 28 we are hosting a show with Australian native yet Californian based guitarist and songwriter Hazel English. Hazel's beautifully blurry indie-pop aesthetic has seen her rising through the blogosphere with praise from Stereogum and The Line Of Best Fit resulting in three million streams.


SATURDAY 28 JANUARY

UNCLE JACK CHARLES & Friends
A SALUTE TO FREO - CHANGE THE DATE

LIVE:

BARRA - WEST WIND (Arnhem Land)
Nai Palm
Quang Dinh
and more joining daily

CO-HOSTED BY: Namila Benson (Triple R, 774, Radio National)

Uncle Jack would like to invite you to be part of a special event he is hosting at The John Curtin Hotel to demonstrate support for Fremantle's decision to shift their Australia Day celebrations to January 28th.

With the support of Melbourne's music community including co-host Namila Benson (Triple R, 774, Radio National), Hiatus Kaiyote's front-woman Nai Palm, Quang Dinh, very special guests from Arnhem Land Barra - West Wind and more acts still adding their names in support, Uncle Jack hopes to raise awareness around the need to change the date of Australia Day from a date that causes so much pain and sorrow for our Indigenous Community to a date that is inclusive for all Australians.

The Curtin holds a space close to Uncle Jack's heart. After "A night with Uncle Jack" sold-out five shows at The Curtin late last year and having the room filled with people wanting to hear his story and thoughts on what we need to do as a country to make create change, Uncle Jack was filled with confidence that this country is on the right track to make some necessary changes around the rights of our First Nation's People.

And in Uncle Jack's words- "How Brilliant...Artists and Rock n Roll venue teaming up with a Rockstar Elder to get the message out there. It's Perfect!"

A salute to Freo - Change the date - will be on Saturday January 28.

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WATCH BARRA PERFORM WITH GOTYE

SUNDAY 29 JANUARY

BOOEY & FRIENDS....LAST SHOW

Despite how it sounds, 'Booey and Friends' is not a hit 90's television kids show but rather an assortment of Melbourne's finest musicians playing bluesy soul music to cure your hangover on a Sunday afternoon. Led by Sam "Booey” Boon, the group features special guest vocalists and instrumentalists each week to keep the weekend rockin and the beers a frothin....


FREE! FREE! FREE!


3PM




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FRIDAY 3 FEBRUARY

CAPTAIN MOONLITE

Captain Moonlite is an indie queer pub night (straight friendly). We play songs off chunky laptops with clunky crossfades.
Captain Moonlite is a not-for-profit.


DOORS AT 9PM
FREE ENTRY & DRINK SPECIALS BEFORE 10PM / $10 ENTRY AFTER





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SATURDAY 4 FEBRUARY

GOOD ISLAND AT THE CURTIN x BELLA UNION
Angie Pai | Billy Davis | BUOY | Clever Austin | CORIN | Cosima Jaala | Freya Esders | Gonzo Jones | Groeni | HTMLflowers | Jaala | Kane Iken | Laneous | LOSSLESS | LUCIANBLOMKAMP | LUEN | Marcus Whale | Martin King | Noah Slee | Oscar Key Sung DJ | Patrick McMahon | Planéte | Swooping Duck | Tristan Jalleh | Vulture St Tape Gang | Wilk

Good Manners and Wondercore Island (in collaboration with Niche Productions) join forces to present an immersive arts and music festival run across four stages and two City Of Melbourne venues - the Curtin (full venue) and the Bella Union Bandroom & Ballroom in Carlton.

The first of its kind for Melbourne, Good Island showcases some of Australia’s most progressive live acts and visual talents, building a platform for creative collaboration across a number of disciplinary art forms.

With each artist presenting their work twice over the span of the event - one collaborative or experimental performance and one traditional performance in both conventional and unconventional spaces - Good Island presents a unique opportunity to see some of your favourite artists in an entirely new light.

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WELCOME TO GOOD ISLAND

SATURDAY 18 FEBRUARY

UNWOUND RECORDS SHOWCASE / NO ACTION LP LAUNCH

A.D Skinner
No Action (Adelaide, LP Launch)
Meter Men
The Enforced
A Strange Day
Saint Saunas

To celebrate 6 years putting out music, Unwound Records will be showcasing a night of bands that in some way have been affiliated with the label. Mixed lineup, mixed genres from Garage to Shoegaze from Hardcore Punk to Electronica the label has aimed to keep an eclectic roster over the years and will continue to do so. No scenes, no genres, no trends.

TUESDAY 21 FEBRUARY

WHERE WE AT? ... Presented by THE PIN

The Pin brings you Where We At? A look at Australian identity through the voices of people who call Australia home. Expanding on the ideas of The Pin website (www.thepin.org) co-creators, Nkechi Anele (lead singer of Saskwatch, Triple J presenter) and Lucie Cutting (Multicultural Council of Tasmania), invite you to THINK, MEET and EXPRESS who we are in modern Australia.

Building on the growing conversations around race, identity and culture, The Curtin band room will be turned into an intimate seated event, hosted by Namila Benson (Triple R presenter) and joined by well known Australians and special guests.

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THURSDAY 23 FEBRUARY

Maybe Mars Presents

BIRDSTRIKING (BEIJING) AUSTRALIAN HEADLINE

with guests

Birdstriking burst out of the Beijing music scene to make their debut visit to Australia with a headline show at the Curtin. They've already started to catch the attention of some high profile fans, such as Anton Newcombe of the Brian Jonestown Massacre. After their debut album was banned in their native China, Newcombe took it upon himself to re-release the album on his label, A Recordings and invited the band to support the Brian Jonestown Massacre on their 2014 UK tour. Birdstriking's sound blends melodic, hook laden guitar riffs with a generous dash of noise and a punk rock attitude and energy.

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FLIPPIN' OUT THIS IS BIRDSTRIKING

SUNDAY 26 FEBRUARY

BIG THIEF (USA)
w. special guest GABRIELLA COHEN

US band, BIG THIEF, tour Australia for the first time. Their debut album, “Masterpiece” released early in June 2016 was a critical success with songs “Paul” and “Masterpiece” defining a “rangy folk rock” sounds says Pitchfork. Support by the excellent GABRIELLA COHEN and her band.

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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.

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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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